Maggie Barnes - Artist
Welcome to my website!
Some thoughts from famous artists!
Paul Cezanne -- "We live in a rainbow of chaos. "
Vincent Van Gogh -- "Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul. "
Henry Moore -- "There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it."
Maggie Barnes - Bio & Resume
Art is a journey of self-exploration and challenge. I find the outcome of my work is often liberating and enlightening. Having a love for a wide spectrum of art from abstract to realism my art is a celebration of diversity. It is also self confronting to stretch myself to achieve higher goals with each new piece of work. Art is a magical experience and passion, it happens when time ceases to exist for me.
My studio is currently located in my home. I create my art with multiple mediums including oil and acrylic paints on canvas, wood and museum board. Commissioned work includes portraits, digital art and photo restoration. I also enjoy doing digital art and photography, sculpture and linoleum cuts.
In addition to creating my own art I have taught children for many years to express themselves artistically using all manner of techniques including painting with acrylics and watercolors, drawing, sculpture and printing.
My work is featured in private and corporate collections across the USA and England. My work has been in galleries in San Francisco and Sonoma & Napa counties, in Omaha my work has been on display at The Frame Service, The Avenue, Heller Art Images, The Designers, Field Club Annual Art Show and The Chamber of Commerce. Currently my work is on display at Bizarre Gallery at Village Point. Check back to see updates lists of Galleries and Events.
I have returned to Omaha after many years in California, my former memberships were the Petaluma Arts Association (board member and chairman of several committees), Petaluma Arts Council, the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Valley of the Moon, Marin Artisans and Healdsburg, Napa & Sonoma Arts Associations.
PARTIAL LIST OF SHOWS:
2007 Chamber of Commerce—Local Artists Show (Omaha, NE)
2007 The Designers - Spring Show (Omaha, NE)
2007 Field Club Annual Art Show and Fundraiser (Omaha, NE)
2007 The Frame Service - Local Artists Show (Omaha, NE)
2006 The Frame Service—Local Artists Show (Omaha, NE)
2006 The Designers—Fall Show (Omaha, NE)
2006 The Avenue—Christmas Show (Omaha, NE)
2006 Gallery One—juried show (Petaluma, CA)
2006 Spirit of Color—Co-chair (Petaluma, CA)
2006 Petaluma Post featured artist on cover page
2005 Mail Depot PAC Valentine Show (Petaluma, CA)
2005 Art & Garden Show in Petaluma
2005 Hatchery Artists Open Studio (Petaluma, CA)
2005 PAA Art in the Park (Petaluma, CA)
2005 Art & Jazz on the River (Petaluma, CA)
2005 Gallery One—juried “Almost White” (Petaluma, CA)
2005 Bank of Marin PAA Show (Petaluma, CA)
2005 Petaluma Valley Hospital “Animals”
2005 Petaluma Coffee Company PAC Members Show
2005 Bank of Marin “Spirit of Color” (Petaluma, CA)
2005 Copperfields “Spirit of Color” on display (Petaluma, CA)
2005 Diablo Canyon Wine Gallery (San Francisco, CA)
2005 PAA Museum Show (Petaluma, CA)
2004 Bank of Marin PAA show (Petaluma, CA)
2004 Bank of Marin juried poster contest 2nd place (Petaluma, CA)
2004 Bank of Marin Spirit of Color (Petaluma, CA)
2004 Actify Inc. Corporate Offices (San Francisco, CA)
2004 Marin Medical Offices—solo show (Greenbrae, CA)
2004 Petaluma Coffee Company—”Going Digital Show”
2004 PAA & PAC Petaluma History Museum show (Petaluma, CA)
2004 PAA Open Studios (Petaluma, CA)
2004 Gallery One juried show “Anticipating Spring” (Petaluma, CA)
2004 PAA Art in the Park (Petaluma, CA)
2004 Healdsburg Art Guild juried Spring Show (Healdsburg, CA)
2003 Healthy Community Consortium – solo show (Petaluma, CA)
2003 PAA Library Show (Petaluma, CA)
2003 Petaluma Arts Association - Open Studios
2003 Dempsey's – solo show (Petaluma, CA)
2003 Petaluma Arts Association Art in the Park
2003 Sonoma County Salute to the Arts—Juried Show (Sonoma, CA)
2003 Petaluma Arts Assoc. Luchessi Show
2003 Marin Medical Offices—two solo shows (Greenbrae, CA)
2002 Arts Council – First Show (Petaluma, CA)
2002 Gallery One, juried show– Back to Basics (Petaluma, CA)
2002 Arts Council – Fantasy Show (Petaluma, CA)
2002 Heller Art Images – Digital Prints (Omaha, NE)
2002 Petaluma Art in the Park
2002 Valley of the Moon – Vintage Festival (Napa, CA)
2002 Petaluma Arts Council – Art Around Town
2002 Petaluma Arts Council – Cinnabar Fundraiser
2002 Petaluma Arts Council – Embracing Living with Dying
2002 Gallery One – Think Red juried show (Petaluma, CA)
2001 Open Studios, Petaluma, Ca
2001 Petaluma Art in the Park
2001 Sebastopol Center for the Arts – members show (Sebastopol, CA)
2001 Marin Artisans – Farmers Market (San Rafael, CA)
2001 Petaluma Arts Council – Day of the Dead
2001 Gallery One – juried show, Petaluma Scenes (Petaluma, CA)
2001 Gallery One – juried show, Think Red Show (Petaluma, CA)
From here please follow the links at the top on the left or at the bottom. Enjoy!
All Art and Images are Copyright Maggie Barnes 2007
This site was last updated 08/11/07