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EDUCATION

1988-91 Master of Fine Arts:  Sculpture, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

1982-87 Bachelor of Fine Arts:  Sculpture, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

1986 University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program, Summer Classes, Cortona, Italy

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2000- Baylor University, Waco, Texas: Associate Professor (tenured, fall 2004): Sculpture, 3-D Design

1994-00 Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas: Assistant Professor of Art (tenure approved, spring 2000): Sculpture, Metalsmithing, Design II, Art Appreciation, Senior Exhibition

1993-94 East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina: Visiting Lecturer:  Sculpture, Design I, Design II, Beginning Drawing

 

SELECTED COMPETITIVE EXHIBITIONS

2013 “OUT OF THE BOX: A JURIED OUTDOOR EXHIBITION”, Julie Collins Smith Museum of Fine

Art, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. Juried by Robert Stackhouse and Carol Mickett, **3rd Place Award, **catalog

“45TH ANNUAL VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION”, sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas,

Meadows Gallery, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas. Juried by James Pace. **3rd Place Award, **Catalog

“TEXAS NATIONAL 2013”, Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas. Juried by Peter Selz.

“MATERIALS: HARD AND SOFT”, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas, Juried by Jean McLaughlin, executive director of the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.

“NATIONAL CAST IRON EXHIBITION”, SLOSS Furnaces, Birmingham, Alabama. Juried by Leila Hamdan.

2012       “1st ANNUAL SALMON SCULPTURE COMPETITION”, San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, Texas. Juried by Jed Morse, Chief Curator for the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas. **Third Place Award.

“2012 CARY VISUAL ART OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION”, Cary Arts Center, Cary, North Carolina. Juried by Jeffery York, Public & Cultural Arts Administrator, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

2011 “SEVEN STATES BIENNIAL EXHIBITION”, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, Oklahoma, **2nd Place Award, **Purchase Award, **Catalogue, Traveled to the Goddard Center in Ardmore, Oklahoma

“WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBTION”, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas

“ONE CUBIC FOOT”, TASA Conference Exhibition, Trinity East Fork Gallery, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, Texas, **Best-In-Show Award

“SCULPTURE ON MAIN”, Marble Falls Community Art Program, Marble Falls, Texas, **Best-In- Show Award

2010 “25th TALLAHASSEE INTERNATIONAL”, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

2009 “52ND ANNUAL JURIED MULTI-MEDIA ART EXHIBITION”, Rocky Mount Art Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, **Best-In-Show Purchase Award.

2008 “42 ANNUAL NATIONAL DRAWING AND SMALL SCULPTURE SHOW”, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas

2006 “THE SCULPTURE SALMAGUNDI X OUTDOOR EXHIBITION”, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Juried by Carl Billingsley

2005 “TEXAS NATIONAL 2005”, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas, Juried by James Surls, *Catalog

“COMBINED TALENTS: THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL 2005”, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida, **Second Place Award, *Catalog

2004 “SOUTHERN STATES SCULPTURE EXHIBITION”, Southeastern Louisiana University, Center for Contemporary Art, Hammond, Louisiana, Juried by Ken Little

“18TH ROSEN OUTDOOR SCULPTURE COMPETITION”, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, Juried By Alyson Baker

2003 “INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE CENTER AT GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE”, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey, Juried by Steve Nash, Carter Ratcliff, Helen Escobedo

“3RD ANNUAL FLORIDA OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION”, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida, Juried by Brooke Barrie  **Second Place Award

“TEXAS NATIONAL 2003”, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas, Juried by Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor  **Honorable Mention

2002 “CRAFTHOUSTON 2002:TEXAS”, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas, Juried by Kenneth Trapp, Traveled to Corpus Christi Museum of Art

“VISIONS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION”, Art Center Waco, Waco, Texas, Juried by Peter Frank **First Place: Sculpture

“THE SCULPTURE SALMAGUNDI VI”, Rocky Mount Art Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Juried by Erik Blome

