: "The diverse cultures of the world have always been my inspiration. I believe
it is important to know our world—the whole world— and the people in it. By experiencing other places and customs,
we put our own life into context and gain a deeper appreciation of all lives. I believe travel makes history and art, literature and architecture real. It helps us see the beauty of everyday life everywhere. As we appreciate cultural differences, we also learn that basically all people, everywhere are the same."
Education/Experience: Barbara earned a
graduate degree in Art History from Harvard University, where she was awarded
the Crite Prize in the Humanities for her research thesis on the American
artist/illustrator Frank Vincent du Mond. (She is currently working on a book about Mr. DuMond.)
She was the
founding editor and publisher of ArtsAround
Boston magazine and has written hundreds
of articles about the arts and artists for publications including American Art Review, American Style, Ceramics Monthly, FibreArts,
Sculptural Pursuits, NAACP’s New Crisis, Boston Globe, Orientations, and
other regional, national and international arts magazines. She also wrote the syndicated column: ArtSmart Travels
and currently writes a bi-monthly column for Renaissance magazine.
For more than 20 years, she instructed youths and adults in her Young Artists Studio in Massachusetts. She has also conducted workshops in printing, drawing, Asian Brush painting and writing in North Carolina.
She has been a gallery curator, an arts lecturer, and an award winning poet and essayist. She has walked the Great Wall of China, ridden a camel in Egypt, marveled at the Parthenon and Pantheon, climbed Machu Picchu and stood in awe of Angkor Watt in Cambodia.
In her home studio, she paint and creates prints of the world around her and images from around the world.
Professional Memberships: (past and present)
Oil Painters of America (juried member)
Women Painters of the Southeast (juried member)
Printmakers of North Carolina
Piedmont Print Co-op (Greensboro, NC)
Artworks Gallery, Winston Salem (juried member/Executive Board)
Associated Artists of Winston Salem (juried member)
Muddy River Art Association
Women's Caucus for the Arts
Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh
The AFAS (Art for Arts Sake) Group, Winston Salem
Yadkin (NC) Arts Center, Artist Member
International Mezzotint Society (juried member)
Artworks Gallery (juried member/Board member)
Winston Salem Writers (Board Member)
On Facebook and Instagram @ SouthHouse Studio
Capturing the Essence of Nature, newspaper article
Simple Elegance Exhibit/ Mebane Arts CenterS
Prints Charming: talk about printmaking at Mint Hill Arts (Charlotte, NC)
Heads up, by Lynn Felder, article about the Artpop Billboards.
Art in the Sky, Winston Salem Monthly. Article about the ArtPop Billboard winners.
PTI Art Tour/Brochure 2019
Triad Arts Weekend, Radio Interview (NPR station WFDD). The whole hour is interesting, but if you want to hear my interview, it begins about 23 minutes in to the show. (You can move the marker to that point.) Thanks to David Ford for his usual, wonderfully comfortable interview style.
Artist Profile: Winston-Salem Journal
Thanks to Kathy Norcross Watts for this lovely Artist Profile article on me.
Artist Article: Winston-Salem Chronicle
Thanks to editor Judie Holcomb-Pack for inviting this piece.