Barbara Dirnbach

Barbara Dirnbach

    Studio

    Philadelphia, PA

    Recent Works

    Artist's Biography

    Barbara majored in art and art education at New York University, earning a BA and MA in Art Education and was a highly praised art teacher in both New York and Philadelphia. In mid-career she earned a degree in interior design/space planning (U of Arts) after which she completed major projects for many corporate clients.

    She's returned to her artistic roots and now shows at many galleries and centers garnering awards from the Main Line Art Center, New Hope Arts League, the Wayne Art Center, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and the Delaware Valley Art League.

    Artist's Statement

    The journey to find my voice as an artist began as an art student at NYU in the '60s and resumed in the last decade.

    Incorporating artistic ideas and techniques, past and present, is important in order to stay grounded in tradition but not be limited by it. Every day I embrace goals that I set for myself as an artist by taking chances and delving into unknown territory using various materials, textures, and scale, to convey strong emotions.

    I explore my inner world and express my ideas by choosing subjects and images that are personal and meaningful to me. My intention is for every piece of art to tell a bold story through composition, design, and color.

    Creating art gives me a sense of purpose, achievement, and excitement. I hope the journey never ends.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2019
    Les Femmes, Paragon Art Gallery, Phoenixville, PA

    2018
    Marple Public Library, Broomall, PA

    2017
    Marple Public Library, Broomall, PA

    Group
    2020
    Chester County Studio Tour, Spring City, PA
    Juried

    Flora and Fauna, Paragon Art Gallery, Phoenixville, PA
    Juried

    Exploration of Mixed Media, Paragon Art Gallery, Phoenixville, PA
    Juried

    Fluid Transition, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
    Juried

    Annual Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Member Exhibition, Artists' Equity, Radnor, PA

    Professional Artists Members Show, Main Line Arts Center, Haverford, PA

    2019
    Sister to Sister, ArtSisters, King of Prussia, PA
    Juried

    The Incredible Lightness of Art, Artists Equity, Community Art Center, Wallingford, PA
    Juried

    Absolutely Abstract, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
    Juried

    Professional Artists Show, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
    Juried

    Spring Show, Delaware Valley Art League, Radnor, PA
    Juried

    Composition in Concert, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
    Juried

    Members Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

    2018
    Spring Show, Delaware Valley Art League, Radnor, PA
    Juried

    Reader-Writer, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
    Juried

    Juried Spring Show, Audubon Society, Audubon, PA

    Absolutely Abstract, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
    Juried

    Members Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

    Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

    Members Exhibition, Da Vinci Art Alliance

    Professional Artist Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
    Juried

    2017
    Red, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Professional Artists Member Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
    Juried

    Spring Show, Delaware Valley Art League, Radnor, PA
    Juried

    Spring Gala Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
    Juried

    Professional Artist Members Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

    Fine Art & Crafts Show, Haverford Guild of Craftsmen, Bryn Mawr, PA

    Member Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

    Out of Scale, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
    Juried

    Professional Artist Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
    Juried

    Personally Speaking, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
    Juried

    2016
    Member Show, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

    2nd Language Exhibition, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
    Juried

    Annual Fall Art Show, Baker Industries, Malvern, PA

    Awards

    2019
    Philadelphia, Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
    Honorable Mention

    2018
    Delaware Valley Art League, Radnor, PA
    Purchase Prize

    New Hope Art League, Doylestown, PA
    Best in Mixed Media

    Affiliations

    InLiquid,Artists Equity, Board of Directors
    ArtSisters, Member
    Da Vinci Art Alliance, Professional Member
    Delaware Valley Art League, Member
    Main Line Art Center, Professional Member
    Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center, Member
    MMX (Mixed Media 10), Member
    Wayne Art Center, Member

    Education

    1982
    Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
    Certificate of Interior Design

    1966
    New York University, New York, NY
    M.A., Art Education

    1964
    New York University, New York, NY
    B.A., Art Education