Biography

Vera Barnett

Nationality: American
Dates: Born 1957
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Recent Press:
 

The Dallas Morning News June 5, 2015
 

Education:
 

1977-81 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 

 

Solo Exhibitions:
 

2018 Vera Barnett: Home, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2016 Works by Vera Barnett, Griffith Gallery and Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
2015 Vera Barnett: The Painted Word, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2010 Vera Barnett: Classical Plastique, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas (catalogue)
2006 Vera Barnett: Classical Plastique, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2002 Vera Barnett: Recent Work, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1997 Vera Barnett, Carol Henderson Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
1994 Process and Transition, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas
1993 Vera Barnett, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1991 Barnett by Two, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
 

 

Group and Juried Exhibitions:
 

2018 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2017 TREES: A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. (Greek Proverb), Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2017 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2016 Third Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Artspace111, Fort Worth, Texas, juror Eric M. Lee, Director, Kimbell Art Museum
2016 The Texas Aesthetic X, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas
2016 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2016 The Hunting Art Prize, Hunting PLC, Houston, Texas (finalist)
2015 Menagerie, Art and the Animal Kingdom, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
2015 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2014 MAC@20 Part II, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2014-2015 Flow into the Mystic: Marriage and the Contemporary Artist, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas
2014 60th Anniversary Exhibition: A Celebration of Valley House Artists, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Summer Cut, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2014 56th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, juror Brian Rutenberg
2014 Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, Texas, jurors Andrea Karnes and Ron Tyler
2014 The Hunting Art Prize, Hunting PLC, Friedkin Companies Campus, Gulf States Toyota, Houston, Texas
2014 Texas Critters, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2013 M Path, University Galleries, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
2013 Suitable Subjects: Contemporary Still Lifes, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
2013 51st Annual National Competition, Beaumont Art League, Texas
2013 Texas National 2013 Competition and Exhibition, The Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacodoches, Texas
2013 Artists and the Artists they Like, curated by Ann Ekstrom, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, Texas
2012 The Figure, Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Dallas, Texas
2012 Texas Regional Art Symposium: Women Artists of Texas, Heard-Craig Center for the Arts, McKinney, Texas
2012 50th Annual National Exhibition, Beaumont Art League, Beaumont, Texas
2012 The Huntington Art Prize, Huntington PLC, Houston, Texas (finalist)
2011 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2011 Fresh & Salty (a Valley House Gallery group exhibition), Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
2010 Shorelines, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2010 ART CHICAGO, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois (Valley House Gallery)
2010 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2009 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2009 Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2009, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas, Juror: Shelley Langdale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, Philadelphia Museum of Art
2009 Thank You Fort Worth: An Appreciation from Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
2008 CADD Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Art Fair, Three Three Three First Avenue, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2008 The Hunting Art Prize, Decorative Art Center, Houston, Texas (finalist)
2007 Introductions North, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas
2007 CADD Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Inaugural Art Fair, Three Three Three First Avenue, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2007 The Art Show, Art Dealer’s Association of America, Park Avenue Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
2007 Texas Art from Private Collections: Works by Past and Present Masters, Kettle Art, Dallas, Texas
2007 Annual Assistance League of Houston Juried Exhibition, Houston, Texas
2006 Kingdom Animalia: Creatures Big and Small by Artists Old and New (group exhibition), Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2006 Art International, The Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California (Valley House Gallery)
2005 Valley House Exhibition, Masur Museum, Monroe, Louisiana
2004 The Mentor and his Protégés, Tarrant County College, Carillon Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
2004 47th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
2004 Celebrates Texas Art, Assistance League of Houston, Houston, Texas, Juror- Jennifer Gross
2003 American Figure Exhibition, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, California
2002 Enter the Dragon, Breckenridge Fine Arts Center, Breckenridge, Texas
2000 A Cool Summer Garden, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2000 National Competition, First Street Gallery, New York, New York
1999 Contemporary Realism, Carol Henderson Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
1999 Real Art, Contemporary Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas
1999 Masquerade, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1998 The Figure, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1998 Main Street Art Festival, The Contemporary Art Center, Fort Worth Texas, Juror -Vernon Fisher
1998 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas, Juror – Ted Pillsbury
1996 Three Texas Realists, Breckenridge Art Center, Breckenridge, Texas
1996 Spring Group Show, Templeton Art Studio, Fort Worth, Texas, Juror – Wade Wilson
1996 Art in the Metroplex, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
1996 98th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, West Chester University, McKinney Gallery, West Chester, Pennsylvania
1995 Fellowship Annual Juried Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
1995 97th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Jurors – Jack Cowart and Gregory Gillespie
1994 14th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Delaware County Community College, Media, Pennsylvania
1993 Gallery Night, Dutch Phillips & Co, Dallas, Texas
1992 Christmas, Fort Worth Gallery (Dutch Phillips)
1992 Annual Juried Exhibition, Templeton Art Studio, Fort Worth, Texas
1990 10th Annual Small Works Show, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, “Yellow Dish” reproduced on invitation
1990 National Juried Competition, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas, Juror – Henry L. Whiddon
1990 CAC 12th Annual Competition, Fort Worth, Texas, Juror – John A. Crabtree
1989 9th Annual Small Works Show, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1989 Miniatures, The Fanny Garver Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin
1989 Gallery Night, Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
1988 Holiday Season, Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
1988 New Work, Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
1988 48th Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jurors – Carol Wald and Walter S. Eriebacher
1987 A Breath of Fresh Art, The Fanny Garver Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin
1987 Great Works, Large and Small, Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
1986 123rd Annual Exhibition of Small Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jurors – Jack Bookbinder, Andre Salz and Stuart Shils
 

