Happy New Year

Untitled watercolor sketch painted January 11, 2023
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In the Randall Gallery through January 14, 2023

“Reverie” (left) and “Snow Sisters (I)” (right) are on view in the Portsmouth Athenaeum Proprietors’ Art Exhibition.

The Portsmouth Athenaeum, 6-9 Market Square, is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m.
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Athenaeum Proprietors’ Art Exhibition is a gem

Fine art and crafts on view in the Randall Gallery at the Portsmouth Athenaeum through January 14, 2023.

The Portsmouth Athenaeum has opened its annual Proprietors’ Art Exhibition in the Randall Gallery, 9 Market Square, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I truly am blown away by the high quality of the fine art and crafts in this show. I encourage anyone and everyone who can catch this exhibit to do so. Public viewing hours are Tuesday-Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This is the first time I’ve exhibited my artwork at the Athenaeum and I’m really excited! On view are Reverie and Snow Sisters (I). Both of these color monotypes reflect the wintery wonderland of the season. I snapped a couple of photos of my pictures this morning yet they didn’t turn out very well. I’ll stop by the Randall Gallery and take a few, hopefully better, photos and post them here. Stay tuned.

The Portsmouth Athenaeum Proprietors’ Art Exhibition continues through January 14, 2023.

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Exploring fiber as a medium

I’ve often posted my painting “Peace on Earth” (top) which is one of my favorites. This year I’ve started translating this painting to fiber. Here is my first swatch (bottom) which I’ve knit using Jamieson & Smith jumper weight yarn. My next swatch will be larger in size. I’ll knit it using worsted weight yarn. I’m aiming to design and knit a “Peace on Earth” pillow cover. Stay tuned.




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Autumn is in the air

Autumn Dance, monotype and watercolor collage

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Seacoast Women shine in the summertime

New Hampshire Art Association, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

What a wonderful surprise today! Zerrissenheit VI (far right) has a great view of State Street in Portsmouth from the front window of the New Hampshire Art Association (NHAA). The New England Printmakers Juried Exhibit opened today and continues through July 31, 2022.

“Zerrissenheit VI” is one of the pieces in my Seacoast Women Series. Each and every one of the Seacoast Women does indeed love to be out and about in the summertime!

Artwork in this exhibit, including Zerrissenheit VI, can be viewed and purchased via the NHAA website at www.nhartassociation.org/imported-products-31.

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Zerrissenheit VI accepted in juried show

I am delighted to announce Zerrissenheit VI from my Seacoast Women series has been accepted by the New Hampshire Art Association for inclusion in their New England Printmaking Open Juried Exhibition. This exhibit will be on view in the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State Street, in Portsmouth beginning June 29, 2022 and continue through July 31, 2022. Opening Reception: Friday, July 1, 2022, 5-8 p.m. Hurray!

Zerrissenheit VI by Barbara van Buskirk. Color monotype collage (2017).
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Back in the proverbial saddle again

After a two year hiatus, I returned last Monday to renting press time in my friend Darlene Furbush Ouellett’s studio. Five consecutive days of printing. Pure bliss. I now have about 30 color field monotypes on which to build in the air conditioned comfort of my home studio this spring and summer.

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Studio days and more

My interview three years ago on “The Creators of SomeCity” feels like a lifetime ago. Still, with my return to printing at The Button Factory in a couple of weeks and meeting via Zoom this past week with my longtime web guru Steve Circeo, MaxCreative LLC, I was reminded of this interview and watched it again. This summer my website — bvanb.com — will relaunch with a fresh look, more galleries, and an easier navigation system. Stay tuned.

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First monotype printed with Akua pin press

Amaryllis (2022) by Barbara van Buskirk

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