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Education

1996           M.F.A. Drake University, Des Moines, IA
1993           M.A. Iowa State University, Ames, IA
1991           B. F. A. w/ Distinction Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Additional Education

2005           5-day: Image Layering Workshop, Cynthia Winika, R and F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY
2003           3-day: Image Layering Workshop, Eve-Marie Bergren, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA
2002           5-day Encaustic Monotype Workshop, Paula Roland “Open Studio Compound” Santa Fe, NM

Teaching

Summer 2007          College of Design Rome Studio, Rome, Italy
2007 – present         Associate Professor, Iowa State University, College of Design, Ames, IA
2001 – 2006             Assistant Professor, Iowa State University, College of Design, Ames, IA
1997 – 2001             Adjunct Professor, Iowa State University, College of Design, Ames, IA

Selected Exhibitions – Solo or small group**

2014

Unbound(ed), Encaustic Exhibition, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
17th International Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
45stNational Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Juried Exhibition, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA

2013

IEA Fusion International Juried Exhibition, Encaustic-CON 2013, Eggman and Walrus Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
26th Annual Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI
Dubuque Museum of Art’s Biennial Juried Exhibition, Dubuque, IA
Studio Visit Magazine, January 2013, National Juried Publication, Open Studio Press, Boston, MA

2012

43stNational Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Juried Exhibition, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA
Wax On, Wax Off, Barbara Walton, Octagon Center for the Arts, Community Gallery, Ames, IA**
Relationship Exhibition, Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, IA **

2011

Hot Off the Palette, Paula Streeter and Barbara Walton, Pearson Lakes Arts Center, Okoboji, IA**

2010

National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2010, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita KS
Americas 2010:All Media, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND
42ndNational Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Juried Exhibition, Octagon Ct for the Arts, Ames, IA
Integrated Studio Arts Faculty, Mac Nider Museum, Mason City IA

2009

Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI
Studio Visit Magazine, Dec. 2009, National Juried Publication, Open Studio Press, Boston, MA
41stNational Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Juried Exhibition, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA
Negative/Positive 24 Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Slocumb Gallery, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Relationships Exhibition: From Our Roots, Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, IA**
Carol Faber, Cindy Gould, Joe Muench, Barbara Walton
59th Annual Quad State Juried Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL,

2008

40stNational Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Juried Exhibition, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA

2006

Americas 2000:Paper Works, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND
Greater Midwest International XXI, Art Center Gallery, Central Missouri State Univ., Warrensburg, MO
Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI
38th Annual Visual Arts Exhibition, Visual Arts Society of Texas, Meadows Gallery, Denton, TX
Barbara Walton – Paintings, Center Gallery, St. Mary’s University, Winona, MN, Solo**
Iowa Exhibited 21,Heritage Gallery-Polk County, Des Moines, IA
Breaking the Creative Barriers: Art and Science Exhibition, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA **
60th Juried Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
56th Annual Quad State Juried Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL

2005

Vision IX International Juried Art Exhibition, Howard Hall Cathedral Basilica, Covington, KY
National Drawing Exhibition, The Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
A National View at Grandview, Atlanta Artists Center, Grandview Gallery, Atlanta GA
Material Instincts: Exploration of New and Familiar Materials, The Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI
Culture and Agriculture 2005, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI
22nd Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, Warehouse Living Arts Center, Navarro Council of Arts, Corsicana, TX
The Mighty Midwest Biennial III, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI
Contemporary Realism, Prairie State College, Christopher Art Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
23rd Annual River Market Regional Exhibition, Kansas City Artists Coalition Galleries, Kansas City, MO

2004

Juried Art Exhibition, Chadron State College, Chadron, NE
25th Paper in Particular, Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, MO
Culture and Agriculture 2004, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2004, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita KS
Faculty Exhibition for the 25th Anniversary – College of Design, Gallery 181, College of Design, ISU, Ames, IA
59th Juried Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA

2003

21st Annual River Market Regional Exhibition, Kansas City Artists Coalition Galleries, Kansas City, MO
The Mighty Midwest Biennial 2003, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI

2002

8th Biennial Arts Competition and Exhibition, University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Small Works Landscape Painting Exhibition, Clark House Gallery, Bangor, MA
37th Annual National Exhibition Fine Arts Institute of San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, CA
Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI
Iowa Exhibited 17, Polk County Heritage Gallery, Des Moines, IA
52nd Annual Quad State Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL

Grants, Awards, Commissions

2013

Benefactor Award, 26th Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI

2012

First Place, 43stNational Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Juried Exhibition, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA

