Barbara Stone received her BS Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. After moving to Cape Cod in 1989 she entered the Scientific and Technical Illustration Program at the Rhode Island School of Design where she earned a CE Foundation Certificate. While working as a teacher, Barbara continued to take art classes featuring all types of mediums, but she found her passion when she enrolled in a pastel workshop.
"Color is my primary motivation to paint. The vast array of choices of pastel shades and textures continue to be my medium of choice. I love the boxes of reds, yellows and blues; all with different values vibrating next to each other beckoning me to paint. The ever-changing light and its play on the beautiful landscapes of Cape Cod and New England are perfect subjects for pastel paintings. Captivating compositions of the landforms unfold as colors are added onto the paper."
Barbara Stone's work has been awarded top honors in national juried exhibits and exhibited in shows throughout Cape Cod. She was represented by Gallery 31 in Orleans, MA. Barbara was a Founding Member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. From 2005 to 2008, Barbara served as President of the PPSCC and in 2013 received its Lifetime Achievement Award for dedicated service. She was an Artist Mentor in the Cape Cod Museum of Art's Art Education Program.
Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod – Founding Member (1994) and Past President
Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod – Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013, for service as President, Vice President, Treasurer and Board Member
Pastel Society of America, Associate Member, 2013 - 2018
Cape Cod Art Association, Artist Member, 2000 - 2018
Invitee to “Pastels By Invitation”, Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA 2010 – 2014
Artist Mentor, Cape Museum of Art – 2008 - 2011
2018 – “In Spirit,” First Place in the Bay State Open national juried show
2018 – “In Spirit,” People’s Choice Award for best painting in the Bay State Open national juried show (out of 400 entries with 80 in exhibition)
Summer 2016 – Featured artist in Cape Cod Life’s Annual Art edition
2014 – “Scorton Marsh,” Promotional Award from the Daniel Webster Inn, Sandwich, MA
2013 – “Shades of Spring”, Honorable Mention, Cape Cod Art Association, Breath of Spring Show
2011 – “The Color of Summer”, Award of Merit, For Pastels Only on Cape Cod
2010 – “Loosestrife”, Award of Merit, For Pastels Only on Cape Cod
2009 – “Scorton Marsh”, Promotional Award from the Daniel Webster Inn, Sandwich, MA
2008 – “Love, Mom”, Self-Portrait Cape Cod, Cotuit Center for the Arts
2007 – “Scorton Marsh”, Best in Show, For Pastels Only on Cape Cod
2006 – “Steeple View”, Honorable Mention, Fall Open Juried Show, Cape Cod Art Association
2005 – “Dowses Roses”, Peoples’ Choice Award, Pastel Painters of Cape Cod, Member Show
2005 – “Prism Break”, Honorable Mention, Open Spring Show at the Creative Arts Center
2005 – “Honeysuckle Light”, Honorable Mention, Winter Open Juried Show, Cape Cod Art Association
2005 - “Honeysuckle Light”, The Pastel Journal Award, For Pastels Only on Cape Cod
2004 – “Glory Days”, First Place, Winter Open, Cape Cod Art Association
2004 – “July Retreat”, Peoples’ Choice, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Member Show
2003 – “Golden Jones III”, Jack Richeson Award, For Pastels Only on Cape Cod
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