Rosalind Pace: Poiesis, Five Decades of Collage

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.


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 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and 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.