Reflections in Abstract Mar 18 – Apr 2, 2011
Reflections in Abstract
MARCH 18 to APRIL 2, 2011
URBAN BLIGHT 24″ x24″ acrylic and graphite on paper
THE SOUTHERN NEVADA MUSEUM OF FINE ART presents new paintings by Babara Yoerg;
Reflections In Abstract.
Opening reception, March 18, 2011.
5:30 to 8 pm
Barbara began her instruction in the arts when she was five years old. She was the youngest exhibitor, having 5, one-woman shows at the prestigious Kramer Art Gallery in St. Paul, Minnesota during her high school years.
She graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a BS in Fine Arts – Drawing, Environmental Sciences, and English in 1974.
During her undergraduate years, Barbara’s drawings were featured in a number of university publications. She earned a MA in Fine Arts – Photography in 1984.
Within the last ten years, Barbara resumed working with watercolors to portray the environs around her. Raleigh Kinney, a watercolorist of national stature, recently stated that Barbara was a master at negative painting.
Barbara was featured in one-woman shows in August 2000, February 2002 and 2004, April 2004, and February 2006 at the Lost City Museum in Overton, Nevada.
The Summerlin and Sunrise Libraries in Las Vegas in 2007; and The Gallery at Summerlin in 2007 also exhibited her work.
Several public and private institutions including the National Nuclear Security Administration/Nevada Site Office and Los Alamos National Laboratory have purchased her work.
One of her paintings of the Nevada Test Site is in the collection of the Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas.
Barbara is a signature member of the Nevada Watercolor Society (NVWS), a member of the National Watercolor Society (NWS) and the San Diego Watercolor Society.
Her painting, “Bountiful,” took Best of Show at the NVWS 2007 Spring Show,
“Weeds & Neon” took first place at the NVWS 2007 Fall Show,
“Fish and Flotsam” took the Barse Miller Award at the NWS 2008 All-Member Show.