About the Artist

Barbara Lindsey is a self taught artist born and raised in Jefferson City, Missouri. She was raised on a farm, out in the country, with loving parents, and a large crew of eight very close knit siblings. As a child she loved to draw, sketch, and paint. She developed her own style at an early age and was encouraged to pursue it. Her love of art was passed down from her father who was an artist and wood carver himself.

Although versatile in medium and subject matter, her main interest has been watercolor. Her unique realistic style combines a tight compact brush stroke with loose airy ideas. Her work has become known for the attention to detail in each of her watercolor paintings. Her work has won various awards, and been included in many National and International Juried shows.

Membership

2015 Juried Shows and Honors

Hunters Dream was selected as Finalist in Richeson 75 International Figure/Portrait 2015 Competition

Hunt ‘Em Up was selected as Meritorious Entry in the Richeson 75 International Figure/Portrait 2015 Competition

2013 Juried Shows and Honors

American Fortitude was selected by Juror Laurin McCracken AWS, NWS, MOWS-HR to be part of Watercolor Missouri International 2013.

The show was held at the National Winston Churchill Museum Anson Cutts Gallery in Fulton Missouri. America Fortitude received the Artist Merit Award from Juror of Awards Sandra Schaffer, NWS.

Reception on the Lawn and Tweet were selected by Juror Don Lake WHS to be part of the Kansas Watercolor Society NATIONAL EXHIBITION held at The Wichita Center for the Arts Tweet received the Wichita Women Artists Cash Award Click here to see the show.

Shipmates received the Third Place Award from Judge of Awards Marlin Rotach at the Missouri Watercolor Society’s National Members’ Invitational. It was held at the Boone County Historical Society Gallery in Columbia, Missouri.

2012 Juried Shows and Honors

Honored with Signature status in Missouri Watercolor Society

Opening Day was featured on the Cover of St. Louis Talent Magazine June 2012

Valentina was chosen for inclusion in the Society of Watercolor Artists 2012 International Juried Art Exhibition Fort Worth, Texas
(Juror: Robert Burridge)

Tweet was selected for Watercolor Missouri National 2012. It was held at the world-famous National Winston Churchill Museum & Library in Fulton, Missouri. Eighty paintings were selected for the exhibition by (Juror: Cheng-Khee Chee, AWS, NWS, MOWS-HR )

Watercolor Missouri National 2012
See it online: http://www.mowsart.com/Gallery.aspx?path=~/Galleries/National2012

2011 Juried Shows and Honors

Tweet has been selected as a Finalist in the Art Renewal Center’s International 2010-2011 ARC Salon. (Salon Competition Judges: Dr. Vern G. Swanson, Director of the Springville Museum of Art, Peter Trippi, Editor of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, Fred Ross, Founder and Chairman of the Art Renewal Center, Michael John Angel, regarded as one of the foremost figurative painters alive today)

Opening Day won the honor of Top 100 in Paint America’s Paint the Parks Competition 2011, National Touring Exhibition and Paint America online gallery.

Eyeing the Situation won the Salis International Award at the Missouri Watercolor Society National Members Invitational 2011. (Juror: Paul Jackson AWS, NWS)

Eyeing the Situation was selected to be part of the Missouri Top 50 Exhibition 2011. (Rachell Smith, Director/Curator, H&R Block Art Space, Kansas City Art Institute)

More Precious than Gold was selected as Finalist in the Richeson 75 International Art Competition Figure/Portrait 2011. (Juror: Everett Raymond Kinstler, NA, AWS, PSA)

Friends and Neighbors was awarded Meritorious Entry and included in the Exhibit Book for the Richeson 75 International Art Competition Figure/Portrait 2011. (Juror: Everett Raymond Kinstler, NA, AWS, PSA)

Valentina was awarded Meritorious Entry and included in the Exhibit Book for the Richeson 75 International Art Competition Figure/Portrait 2011. (Juror: Everett Raymond Kinstler, NA, AWS, PSA)

Reception on the Lawn was selected for Watercolor USA. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this prestigious, national exhibition. The judge for Watercolor U.S.A. 2011 was Sandra Schaffer, president of the Watercolor U.S.A. Honor Society.

