New paintings by longtime Waterloo educator and Cedar Valley artist Pam Echeverria will be featured in an exhibit at Wartburg College Sept. 9-Oct. 27.

An opening reception for the exhibit, “Pam Echeverria: Range and Pattern,” will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery of Bachman Fine Arts Center. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily or by appointment.

“Pam Echeverria is well known for her richly patterned watercolors,” said interim gallery director Scott Hudson. “In these new works on canvas, she expands her vision both in scale and theme. Through color and pattern, the paintings explore surface topographies of human environments ranging from arranged tabletops to cultivated landmasses.”

Echeverria earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in studio art from the University of Northern Iowa and taught art in the Waterloo School District for 16 years. After completing an endorsement in gifted education, she taught in the district’s Expanded Learning Program, retiring in 2008.

Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including the Iowa Artist Annual at the Des Moines Art Center; a two-person show at the Joy Horwich Gallery in Chicago; and the West Art and the Law Exhibition in Minneapolis.

Her paintings are included in the collections of West Publishing Company, Minneapolis; the McDonald Corp. in Toronto; Joy Horwich of the Joy Horwich Gallery in Chicago; several Iowa banks, Medical Associates of Waterloo; and the Cedar Arts Forum.

Echeverria has traveled widely in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa.  She is a resident of Cedar Falls and shares an art studio with her husband, frje.