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Artist's Bio

Barbara Danser

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

University of Colorado, BFA

Silvermine School of Art – Painting with Ann Toulim-Rothe, Charles Reed,

Jacki Kaufman, Laurie Fader, metal sculpture with David Boyajian

 

INSTRUCTOR – BARBARA DANSER ART WORKSHOPS  (Plein Air Painting):

 

2015   Mount Monadnock Region, New Hampshire

           Ghost Ranch & Taos, New Mexico

2014   Mount Monadnock Region, New Hampshire

2007   Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

2001   Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

2000   Tuscany, Cinque Terre and Venice, Italy

           Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

1999   Tuscany and Cinque Terre, Italy

           Utah National Parks, Utah

           Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

           Taos, New Mexico

1998   Utah National Parks, Utah

           Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

           Taos, New Mexico

1997   Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

1996   Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

 

INSTRUCTOR:

 

NHIA, SHARON ARTS CENTER, SHARON, NEW HAMPSHIRE

2016   Abstracting the Landscape

           Take Flight With Pastels

           Portrait and Full Figure Painting

           Figure Drawing Open Studio (Monitor)

 

2015   Abstracting the Landscape

           Totally Abstract Painting

           Introduction to Abstract Painting

           Creative Expression Through Words and Paint

           Figure Drawing Open Studio (Monitor)

 

2014   Abstracting the Landscape

           Abstract Painting

 

2013   Abstracting the Landscape

 

 

CURRIER MUSEUM ART CENTER, MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE

2016   Abstracting the Landscape

 

2015   Abstracting the Landscape

 

 

MONADNOCK AREA ARTISTS ASSOCIATION, KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE

2016   Abstracting the Landscape

 

 

CENTER FOR THE ARTS, NEW LONDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE

2016   Abstracting the Landscape

 

           

STUDIOS:

 

DanserArt Studios – Hancock, New Hampshire                                        

           Painting / Sculpture

 

DanserArt Studios – Jaffrey, New Hampshire                                           

           Metal / Jewelry

 

 

Recent EXHIBITIONS: (* Solo Shows)

 

2015    * Barbara Danser: Visions and Reflections - A Retrospective Exhibition, Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey NH.

           

            NHIA Juried Faculty Exhibition, Discover Portsmouth Center, Portsmouth NH, Juror – Andrew Lucas.

 

            Members’ Exhibition, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey NH.

 

            NHIA Community Education Exhibition, Sharon Arts Gallery, Peterborough NH, Juror – Andrew Lucas.      

 

            Glass, Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord NH.

 

2014    2014 Art In Nature: Outdoors Sculpture Exhibit at the Fells, The Fells Estate, Sunapee NH, Juror - Andrew Spahr, Curator, Currier Museum.

 

            Passionate Pursuits, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene State College, Keene NH.

 

            Members’ Exhibition, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Mill Brook Gallery, Concord NH, Judge - Christine Bodnar.

 

            Dancing Leaves, Exhibition at Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord NH.

 

            Continuing Education Exhibition, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester NH.

 

            Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord NH.

 

2013    Members’ Exhibition, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Sharon Arts Gallery, Peterborough NH, Judge – Robert Carsten.

 

            Ceramic Exhibition, Sharon Arts School, Sharon NH.

 

2011    In Sight: Visions and Reflections, Cunningham Gallery, Jaffrey, NH, Barbara Danser, Exhibition Curator.

 

            Visions and Reflections: Diverse Journeys, Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH.          

 

            Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH.

 

            Juried Show, Monadnock Fine Arts Gallery, Keene, NH.

 

2010    Passionate Pursuits, Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH.

 

            Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH.

               

            Members’ Exhibition, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Red Roof Gallery, Enfield, NH. Judge-Cindy House.

 

2009    *Turquoise and Pastel, Jaffrey, NH.

 

            Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH.

           

            Four Artists Show, Monadnock Fine Art Gallery, Keene, NH.

           

            “It’s Pastel!” Juried Show, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Newport, NH. Juror - Susan Ogilvie.

               

             Members’ Exhibition, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Theatre Gallery at Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH.

 

2008    Interplay: Inward Outward Transference, Cunningham Gallery, Jaffrey, NH, Barbara Danser, Exhibition Curator.

           

            Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH.

            Members' Exhibition, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH.

 

            New England Juried Show, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Derry School, NH.

 

2007    Members' Exhibition, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Jaffrey, NH. Judged by Barbara Willis, PSA.

 

            New England Juried Show, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Red Roof Gallery, Enfield, NH. Juried by Richard McDaniel, PSA, and Christina

            Debarry, PSA.

 

            Vermont Pastel Society Selected Artists Show, Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, Vermont.        

