Life and Art  are more exciting

...when you

 

take risks

 

try new things

 

.and challenge yourself

.It is all a balancing act

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara has had a life long passion for art. She loves the transparency of watercolors, the magic that happens when color flows on wet paper, and the simplicity of strokes with Chinese Brush painting. Some days Barbara wants to create abstract images with acrylic paints and add textures and unusual papers to make collages. Any day that she makes time to paint, Barbara feels fulfilled. Life and art are both balancing acts. 

 

Spending a semester of college in Florence, Italy was a highlight of her college years and intensified Barbara's early interest in art. She brought this enthusiasm to her work as an elementary school teacher at The Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, NJ where, for thirty years, she sought innovative ways to integrate art into the curriculum. Barbara also enjoyed teaching art and creativity classes in the Summer Explorations program at Elisabeth Morrow and led many groups of students and parents on trips to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

She co-chaired a large art exhibit sponsored by the Englewood Historical Society, showcasing over 400 past and present Englewood NJ artists. As an active member of the Martin Luther King Birthday Committee and the MLK Monument Committee, Barbara helped to select the sculptor and raise funds for the life size statue of Dr. King erected on a college campus in Hackensack, NJ. 

 

Barbara feels very fortunate to have studied with many excellent teachers. She has traveled on art workshops in Italy, France, China, Maine, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and New York. Barbara has studied watercolor painting, Chinese Brush Painting, batik, silk painting and most recently acrylic painting and collage. Her work is included in private collections in Italy, France, Canada, and the U.S. At the end of 2020, Barbara relocated to Northern California where she is newly inspired to paint.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

AWARDS

2019    Second Place for Acrylics, Focus NJ Juried Show, Art Center of Northern NJ New Milford, N.J.

2019    First Place for Mixed Media, Juried Show, Art Center of Northern NJ, New Milford, NJ.

2018    Second Place for Mixed Media, Juried Show, Art Center of Northern NJ, New Milford, NJ.

2016    Merit Award for Mixed Media, Juried Show, Salmagundi Club, NYC

2016    First Place for Mixed Media, Juried Show, Art Center of Northern NJ, New Milford, NJ.

2014    First Place in Acrylics, Juried Show, Art Center of Northern NJ, New Milford, NJ.

2009    Second Place for Mixed Media, Juried Show, Art Center of Northern NJ, New Milford, NJ.

 

SOLO SHOWS

2017    Mixed Media Collage Works, Waltuch Art Gallery, JCC, Tenafly, NJ.

2016    A Passion for Painting, Tenafly Library, Tenafly, NJ.

2015    Small Artworks, Tenafly Library, Tenafly, NJ.

2012    Englewood Library, Englewood, NJ.

2007    Watercolors, Cresskill Library, Cresskill, NJ.

 

GROUP SHOWS   

2022    Juried Shows, Creekside Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.

2022    Gateway Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.

2021    Juried Shows, Creekside Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.    

2021    Gateway Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.

2019    Juried Show, Art Center of Northern NJ, New Milford, NJ.

2019    Focus New Jersey Juried Show, Art Center Northern NJ, New Milford, NJ. 

2019    Atrium Gallery, Park Ridge, NJ

2019    Rockland Juried Arts Festival, Piermont, NY.

2019    NJ Senior Citizens Art Show, Meadow Lakes, East Windsor, NJ.

2019    Senior Juried Art Show, Art Center of Northern NJ, New Milford, NJ.

2019    Green Save Our Mother Earth, Gallery at HacPac, Hackensack, NJ.

2019    Growth & Change, Belskie Museum of Art & Science, Closter, NJ.

2019    Berkshire Hathaway Gallery, Livingston, NJ.

2018    Salute to Women in the Arts, Englewood Library, Englewood, NJ.

2018    The National Arts Program, Care One at the Cupola, Paramus, NJ.

2018    Creativity Explored, Union Arts Center, Sparkill, NY.

2018    Salute to Women in the Arts, Hackensack Performing Arts Center, Hackensack, NJ.

2017    Celebrating Bergen County Diversity, Art Center of Northern NJ, New Milford, NJ.

2017    Arts Festival at Church of Antonement, Tenafly, NJ.

2016    38th Annual Juried Painting & Sculpture, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

2016    Juried Show, Art Center of Northern NJ, New Milford, NJ.

2015    The Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ.

2014    Juried Show, Art Center of Northern NJ, New Milford, NJ.

2013    The Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ.

2009    Juried Show, Art Center of Northern NJ, New Milford, NJ.

2008     Raining Cats and Dogs, Belskie Museum, Closter, NJ.

2008     Englewood Creates, The Englewood Historical Society, Dwight Morrow, Englewood, NJ.

2007     Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library, Fairlawn, NJ.

BARBARA LANDBERG