Exhibitions & Events 2020
Museum of Glass
November 23rd 2019 – May 10th 2020
Alchemy V is The Enamelist Society’s 17th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition.
It is an honor to be part of this exhibition once again!
Upcoming Workshops 2020
FIRE IT & FINISH IT! May 2nd, 2020
A full day of enamelling to finish those projects from previous classes!
The ARTSCENTER, Carboro, NC
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sertoma Arts Center
March 7th & 8th 2020
This workshop will explore enameling as a medium to permanently save your treasured photos and memories into a beautiful keepsake made of glass fired on metal.
“I sure did have a good time spending another weekend learning from you. It is a pleasure having you as a teacher…you are AMAZING and you have such a sweet and easy going personality! I agree with you mother in law that you do have the “patience of Job”. 🙂
I came home and told my husband that “I love this enameling teacher and she has so much knowledge to share!” I wish you were teaching at a local college or somewhere on a weekly basis because I would be the first to sign up to learn”. -C.C.
“I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed this workshop! I’ve already started consolidating my notes and making plans to play with more ideas this Thursday during Sertoma’s open enamel studio.
You are generous, patient and so knowledgeable. I’m so happy that I was able to participate in your workshop! I look forward to seeing more from you!”. -T.C.
The Arts Center
February 22nd -23rd, 2020
This workshop combines the fun of metal marking and the basse-taille enameling.
All Fired Up! Enameling Basics and Beyond
Saturday, October 5th
Enameled It? Now Set It!
Saturday, November 9th
Workshop at Yamawaki Art College, Tokyo, Japan
Barbara was invited to teach a workshop on enameling at Yamawaki Art College in Tokyo. Read more in this Spring 2019 Enamelist Society Newsletter.
Recently Closed Exhibitions
Metal Complexions ~February 2nd – 28th.
Jung Center in Houston, TX
FREED FORMATS: the book reconsidered
Traveling Exhibition, March-October 2019
Freed Formats: the book reconsidered was a traveling exhibition of 135 works of book art from 53 artists representing 17 US states and 2 countries. Freed Formats will appeal to all ages. Each person has a different feeling about what a book means to them, and book art engages anyone who has ever read, written or, for that matter, just held a book in their hands.
I have 3 books in this exhibit: Memento Mori, Autumn Kimono (pictured to right), and Two Spoons Paired.
Dates and locations for the exhibition are:
- March 30 to April 28, 2019: Ridgefield Guild of Artists & Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield, CT & Mark Twain Library, West Redding, CT
- May 12 to June 9, 2019: Putnam Arts Council & Mahopac Public Library, Mahopac, NY & related programs at Studio Around the Corner, Brewster, NY
- June 15 to July 28, 2019: Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
- Sept. 19 to Oct. 19, 2019: Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT
ALCHEMY4: January 21st- April 29th 2018
Alchemy4, sponsored by The Enamelist Society, featured the work of 98 artists chosen for the 16th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition and the 12th International Juried Student Enamel Exhibition. The exhibition featured some of the most prominent enamelists working today and highlighted enameling techniques and innovations within the field, while also featuring work by students from accredited degree programs throughout the world.
Handcrafted 2018 Juried Exhibition: January 26th- May 13th 2018
Juried by Will Hinton. The Handcrafted Juried Exhibition featured artists from around the nation specializing in craft media including: clay, metal, wood, fiber, stone, paper, glass, and more.
Maria V Howard Imperial Arts Center
Rocky Mount NC
By Hand: An International Fine Crafts Biennial: January 19th – March 3rd 2018
Juried by Brigitte Martin, By Hand is an international biennial fine craft competition. Hand items include everything from furniture, elegant vases and jewelry to wall hangings, pottery and sculpture made by hand from glass, wood, metal and fiber.
Blue Line Arts
UNT Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Lineages: February 9th – March 16th 2018
The exhibition featured the work of metalsmithing and jewelry graduate students in the College of Visual Arts and Design program at the University of North Texas next to the pieces of the mentors. Invitation as mentor by faculty member Sarah Loch-Test
UNT on the Square
Vitreous Voices: The Enamel Traditions of East Carolina University
Wellington B. Gray Gallery, Greenville NC
January 5th- 25th 2018
A Juried Exhibition Curated by Robert Ebendorf and Barbara McFadyen
Exhibition Catalog by designed and produced by Barbara McFadyen available for $20. mailto:Bnmcfadyen@gmail.com
Vitreous Voices honors the tradition of enameling at East Carolina University as it recognizes its leaders and those who have carried this tradition forward; featuring 70 diverse works in enamel by 23 alumni and 5 professors.
Exhibition catalog available for purchase for $20. Please contact Barbara if you would like a copy.