           

            Friends of the Dublin Art Colony Exhibition, Sharon Arts Gallery, Peterborough, NH.

 

2006    In Sight, Art Explorations by Maureen Ahern and Barbara Danser, Jaffrey, NH, Barbara Danser, Exhibition Curator.

 

            Members' Exhibition, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. Judged by Vicki Wright, Director, The Art Gallery at University of New                                     Hampshire.

 

            Three Artists’ Exhibition, VIS Centennial Celebration, Jaffrey Center, NH

 

            Pastel Society of New Hampshire: Founders and Friends, Sharon Arts Gallery, Peterborough, NH, Barbara Danser, Exhibition Curator.

 

            *Jump For Joy: An Artist’s Passion for Multi-Dimensional Creativity – Artist’s Lecture, Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, Keene State College,

            Keene, NH.

 

            Monadnock Arts Auction, Jaffrey, NH.

 

            Omer T. Lassonde Memorial Juried Competition/Exhibition, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH.

 

2005    Bronze, Glass and All That Jazz, Three Artists’ Show, Colonial Corner, Colonial Theater, Keene, NH.

 

            *Barbara Danser - Pastels, Banknorth, Jaffrey, NH.

 

            Black and White Juried Show, Sharon Arts Gallery, Peterborough, NH.  Juried by Robert Seaman and Dustan Knight.

 

            Friends of the Dublin Art Colony Studio Tour, Harrisville, NH.

 

            Friends of the Dublin Art Studio Exhibition, Sharon Arts Gallery, Peterborough, NH

 

            Omer T. Lassonde Memorial Juried Competition/Exhibition, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH.

 

            Members’ Show, Sharon Arts Gallery, Peterborough, New Hampshire.

 

            Monadnock Arts Auction, Jaffrey, NH.

           

            Academic Artists National Juried Show, Springfield, Massachusetts. Juried by Paul Leveille and Sandra Wakeen.

 

Recent AWARDS:

 

2015:    Honorable Mention, Garden with Old Grey, Pastel Society of New Hampshire Members’ Exhibition, Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey NH.

 

2014:    Splash of Color Award, Mountain Pass, Pastel Society of New Hampshire Members’ Exhibition, Mill Brook Gallery, Concord, New Hampshire,

             Judge – Maryanne Mullett, PSA.

 

2013:    Theresa Kimball Memorial Award, promenade sous des arbres en feu, Pastel Society of New Hampshire Members’ Exhibition, Sharon Arts

             Gallery, Peterborough, New Hampshire, Judge - Robert Carsten, PSA.

 

2008:    Third Place Award, Aspen Spring, Pastel Society of New Hampshire Members' Exhibition, Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Judge -

             Barbara Willis, PSA.

 

2007:    Pastel Painters of Maine Award, Autumn Journey, New England Juried Show, Red Roof Gallery, Enfield, New Hampshire. Juror - Richard

             McDaniel, PSA, and Christina Debarry, PSA.

 

2005:    Honorable Mention, Sculpture, Legend of the Rock, Academic Artists National Juried Show, Springfield, Massachusetts.

 

COMMISSIONS and INSTALLATIONS:

 

Private Collection, Keene, New Hampshire, 2012.

            Bronze, Stainless Steel sculpture, Orb

 

Hancock Holistic Healthcare, Inc., Hancock, New Hampshire, 2009.

            Acrylic on canvas, Jump For Joy

            Acrylic on canvas, Push Don’t Shove

 

Hancock Professional Center, Hancock, New Hampshire, 2008

            Steel sculpture, Inward Outward Bound

 

Monadnock Management Inc, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, 2007.

            Bronze sculpture, Release

 

Marketing Development Resources, Inc., Hancock, New Hampshire, 2007.

            Bronze sculpture, Meteor

 

Private Collection, Keene, New Hampshire, 2005

            Bronze sculpture, Mother Earth Father Sky

 

Silvermine Arts Center, Sculpture Grounds, New Canaan, Connecticut, 2002

            Steel sculpture, Shall We Dance

 

Private Collection, Belmont, Vermont, 2001.

            Tallix cast bronze, Legend of the Rock

 

Art Space Projects Incorporated, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2001.

            Mural Installation, Latex Exterior House Paint, On A Roll

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE ART AFFILIATIONS and ASSOCIATIONS:

 

NHIA Sharon Arts Center – Fine Arts Gallery Committee (2004-2007)

Monadnock Art - Friends of the Dublin Art Colony

Monadnock Area Artists Association, Keene, New Hampshire

Pastel Society of New Hampshire - Founder (2006), President (2006, 2007)

Friends of the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene State College – Executive Committee member (2005-2010)

Monadnock Writers Group (2014-2015)