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



Rewilding: The Art of Barbara Attwell.  Solo show.  The Jung Center.  Houston Texas.  2017

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

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

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

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

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

Reddit.  Top 20 all time favorite photographs.  2012, 2013

Best of Austin Critic’s Choice.  The Austin Chronicle.  Bat House.  Austin, Texas.  2012

EAST Studio Tour, Invited Guest.  Austin, Texas.  2012

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

Living Felt Website feature.  Rastafarian Sheep.  2012

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

Westlake Picayune: If Walls Could Talk.  Article.  Austin, Texas.  2010

First Night AustinMad Drums and Eidolon.  Austin, Texas.  2009

Feeding Body and Soul: Four Women who Boldly Go between Kitchen and Studio: Sharon Ely, Katy Nail, and Barbara Attwell.  Invitational Show. 

Austin Texas.  2009

2nd International Ashes to Art Juried Exhibition.  Jurors: Carol Green, Michael W. Monroe and Christiane Michaela Vincent.  The Ice Box.  Philadelphia, PA.  2006

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

New American Talent, The Nineteenth ExhibitionJuror: Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic, The Village Voice, New York. Arthouse at Jones Center.  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

Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve: Artists talk for Borderlands/Texas Poetry Review.
Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve.   Austin, Texas.  2003

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

Laguna Gloria Ritorna: Grand Reopening of the Austin Museum of Art.  Invitational 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.  Austin, Texas.  2001

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

Intel Building Design Contest.  Winner for 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.  Juror: Lynn Gumpert, former Senior Curator, New Museum, New York City.  Women and Their Work.  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 Art Windows.  Window scenes.  Austin, Texas.  1984 – 1986

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

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

Good Housekeeping Magazine Design Award.  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

Texas Only Exhibition.  Texas Fine Arts Association.  Austin, Texas.  1983

Sculpture Southwest: Small Works and Maquettes.  Galveston Arts Center.  Galveston, Texas.  1980

Artweek Magazine:  Article and photograph.  1980

Edible Arts:  Best Dessert in Show.  Juror: Melissa Miller.  Austin, Texas.  1980

Austin Audacious: Seven Women’s Eclectic Art Firehouse Gallery.  Del Rio, Texas.  1980

Women-in-Sight.  Juror: Marcia Tucker, Curator, New Museum and Whitney Museum.  NY, NY.  1979

Women and Their Work.  Dougherty Arts Center Austin, TX and Lawndale Annex.  Houston, Texas.  1978

Texas Society of Sculptors Show.  Laguna Gloria Art Museum.  Austin, Texas.  1978