Pam Gappa

Pam grew up surrounded by art and artists all around her.

Her father’s career and personal interests was in the world of art. She was always encouraged to be creative. Her mother was a seamstress who eventually opened a Gift Shop in St. Paul, MN. Her brother has metal art displayed in the Gallery.

Pam chose to study art as her major in college, pursued a career in the travel industry, and became a practicing artist after leaving travel.

Her travel career began as a travel agent and ended with her managing Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s franchise division. She loved travel and her position with Carlson Wagonlit Travel made is easy for her to explore exciting places, in many parts of the world. The experiences of these many people and places became etched in her memory. After retiring from the travel industry, Pam married and moved to Houston, TX where she was able to spend quality time raising her son with her husband, Bob.

How did they end up in Tucson? Pam’s father retired to Tucson and Pam & Bob fell in love with the desert and the climate Tucson has to offer. After moving to SaddleBrooke, she met 2 friends who introduced her to fused glass. The rest is history. Pam loves a wide range of colors and shapes and how glass provides a great opportunity to be creative. With glass, there are really no limits and it is fun to create new designs and techniques. Her artwork is whimsical and fun.

Pam is the owner of Absolutely Art Gallery & Gifts. She is delighted at the reception the local community has had to the gallery. New artists are added to the gallery frequently and the artwork changes all the time.

Pam says: “Art is very personal and our goal is to have something for everyone to enjoy and appreciate. We want you to have fun when visiting Absolutely Art Gallery & Gifts. We hope our customers will find wonderful items to make them smile and even laugh at their uniqueness. Of course, we hope our customers tell others about us and return frequently.”


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