“CRAFTS NATIONAL 36”, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, Juried by Kenneth Trapp **Merit Award

“TRI-STATE SCULPTORS GUILD”, Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey

2001 “15TH ROSEN OUTDOOR SCULPTURE COMPETITION”, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, Juried By Richard Hunt

“WICHITA NATIONAL 2001”, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas, Juried by Albert Paley

“COMBINED TALENTS: THE FLORIDA NATIONAL 2001”, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida. **Honorable Mention

“35TH ANNUAL NATIONAL DRAWING AND SMALL SCULPTURE SHOW”, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas, Juried by James W. Johnson. **Del Mar College Award

2000 “7TH INTERNATIONAL SHOEBOX SCULPTURE EXHIBITION”, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii, **Chosen to travel to 13 museums through 2002.

1999 “1999 JURIED EXHIBITION”, McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC), Dallas, Texas, Juried by Terrie Sultan

1998  “53RD ANNUAL COMPETITION”, Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas, Juried by Jesus B. Moroles

1997 “52ND ANNUAL COMPETITION”, Museums of Abilene, Abilene, Texas, Juried by James Surls

1996 “NEW TEXAS TALENT ‘96”, Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas, Juried by Patricia Meadows

“NORTH OF THE BORDER”, McAllen International Museum, McAllen, Texas, Juried by Jesus B. Moroles

1994 “EIGHTH ROSEN OUTDOOR SCULPTURE COMPETITION & EXHIBITION”, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, Juried by Jesus B. Moroles

1993 “21ST ANNUAL COMPETITION FOR NORTH CAROLINA ARTISTS EXHIBITION”, Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, North Carolina

1992 “7TH ANNUAL SCULPTURE COMPETITION”, Caldwell Arts Council, Lenoir, North Carolina

1991 “FINDERS KEEPERS,” Galeria Mesa, Mesa, Arizona

1989 “TUCSON SCULPTURE 89,” Outdoor Exhibition, Tucson/Pima Arts Council, Tucson, Arizona

1987 “SIXTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF NORTH CAROLINA SCULPTORS,” Northern Telecom, Inc., Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

1986 “SELECTED PIECES FROM THE FIFTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF NORTH CAROLINA SCULPTURE”, Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, North Carolina

“1986 ILLUMINA ART EXHIBITION”, Student Union, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

“1986 MAI-FEST ART SHOW”, Williamston Arts Council, Williamston, North Carolina

1985 “1985 REBEL ART COMPETITION”, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

“5TH ANNUAL JURIED ARTS EXHIBITION”, Goldsboro Arts Council, Goldsboro, North Carolina

1984 “1984 TARBORO ARTS COMMISSION ANNUAL ARTS EXHIBITION”, Tarboro Arts Commission, Tarboro, North Carolina

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 “HOMEGROWN”, Temple College Art Department, Temple, Texas

2012 “RE:ASSEMBLED”, Weil Art Gallery, Dept. of Art, Texas A&M Corpus Christi

2011 “SOUTHERN VERNACULAR”, Redbud Gallery, Houston, Texas

2007 “ROBBIE BARBER, SCULPTURE”, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

2006 “ROBBIE BARBER: RURAL DIALOGS”, Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, Texas

2005 “REFLECTIONS”, Ida Green Gallery, Austin College, Sherman, Texas

“ROBBIE BARBER, RECENT WORK”, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

2004 “HOMEMADE”, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico

2003 “ROBBIE BARBER: RECENT SCULPTURE”, The Center for Spirituality and the Arts, San Antonio, Texas

2002 “GOIN’ SOUTH”, Old Main Art Gallery, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona

“FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION”, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas

2000 “HOME COOKIN’ “, McAllen International Museum, McAllen, Texas

1999 “DWELLINGS”, The Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center, Wichita Falls, Texas

“IN TRANSIT”, Department of Art, Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma

1998 “HOME SWEET HOME”, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas

“GOING MOBILE”, The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas

“SPEAKING IN THE VERNACULAR’’, Gallery 210, University of Missouri-Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri

