Artist Resume 

Barbara lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts.  Her artistic journey grew from early art lessons on Martha's Vineyard to a Studio Art and Art History major at Smith College.  After graduation she worked for a well known Southwestern artist at Southern Methodist University where she also learned silkscreening.  This led to expressing herself through whimsical greeting cards.  About 12 years ago she seriously resumed painting, first with watercolors and then oils.  A few summers ago she took a pastel workshop and discovered a "new" medium which she loves.


Barbara is a juried artist as well as crafts member of the Marblehead Arts Association where she served on the Board as Special Events chair and then Treasurer for many years.  She is a member of Salem Arts, Newburyport, Swampscott Art Associations and North Shore Art Association.  She chairs the Senior Exhibit for the Marblehead Festival of the Arts.  She is affiliated with the North Shore Atelier.    Barbara's work has been exhibited at all these associations as well as arts festivals,  regional juried shows and invitational exhibits, including the Grand Tasting event in Salisbury in 2016.  Her work has been displayed in Wit and Whimsy,  Gold Direct Care and Hip Baby Gear in Marblehead.  She has had solo shows at various locations in Marblehead, Newburyport, Salem and Peabody.  




Constance Mullen Memorial Award North Shore Arts Association Spring 2018

Best of Show SAA show at Grosvenor Park Summer 2015 

Honorable Mention NAA 2013 Winter members’ juried show  

First Place SAA October 2013 members’ show 



Marblehead Arts Association (MAA) - juried Crafts since 2005 and juried Fine Arts since 2007

MAA Board of Directors 2004-2007 Special Events Chair; Treasurer 2007-2013

Newburyport Art Association since 2008

North Shore Arts Association 2018

Swampscott Art Association – grant Secretary 2014, VP 2015, Treasurer 2016 - 2018

SalemARTS Temporary Treasurer October 2015 - 

Marblehead Festival of Arts Co-chair Senior Exhibit 2015-2018



MAA Cushman Gallery 2006

Abbot Public Library September 2010, July 2017

Caffe di Siena, Newburyport March 2011

MAA Trucks

"Lost and Found" shop in Marblehead September 2011                   

Grosvenor Park Gallery October 2011

GAR Library, Newburyport September/Oct. 2012

Brushstrokes Gallery 9/2013

Stetson Art Gallery February 2014, March 2018

Centennial Gallery at Musculoskeletal Center 9/14

Grosvenor Park Gallery Oct.-Nov. 2015

Gold Direct Care Jan.. 2016 and Summer 2015




Atelier2011Governor’s Mansion 

Atelier 2012 Beverly Farms

Atelier 2013 Amesbury

Atelier 2015 and 2016 Centennial Gallery

Art Walk 2012, 2013, 2015 Wit and Whimsy, 2016 Hip Baby Gear, 2017 Lizzy Lou

Smith College Reunion Art Show 2013

Invited to judge MT Washington Valley Art Association show July 23, 2011

Salisbury, Grand Tasting Event sponsored by North Shore Magazine spring 2016

Invited by NAA to have individual exhibit in 2016

"By Association" Exhibit at ArcWorks spring 2017


 Juried Exhibitions:  MfoA Festival of the Arts, accepted in juried painting (5 years), juried drawing 2015 and  2016

 Juried shows at NAA and MAA 

 New England Regional juried shows


Other: Salem Probate Court 2016



Smith College Art major

Peninsula School of Art  Maren Larsen, Colette Odetta Smith

Pastel workshop in San Miguel de Allende January 2017



Artists she has studied with:

Karen Ristuben  Rockport

Em Marquis Brown

Carleen Muniz

Lully Schwartz

Leonard Baskin (Smith College)

Elliot Offner (Smith College)

Shelly Eager