About Paula Allen

Artist Paula Allen’s impact in the arts has reached hundreds of thousands of families worldwide. She received a Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2011 from the Tampa Fl Human Rights Council for her work in the arts.

Allen was also Nominated for Woman of the Year in Community Service in 2008 by the St. Petersburg Florida Chamber of Commerce. Allen’s first love is drawing and telling stories with her artwork in illustration, painting, and now in animation.
In 2007 she was the logo artist for St. Petersburg’s First night with her Jester characters on buttons, billboards and on t-shirts. Using her creative talents Allen designs innovative art exhibitions and community projects for-children and families. Educated at The College of St. Rose’s Art Education program under former Chairman Karene Faul, Paula has had wonderful mentors in the field of art education that provided her with the skills she has used to bring to communities and to her own art.

Her professional career has a strong focus on improving lives through the power and impact of art.In 2016 Allen received her MFA in Film from The Vermont College of Fine Art. Her wide range of knowledge in multiple platforms in the arts make her a versatile artist. Skilled in Visual, performing arts and film.


MFA FILM- Vermont College of Fine Art ( Film, new media, Animation, Script Writing)

MA -Theatre Arts -State University of New York ( Film Acting, costume design, Scene Design, Playwriting)

B.S. Art Ed The College of St Rose / Center for Art & Design ( Art Education, Fine Arts, photography)

The Art Institute of Boston: Visual Arts/ Sculpture/ Illustration

Certified Yoga and Meditation instructor since 2008

email: Pollyzoomproductions@gmail.com


Paula is the featured artist and author of the forward in the soon to the book “100 Artists of the South” by Ashley Rooney. Paula is also featured in Ashley Rooneys Book “Artist Studios.” Paula has illustrated 3 books of  her own that are available here:  https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=pollyzoom

Exhibitions USA

Dunedine Fine Arts Center, Dunedin Florida Souvenir Show, Juried Invitational 2018

Vermont College of Fine Art, Juried Exhibition LoveHateLeave:Montpelier Vt.  2017

Revolution Film Festival, Southeastern University FL 2017 Film, Platform Art.

MFA in film,  Thesis Film , The Savoy Theatre, 2016 ,Vermont College of Fine Art

Leadership St. Pete, Community Art Mural  2017

Dunedin Fine Art Center  Contain It, Installation  2014

Pinellas Schools, Mural, Clearwater FL 2015

Museum of Fine Arts, , St Petersburg Florida, 2013

Tampa History Center, Mural 2014

Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg Florida, 1999- 2018

St. Petersburg Clay Company, group ceramic exhibition 2006

World Awareness Children’s Museum, N.Y. 2011

The Children’s Board Teco Gallery  2006-12 

Artpool Gallery solo show, runway 2012

Davidson Fine Art installation 2011

Saltcreek Gallery, St. Petersburg FL 2010

St. Pete Clay Company,  St. Petersburg FL  2007

City Hall Lakeland Florida, Platform Art 2009

West Tampa Center for The Arts, Recipe for Water, 2009

Digital Billboards,Tampa Bay, Clear Channel 2008

Ava Gallery and Arts Center, Lebanon, NH 2009

Arts Loft, St. Petersburg Florida, 2009

C. Emerson Fine Art, St. Petersburg Florida .2008

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Tampa, Fl, Mural 2006- to 2018

Fulton Street Gallery, Invitational, Troy, New York 2001

Cheri’s Eclectica  St. Petersburg FL 2002-2005

Albany Center Gallery, Heaven Invitational, NY, 1993

Schoharie Arts Council, Cobleskill, New York, 1992

Delaware History Center, Delhi NY . 1996

Upper Catskill Council for the Arts,  Honorable mention, 1999

Impact Women’s Gallery, Buffalo, New York,  1995

State University of New York, Women in the Arts, 1994

Lake George Arts Project, Artists Choose Artists, NY  1990

College of St. Rose Picotte Gallery, Invitational, NY 1985

Froebel Gallery, Albany, New York, 1983

International  Exhibitions

Boorai Children’s Gallery,

Univ. of Melbourne, Australia 2012

Mural  Imabari, Ehime, Japan 2010- current

SpitiafieldsE1 Market, London, United Kingdom 2012

Brick Lane Gallery, London, United Kingdom 2008 

Design Fiesta Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2008 

Children’s Museum of Amman, Jordan, 2007

 Private Collections: USA, Switzerland,  South Africa,  Japan, Spain, India.

Art in Books

100 Southern Artists

Artists Homes and Studios

Out of the Catskills and Just Beyond

Pollyzoom Books 

Cultural Guest:  National Folkloric Ballet Jacchigua,   Theater Demetrio Aguilera Malta of the Casa de LaCultura, Quito Ecuador  ,  2007.  Lecture: “Importance of Visual art and Dance in  communities.  ”