1997 “ROBBIE BARBER”, The Meadows Gallery, Cowan Fine & Performing Arts Center, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler Texas

1996 “RAMBLIN  MAN”, Martin Museum of Art, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Baylor University,   Waco, Texas

1995 “SOUTHERN INFLUENCES”, Fain Fine Arts Center, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas

1992 “THE REEF: AN INSTALLATION,” Gallery 409, Roswell, New Mexico

1988 “RECENT THINGS,” Onslow Council for the Arts, Jacksonville, North Carolina

 

SELECTED INVITATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 “TEXAS SCULPTURE INSIDE AND OUT”, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, Texas

“SUMMONED”, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, Texas

2012SHARK”, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Curated by Richard Ellis. **Catalog

“SCULPTOUR “, 32nd Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, Abilene, Texas. Curated by Kurt Dyrhaug,

“TEXAS ATOMIC IRON COMMISSION: RECENT WORK”, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico. Curated by David Lobdell,

2011 “TELLING STORIES”, two-person exhibition, Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, TX

“EXPOSED: RECENT SCULPTURE BY THE TEXAS ATOMIC IRON COMMISSION”,

East/West Galleries, Texas Women’s University, Denton, Texas

2010 “AN ELEMENT OF SURPRISE: ARTISTS WORKING WITH TIN”, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, Indiana

“ART ON THE GREEN: OUTDOOR SCULPTURE INVITATIONAL” Kemp Center for the Arts, Wichita Falls, Texas

2009 “GREAT TEXAS SCULPTURE ROUNDUP”, Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, Texas, traveled to the Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas

2008 “CONSTRUCTING NOSTALGIA”, Central Utah Art Center, Ephraim, Utah

“2008 PROTEGE EXHIBITION”, Cultural Activities Center, Temple, Texas

2007 “40th ANNIVERSARY RAIR EXHIBITION”, Roswell Museum, Roswell, New Mexico

“2nd ANNUAL TEXAS UPRISING EXHIBITION”, St. Paul’s Square, San Antonio, Texas

“OUTDOOR SCULPTURE”, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas

2006 “9TH INTERNATIONAL SHOEBOX SCULPTURE EXHIBITION”, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, *Catalog, *Travels for two years to sixteen venues

“OSO BAY BIENNIAL XIV SCULPTURE INVITATIONAL”, Islander Art Gallery, hosted by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas

“NASCAR INSPIRED”, Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, North Carolina

2005 “TRI-STATE SCULPTORS SUITCASE EXHIBITION”, Traveling exhibition: Art Station, Auckland, New Zealand.

“ANOTHER KEEN IDEA”, Negative Space Gallery, Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas

2004 “FORT SMITH OUTDOOR INVITATIONAL, 2004-06”, Fort Smith, Arkansas

“SOUTHERN BENT”, Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia (traveling exhibition presented by the International Arts and Artists Organization)

“TEXAS UPRISING”, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas

“SCULPTOR’S DOMINION 2004 OUTDOOR INVITATIONAL”, San Antonio, Texas

2003 “SOUTHERN BENT”, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri

“OUTDOOR SCULPTURE”, Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas

“PINEAPPLE GROVE OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION”, Del Ray Beach, Florida

2002 “2002 PROTEGE EXHIBITION”, Cultural Activities Center, Temple, Texas

“OUTDOOR SCULPTURE”, Brevard College, Brevard, North Carolina

2000 “A TO Z: ART BY THE LETTER”, Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa, Arizona

“ART IN THE PARK”, Windlands Park, Midland, Texas

“JUST RACIN’: ART ON WHEELS”, Piedmont Arts Center, Martinsville, Virginia

“BUFFALO BAYOU ARTPARK”, in conjunction with Houston Sculpture 2000 (18th International Sculpture Conference), Buffalo Bayou Artpark, Houston, Texas

1999 “MASS: OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION”, Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, North Carolina

1998  “COLLEGE OF SANTE FE SCULPTURE PROJECT: RAIR ARTISTS”, College of Santa Fe Art Department, Sante Fe, New Mexico

