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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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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Art as Life’s Journey

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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”

News Press

Selected Newspaper &
Printed Publications

  • Children’s Annual Yule Parade Thrills Thousands, Staff Writer, Fresno Bee, Republican, Fresno, CA, November 23 1956
  • Nature as Source, David Hale Fresno Bee, Fresno, CA, April 12 1985
  • Fresno CC First Statewide Exhibit Looks at Valley, David Hale, Fresno Bee, Fresno, CA, May 11 1986
  • Fresno CC Show Offers Modest Start, David Hale, Fresno Bee, Fresno, CA, June 15 1986 Continue reading News Press

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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