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Photograph by Joann Foltz (c) 2021

STATEMENT

I like the specificity of places, and I tend to notice when light and shadow are at play in the landscape. The specific landscape that I inhabit and pay attention to is suburbia. Most of my work is firmly rooted in place and reflects the tight orbit of my life. Recently my paintings have become deliberately less slick, less finished. Now I frequently interrupt my painting process to ask myself, “How much information is enough?” My brain is novelty-driven, so I harness that superpower and actively court novelty in my studio practice. I change my procedures, subject matter, materials, and habits at will.  

RESUME

Barb Mowery

American, b. Baltimore, MD, 1978 


Exhibitions 

2021    Pivot!, Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury, MD 

2021    Two-Person Exhibition, Light Year, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine Snow Hill, MD (with painter, Ann

                    Crostic) 

2021    Still Life: Recent Works by 25 Regional Artists, invitational, Staunton Augusta Art Center, Staunton, VA
2021    On Paper: Printmaking, Book Arts & Beyond, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD (Juror: Joan

                    Boudreau, Curator, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC)
2020    Bloom & Grow: Brilliant Botanicals, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD (Juror: Sarah Hedean,

                    Living Collections Manager, Smithsonian Institution Gardens, Washington, DC)
2020    Winter Abstracts, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine, Snow Hill, MD
2019    October Featured Artists, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine, Snow Hill, MD
2019    Plein Air Paintings, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine, Snow Hill, MD
2019    Rise!, Art League of Ocean City Center for the Arts, Ocean City, MD
2019    When Darkness Falls: Night Explorations, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD (Juror: Robyn

                    Strayer, Senior Program & Exhibits Specialist, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center)
2019    Winter Abstracts, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine, Snow Hill, MD 
2018    Inch By Inch, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC 
2017    Two-Person Exhibition, Close to Home, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine Snow Hill, MD (with painter, Carole

                    Böggemann Peirson)
2017    Plein Air Paintings, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine, Snow Hill, MD
2016    Solo Exhibition, Lost in the Woods, Calvert Library, Solomons, MD
2016    Plein Air Paintings, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine, Snow Hill, MD
2014    Plein Air Paintings, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine, Snow Hill, MD 
2014    Small Paintings, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine, Snow Hill, MD
2011    Elemental Matters, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
2007    Fabric of Snow Hill, public art project, Snow Hill Arts on the River, Snow Hill, MD
2000    Solo Exhibition, Things Recollected, Kline Center Gallery, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA


Residencies 

2021                 Artist Residency in Motherhood, Lusby, MD

2021 & 2019   Artists in Action, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD
2019                 Lacawac Artists' Residency, Lacawac Sanctuary, Lake Ariel, PA


Lectures
2020        “Playful Experimentation,” Presentation, Olney Art Association, Olney, MD, September 16.
2016        Artist Talk, Calvert Library, Solomons, MD, October 6.


Plein Air Events 
2007-2018    Paint Snow Hill, plein air paint-out and exhibition, Snow Hill, MD
2009-2010    Solomons Paint the Town, plein air paint-out and exhibition, Solomons, MD


Gallery Affiliation
Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine, Snow Hill, MD


Education
2000    BA in English, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA, USA

(Updated 10/2021)