Exhibition - Rosalind Pace: Poiesis, Five Decades of Collage

Friday, Jun 21, 2024 from 11:00am to 8:00pm


Curated by Grace Hopkins

This spring, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) will showcase the collage artworks of longtime Outer Cape resident and accomplished poet Rosalind Pace. Opening May 3rd and running through June 23rd, 2024, Poiesis: Five Decades of Collage will present a visual journey through Pace’s evocative collage pieces. A public celebratory reception will be held on Friday, May 10 at 6pm.


While best recognized in literary circles for her vivid and stirring poems, Rosalind Pace has simultaneously nurtured her passion for visual art. As a director of the Long Point Gallery and teacher of creative courses at Castle Hill Center for the Arts, PAAM, and elsewhere, she has long spurred creative expression in others. Now, through this exhibition, viewers can discover Pace’s own lyric style realized through intricate collages crafted over five decades.

Characterized by luminous palettes using a variety of papers, Pace's collage works have an unmistakable resonance. Balancing texture and negative space, she assembles shapes and fragments into dynamic compositions.

In addition to close-up appreciation of selected collages, the exhibition will showcase large-scale sequential paintings Pace has created using her collages, some expansive enough to fill PAAM’s gallery walls. The interplay between intimate, small pieces and their transformation into vividly scaled paintings spotlights her creative flexibility across media.

This unprecedented exhibition offers the public a chance to discover the full breadth of Rosalind Pace’s artistic talents. With decades of honing her skills through dedicated creation and the instruction of emerging talents, she now invites viewers into her vivid inner world through its striking visual vocabulary. 

Pace’s work will be featured in a solo exhibition at the influential Berta Walker Gallery in Provincetown in conjunction with the show at PAAM. The dates for the event at the Berta Walker Gallery will be announced.


Grace Hopkins is a Wellfleet artist, parent, and educator. She is also the steward of the estates of artist Budd Hopkins and art historian April Kingsley: her parents. She earned a BFA in photography from the School of the Fine Arts at Tufts University and has guided the art world for two decades with positions in museums, academics, and galleries. Her innovative photography has been exhibited widely on the Cape and elsewhere. She is the director of the Berta Walker Gallery in Provincetown and a member of the steering committee for the Provincetown Art Gallery Association.


From November 1-April 30, PAAM is open Thursday-Sunday from 12-5pm. From May 1-October 31, PAAM is open Wednesday-Monday from 11am-5pm, and until 8pm on Fridays (closed Tuesdays).

The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, and open on New Years Day and Monday holidays (Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Patriot’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Veteran’s Day). The Museum occasionally closes for private events, those dates and times are listed on our Events Calendar.

General Admission is $15, and free on Fridays from 5-8pm. Admission for PAAM Members is always free, members also receive one guest pass with their annual membership.

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