1997 “THE ROSWELL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE 30TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION”, Anderson Museum, Roswell, New Mexico

“ANNUAL OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION”, Chattanooga State Technical Community  College, Chattanooga, Tennessee

1996 “OUTSIDE/IN”, Catherine J. Smith Gallery, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

“FLY, FLOAT, AND LOCOMOTE”, Arizona Museum for Youth, Tempe, Arizona

“TRAVEL ‘N ARIZONA”, Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport, Phoenix, Arizona

1995 “POP UP”, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York

“ROBBIE BARBER, NANCY BAKER”, Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

“GET THAT THING OUT OF MY YARD !”, Delta Axis Contemporary Arts Center, Memphis, Tennessee

1994 “ICONIC FORM”, Wake Forest University Fine Arts Gallery, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

“1993 SOUTHERN ARTS FEDERATION FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION” Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

“1993 NORTH CAROLINA VISUAL ARTISTS FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION,” SECCA, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

1993 “INTERIOR REALITIES,” Bank of the Arts, Craven Arts Council, New Bern, North Carolina

1992 “SCULPTURE TOUR 1992,” University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

“SECOND ANNUAL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE EXHIBITION,” Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico

1991 “MFA THESIS EXHIBITION,” University of Arizona, Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona “MOTION DETECTED: KINETIC SCULPTURE,” Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, Arizona

“MENTORS AND MENTEES,” The Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, Arizona

1990 “WATERWORKS,” The Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa, Arizona

“DODAJK VISUAL ART SHOW,” Dodajk International, Tucson, Arizona

1989 “ROBBIE BARBER, TORY CONN,” 830 Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

1988 “RECENT WORKS,” Craven Arts Council and Gallery, Inc., New Bern, North Carolina

“ROBBIE BARBER, GREG SHELNUTT,” Community Council for the Arts, Kinston, North Carolina

1987 “3-D PICTURE SHOW,” Collaborative Installation at Farmville Arts Council, Farmville, North  Carolina

1986 “SOUTHERN BRONZE EXHIBITION,” Belk Art Gallery, Western Carolina University, Cullowee, North Carolina

“MOSTRA,” University of Georgia Studies Abroad Exhibition, Cortona, Italy, Traveled to University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

1985 “EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY SCULPTURE GROUP”, Outdoor Installation, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

 

SELECTED TRI-STATE MEMBERSHIP EXHIBITIONS

2010 “ANNUAL TRI-STATE SCULPTURE EXHIBITION: Towson University, Towson, Maryland

2008 “ANNUAL TRI-STATE SCULPTURE EXHIBITION: Eastern Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee

2006 “ANNUAL TRI-STATE SCULPTURE EXHIBITION”, Piedmont Arts Association, Martinsville, Virginia

2005 “ANNUAL TRI-STATE SCULPTURE EXHIBITION”, Catherine J. Smith Gallery, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

2004 “ANNUAL TRI-STATE SCULPTURE EXHIBITION”, Sawtooth Gallery, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

2002 “CROSSING THE LINE: ANNUAL TRI-STATE SCULPTURE EXHIBITION”, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2001 “ANNUAL TRI-STATE SCULPTURE EXHIBITION”, Longview Center for the Visual Arts, Farmville, Virginia

1999 “ANNUAL TRI-STATE SCULPTURE EXHIBITION, TRADITIONS IN TRANSITION”, Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

1997 “ANNUAL TRI-STATE SCULPTURE EXHIBITION”, Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville,  North Carolina

1995 “ANNUAL TRI-STATE SCULPTURE EXHIBITION”, East Carolina University, Gray Gallery, Greenville, North Carolina

1993 “ANNUAL TRI-STATE SCULPTORS EXHIBITION,” Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, North Carolina

1986 “ANNUAL TRI-STATE SCULPTORS EXHIBITION,” Student Union, University of North Carolina-Wilmington and St. Johns Museum of Art, Wilmington, North Carolina

1985 “ANNUAL TRI-STATE SCULPTORS EXHIBITION,” Camden, South Carolina

 

SELECTED LECTURES/ WORKSHOPS

2013 Texas Atomic Iron Commission iron pour: (comprised of Texas educators of which I am one).

We were invited to pour at the Texas Sculpture Symposium at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. My furnace was used for the pour.

