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Barbara Churchley

Contact info:
982 Kite Court
Grand Junction, CO 81505
c. 970-778-0658
barbara@barbarachurchley.com
http://www.barbarachurchley.com

Areas of Concentration:

Painting
Oil
» teacher of this discipline

Affiliations:

Image
Gallery

TowardtheMonument9x12pastel LoveBouquet12x12oil JustaBitFurther12x12oil AspenGrove18x18oil Boundary18x18oil

Biography & Artist's Statements

Barbara Churchley’s paintings reflect her personal connection with the western landscape she lives in. Her paintings in pastel and oil are interpretive and expressive.  Her passion for the outdoors has taken her to the summit of all 53 ranked 14,000’ peaks in Colorado and a few other unranked ones for fun.  She has explored the landscape “up close and personal” through multiple marathons, hikes, and backpack trips. Churchley finds inspiration painting “en plein air” in western Colorado to the far corners of the world, pursuing her other passion of traveling.

2013

  • Juried into the Pastel Society of America as an Associate Member.
  • Juried into the Pastel Society of New Mexico’s 22nd Annual National Pastel painting Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Awarded Signature Membership in the American Impressionist Society.
  • Selected by Southwest Art magazine for its special section “Nationally Emerging Artists”, September issue.
  • Pastel “Meander” juried into the prestigious American Impressionist Society’s 14th National Exhibition, Charleston, SC.
  • Selected by Southwest Art magazine for its special section “Women in the Arts”, August issue.
  • Juried into the Plein Air Artists of Colorado 17th National Show, Denver, CO.
  • Elected as Co-Vice-President of the Pastel Society of Colorado, western slope group.
  • Invited artist for the Mask Project for the 2014 Denver Hospice Show, Denver, CO.

2012

  • Juried into the Texas Pastel Society 2nd Biennual National Juried Show, Doug Dawson, juror. “Meander” was awarded an Honorable Mention, one of 10 total awards in a field of over 100 paintings.
  • Designated as a Signature Member in Plein Air Painters of  New Mexico.
  • Juried into the Pastel Society of Colorado’s 8th Annual International Mile High Juried Pastel Exhibition, MADDEN Museum, Greenwood Village, CO.
  • Designated “Colorado Artist of the Year” by Minneapolis, MN TOSCA Arts Association.
  • Designated as a Signature Member in Contemporary Fine Artists International.
  • Juried into the Plein Air Artists of Colorado 16th National Juried Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, Taos, NM
  • Judge of Awards for the Palisade Art Lovers Society 32nd Annual Peach Blossom Art Show, Palisade, CO.
  • Invited artist for The Mask Project for the 12th annual Denver Hospice show, Denver, CO

2011

  •  “Spring Green” selected into the top 20 in the “Southwest Art” magazine’s “Artistic Excellence” competition in a field of just under 3,000 entries.
  • Juried into the Navarro Council of the Arts National Juried Show, Corsicana, TX
  • Selected for the top 100 in Paint America’s Paint the Parks 100 for 2011.
  • Juried into the prestigious 12th  Annual American Impressionist Exhibition, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Juried into the 2011 Colorado Pastel Society Mile High Int’l Exhibition and Sale, Denver, CO

Publications

  • Selected for the special section “National Emerging Artists” in the September 2013 issue of “Southwest Art” magazine.
  • Selected for the special section “Women in the Arts” in the August 2013 issue of “Southwest Art” magazine.
  • Featured  in the May 2012 “Southwest Art” magazine, “Spotlight Taos NM” section.
  • Featured as one of  the top 20 artists in December 2011 “Southwest Art” magazine “Artistic Excellence” competition.
  • Featured  in the October 2011 “Southwest Art” magazine, “Art Events Spotlight” section.
  • Featured artist  in the October 2011 online “Plein Air Journal” at http://www.judsonsart.com/blog/.
  • Featured in the March 2011 “Western Art Collector” magazine, “State of  the Art Colorado” section.

Professional Organizations

  • American Impressionist Society, Signature Member
  • International Plein Air Painters, Signature Member
  • Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Signature Member
  • Contemporary Fine Artists International, Signature Member
  • Pastel Society of Colorado, Signature Member
  • Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Signature Member
  • Oil Painters of America, Associate Member

 

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