Point Lobos Series Artist Exhibition

Over 25 years ago I had a solo art exhibition of my Point Lobos series of paintings and drawings at the Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, California.

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Barbara Barrett at the Point Lobos Exhibit, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA – September 1985

My husband and artist, Robert Barrett, his parents lived in Carmel, California so the opening was a family affair, as well as, a professional opportunity for and thus twice as stressful. The multitude of hats worn by women, those of wife, mother, daughter-in-laugh, professional artist are for a young artist a challenge as you do not have the support and experiential wisdom of a team as you would in business. Surrounded by family yes, but I alone represented myself and my art. I did enjoyed having Robert’s parents, Charles and Alice Barrett, in attendance at the art museum during the opening reception. A large delegation from the Fresno Art Museum, where Robert was the Museum Director and Curator also were in attendance. Pressure was on.

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Fresno Delegation with Barbara Barrett at the Point Lobos Exhibit, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA – September 1985

Everyone was so delighted to see the response that my artwork elicited. I could tell that my family, and the group of museum patrons were happy for me and proud of the quality of my work as a young artist. The artwork exhibited well. The Point Lobos series, like the actual location near Carmel, California is bold, exuberate, full of movement, sound and sensations. Ironic as the work subject is just the rocks and cliffs of the Point Lobos area.

It was a good museum exhibition.

Barbara Barrett
Artist

Relax Rancho Mirage Event Press

Relax Rancho Mirage, "The Barrett Art Exhibit at the River" Fall 2017
Relax Rancho Mirage, “The Barrett Art Exhibit at the River” Fall 2017

“[Robert and Barbara Barrett] have led an exciting and varied life that included service in the Peace Corps, teaching art, managing municipal cultural programs, directing an art museum, serving as a high school vice principal and creating the first cultural tourism marketing program in the nation.”

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Barrett Art Life in Palm Springs Life Magazine

There is an article about Robert Barrett and me in which we share a glimpse of our life in the arts and culture scene. Grab a copy of the October issue of Palm Springs Life Magazine page 42, and have a Starbucks pumpkin spiced latte just before arriving at the art gallery. It will tell you everything you need to know a head of time. Frank Jones, the publisher of the magazine has been incredibly supportive of our show, big shout out to him and all the staff at Palm Springs Life Magazine. Thank you.

His and Hers, Palm Springs Life Magazine, pg 44, October 2017
His and Hers and article about Robert Barrett and Barbara Barrett, Artist and their life in the arts and culture scene. Painting “Anger” by the artist Robert Barrett is displayed in their art gallery exhibition “A Survey of Drawings and Paintings”

Brilliantly written piece by Daniel Vaillancourt. And the gorgeous images, including those of my artwork are the work of Photographer David A. Lee. Both dear friends and terrific talents. The reception for the art show is hosted by Palm Springs Life Magazine.

I hope you all attend our opening reception for the art gallery and the

exhibition of our art titled “A Survey of Drawings and Paintings” on Monday October 16th from 5 – 7 pm. I would be happy to meet you and give you a personal tour of the gallery. Of course, my husband, Robert Barrett, artist will be there as well as Frank, Daniel, and David.

R/M Insider Art Gallery Press

RM Insider, "Happenings at the River: The Barrett Gallery at the River", pg 11, Fall 2017
RM Insider, “Happenings at the River: The Barrett Gallery at the River”, pg 11, Fall 2017

“Contrasting technical approaches make this exhibition of the Barretts’ artwork and intriguing example of how artists express similar concepts in strikingly different ways.”

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June Wayne papers, 1909-2000

Box 43, Folder 13

June in June Party. 1998.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents include: Robert and Barbara Barrett (Pasadena, CA) re list of names and addresses of attendees for Wayne luncheon (1998 June 21) held on the occasion of her 80th birthday, with funds collected to purchase one of Wayne’s works for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA.)

UCLA Library Special Collections

Fresno City College – Notable People

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Barbara Barrett at her Easel about the time she worked at Fresno City College as a part time instructor.

Barbara Barrett former part-time Faculty who helped institute a Getty Foundation/Fresno City College evening classes program at the Fresno Art Museum, California naturalist artist

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Fresno City College