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.

Art as Life’s Journey

Copyright ©2017 Barbara Barrett. All rights reserved.
Cow Drawing by Barbara Pilakowski Barrett

Drawing on her youth’s passion, the natural world around her, Barbara embarked on a life of disciplined practice and mastery in drawing, painting and print making.

As train tracks were laid, and a train station established in Coalinga California, the residence of Caliola all moved; the tiny settlement ceased to exist.  In Coalinga, Barbara attended elementary and high school and her parents lived much of their life.  Life in Coalinga was very much the pinnacle of small town America.  Yet Barbara interests were more keen on exploring the scrub brush and rolling hills around Coalinga. Continue reading “Art as Life’s Journey”

Museum and Gallery Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

  • February, 1981 -West Hills College Coalinga, Art Gallery, Coalinga, CA
  • May, 1983 – Fresno Art Museum, Rental Gallery, Fresno, CA
  • November, 1983 – West Hills College Coalinga, Art Gallery, Coalinga, CA
  • September, 1985 – Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
  • March, 1988 – Cattle, C.L. Clark Galleries, Bakersfield, CA
  • April, 1990 – Natural Histories, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
  • February, 1992 – Passages: Masters Exhibition, Phoebe Conley Gallery, California State University Fresno (CSUF), Fresno, CA
  • November, 1992 – Passages, Fresno Philharmonic Gallery, William Saroyan Theater, Fresno, CA
  • February, 1997 – Natural Phenomena, Transamerica Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions

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Ideals such as truth, beauty and goodness are the transcendentals

Copyright ©2017 Barbara C. Barrett. All rights reserved
Pandora’s Box: Three Stages of Life, 2013 Tryptic, Oil and collage on canvas 24” x 18”

Ever since Barbara Barrett was a young girl growing up in the San Joaquin Valley town of Coalinga she has been a wellspring of art making.  In art school her instructors encouraged her to “paint what you know”.  From that point on her art-making practice addressed her living environment, Continue reading “Transcendentals”