Monday, September 19, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Candy Barr at the Spotlight Gallery, Vermont Arts Council in Montpelier

Candy Barr's work will be on display in the Spotlight Gallery at the Vermont Arts Council through the end of October 2011.

Well known for her plein air paintings, figures and murals. Candy Barr's paintings are captured alla prima, fresh in color, and reflect an immediate response to the subjects being painted. Inevitable changes of light force her to paint spontaneously with animated brushwork. Intense observation for accurate draftsmanship and prolific production deepens and insures her sense of place.

Barr has taught drawing and painting privately since 1975, living in Vermont since 1978, and has been faculty with Goddard College, Burlington College, Community College of Vermont, Woodstock, Bethel, Hamden Hall, CT., and Hillsboro, WV. She is a well respected juried artist with the Vermont Arts Council, doing residencies throughout the state for over 16 years coordinating murals, mosaics, banners, plaster sculptures and individual projects.

She has received several awards and grants, including Best Artist in Vermont from readers polls of Vanguard Press, Vermont Studio Center and from the Vermont Arts Council. Her expressive oil paintings have been exhibited nationally and collected internationally over forty years in many private collections.

Candy Barr graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a MAT and BFA in painting with European Honors, and from Norwich University with a MFA. She is a juried member of and her daily work can be seen at Her gallery affiliations are the Vermont Fine Art in Stowe, Parade Gallery in Warren, the Artisans Gallery in Waitsfield, Vermont and Casa des Artistas in Scottsdale, Arizona.