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

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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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