To go in the dark with a light is to know the light

To know the dark, go dark.

Go without sight, and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings.

and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.

-Wendell Barry


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



In Depth.  Painting.  Davis Gallery.  Austin, Texas.  2018

Elements.  Felted sculptures.  Davis Gallery.  Austin, Texas.  2017

Trails and Vistas Art Hikes.  The Language of Trees, felted seedpods.  Galena Creek Canyon, Mount Mount Rose Wilderness.           Lake Tahoe, Nevada.  2017  

Rewilding: The Art of Barbara Attwell.  Felted sculptures and paintings.  The Jung Center.  Houston Texas.  2017

Artspace 111 Third Annual Regional Juried Exhibition.  Felted sculpture.  Juror: Eric Lee, Director of Kimbell Art Museum.        Artspace.  Ft Worth, Texas.  2016

People's Gallery. 12th Anniversary.  Painting.  Austin City Hall.  Austin Texas.  2016

Wild Basin Creative Research Center.  Felted wildlife puppets. Wild Basin.  Austin, Texas.  2105

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

People's Gallery.  10th Anniversary People's Gallery Exhibit.  Painting.  Austin City Hall.  Austin, Texas.  2014

Fiber Arts Invitational Exhibit.   Felted sculptures.  Kerr Arts and Cultural Center.  Kerrville, Texas.  2013

Reddit  Top 20 all time favorite photographs.  2012, 2013

Best of Austin Critic’s Choice EAST Studio Tour Bat habitat sculpture.  Austin, Texas.  2012

EAST Studio Tour, invited guest.  Habitat sculpture.  Austin, Texas.  2012

The Great Grackle Show.  The Austin Bergstrom Airport.  Felted sculpture.  Austin, Texas.  2012

Living Felt website feature and award.  Felted sculpture.  2012

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

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

First Night Austin  Austin Art in Public Places.  Mad Drums and Eidolon.  Austin, Texas.  2009

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

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

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

Springs Project.  Top 6 finalists.  Austin Art in Public Places.  Austin, Texas.  2005

New American Talent, The Nineteenth ExhibitionArthouse at Jones Center.   Painting.  Juror: Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic, The Village Voice, New York.  Austin, Texas.  2004

ABIA Pedestrian Bridge.  Alternate to the finalist.  Art in Public Places.  Austin, Texas.  2004

Artists at Wild BasinHabitat Tower Sculptures.  Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve.  Austin, Texas.  2004

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

Laguna Gloria Ritorna: Grand Reopening of the Austin Museum of Art.  Chalk Art.  Austin, Texas.  2003

Italian Chalk Art Festival:  Award Best Use of Perspective.  Central Market.  Austin, Texas.  2003

Austin Women’s Commemorative Project: Panelist.  Project in Interpreting the Past.  Austin, Texas.  2002

New Works.  Gallery Lombardi.  Painting, scuplture.  Austin, Texas.  2001

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

Intel Building Design Contest.  Winning design for the abandoned Intel building.  Austin Chronicle.  Austin, Texas.  2001

She Took to Her Bed.  Opening Closed Doors.  Gallery Lombardi.  Austin, Texas.  2000

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

Wheatsville Food Coop Facade Design Competition: Finalist.  Austin, Texas.  1987

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

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

Barbara Attwell: Art.  Amdur Gallery.  Austin, Texas.  1986

Design Challenge: Winter Holiday Decorations: Finalist.  Austin Women and Architecture + Women and Their Work.            Austin, Texas.  1985

Good Housekeeping Magazine.  Design Award, food sculpture.  1985

Scarborough Building Windows.  Installation Scarborough Building.  Laguna Gloria Art Museum. Austin, Texas.  1984

The Next Wave: Austin Artists.  Diverse Works Gallery.  Houston, Texas.  1984