Texas Atomic Iron Commission iron pour: (comprised of Texas educators of which I am one).

We were invited to pour in relation to “SUMMONED”, a group exhibition at K-Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Presented a workshop titled “Paint Patinas: Creating Interesting Surfaces on Sculpture with Color”,

in the Art Department at Texas Women’s University, Denton, Texas. Also, as a member of the

Texas Atomic Iron Commission, I was invited to cast iron.

2012 Texas Sculpture Symposium, San Angelo, Texas, workshop entitled “Immediate Gratification: Carving Sand Molds”, also, as a member of the Texas Atomic Iron Commission comprised of Texas educators, we were invited to pour iron.

Weil Art Gallery, Department of Art, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Gallery Talk

2011 Hosted and participated in an iron pour by the Texas Atomic Iron Commission at Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Texas Atomic Iron Commission iron pour: (comprised of Texas educators of which I am one).

We were invited to pour at the Texas Sculpture Symposium, at the University of Texas at Tyler.

“Paul Hanna Lecturer: Southern Vernacular”, A competitive lecture presented at the TASA

Conference at Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus, Fort Worth, Texas.

“Paint Patinas on Metal”, a workshop/demonstration presented at the National Biennial Cast Iron Symposium in Birmingham, Alabama.

2010 Texas Atomic Iron Commission iron pour: (comprised of four Texas educators of which I am one).

We were invited to pour at the Oso Bay Bay Biennial XVI Symposium.

2009 Texas Sculpture Symposium, San Angelo, Texas, workshop entitled “Immediate Gratification: Carving Sand Molds”, also, as a member of the Texas Atomic Iron Commission comprised of Texas educators, we were invited to pour iron.

TASA Conference, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas, workshop entitled “Immediate Gratification: Carving Sand Molds”.

2008 TASA Conference, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, slide lecture and panel discussion in relation to “Borders and Boundries”, and workshop entitled “Paint Patinas”.

2007-11 Texas Atomic Iron Commission iron pour: (comprised of Texas educators of which I am one).

We were invited to pour at three of the National Biennial Cast Iron Symposium in Birmingham, Alabama.

Art Department, University of Texas at El Paso, Slide Lecture, Workshop entitled “An Introduction to  Resin-Bonded Sand Casting”

Art Department, Texas State University, Workshop entitled “Immediate Gratification: Resin Bonded Sand Carving”.

2006 Center for the Arts, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, “Paint Patinas: Creating Interesting

Surfaces on Sculpture with Color”, mixed media workshop, presented as part of the Oso Bay Biennial XIV, Corpus Christi, Texas.

2005 Art Department, Austin College, Sherman, Texas, Slide presentation and lecture.

2004 Art Department, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas: “Patinas With Paint”, mixed media workshop, lecture, and slide presentation.

Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico: Slide Presentation and Lecture.

2003 Center for Spirituality and the Arts, San Antonio, Texas: Slide Presentation and Gallery Talk.

2001 Art Department, Midland College, Midland, Texas: “Box Construction and Painted Texture On Wood”, workshop, slide presentation and lecture.

1999 Department of Art, Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma: “Texture and Surface Treatment”, mixed media workshop. “Changes in the American South Since WWII”, panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibition “In Transit”.

1998 Gallery 210, University of Missouri-Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri: Gallery talk, slide presentation, and panel discussion in conjunction with the symposium “Speaking in the Vernacular”.

1997 The Meadows Gallery, Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas: Gallery talk.

1995 Greensboro Cultural Center, Greenhill Center for the Arts, Greensboro, North Carolina: Slide presentation and lecture.

