ABOUT

About Barbara Warden

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

Let me offer some thoughts about why I draw.  For me it is the basis of visual experience.  Its immediacy, spontaneity and directness allow for quick notations or sustained concentration in a search for resolution.  The final drawing stands as its own independent form of expression.  It is not preparation for a painting or a piece of sculpture.

 

In addition, I value the power of line.  A single line on a blank page can become the opening gesture that along with other marks can create texture, depth, mass and complexity.  Experimenting with materials, pushing their boundaries, discovering new textures, new spatial relationships - becomes the thrill of drawing. And the eraser absorbs memory. 

 

I use many traditional drawing tools and I will make new ones if necessary.  Paper – all kinds of paper – is my preferred surface.     -B.W.

EDUCATION  
 

UCLA, B.A. European History and Fine Art 

University of Maryland, M.A. Drawing and Painting
 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

 

Guest Curator, Delaware Art Museum, Drawing 

Gallery 50,  Rehoboth, Delaware, Representation 

BIGGS Museum, Solo Exhibit 

Studio Artist/Drawing and Fiber 

Freelance Photographer 

Faculty:  Catholic University, Washington, D.C. 
 

AWARDS
 

The Art League.  Alexandria VA. Fiber. Functional Art 

Rehoboth Art League, DE. FIBER. Best in Show (Mary Trimble Lynch Award)

Rehoboth Art League. Fiber.  Juror’s excellence award 

The Art League. Alexandria VA. Fiber.  Honorable Mention 

Delaware By Hand Master.  Fiber 
 

EXHIBITIONS 

2018

Delaware Art Museum.  Guest Curator,ImpermanenceOutlooks Gallery, Wilmington, DE

Artist's residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia

 

2017

Anne Arundel Community College MD. Juried. Drawing.  February 

Camp Rehoboth, DE.  Juried. Drawing.  March 

The Art League, Alexandria, VA.  Juried. Drawing.  April, July, August, September

Gallery 50, Rehoboth, DE.  Invitation. Drawing. May 

Rehoboth Art League, DE.  Invitation group.  Drawing.  October 

Senator Chris Coons’ Washington DC. Drawing - ongoing exhibit 

 

2016

Senator Chris Coons’ Washington DC office – Drawing - ongoing exhibit 

Dana McCabe – Radio Interview “On the Shore” 

WHYY Philadelphia PA. Radio Interview 

Cape Gazette newspaper interview.  Lewes DE 

The BIGGS Museum of American Art.  Dover DE.  Solo exhibit '365: Elements in Time'.

The Art League. Alexandria  VA. Tabletop exhibit.  Functional fiber art award. 

The Art League, Alexandria, VA.  Juried, drawing 

Rehoboth Art League, DE. Abstract Show. Juried. December 

2015

Rehoboth Art League.  DE. Courage Unmasked 3'.  Chair, artists’ committee 

   Transformation of radiation face masks into artwork. 

Peninsula Gallery, Lewes, DE. Invitation, fiber. Lewes DE 

The Art League, Alexandria VA. Juried. Drawing. 

City Hall drawing. Group show. Alexandria VA. 

2014

The Art League, Juried, Drawings.  Alexandria VA 

St. Johns College Mitchell Gallery, Drawings, Juried. Annapolis MD 

The Frame Shop and Gallery. Featured artist. Drawings.  Hamilton MT 

Gallery 50. Drawings. Group invitation. Rehoboth DE 

Rehoboth Art League. Drawings, Group Juried.  Rehoboth DE 

2013

Rehoboth Art League. Fine art exhibit.  Drawings. Rehoboth DE 

St. Johns College Mitchell Gallery.  Drawings. Group juried. Annapolis MD 

The Art League.  Drawing. Group juried. Alexandria VA 

The BIGGS Museum of American Art. Drawing. Group invitation. Dover DE 

 

2012

Delaware Center for Contemporary Art.  Fiber. Group juried. Wilmington DE

American University Katzen Gallery. 'Courage Unmasked -2'. Group invitation.

Rehoboth Art League. Fiber. Juror’s excellence award. Rehoboth DE 

Black Rock Center for the Arts. Fiber. Group juried. Germantown MD 

The Art League. Fiber. Group juried ongoing. Alexandria VA 

2011 

Black Rock Center for the Arts. 'A Tribute to Fiber' Group juried.  Germantown MD

Lorton Workhouse Art Center. 'Art of Fiber' Group juried.  Lorton VA 

The Frame Shop and Gallery. Featured artist. Fiber. Hamilton MT 

The Art League. Fiber. Honorable Mention. Alexandria VA 

2010 - 2004

Delaware By Hand Master 

Delaware Art Museum. Delaware By Hand Masters exhibit. Fiber. Wilmington DE

Delaware Art Museum.  'The Possibilities of Pause'. Fiber juried. Wilmington DE

Rehoboth Art League. Third regional juried exhibit. Fiber. Rehoboth DE 

American University Katzen Gallery. 'Courage Unmasked – 1”. Fiber. Washington DC

Missoula Art Museum. Juried auction. Fiber. Missoula MT 

Senator Tom Carper’s Washington office. Fiber work exhibited 

Rehoboth Art League. Featured artist. Fiber. Rehoboth DE 

Photo Credit, Martirene Alcantara

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