Upcoming Exhibitions & Events 2019
Pocosin Arts Annual Benefit Auction
September 21, 2019
My work is featured in this incredible event with art, food and music.
ALCHEMY5: Opening November 23, 2019
Alchemy5, sponsored by The Enamelist Society, features the work of artists chosen for the 17th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition and the 13th International Juried Student Enamel Exhibition. I am pleased to be showing again this year.
FREED FORMATS: the book reconsidered
Traveling Exhibition, March-October 2019
Freed Formats: the book reconsidered is 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
Visit www.FreedFormats.com to see a photo gallery of the Freed Formats artwork, learn more about the artists, the traveling schedule, the venues and more. There’s also an Audio Tour, where you can hear from the artists-in their own words-about their book art, their inspiration and their techniques.
Upcoming Workshops 2019
All Fired Up! Enameling Basics and Beyond
Saturday, October 5
The ArtsCenter, Carrboro NC
Enameled It? Now Set It!
Saturday, November 9
The ArtsCenter, Carrboro NC
Upcoming Workshops 2020
I will be teaching enameling at Seratoma Art Center in Raleigh March 7th and 8th, 2020 and will lead a workshop summer 2020 at Pocosin School of Fine Art and Craft. Look for details soon!
Recently Closed Exhibitions & Workshops
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.
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.
The Metal Museum
Gasparrini & Keeler Galleries
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.