1994 Appalachian State University, Department of Art, Boone, North Carolina: One week workshop including technical demonstrations, slide presentations, lectures, and classroom discussions.

University of Mississippi, Department of Art, Oxford, Mississippi: Slide presentation, lecture, and graduate student critiques.

1993 Coastal Carolina Community College, Art Department, Jacksonville, North Carolina: Slide presentation, lecture, and sculpture workshop (mixed media approaches).

 

SELECTED GRANTS/ FELLOWSHIPS/ SABBATICALS

2012 “SUMMER SABBATICAL”, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Allbritton Grant For Faculty Scholarship, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, in relation to an invitational group exhibition at the Weil Art Gallery, Texas A&M University

2008 “SUMMER SABBATICAL”, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Allbritton Grant For Faculty Scholarship, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, in relation to an invitational group exhibition at the Beeville Art Museum

2006 “SUMMER SABBATICAL” Baylor University, Waco, Texas

2003 Allbritton Grant For Faculty Scholarship, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, in relation to a one- person exhibition at the Center for Spirituality and the Arts, San Antonio, Texas

“SUMMER SABBATICAL” Baylor University, Waco, Texas

2001 “MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE: A STUDY OF VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE”, Allbritton

Grant For Faculty Scholarship, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

“SUMMER SABBATICAL”, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

1999-00 “THE CREATION OF A LARGE-SCALE OUTDOOR SCULPTURE”, Research Grant,

Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas

1998-99 “WHIRLIGIGS: KINETIC STEEL SCULPTURE”, Research Grant, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas

1996-97 “FOUND TEXTURES: RESIN-BONDED SAND CASTING”, Research Grant, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas

1995-96 “BOX CONSTRUCTION: WELDED STEEL”, Research Grant, Midwestern Sate University, Wichita Falls, Texas

1993-94 Southern Arts Federation/NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship in Sculpture

1993 North Carolina Arts Council Visual Artists Fellowship

 

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS

1994-09 Somerhill Gallery, Durham, North Carolina. Director, Joseph Rowand

 

SERVED AS JUROR

2012 Juried the 33rd Annual Central Texas Art Competition and Exhibition, hosted by the Temple College

Visual Arts Department. It was comprised of two separate divisions: high school and college

2007 Juried the “SALMAGUNDI X”, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Rocky Mount Art Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

One of three jurors invited to select the 2007-08 recipients of the Border Arts Residence Awards, El Paso, Texas

2001 “2001 Annual Student Exhibition”, McLennan Community College, Waco, Texas

1998  One of three jurors invited to select the 1998-99 recipients of the Roswell Artist-In-Residence

Awards, Roswell, New Mexico

“1998 Student Exhibition”, University Art Gallery, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

1994 “1994 Student Juried Exhibition”, Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville, North Carolina

“1994 Student Exhibition”, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi

 

SELECTED HONORS AND ACTIVITIES                                                                                          

2012-14 Scoutmaster for Troop 453, Waco, Texas

2011 “Paul Hanna Lecturer: Southern Vernacular”, A competitive lecture presented at the TASA

Conference at Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus, Fort Worth, Texas

2010 In partnership with the Waco Arts Fest, helped to bring international artist Patrick Dougherty to install his outdoor sculpture “River Vessals” in Cameron Park, Waco, Texas

2007 Invited to participate in the 5th Keen Foundry Invitational Iron Casting Symposium, Houston, Texas

For one week, only 10 artists were invited, nationally

2004-07 Co-Created and coordinated the “WACO NATIONAL”, an invitational and juried outdoor sculpture exhibition featuring sculptures placed around the Waco Convention Center, Waco, Texas. Jurors included James Surls, Jesus Moroles, and Patricia Meadows.

