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Barbara Reich - Passing Storm
Barbara Reich - Blooming Beauties
Barbara Reich - Glorious Garden
Barbara Reich - Flowers for Sale
Barbara Reich 1
Barbara Reich - Passing Through
Barbara Reich - Tents Behind the Cider Mill
Barbara Reich - Afternoon at the Dunes
Barbara Reich - The Fruitful Orchard Gladwin
Barbara Reich - Field of Pheasants
Barbara Reich - Just Before Dusk
Barbara Reich - Leelanau-in-the-Fall
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by contemporary American landscape painter Barbara Reich (born 1961 in Michigan, USA).
Barbara Reich is a national award-winning artist specializing in soft pastel, a medium that is very exciting and beautifully complex. Capturing moments, subjects, and strong visual concepts, with the near pure pigments of soft pastel is exhilarating, and sharing this knowledge with others is something she is passionate about.
Barbara enjoys both studio and plein air painting, working from life as often as possible. She regularly exhibits in local, regional, and national exhibitions, and finds participating in plein air paint-outs to be uniquely challenging and rewarding. Early instruction instilled in her the intense desire to draw better, paint color with more emotion, and to always hunt and study the changing light. More recently, knowledge gained from several IAPS Conventions, self-study, as well as a recent workshop with Richard McKinley have helped to continue her forward momentum.
Barbara is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. She is also a member of the Great Lakes Pastel Society, Associate member of the Pastel Society of America, and has memberships with the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Glen Arbor Arts Association, and several others.
Barbara is represented by Hanni Gallery in Harbor Springs, and Mullaly’s 128 Gallery in Elk Rapids, Michigan.
08/16 Third Place Glen Arbor Paint Out, "View of Good Harbor Bay"
08/16 Finalist in the Manitou Music Festival Poster, "Path Through the Grass, Good Harbor Bay"
06/16 Third Place, "Umber Onions," Terry Ludwig Umber Shadows and Shades Contest.
06/16 Honorable Mention, "In the Garden", Charlevoix Plein Air Paint Out, Chasing the Light.
06/16 Honorable Mention, "Glorious Garden," Charlevoix Circle of Arts Chasing the Light Exhibition.
06/16 "Emerald Coast Palm" accepted into the IAPS Exhibition, Slamagundi Club, NYC.
10/15 "Emerald Coast Palm", Merit Award, Great Lakes Pastel Society Show, Owosso, MI.
7/15 "Top of the Dunes" Selected for PSWC 29th Annual Pastels USA International Open Exhibition, Haggin Museum.
07/15 FAV15% in the National BoldBrush Painting Competition for "Buzzz..."
06/15 Achieved Signature Status with the Pastel Society of the West Coast for 2015 Pastel USA accepted entry.
04/15 FAV15% in the National BoldBrush Painting Competition for "Top of the Dunes"
03/15 FAV15% in the National BoldBrush Painting Competition for "Emerald Coast Palm."
08/14 Glen Arbor Paint Out and Quick Draw: all 3 paintings sold.
06/14 2nd Place, ArtCenter Traverse City/Botanic Garden Paint-out, "The Community Garden"
04/14 "Terry Ludwig" Award for "Rocky Shoreline," Great Lakes Pastel Society National Exhibition, Dennos Museum.
11/12 Honorable Mention, "The Beekeeper," Pastel Society of North Florida National Exhibition.
05/11 Honorable Mention, "Gladwin Garden," Ausable Valley Fine Art Exhibition.
11/10 7th Place, "Back to the Hive," Pastel Society of New Mexico, 19th Annual National Exhibition.
10/10 Honorable Mention, "Turning River," Pastel Society of N Florida, 11th Biennial Nat'l Exhibition.
09/10 Third Place in Drawing, "Kensington in the Fall"
09/10 Third Place in Theme, "Counter Reflections, Vashers Market"
05/10 Honorable Mention, "Fitting the Field"
December 12, 2016
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Barbara Reich (Born 1961)
"Painting is no longer an option for me, it has simply become my life's passion. The process of creating art is both pleasurable and challenging, but it is mostly a continuous learning experience.
My images are an expression of my soul, inspired by what I see and feel at a particular moment in time. I want to honor the beauty that surrounds us but is often overlooked."