Barbara Jean Allen

EDUCATION:
American University, MFA 1995, painting and drawing.
Alfred University, BFA 1977, painting and drawing.
Wolverhampton Polytechnic, U.K., 1976, painting and drawing.
Yale University 1990-1992 (employee/student status) graduate level painting and drawing
Montgomery College 2003-2008 Ceramics Practicum
 
AWARDS: 
2016 Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Grant (drawing and sculpture)
2016-09  Projects Grant, (drawing) Montgomery County Council for the Arts and Humanities
2011  Individual Artist Award (sculpture), Maryland State Arts Council
2002  Individual Artist Award (painting), Maryland State Arts Council
2000 Creative Artists’ Fellowship Grant, NEA and the Japan/U.S. Friendship Commission
2001 Collaborative Grant, Japan/U.S. Friendship Commission & International House Japan
1998 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (painting and drawing)

RESIDENCIES:
2017 SIM Visual Artist Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland
2014 Fleur & Charles Bresler Resident Artist at VisArts, Rockville, MD
1997 Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois
1995 Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York
1995  Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, New York

GALLERY REPRESENTATION: Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, D.C.
SELECTED SOLO / SMALL GROUP SHOWS:
2017 "13 Solos" SIM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
2016: The Gray Gallery, Winchester, VA
2015: “Convergence”, Page Carter, Pamela Klein, Barbara Allen, Duvall Designs Gallery, 
2014: Duvall Designs Gallery, Millwood,VA
2014: VisArts, Common Ground Gallery, Rockville, MD
2001: Two Person Exhibition. Galerie 16, Kyoto, Japan. Shuko Terada and Barbara Allen
2003/2000/98/97: Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1996: Twentieth Century Art Gallery, Williamsburg, Virginia.
1996: Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, Maryland (Curator: Ken Oda)
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2013: “Working On Wood”, Marsha Mateyka Gallery
2013: Duvall Designs Gallery, Millwood, VA
2012/11/10/09/05/04/03: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD. Faculty Exhibition
2010/ 2007  Katzen Museum, American U., Washington, D.C. (Curator: Jack Rasmussen)
2004/03/02/01/99/97/96: Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington,D.C.
2003: Maryland State Arts Council Gallery, Baltimore MD (Curator: Peter Debeau)
2002: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA  (Curator: Carrie Patterson)
2000: New American Paintings, Fifth Mid-Atlantic Competition (Juror: Howard Fox)
1999: Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1999: St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD
1999: McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, Virginia
1999: Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH
1998: Maryland Arts Place, Baltimore, MD (Curator: Power Booth)
1998: Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD, (Curator: Olga Viso)
1997: Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1996: School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland (Curator: Olga Viso)
1996: Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia (Curator: Jock Reynolds)
1995: Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, Maryland.
1995: Barbara Allen and Alyse Rosner, Watkins Gallery, American University.
1994: Fayerweather Gallery, University of Virginia.
1994: Recent Work 1994, Watkins Gallery, American University.
1994: Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.
1994: Gudelsky Gallery, Maryland College of Art and Design.
1993: Bentley Gallery, American University
1993: Stamford Museum, (Curator: Paula Cooper)  
1991/1989: Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT.
1980: International Sculpture Conference, Washington, D.C.

 COLLECTIONS
Alston and Bird, Washington, DC
Louis Vuitton Moen Hennessey Corporation, Menlow Park, CA
Vitol S.A. Inc., Houston, TX
Carson Guest Interior Designs, Atlanta, GA
Carey Ellis, Washington, DC
Shockey Inc., Winchester, VA
and numerous private collections

EXHIBITION REVIEWS AND CATALOGUES:
From Abstraction to Representation, nine contemporary painters. Exhibition catalogue. Andrews Gallery, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA., 2002 Essay: Carrie Patterson.
Ryan, Paul.  Reviews  Art Papers Magazine. November December 2000 p.41
Protzman, Ferdinand.  “A Stroke of Zen,” The Washington Post. June 29, 2000 p.C5
Protzman, Ferdinand.  “It All Adds Up,” The Washington Post. (April 29, 1999).
Chance and Necessity. Exhibition catalogue, Essays by  Power Booth and Robert G. Edelman.
Protzman, Ferdinand. “Barbara Allen” The Washington Post. (February 19, 1998): B7.
Dixon,Glenn. “Ulterior Motifs.” www.washington.sidewalk.com  “Off the Wall.” February 1998  
Oda, Ken. “Worth Seeing.” KOAN. (February 1998) p. 14.
WPA/Corcoran.Exhibition catalog.Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington,D.C.Essay; Bill Dunlap.
Dixon, Glenn. “Blowing the Curve; Art Good Enough to be Shown Elsewhere.” Washington City Paper. (October 10, 1997): p.49.
The 33rd Irene Leach Memorial Exhibition.Exhibition brochure. Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk,    Virginia., 1996. Essay by Jock Reynolds.
Ungar, Nancy.”Four Paths: Not All Meant for Strolling.” Rockville Gazette.(March 13, 1996):A61.
Intranatura. Exhibition brochure. Baltimore: School 33 Art Center, 1996. Essay by Olga Viso.
Ungar, Nancy. "Making the Grade at Rockville Arts Place." Rockville Gazette. (August 9, 1995): Recent Work 1994. Exhibition catalog. Watkins Art Gallery, American University; Fayerweather Art  Gallery, University of Virginia, 1994. Essay by Katharine Pavlis Porter.
Eight in Dialogue. Exhibition catalog. Watkins Art Gallery, American University; Vermont Studio  Center, 1994. Essay by Don Kimes
 
MUSEUM EMPLOYMENT:
1996-2006: Professional Associate American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
February 1997 to December 2003: Conservator in private practice.
January 1996 to April 1998: Conservator, Smithsonian Institution, America’s Smithsonian Exhibition.
October 1986 - August 1993: Assistant Paper Conservator, Yale Center for British Art. New Haven, CT.
August 1985 - October 1986: Conservation Intern, Yale University Art Gallery.
March 1978 - August 1985: Exhibits Specialist, Smithsonian, National Museum of American History. NMAH funded my printing internship at Brand X Editions, NYC, November, 1984 - February 1985.    and supported my conservation training as an intern in their paper conservation lab, 1980-1981.
 
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION:
2004 to present: Design and construction of a two story, 1800sq.ft., single family home. All of the work has been done by Harvey Everett and Barbara Allen throughout every phase of design and construction.
2009-2011 Designed and built a wood fire kiln.

TEACHING:
2003-2013: Montgomery College, MD, Introduction to Drawing
2003: Maryland State Arts Council Visual Artist in Residence/ Artist in Education Program; One month workshop on making and using traditional artists’ drawing materials.  One month workshop on perspective drawing, from linear to invented.
1994: Maryland College of Art and Design. Beginning Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture
1992-93 YWCA, New Haven CT, Swimming and Diving
1994: American University,  Swimming and Diving
1988-89: Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT,  Pottery and Clay Sculpture
ASSISTANT TEACHING:
1994: Teaching Assistant for Steve Cushner
                               Approaches to Painting, Corcoran School of Art
                               Advanced Drawing, American University
1994: Teaching Assistant for Cameron McMillan
                               Beginning Drawing, Maryland College of Art and Design
1991: Teaching Assistant for Theresa Fairbanks and Patrick Noon
                               Conservation and Connoisseurship, Yale University
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
1996-2006: Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
1996-2006: Professional Associate of the Washington Conservation Guild
2002-2003: Guest Associate of the International Institute for Conservation