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“ see, Attwell is a very, very strong story teller no matter what media she uses.”

Matt Adams, HALT713


University of Texas. Fine Arts with emphasis on Foundry and Sculpture. BFA Cum Laude.  Austin, Texas

Houston Museum of Fine Arts.  Scholarship annually renewed on the basis of merit.  Houston, Texas  1965-1973



Art about Caves. Contracted by the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan and Austin Water Wildlands to create a series of paintings to inspire care for local endangered cave species.  Austin TX.  2019, ongoing.

 Mitch Watkins.  Painting on guitar, private commission.  Austin, TX.  2018

 In Depth.  Group Show. Painting.  Davis Gallery.  Austin TX.  2018

 Elements.  Felted Sculptures.  Davis Gallery.  Austin TX.  2017

 Trails and Vistas Art Hikes. The Language of Trees, Felted seedpods.  Mount Rose Wilderness.  Lake Tahoe NV  2017  

 Rewilding: The Art of Barbara Attwell.  Felted Works and Paintings. The Jung Center.  Houston TX   2017

 Artspace 111 Third Annual Regional Juried Exhibition.  Felted Sculpture.  Juror: Eric Lee, Director Kimbell Art MuseumArtspace. Ft. Worth TX  2016

 People’s Gallery 12th Anniversary Exhibit.  Felted Sculptures.  Austin City Hall.  Austin TX  2016

 Wild Basin Creative Research Center.  Felted wildlife puppets. Wild Basin.  Austin TX  2015

 Morphogenesis: The Felted Works of Barbara Attwell.  The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center.  Austin TX  2014              

 People’s Gallery 10th Anniversary Exhibit.  Painting.  Austin City Hall.  Austin TX  2014

 Fiber Arts Invitational Exhibit.  Felted SculpturesKerr Arts and Cultural Center.  Kerrville TX  2013

 Reddit.  Top 20 All Time Favorite Photographs.  Online2012, 2013

 Best of Austin Critic’s Choice EAST Studio Tour.  The Austin Chronicle.  Bat habitat sculpture.  Austin TX  2012

 EAST Studio Tour, Invited Guest.  Habitat Sculptures.  Austin TX  2012

 The Great Grackle Show.  The Austin Bergstrom Airport.  Felted sculpture.  Austin TX  2012

 Living Felt website feature and award.  Felted Sculpture.  Austin TX  2012

 Winged and Not Winged: Art by Barbara Attwell.  Paintings, sculptures.  Laura Bush Community Library.  Austin TX  2010

 Jennifer Warnes.  CD Cover Photograph for 24 Karat Gold Remastered CD The Well.  2009

 First Night Austin.  Austin Art in Public Places.  Austin TX  2009

 Feeding Body and Soul: Women who boldly go between Kitchen and Studio. Sharon Ely, Katy Nail, Barbara Attwell.  Austin TX  2009

 2nd International Ashes to Art Juried Exhibition.  Sculptural funerary urns.  The Ice Box.  Philadelphia PA  2006

 Mitch Watkins.  CD Cover Art Underneath it All, Strings with Wings, In the Time of the Long Shadows, Humhead.  1989 - 2006

 Springs Project.  Finalist. Austin Art in Public Places.  Austin TX  2005

 New American Talent, The Nineteenth ExhibitionArthouse at Jones Center.  Painting.  Austin TX  2004

 ABIA Pedestrian Bridge.  Finalist.  Art in Public Places.  Austin TX  2004

 Artists at Wild BasinHabitat Sculptures.  Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve.  Austin TX  2004

 Borderlands/Texas Poetry Review: Featured artist and speaker.  Austin TX  2003

 Laguna Gloria Ritorna: Grand Reopening of the Austin Museum of Art.  Chalk Art Drawing.  Austin TX  2003

 Italian Chalk Art Festival.  Award of Best Use of Perspective.  Central Market Café.  Austin TX  2003

 Austin Women’s Commemorative Project: Panelist.  Task group for public work honoring Austin’s Influential Women.  Austin TX  2002

 New WorksGallery Lombardi.  Painting, sculpture.  Austin TX  2001

 Giving Voice and Vision.  Flatbed Press.  Painting created after time spent with dying patients at Austin Hospice.  Opening Closed Doors. Austin TX  2001

 Bats in My World.  Dell Children’s Museum.  Display fabrication.  Austin, TX  2002

 Intel Building Design Competition.   Winning design for the abandoned Intel building.  Austin Chronicle.  Austin, TX  2001

 She Took to Her Bed.  Opening Closed Doors.  Painting, sculpture.  Gallery Lombardi.  Austin TX  2000

 ReView: Ten Years of Women and Their Work. Women and Their Work.  Painting, sculpture.  Juror: Lynn Gumpert, Curator New Museum, New York.  One Congress Plaza.  Austin TX  1988

 Wheatsville Food Coop Facade Design Competition.  Finalist.  Austin TX  1987

 Austin American-Statesman.  Article, Statement Store Design.  Austin TX  1987

 Jefferies Restaurant, Pecan Street Café, Windows.  Austin TX  1984 – 1986

 Barbara Attwell: Art.  Amdur Gallery.  Austin TX  1986

 Design Challenge: Winter Holiday Street Design.  Finalist.  Austin Women and Architecture + Women and Their Work. Austin TX.  1985

 Good Housekeeping Magazine. Design Award, food sculpture.  1985

 Scarborough Building Windows.  Installation Scarborough Building.  Laguna Gloria Art Museum.  Austin TX.  1984

 The Next Wave: Austin Artists. Diverse Works Gallery. Painting, sculpture.Houston TX.1984


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