2011

Commission, “Soybean #1- #6”, Center for Crop Utilization Research, Iowa State University
Major Grant, Professional Development, Iowa Arts Council
Faculty Professional Development Assignment, Iowa State University

2010

Merit Award, Americas 2010:All Media, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND
Second Place, 42ndNational Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Juried Exhibition, Octagon Ctr. for the Arts, Ames, IA
2009 First Place, 41stNational Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Juried Exhibition, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA
Honorable Mention, 59th Annual Quad State Juried Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL

2008

Third Place, 40stNational Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Juried Exhibition, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA

2007

Collaborative Research Grant, Center for Excellence in Arts and Humanities, Iowa State University

2006

Purchase Award, Americas 2000:Paper Works, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND
Donor Award, Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI
Honorable Mention Iowa Exhibited 21, Heritage Gallery-Polk County, Des Moines, IA

2005

Encaustic Research Grant, Department of Art and Design, ISU, Iowa State University
Honorable Mention Award, A National View at Grandview, Atlanta Artists Center, Grandview Gallery, Atlanta GA

2004

Honorable Mention Award, 59th Juried Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA

2003

Center for Excellence in Arts and Humanities Grant, Iowa State University
Excellence Award, Mighty Midwest Biennial 2003, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI

2002

Institute for Design Research Outreach (IDRO) Grant, Iowa State University
Encaustic Research Grant, Department of Art and Design, Iowa State University
Honorable Mention, 37th Annual National Exhibition Fine Arts Institute of San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, CA

Selected Reviews and Publications

2013

Studio Visit, The Open Studio Press, volume nineteen, p. 172-173

2012

Oakes, John Warren, “Going Green”, International Encaustic Artists, June 2012

2011

Best, Peggy, “Innovative Soy Wax Paintings on Display in CCUR Office”, CCUR Bulletin, p. 6 and p.9, September/October 2011
Seligman, Kiley, “This Art is Hot”, Discover Okoboji Magazine, August 13, 2011
Barrons, Teddi, “Good Neighbors”, Inspire – fresh perspective from the COD, ISU, Spring 2011, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p.10

2009

Studio Visit, The Open Studio Press, volume eight, p. 84-18
Reicks Licht, Melea “Soy Research Offers Greener Materials For Wax Art: The art world could be looking a little greener, thanks to the efforts of two Iowa State University (ISU) professors”, Soybean Digest January 22, 2009, p. 8
Reicks Licht, Melea, “ISU’s Soy Research Offers Greener Materials for Hot Wax Art”, Inside Iowa State, January 16, 2009

2008

Reicks Licht, Melea, “ISU’s Soy Research Offers Greener Materials for Hot Wax Art”, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences News Releases, December 17, 2008, p. 30

2005

Material Instincts: Exploration of New and Familiar Materials, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA, Exhibition catalog, p. 5
The Mighty Midwest Biennial III, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI, Exhibition catalog, p.24
The National Drawing Exhibit, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, California, Exhibition catalog, p. 10
Northern National Art Competition 18th, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, Exhibition catalog, p. 11
River Market Regional Exhibition 23rd, Kansas City Artists Coalition Galleries, KC, KS exhibition catalog, p. 28
Visions IX International Juried Art Exhibition, Howard Hall Gallery, Covington, KY, Exhibition catalog. p. 97-98
A National View At Grandview, Atlanta Artist Center and Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Exhibition catalog, p. 18
Twenty-Second Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, Warehouse Living Arts Center, Corsicana, TX, Exhibition catalog, p. 7
Culture and Agriculture 2005, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield WI, Exhibition catalog, p. 17
Weishaar, Christopher, “Exhibit Features A Wide Variety Of Work”, The Ames Tribune, Wed., December 28, 2005
Straatmann, Joe, “Family Embraces Artistic Expression”, Iowa State Daily, Thursday, October 7, 2004, p.2b

2003

Thorson, Alice, “River Market Letdown”, The Kansas City Star, Friday, August 8, 2003, p. 31
Mid-Iowa Arts and Entertainment Calendar, The Ames Tribune, Wednesday, September 17, 2003, p. D4

2004

59th Juried Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA, Exhibition catalog, p. 73-74
Culture and Agriculture 2004, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield WI, Exhibition catalog, p. 25

2001

Flyway, a Literary Review, Cover Image, Vol. 6.2, Spring/Fall 2001

2000

Bullock, Jayne “Poetics of Space”, The Ames Tribune, Sept. 23, 2000
Bro, Adalu, Figure and Form Vol.1, William C. Brown Communications, Inc