Barbara Solberg - Landscape and Mixed Media Artworks

The Creative Hand Studio. Art in Nature. Nature in Art.



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Art Blooms! Spring Art and Photography Show

Enjoy a lovely drive along the river road and join us for refreshments, stimulating conversation and wonderful art!

May 2 & 3, 2015
Saturday & Sunday
1:00-5:00 p.m. each day

Creative Hand Studio
35 N 2190th Rd.
Lecompton, KS 66050

For driving directions, please


Featuring work by:

Barbara Solberg - pastels, mixed media, notecards
Impressions of Spring - Barbara Solberg

Tom Schmiedeler - photography

Rebecca Ryan - abstractions in watercolor & alcohol ink

Pieces of Eight Exhibition - Barbara Solberg

Selected Exhibitions

With an art career spanning over 35 years, I have participated in numerous fine art exhibitions across the country, including juried shows, invitationals and solo exhibitions. Below is a selected list of exhibitions in which my work was displayed. For a complete list of exhibitions please click here.

  • 2013 - Waxing and Waning: Moon Dreams, Myths and Other Musings, Lincoln Art Center, Lincoln, KS
  • 2012 - Featured Artist, The Upstage Gallery, Topeka, KS
  • 2012 - The Waiting Room, Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery, Topeka, KS
  • 2010 - The Sketch Book Project, Art House Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2009 - Against the Grain: Canvas Transformed, Lincoln Art Center, Lincoln, KS
  • 2007 - Pieces of Eight: Collaborative Artists Books, Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS
  • 2007 - Objects of Dimension Sculpture Exhibition, Amazing Women, ArtSpring Gallery, Salina, KS
  • 2006 - Solo Exhibition, Public Gallery, Salina Public Library, Salina, KS
  • 2003 - Landscape III, Period Gallery (online), Lincoln, NE
  • 2000-2004 - Mulvane Mountain/Plains Art Fair, Topeka, KS
  • 1998-2003 - Art in the Park, Lawrence, KS
  • 1993 - Art Zone Exhibition, Jewish Community Center, Denver, CO
  • 1992 - RE:Members Show, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO, Juror: Ree Schonlau, Director, Alternative Worksite, Omaha, NE
  • 1991 - Faber-Birren Color Award Show, Stamford, CT, Juror: Laura Rosenstock, Asst. Curator, Dept. of Painting & Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York City
  • 1988 - Pastel Society of the West Coast 2nd Annual National, Sacramento, CA
  • 1988 - Degas Pastel Society 2nd Biennial National, New Orleans, LA
  • 1987 - Pastel Society of America 15th Annual International, New York City
  • 1987 - Kansas Pastel Society 4th Annual International, Wichita, KS, Juror: Daniel Greene
  • 1986 - Pastel Society of America 14th Annual National Exhibition, New York City


Affiliated Galleries

1109 Gallery, Lawrence Art Guild


The Creative Hand Studio

To visit The Creative Hand Studio please email Barbara to schedule an appointment to view new and old artworks.

Selected Awards

Best of Show

Horizons Grant

Award of Merit

Honorable Mention

Judge's Purchase Award

Grumbacher Silver Medallion

Secret Poems

For a complete list of exhibitions, awards received, paintings in corporate collections and additional professional activities, please click here.

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