“My art forms are created from red earthenware using hand built processes of stretching, altering and joining slabs of clay. While the clay is still workable, shapes, coils and other features are incorporated. My vessels use a three-sided form as a consistent point of departure and I challenge myself by creating each piece uniquely, developing patterns or referencing nature or an historical style. Faux forms such as pitchers give the viewer an added delight where distinct surface treatments distinguish two views. The contrast of clay and glaze is important to my expression as it draws attention to shapes, patterns and rich textures. I enjoy creating works that can be appreciated visually as well used functionally.” Barbara Fehrs
Barbara Fehrs’ C.V. (resume) – View her works
B.A. – Arts Education; Glassboro State College (Rowan University), Glassboro, New Jersey
M.A. – Fine Arts Education; Kean University, Union, New Jersey
– Odyssey Center, Summer 2009. Instructor: Judith Duff
– Penland School of Crafts, Summers 1994, 1984: Instructors: Joanne Schnabel, Ken Sedberry, Ron Slagle
– Peters Valley, Summers 2006, 2003, 1979: Instructors: Mary Roehm, Ben Culbertson, Katsuyuki Sakazume
– Workshops with Jane Perryman, Nancy Meeker, Posey Bacopoulos
2011 – Clay Place at Standard, Carnegie, Pennsylvania
2011 – Jersey Shore National Clay Show: M.T. Burton Gallery, Long Beach Island, NJ. Juried by Heather Mae Erickson, Alfred University
2011 – 32nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition: Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ. Juried by Marion Grzesiak, Executive Director of Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
1997 – Making and Teaching Art About Ideas The Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ
1996 – Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
1996 – Peters Valley Craft Center Gallery, Layton, NJ
1994 – Eyes Open Minds, An Exhibition Celebrating the New Jersey Artist Educator, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
– Recipient Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Fellowship, 2004
– Fieldstone Gallery, Ramsey, NJ
– Monmouth Museum
– Contributing author, Perspectives on Implementation: Arts Education Standards for America’s School, Music Educators National Conference (1994)
– Contributing author, A Framework for Multicultural Arts Education Vol. 1, II, III (1990-92). National Arts Education Research Center
– Author, Accepting Diversity: A Multicultural Approach to Art Education, (1991). New Jersey Department of Education
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