Eyeing the Situation was selected to be part of the 34th International Exhibition sponsored by Watercolor Art Society Houston. It was selected from more than 400 paintings by juror, John Salminen, for inclusion in the gallery exhibition.

Opening Day was selected to be included in ROCKIES WEST NATIONAL 2011 19th Annual Juried Exhibition … Presented by Western Colorado Watercolor Society (Juror: Paul Jackson AWS, NWS)

Friends and Neighbors was selected to be part of Watercolor Now! 2011. It was held at the Slater Memorial Park Gallery in Rhode Island from January 9-28, 2011.

2010 Juried Shows and Honors

Honored with inclusion in Watercolor Honor Society

More Precious than Gold will be included in The 29th Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors Travel Exhibit… November 2010-January 2011.

Opening Day received the Artmart Award at the Missouri Watercolor Society Invitational (Judge: Shirley Nachtrieb)

Tweet was awarded Finalist in the Animal/Wildlife category of The Artist’s Magazine 27th Annual Art Competition. It was listed as a finalist in the December 2010 issue of the magazine. (Chris Bacon, Juror)

Best of America Artists & Artisans Watermedia Volume II art book competition Shadow Dreams at Sunrise Shipmates and Signs of the Time juried into book.

Tweet has been awarded the Marcia W. Justice Cash Award in Watercolor USA 2010. The Judge for Watercolor U.S.A. 2010 was Richard Martin Ash lll, Professor Emeritus of Art and Director of the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

More Precious than Gold was selected to be included in The 29th Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors at The Old Forge Art Center in Old Forge, NY (Juror of Selection: Carole Pickle AWS, NWS Juror of Awards: Alan Wylie, AWS, df, SFCA, NWWS, CIPA, CWA)

Tweet was selected to be included in Watercolor U.S.A. National Exhibition 2010 Springfield Art Museum Springfield, Mo (Juror: Richard Martin Ash III Professor Emeritus of Art and Director of the Wichita Falls Museum of Art)

Opening Day was selected to be included in The National Watercolor Society 2010 All Member Exhibit to be held in the National Watercolor Society Gallery in San Pedro, CA (Juror: Mary Addison Hackett)

Safe Landing received the honor of 2009 Paint America Second 100 (Jurors: Jim Bruce, Deb Groesser, and Kaye Franklin)

2009 Juried Shows and Honors

Opening Day was awarded Best of Show at the “Evening with the arts” exhibit held at the Railton Gallery, Jefferson City, Missouri (Juror: Lampo Leong, Associate Professor & Art Department Chair University of Missouri-Columbia, MO)

Signs of the Time was selected to be included in The Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2009 at the Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas. (Juror: Eric Wiegardt, AWS, NWS)

Lending an Ear won the Winsor & Newton Award at the Missouri Watercolor Society Invitational 2009 held at the Columbia Art League in Columbia Missouri. (Juror: Paul Jackson AWS, NWS)

Paint America Paint the Parks Top 100 2009 Shipmates Will be part of the Paint the Parks 100 National Touring Exhibition and Paint America online gallery. (Jurors: Susan Blackwood, Howard Friedland, and Kim Casebeer)

20th Annual Missouri 50 Exhibition 2009 OH… If You Could See Through My Eyes Sedalia Missouri: Juror (Statewide juried exhibit. Juror: Melanie Franklin Cohn, arts administrator, curator, and editor.)