2006 Invited to participate in the 4th Keen Foundry Invitational Iron Casting Symposium, Houston, Texas

For one week, only 12 artists were invited, nationally

2004-05 As a consultant, worked on designing a series of exercise equipment with the engineering department at Baylor University, for the Curves for Women franchise

2004 Invited to participate in the 2nd Keen Foundry Invitational Iron Casting Symposium, Houston, Texas

For one week, only 12 artists were invited, nationally

1995 Outstanding Teaching Award for academic year of 1994-95

1994 Artist-In-Residence (In relation to the Rosen Award), Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, November 4-12

1991-92 Artist-In-Residence, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico, 12 months

1990 Anne Moreton Memorial Scholarship, Department of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

1986-87 Visual Arts Forum, President, School of Art, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

1986 Recipient of the “Premio di Cortona” Sculpture Assistantship, University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy

1985-86 President of the Sculptors Group, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

 

SELECTED REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS

2013 Featured in a blog at Smithsonian’s website, Smithsonian.com. The blog was by Megan Gambino, and was called Collage of Arts and Sciences, about the intersection of art and science. The blog featured my work from “The Reef”, a mixed media installation. It coincided with the Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week”.

2005 Baylor Magazine, fall issue. The cover and lead article, “Ahead of the Curve”, featured the Baylor team of designers that are developing the next generation of exercise equipment for the Curves for Women franchise. Professor Barber produced the models of the new machines that were featured on the cover and in the article.

2003 Sculpture Magazine, photograph of “Southern Cross”, featured in relation to “ISC@GFS”, a competitive exhibition, one of six images chosen for print from a pool of fifty-six, July/August

ArtLies, A Texas Art Journal, #38, Spring 2003, Featuring photographs of “Settlin’ In” and “Wheel

of Fortune” and a review by Retha Oliver of a solo exhibition at the Center for Spirituality and the Arts, San Antonio

2000 002 Magazine, Supplement to the Houston Chronicle, Photograph and commentary related to the sculptures “Southern Comfort #2” and “Airstream Baby Carriage”, featured in the article “Art in the Heart of Texas”, Amy Pruett, October

ArtLies, A Texas Art Journal, #26, Spring 2000, Featuring Houston area art works, the sculpture “Southern Comfort #2” is represented in a photo spread

1999 Times Record News, “Home Made”, Lana Sweeten-Shults, February 14

1998          The Riverfront Times, “Deep South, Robbie Barber: Speaking in the Vernacular”,  Debra Riley Parr,                               April 8-14

Sculpture Magazine, Photograph of the sculpture “It’ll Never Fly “ featured in the article “Inspiration and Renewal: Residencies for Sculptors”, Jane Ingram Allen, February

1996 Times Record News, from the Friday Scene, “Dixie Discards”, Bridget Knight, March 10

1994 Sculpture Magazine, “Southern Arts Federation, 1993 Sculpture Fellowship Supplement”, May-June

Triad-Style, “Outsiders Pick North Carolina’s Best at SECCA” Margaret Shearin, March 2

The Charlotte Observer, “Sculpture Molds Arts Council Show Into Excellence”, Tom Patterson, February 20

The News and Observer, “Regional Roots”, Chuck Twardy, February 16

Winston-Salem Journal, “Sculptors’ Displays at SECCA Are Impressive”, Tom Patterson, Feb. 13

1993 The Daily Reflector, “Strangely Southern”, Marion Blackburn, August 19

Sun Journal, “Is Barber’s Work Folk Art, Or Isn’t It?”, Tom Dillon, August 19

1991 Trailer Life Magazine, “Militant and Mobile,” Staff Writer, December

Chromophobia Magazine, University of Arizona, Annual Student Art Publication, Editor: Kirk James, Spring

Calendar: The Tucson Citizen, “Sculpture Stands Guard at UA,” Charlotte Lowe, February

Arizona Daily Star, “Sculpture Shown at U of A Unrelated to Gulf War”, Gene Armstrong, January

1989 The Enterprise, Williamston, North Carolina, “Martin Native’s Sculpture is Shown”, Beth Landi, March

1986 Rebel ’86, Volume 28, Student Art and Literary Publication, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

The Daily Reflector, Greenville, North Carolina, “Martin County Farm Boy’s Passion is Art”, Jerry Raynor, December