PMW GALLERY


ZAVADA, BARBARA


Bryce Sonata A
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30"


Bryce Sonata B
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30"


Teseque Sunrise
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 48"


San Juan Sunset
Watercolor and pastel
22 x 27"
 

 


Verde Valley Song 14
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 48"


Verde Valley Song 16
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 48"


Figure AM
Watercolor and pastel
11 x 11"


Highland Symphony
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30"

BARBARA ZAVADA

Artist's Statement
This series of drawings and paintings mirrors some of my initial perceptions regarding the South West's vibrantly diverse landscape; its pristine yet colorful canyons, the sun burnt plains alive with Indian lore, the luscious valleys, and the wide expanse of blue sky. It is these emotions and values that I am conveying through color and symbols.

Hiking and camping in the deep and remote canyons of the South West's back country have drawn me ever closer to nature. In particular, the untamed multicolored cliffs, canyons and wild flowers in their full spectrum of seasonal abundance have left an everlasting impression on me. This evokes in me a creative urge which I am ready to set down and capture on paper and canvas.

My earliest recollections are of a playful yellow ball dancing in the sky. My fascination with the vibrant bursting of sunrise and the glowing of sunset started me painting with circles in the brightest palette, trying to capture the purest color spectrum.

In a relatively stressful life I find moments of peace and elation working in solitude as a colorist. The overwhelming response to my work gives me both a feeling of serenity and uplifting happiness. If I can instill this same uplifting feeling in others and gain acceptance then l will have reached my goal. With my art I want to appeal to the senses and provoke a gut feeling of the joy this world has to offer.

Exhibitions
State of Utah - Iron Mission State Park - 2000 - Cedar City, UT
Palm Desert Art Gallery - 1998 - Palm Desert, CA
Fanzo-Fromkin Gallery - 1997 - Scottsdale, AZ
Santa Fe Abstract Limited Two Person Exhibit - 1997 - Santa Fe, NM
Queen's Neighbor Art Gallery Two Person Exhibit - 1996, 1997 - Jerome, AZ
Edge of the Cedars Museum One Person Centennial exhibit- 1996, 1999 - Blinding, UT
John Wesley Powell Memorial Museum One Person Exhibit - 1996 - Page, AZ
New Masters Fine Art - 1995 - Taos, NM
The Dan O'Laurie Museum One Person Exhibit- 1995 - Moab, UT
The Canyon Country Gallery - 1995 - Page, AZ
Rock Speaks Gallery - 1995 - Bluff, UT
Connie Lee's Gallerie - 1994 - Sedona. AZ
Driftwood Gallerie - 1993 - Zion National Park - Springdale, UT
Raku Gailely - 1992 - Jerome, AZ
Elisabeth Prince Gallery - 1991 - Prescott, AZ
Southern Connecticut State University - 1990 - New Haven, CT
Stamford Museum Juried State Exhibit - 1989, 1990 - Stamford, CT
(1989 - Juror, Kenworth Mofffitt)
(1990 - Juror, Vivian Raynor the Art Reviewer for the New York Times)
Trintex-Prodigy Computer Gallery - 1988 - Juried Group Exhibit
Fennell Art Gallery - 1987 - Taos, NM
Metro Center Juried Group Exhibit - 1986 - Stamford, CT
(Juror, Barbara Rothenberg)
Virginia Beach Arts Festival (Juried Group Exhibit) - 1985 - Virginia Beach VA
Stamford Landmark Tower Rotunda One Person Exhibit - 1985 - Stamford, CT
Connecticut Women's Bank One Person Exhibit - 1985 - Greenwich CT
New Canaan Society for the Arts Two Person Exhibit - 1984 - New Canaan, CT
Power House Theater One Person Exhibit - 1984 - New Canaan, CT
Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center One Person Exhibit - 1983
Faber Birren Color Show (Juried Group Exhibit) - 1982 - Stamford, CT
American Association of University Women Benefit Auction - 1981
Bruce Museum One Person Exhibit - 1976 - Greenwich CT
Museum of Art, Science, & Industry One Person Exhibit - 1974 - Bridgeport CT
Bel Gallery Group Exhibit - 1974 - Westport, CT
Annual Barnum Festival Art Show, Masi (Juried Group Exhibit) - 1974 - Bridgeport, CT (Juror. Herbert Davidson)
Masi Permanent Collection Exhibit - 1974 - Bridgeport, CT
Greenwich YMCA One Person Exhibit - 1972 - Greenwich, CT
St. Bartholomew's Community Club One Person Exhibit - 1972 -
New York
Lynne Kottler Galleries Two Person Exhibit - 1969 - New York
Creative Gallery Two Person Exhibit - l969 - New York
Brockport University Juried Group Exhibit - 1968 - Brockport, NY
Rochester Memorial Art Gallery Juried Art Exhibit - 1967 - Rochester, NY
Rochester Finger Lakes Juried Group Exhibit - l967 - Rochester NY
Sculpture Exhibit - 1965 - Travelling Europe

Awards
Sedona Art Association, Second Place
National League of American Pen Women, Finalist
Faber Birren Color Show, Faber Birren Color Citation
Images & Illusions SAA, Second Place
Channel 13, Award, Auction
New York Illustration, First Place

Listings & Associations
Marquis Who's Who of American Women
Marquis Who's Who in the World 2000
Outstanding Artists and Designers of the 20th Century
American Academy of Women Artists - Associate Member
Stamford Art Association - Board Member
Visual Artists & Galleries Association Inc.

Education
Rochester Institute of Technology, Associates Degree in Fine Arts - Rochester NY
Eastman Kodak School of Photography - Rochester NY
Art Students League - New York NY (Studied with George Grosz & Theodor Stamos)
Traphagan School of Fashions - New York NY
Fine Arts Studies in Berlin and Paris















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