Watercolor Missouri National 2009 9th Juried Exhibition Hindsight Winston Churchill Memorial Fulton, Missouri (Juror of Selection John Salminen, NWS, AWS-DF, MoWS)

Illinois Watercolor Society 25th Annual Open Juried Exhibition Shadow Dreams at Sunrise The Next Picture Show Fine arts Center- Dixon Illinois (Juror: Tom Francesconi, NWS, TWSA)

Third Annual Paint America Top 100 Juried Art Competition Hindsight received the honor of Paint America “Second 100” (Jurors: Cally Krallman, Mike Albrechtsen and Henry Dixon)

Richeson 75 Small Works 2009 Competition Lending an Ear and Oh…If You Could See Through My Eyes awarded meritorious entry included in the exhibit book

Richeson 75 International Figure/ Portrait 2009 Art Competition Hindsight and Baby and Me 1933 awarded meritorious entry included in exhibit book

Jefferson City Adult Art Exhibit 2009 Professional Division Signs of the Time Honorable Mention

2008 Juried Shows and Honors

Four Watercolor Paintings accepted… Universal Embrace received Special Recognition Merit Award for the Upstream People Gallery “10th Annual Judeo-Christian Art International Online Juried Exhibition” at www.upstreampeoplegallery.com (Juror: Larry Bradshaw, Professor of Art, University of Nebraska at Omaha)

Jefferson City Adult Art Exhibit Professional Division…Hindsight Second Place, Growing Inspiration Third Place, Hindsight People’s Choice Award Jefferson City, MO

19th Annual Missouri 50 Exhibition 2008 Hindsight Sedalia Missouri (Statewide Juried Exhibit – Juror: Thomas Piché, Director Daum Museum of Contemporary Art)

Missouri Watercolor Society Members Invitational 2008 Oh… If You Could See Through My Eyes received Merit Award- Columbia Art League Gallery-Columbia, Missouri (Juror: Jerry Berneche, Professor Art Department – University of Missouri)

Kansas Watercolor Society Great 8 Exhibition 2008 Hindsight accepted in Juried exhibition-Wichita Center for the Arts-Wichita, Kansas (Juror: Gloria Miller Allen, AWS)

MOAK 4-State Regional Exhibition 2008 Oh… If You Could See Through My Eyes accepted in Juried exhibition Springfield Art Museum -Springfield, Missouri (Juror: Nicholas Kyle, Associate Professor of Art and Chair of the Art Dept. Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, Missouri)

Five paintings accepted for the Upstream People Gallery “10th Annual Painting, Drawing, Photography & Print International Online Juried Art Exhibition”. Four paintings received Special Recognition Merit Award. (Juror: Larry Bradshaw, Professor of Art, University of Nebraska at Omaha)

Publications

Opening Day was selected for the June 2012 cover of Saint Louis Talent Magazine. More Precious than Gold and Reception on the Lawn were included in the article on page 8.

 

More Precious than Gold was awarded Finalist in The Richeson 75 International Figure/Portrait 2011.
Valentina and Friends and Neighbors were awarded Meritorious Entries and included in the Exhibit Book.

 

Tweet was awarded Finalist In The Richeson 75 International Animals, Birds, and Wildlife 2011. Eyeing the Situation was awarded Meritorious Entry and Included in the Exhibit Book.

 

Ozarks Creations
The Magazine
eyeingthesituation

 

The Artist’s Magazine’s 27th Annual Art Competition
Tweet was awarded Finalist in the Animal/Wildlife Category
Chris Bacon, Juror
December 2010 Issue
http://www.artistsnetwork.com/article/2010-animalwildlife/

 

Jefferson City Magazine
Artist Profile Barbara Lindsey’s Watercolor World December 2009
http://www.jeffersoncitymag.com/

 

Paint America’s Paint the Parks Selected Shipmates as part of the Top 100 and Traveling exhibit.

 

Hindsight and Baby and Me 1933 were awarded meritorious entries and included in the Richeson 75 International Figure/Portrait 2009. http://www.richeson75.com/portrait/index.html

 

Lending an Ear and Oh…If You Could See through My Eyes were awarded meritorious entries and included in the Richeson 75 International Small Works 2009. http://www.richeson75.com/

 

Three original watercolor paintings by Barbara Lindsey were selected to be included in the Best of America Watermedia Book 2010.
Shadow Dreams at Sunrise
Shipmates
Signs of the Time
http://www.bestofartists.com/best-of-books/