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Site of Pam Coulter Blehert (artist) and Dean Blehert (poet)


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Dear Artist - about art and artists by Pam
Dear Reader - essays by Dean
Deanotations - poem-a-day by Dean
pamphlets - comments on life by Pam

Dean's latest Long Poem:

That’s One of Mine!

I walk to my car, musing over someone’s surprise.
He’d sampled poems on my website, over 10,000 there,
I think. He said, “10,000—that’s a lot. I can’t conceive
of having written 10,000.” I said, those are the ones
on-line. I’ve written something like 150,000.
He was wide-eyed.
(I didn’t forget to self-deprecate. I said, “I don’t
throw back the little ones. I’m not sporting.”)

As I walk down the dark driveway to the underground
parking lot, I think: but I can’t remember most of them . . . read the rest.

On Making it to the Big Time
essay by Dean Blehert

A poet (or anyone in a challenging field where many aspire and few achieve fame) often seems to be on the brink of being discovered or making a leap into the “big time,” only to have it fizzle out, then feel that nothing came of it. After a series of such “failures,” he slopes toward despair.

Actually, few or none of these disappointments were entirely failures. Something of use came of each—or did if one notices . . . read more

Read more on the poetry archive. . .

. . . . Read selected short poems

Blank Pages, Dean's e-book, is now available for reading on the web or for printing as an e-book (PDF).

A Doll's Journey

The Doll's Journey (a blank verse poem and story by Dean Blehert) is now available as a "print-on-demand" coloring book (40 Pages from lulu.com) and a colored work-in-progress, using a Wacom Stylus, is on the web. Drawings through No. 19 (of 32 drawings) are in color.

Now you can listen to Dean read his own poems — a new dimension!

Dean's Poem-a-day for 2006 is on the web. (Prior years are also available.) After 2006, he began to blog them. (See Deanotations for short poems and Dear Reader for longer poems and essays.)

A new addition (more poems) to the collection of poetry on Mental Health for Dummies (or How Psychiatry is Destructive Only When Used As Directed) by Dean Blehert is included on the Lots of Poetry link.

Get Deanotations 110 in PDF format.

Words & Pictures now hosts the Federal Poet Website. The Federal Poets meet monthly, usually on the 3rd Saturday at 2 pm at the Tenleytown Library in Washington DC.

Online Gallery: check out my new artist's website: pamcoulterart.com.

Art Students note:

newRegistration for my classes in Winter and Spring of 2014 at ArtSpace, Reston Community Center and South Lakes High School

ArtistEssay on the Third Dimension
Recommended Paint Supply Lists

Powerpoint Presentation on Color Theory.

Recent and Coming Events
Pam Coulter Blehert

January 2014: Large abstract: "20 Years of Clutter" was accepted in the Art League of Alexandria " Abstract Expressionism Revisited" show.

Also, Chasen Gallery sold my third view of Hanover Avenue (titled: "Hanover Avenue III").

December 2013: I showcased a selection of recent works at the Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise ValleyDrive, Reston VA 20191.

Carousel at Glen EchoDecember 2013: My painting of "Carousel at Glen Echo" was accepted in the Art League of Alexandria December show.

November 2013 — Entered "Large Works" show at the Art League, Torpedo Factory show. My Painting "Aftermath — Tsunami" was one of 16 paintings selected from 65 entrants and won one of 4 Honorable Mentions. (There were only 5 awards given, one Best of Show and 4 Hon. Mentions.)

October 12 - January 11, 2014 — "Small Wonders" show at Parkridge 5, including 4 paintings:

  • "Memories of Bethany" -- awarded First Place;
  • "Small Boat Dock, St. Kitts,"
  • "St. Eustasius, Volcano," and
  • "Snail in the Garden" (mosaic)

October, 2013 — I was in a number of shows:

  • artReston, with "Orange Trees", "Lake Fairfax Park", and "Waiting, Model in Black;"
  • A portrait show at ArtSpace Herndon with "Cellist;"
  • Annual "Red Barn Exhibit" in Waterford VA with "Carousel in Glen Echo," and "Great Falls in Early Spring;"
  • Annual "Art at the Mill" show in Millwood VA showing "Lucketts Antiques" and "June Morning Riverbend;"
  • Art at the Park show in Quiet Waters park, Annapolis VA, Oct 19-20 with 20 paintings, including "View of the Harbor, Annapolis" which sold.

October 2013 — Sold "James River Railway Bridge" thru Chasen Galleries.

September 2013 — Participated in annual group show "Art Mirrors Culture", submitting "Fishing Boats Unloading" (Greece, 1966), "Pine and Station Sts" (Herndon VA), and "Universal Liquor" (Washington DC). I was also in a one-day Glen Echo Show with "Glen Echo View" which sold.

August 2013 — Participated in the annual "Paint & Beyond" show at the US Geological Survey National Headquarters. I entered "Poppy Fields", "Shack in the Foothills", and "Lilies and Oranges."

June 15 to July 31 — Participated in League of Reston Artists "Summer Vibes" show at Hunters Woods with "Nancy's Place, Reflections."

June 2013 — June 1-30, participated in a group show "Colors of Summer" of abstracts at DéCOR showroom in Richmond VA, showing my abstract: "Gypsy."

June, 2013 — "Memories of Bethany" (12"x12", acrylic) is accepted for display by the Art League of Alexandria.

April-May 2013 — awarded Best of Show for Stream with Rapids at Parkridge show in Reston. I originally called it "Stream in Autumn, Martinique" but was later unsure that it was actually in Martinique so shortened it to current name.

April, 2013 — Awarded second place for Luckett's Antiques at the League of Reston Artists' Founder's show, Rose Gallery.

February 2013 — I was awarded an Honorable Mention for "Floral with Brown Pitcher" which I donated to the Art League of Alexandria's annual Patron's Show.

January 2013 — sold Hanover Street II through Chasen Galleries.

See more on the Gallery page

Last updated: March 3, 2014


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