 

Awards and Honors:
 

2016 Finalist, Huntington Art Prize, Huntington PLC, Houston, Texas
2014 Prize Juror, Annual National Exhibition and Competition, Beaumont Art League, Beaumont, Texas
2013 Honorable Mention, 51st Annual National Competition, Beaumont Art League, Beaumont, Texas
2012 Finalist, Huntington Art Prize, Huntington PLC, Houston, Texas
2012 Third Place, 50th Annual National Competition, Beaumont Art League, Beaumont, Texas
2008 Finalist, Huntington Art Prize, Huntington PLC, Houston, Texas
2009 First Place, Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2009, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas, Juror: Shelley Langdale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, Philadelphia Museum of Art
2004 First Place, Assistance League of Houston, Houston, Texas, Juror: Jennifer Gross- Curator of Contemporary Art, Yale University Art Gallery
2003 Honorable Mention, American Figure Exhibition, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, California
1996 Third place & Honorable Mention, National Juried Exhibition, Breckenridge Art Center, Breckenridge, Texas, Juror: Joan Marron-LaRue
1996 Fourth Place Award, Spring Show, Templeton Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas, Juror: Wade Wilson
1996 First Place Award, Annual Juried Exhibition, Templeton Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas, Juror: Chris Goebel
1992 Second Place Award, Annual Juried Exhibition, Templeton Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas
1991 Mary Butler Memorial Purchase Award, Fellowship Annual Juried Exhibition, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
1990 Jurors Citation, Annual Juried Exhibition, Committee for an Artists Center, Fort Worth, Texas
1988 Honorable Mention, National Juried Exhibition, Society of Water Color Artists, Fort Worth, Texas
 

 

Literature:
 

2017 “Shade You’ll Never Sit In,” Patron.com, August 17, 2017.
2015 “Arts: Valuing Creativity in Art Takes Practice,” by David A. Smith, Waco Tribune, June 23, 2015.
2015 “Art Notes” by Michael Granberry, The Dallas Morning News, Arts section, June 7, 2015, page 8E, The Painted Word: Idiot/Maniac reproduced. Available from http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/arts/columnists/michael-granberry/20150605-the-mac-says-goodbye-to-mckinney-avenue-with-its-new-show.ece
2014 60th Anniversary Catalogue, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas; The Painted Word: Whose thought are we, then? reproduced.
2014 “Regional Talents Shine in Fort Worth,” by Lin Wang, Urban Art & Antiques, June 22, 2014 Available from www.urbanartantiques.com/2014/first-annual-regional-juried-show-artspace111-fortworth/“The Fabrications of Vera Barnett: an Appreciation,” by Frederick Turner, essay, pages 1-5.
2012 “Bringing Life to Still Life,” by Cherie Haas, The Artist’s Magazine, March 2012, page 12, Classical Plastique reproduced.
2010 “Vera Barnett: Classical Plastique,” by Michael Granberry, The Dallas Morning News (Guide), 15 October 2010, page 35, Wayfarer reproduced.
2010 Vera Barnett: Classical Plastique, exhibition catalogue with essay by Frederick Turner, Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Dallas, Texas.
2010 “Dance for Me,” by Jareb Parker, Moulin Review, Vol. 2, Brookhaven College, Spring 2010, Classical Plastique: Birth of Venus reproduced on page 13, Classical Plastique: Girl in Field reproduced on page 15.
2006 “Night & Day,” The Dallas Observer, December 7 – 13, 2006, page 31, Kung-Fu Fighting reproduced.
2001 “Vera Barnett, Frank Brown,” by Mike Daniels, The Dallas Morning News, page 52, December 21, 2001, reproduction.
1999 “Reality Check,” by Mike Daniels, The Dallas Morning News, Guide, page 53, June 18, 1999.
1999 “The Contemporary Gets Real,” by Janet Tyson, Fort Worth Star Telegram
1999 “Realism,” by Curtis Martin, Artlies, Summer issue, page 47, Crucifixition reproduced.
1998 “Two Experts Pick Pieces for Big Dallas Show,” by Suzanne Akhtar, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Section G, page 2, January 25, 1998.
1998 “Go Figure,” by Mike Daniels, The Dallas Morning News, Guide, page 53, August 28, 1998.
1997 “Eerie Pool Party,” by Annabelle Massey, The Met, page 30, October 29, 1997, reproduction.
1997 “Fort Worth Festival Takes an Earnest Approach to its Art,” by Annabelle Massey, The Met
1996 “Night & Day,” by Zac Crain, The Dallas Observer
1996 1996 Art Competition, exhibition catalogue, Breckenridge Fine Arts Center, Breckenridge, Texas, reporoduction.
1994 “Artists Show Us Their Paintings,” by Wade Wilson, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Section E, page 2, November 27, 1994.
1993 “Fine Arts Academy Exhibition Opens,” by Victoria Donohoe, The Philadelphia Enquirer
1992 “Schools Out in Fort Worth,” by Janet Tyson, Fort Worth Star Telegram, October 7, 1992.
1989 “Discretion and a Spousal Exhibition,” by Janet Tyson, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Section E, page 2, May 6, 1989.
1988 “Water Color Exhibit No Brush With Tame,” by Janet Tyson, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Section 5, page 4, March 21, section 5, page 4.
1988 “A Really Pretty Picture,” by Janet Tyson, Fort Worth Star Telegram

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