Barbara Schaff


Contact Information

babascha@aol.com

Phone: 215-606-7229

http://www.barbaraschaff.com

1111 Locust Street Studio 4B Philadelphia, PA 19107

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Drawing

Painting

Artist's Statement

Truth resides in the spontaneity of Nature. In my search for this truth, I try to give myself over to the subject, trusting my instincts in the gesture, the color, and the line. I seek a pathway beneath the surface of things to discover the simplicity of what connects us to our world and to each other.

My goal is to merge with the creative process and allow the spontaneous rendering to discover the unknown. By keeping my mind open to all possibility of what the work will be, I hope to enter into a silent dialogue with the creative forces and become receptive to its counsel.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2014
True Grit: The Poetic Eye of Barbara Schaff, Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA

2010
Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006
N’est ce Pas, Bahdeebahdu, Philadelphia, PA

2005
Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA

2003
Recent Work, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

1999
Recent Work, The Museum Restaurant, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1998
Questar Foundation, New Hope, PA

1997
Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT

Ciboulette, Philadelphia, PA

1996
Ciboulette, Philadelphia, PA

1995
Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers, Philadelphia, PA

ITT Boston Sheraton, MA

1989
Howe Gallery, Kean College, Union, NJ

1985
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

Group
2015
Artists in the Garden: PAFA at the Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA

Soaring, Santa Bannon Fine Art, Bethlehem, PA

2014
PAFA Benefit Auction, Philadelphia, PA

Drawing Strength, Bahdeebahdu, Philadelphia, PA

Invitational Benefit for Ballet X, Bridgette Meyer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013
The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

TwelveXTwelve, Alumni Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Summer Benefit Show, Bridgette Meyer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

Contain Yourself, Mike Klinedinst Gallery, Art Institute of York PA, York, PA

Artists we Admire, William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2012
71st Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Drawn to the Dance: Works by Barbara Schaff and Helen Mirkil, Water Gallery, Lansdale, PA

Artists We Admire, William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia, PA

2011
Pennsylvania Seen: Southeast Landscapes, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

Artists We Admire, William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

The Art Trust Gallery at Meridan Bank, West Chester, PA

Abstractions of Nature, Oxford Art Center, Oxford, PA

2010
A Few of my Favorite Things: Dierctors Choice from the Permanent Collection, Lenfest
Gallery, Philip and Muriel Berman Museum at Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA

Art on the Square, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009
A Cause for Art, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Works on Paper, Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood, NJ

2008
Big Work, Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood, NJ

2007
Gallery Saint Martin, Philadelphia, PA

Pink at Perkins, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown NJ and Collingswood, NJ

2006
From the Studio III, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

Artists of Ocean County, Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts, Loveladies, NJ

66th Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Black and White, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Works from the Permanent collection, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

2005
6th Biennial Exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

From the Studio II, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

Works on Paper, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

Prints and Drawing Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2004
The Expressionist Gesture, Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA

Dear Fleisher, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
Wish You were Here III, A.I.R. Gallery, NY, NY

2003
Favorite Places, Walker Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, NJ

2002
To the Four, Carspecken Scott Gallery, Wilmington, DE

2001
Fine Paintings, The Museum Restaurant, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

2000
Peng Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1999
The New Gallery, Nantucket, MA

1998
Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

partial listing
2010
Donohoe, Victoria, “Natural Light,” Philadelphia Inquirer, May 2010

2007
Baxter, Robert, “Think Pink,” Courier Post, October 11, 2007

2004
Donohoe, Victoria, “The Expressionist Gesture, a Show repleat with Passion,” Philadelphia Inquirer, September 2004

2003
Art Matters, Philadelphia, PA

2000
Philadelphia Daily News, November 2000

1998
“An Illustrated Survey of Leading Contemporaries,” American Artist. 2nd Ed., 1998

1997
Philadelphia Daily News, November 1997

1985
New Jersey Magazine

Professional Experience

2014

Juror, Works on Paper, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2007 – 2011
Artist Advisory, Louise Nevelson Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Juror, Members and Faculty Show, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

2006 – 2011
Advisory Board Member, Coalition Ingenue, Philadelphia, PA

2005 – 2008
Member, Fellows Council, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA

1989 – 1993
Artist Advisory Council, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ

1988 – 194
Advisor to Faculty for BFA in Studio, Kean College, Union, NJ

Selected Awards and Honors

2008
Jurors Award, Work on Paper, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

2005
Newark Museum Purchase Award, Perkins Center for the Arts, Newark, NJ

Jurors Award, Works on Paper, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

Third Prize, Prints and Drawing Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2004
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship

2002
Gold Award, exhibition catalog, “2002 U B the Judge” Appleton Paper Corp

1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013
Residency Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

1985
New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship

Lectures and Talks

2014
Slide Presentation, True Grit James A Mitchener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA

2006
Slide Presentation, The Expressive Line, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

Selected Collections

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, Basking Ridge, NJ
Independence Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
George Benson
Lakeshore National Bank, Chicago, IL
Associated Dry Goods, New York, NY
Bristol- Meyers Squibb Company, Bridgewater, NJ
Atlantic Richfield Chemical Corporation, Philadelphia, PA
Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company, Hopewell, NJ
Cephalon, Inc, PA
Chubb Corporation World Headquarters, Warren, NJ
Phillipe Garrivier, Banotit, France
McGraw Hill Publishers, New York, NY
Marriott Corporation, Princeton, NJ
Crown Plaza Ravinia Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Thomas H. Monaghan, Ann Arbor, MI
Roberta Peters
Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, PA
MD Anderson Cooper Hospital, Camden, NJ
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts School, Print Collection, Philadelphia, PA
Pfizer International, New York, NY
Prince Music Theater, Philadelphia, PA
Public Service Electric and Gas, Newark, NJ
Robertet, US Headquarters, Oakland, NJ
Schering Plough Corporation, Discovery Division, Kenilworth, NJ
Squibb United States, Princeton, NJ
Tech Search, Waltham, MA
Lehigh Magnetic Imaging Centers, Allentown, PA
Golkow Technologies, Philadelphia, PA
Wall Street Digest, Princeton, NJ
The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
WHYY TV and 91 FM, Philadelphia, PA
Beasley School of Law, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Education

1994
China National Academy of Fine Art, Hangzhou, China
Fellowship

1990 – 1994
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Certificate Degree

1959 – 1963
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
BA