JURIED EXHIBITIONS

Silk Painters International Conference, Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN October, 2018

Voices of CQA, Contemporary QuiltArt Association NW Quilting Expo, Portland, OR, September, 2018

Sheep Meets Tree, Wollkunst, traveling exhibition in Austria, Zacherlfabrik, Vienna August 2018; Raach am Hochgebirge September, 2018

Edmonds Art Festival, Edmonds, WA June, 2018

Fiber Fusion Travelling Exhibition, Surface Design Association Juried Exhibition, Allied Arts, Richland, WA June, 2016; VALA Art Center, Redmond, WA November, 2016; Northwind Art Center, Pt Townsend, WA February, 2017; and Schack Art Center, Everett, WA March, 2017.

Adornment, Bellevue Art Museum, March, 2015

Pt Townsend Wearable Art Show, Port Townsend, WA, May, 2014

Dancing Surfaces, Surface Design Association Juried Exhibition, Phinney Art Center, Seattle, WA, August, 2013

Quilt Festival 2012, La Conner Quilt Museum, La Conner, WA, October, 2012

The Road Less Traveled; New Silk Visions, Silk Painters International Conference, Santa Fe, NM, July, 2012

EXHIBITIONS

UnMade Bed, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley, WA October, 2017

SDA Connections, Oregon College of Arts and Craft, Portland, OR August, 2017

Beyond Blue, Sidney Art Museum, Port Orchard, WA, April, 2015

Art Splash, Edmonds Artist Connects, group show, Edmonds, WA July, 2013

Blue and Beyond, Auburn City Hall, group show, Auburn, WA, June-July, 2013

Blue and Beyond, Lynnwood Library, group show, Lynnwood, WA, May, 2013

Surface Matters, Ballard ArtWorks, Seattle, WA, March, 2012

Art Splash, Edmonds Artist Connects, group show, Edmonds, WA July, 2011

Connecting Threads, Four Years of the University of Washington Fiber Arts Program, UW Tower, group show, Seattle, WA, July, 2011

One by One, Café Javasta, group show, Seattle, Wa, May, 2011

Marks and Markings  UW Business Center, group show, Seattle, WA, September 2010

Equinox at the Soltice, Café Solstice, group show, March, 2010

Fibermorgana, University of Washington Fiber Art Certificate Program, UW Tower, Group Show, Seattle, WA, June 2009

Site specific installation, Eastlake P-Patch Garden, Seattle, WA, April 2009

EDUCATION

Color Theory, Gail Harker, Gail Harker Creative Arts Center, La Conner, WA December, 2016

Natural Dye Workshop, Michel Garcia, University of Washington and Surface Design Association, Seattle, WA, July, 2014

Deconstructing printing, Kerr Grabowski, Pacific NW Arts Center, Coupeville, WA, 5-day workshop, July, 2014

Creating a Focus: Repitition, Scale and Color, Kerr Grabowski, Surface Design Association Conference Workshop, San Antonio, TX, 2012

Advanced Silk Painting without Resist, Karen Sistek, Port Angeles, WA, February, 2012

Figure Drawing on Silk, Lee Zimmerman, at Silk Painters International Conference Workshop, Santa Fe, NM, 2011

Color Vibrancy, Suzanne Punch, at Silk Painters International Conference Workshop, 2011

Working Intentionally, independent study with Jane Dunnewold 2011-2012

Pratt Art Institute, fabric dyeing techniques with Cameron Anne Mason 2011

Fiber Arts Certificate Program, University of Washington, 2008-2009

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Surface Design Association, Washington State Representative 2013-2017

 American Craft Council, Minneapolis, MN

Artist Trust, Seattle. WA

Northwest Collage Society, Seattle, WA

Contemporary QuiltArt Association, Seattle, WA

Silk Painters International, Albuquerque, NM

University of Washington Fiber Arts Certificate Program Advisory Board 2010-2012

CURATING AND EXHIBITION ADMINISTRATION

Fiber Fusion Travelling Exhibition, Surface Design Association Juried Exhibition,  Allied Arts, Richland, WA June, 2016; VALA Art Center, Redmond, WA November, 2016; Northwind Art Center, Pt Townsend, WA February, 2017; and Schack Art Center, Everett, WA March, 2017.

Beyond Blue, Sidney Art Museum, Port Orchard, WA, April, 2-15

Dancing Surfaces, Surface Design Association Juried Exhibition, Phinney Art Center, August- September, 2013

Connecting Threads, Four Years of the University of Washington Fiber Arts Program, UW Tower, group show, Seattle, WA, July, 2011

One by One, Café Javasta, group show, Seattle, Wa, May, 2011

Fibermorgana, University of Washington Fiber Art Certificate Program, UW Tower, Group Show, Seattle, WA, June 2009

FEATURED ARTICLES

Forming Tribes, University of Washington Professional and Continuing Education Newsletter, 2011

My Personal Journey, David Zarza Newsletter, April, 2010

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Surface Design for Garments, workshop at the Silk Painters International Conference, in Santa Fe, July. 2014.

Dancing Surfaces, class for elementary students on methods of surface design, September, 2013.

Fiber19, silk painting, November, 2012

Loose Threads Quilting, color mixing and batch fabric dyeing June, 2012.

Shoreline School District Room Nine Alternative Program, multiple art classes with elementary students using fiber, paint, and photography integrated with the curriculum, 1994-1999,

PERSONAL

I have a wonderful husband, a student of philosophy, who gives astute, invaluable advice about my art.

CONTACT INFORMATION

bjmatthews76@comcast.net

Barb gives welcome remarks at VALA Redmond Surface Design Association traveling exhibition “Fiber Fusion” November 2016

Barb demonstrates silk painting at Ballard Pea Patch “Art in the Garden” 2018

Barb and Dennis Matthews at Schack Art Center, Everett WA with Barb’s piece “Idle Chatter” March 2017