BARBARA JACKSON, M.F.A., is a professional artist whose work is held in public, corporate and private collections in the United States and Europe. Her post-graduate training took place in Florence, Italy where she studied classical painting techniques. She has worked as a museum educator and has taught studio courses at art schools, colleges and universities for over twenty years.

She currently lives in Houston, Texas and conducts workshops in the United States and France.

Her most recent artistic explorations have been shaped paper pieces.

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 1976
B.F.A. Painting and B.F.A. Printmaking
Graduated Magna cum Laude
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 1979
M.F.A., Painting
Laboratorio per il Perfezzione di Murali e Affreschi, Prato, Italy 1988
Certificate of Proficiency in Fresco Painting and Conservation Techniques


City of Sausalito Arts Commission, Sausalito, CA 2000-2004
Appointed Arts Commissioner, served as Treasurer 2002-2004
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA 1993
Artist in Residence,
San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco, CA . 1995
Schools and Ewald Foundation Design Award
McDevitt Foundation, Penedo,Portugal 1994
Artist's Residency,
Davis Arts Commission, Davis, CA 1989
Awarded Grant for Fresco Mural, Davis Art Center,
Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA 1989
First Place Team for Building Design
Il Laboratorio per Affresco di Vainella, Prato, Italy 1987-1988
Scholarship Award, Banco dl Prato
California Arts Council, Sacramento, CA 1982
Dr. William Cobb School San Francisco, L.E.A.P. Artist in Residence


San Antonio River Authority
Permanent Photo and Video Installation
VITAS, San Antonio Texas 2009
Entry Foyer Mural/Triptych
HKA Design, Inc. for Kendall Jackson Winery, San Francisco, CA 1996
Earthly Delights Emporium, San Anselmo, CA 1996
Wall Mural
Cafe Caterina, San Anselmo,CA 1996
Wall Mural and Restaurant Design
St. Martin de Porres Hospitality House, San Francisco, CA 1994
Wall Mural Fresco
Rossetti Osteria Romana, San Anselmo, CA 1994
Restaurant Design and Wall Paintings
Solus Properties, Inc., Corte Madera Town Center, Marin
County, CA 1993; Exterior Wall Murals
Cowan Design Company, Marin County, CA 1990
Interior Wall Murals
Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA 1989
Chef's Grill Restaurant Mural/Triptych
West Ridge Ranch, Fort Collins, CO 1988
Exterior Fresco Series
Davis Arts Commission, Davis, CA 1989
Art Center Exterior Wall Fresco


University Health System, UT Hospital, San Antonio, Texas
Laboratorio per il Perfezzione di Murali e Affreschi, Prato, Italy 1988
Planned Investments, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA
Oil Painting
Contemporary Arts Center of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Acrylic Painting
Honolulu State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Honolulu, HI
Oil Painting
University of Hawaii Collection, Honolulu, HI
Oil Painting
S.S. Oceania, Honolulu, HI
Bank of Hawaii, Manoa Branch, Honolulu, HI



The Light Within, Designworks Gallery, Galveston Island, TX. April 9 - May 23, 2016

Folklore Films, Invited Visual Artist, Houston, Texas. March, 2015.

The Jung Center, Houston, Texas. December, 2014.

The Menil Collection Bookstore, Houston , Texas, Recent Work (paintings) February- March, 2012

Permanent Photo and Video Installation at the San Antonio River Authority, San Antonio, Texas

Fotoseptiembre presented by Anarte Gallery at Biga on the Banks, San Antonio, TX September 2009
San Antonio River Authority; Photographs; "Luminarias del Rio," April-May, 2009
An Arte Gallery, Photographs and Video "Luminarias del Rio," San Antonio, Texas, March, 2009

Ventana Gallery, Contemporary Collage (solo exhibit), San Antonio, TX 2007AnArte Gallery (solo exhbit) "Recent Paintings", San Antono, TX. (October, 2007)

Marin Arts Council Open Studios; Sausalito, CA2000 Fabrizio's Restaurant, Larkspur, CA1999 and before

La Toscana restaurant, San Rafael, CA
The Sea Peddler Restaurant, San Rafael, CA

The Clay Studio, "Paintings," San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Scone Works, "Conversations and Swimmers," watercolors and monoprints

The White Horse Cafe, "Acrobats," works on paper, San Anselmo, CA

The Clay Studio, "Balancing Act," recent paintings and drawings, San Francisco, CA
The Marianne Partlow Gallery, "Frescoes and Fragments," Olympia, WA

The Gallery, Hawaii Loa College, "Works on Paper," Kaneohe, HI
The Davis Art Center, "A Fresco in Process," accompanied by exhibition of mixed media works on paper, Davis, CA

The Mill Valley Arts Commission Gallery, "Recent Works on Paper," Mill Valley, CA

The San Francisco Museum Art School Gallery, "Works on Paper, San Francisco, CA



One Foot At A Time; Houston Women on the Creative Path (Group Show of Invited Artists) Houstin City Hall Gallery, Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, Houston, TX. August - October 2016
A Summer Selection of Gallery Artists, Designworks Gallery, Galveston Island, TX. July 9 - August 15, 2016
Annual Faculty Exhibition, Art League Houston, Houston, TX. June/July 2016
Celebrate Texas Art 2016, Juried Group Show, Juror: Brady Roberts,Chief Curator Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Assistance League of Houston, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX. January - February 2016

Square Foot 3, Projects Gallery, Miami, Florida. December 2015.
Annual Faculty Exhibition, Art League Houston, Houston, Texas. June/July 2015.
Celebrate Texas Art 2015, Juried Group Show, Juror: Dean Sobel, Director, Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, Colorado, Assistance League of Houston, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX. January - February 2015

Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas,'Seeing the Light', October/November 2014 (seven paintings)

Contemporary Art Month San Antonio, TX Radius Gallery; 9 minute video Luminarias del Rio projected on large exterior screen on roof.
79th Annual San Antonio Art League Artists Exhibition, San Antonio, TX April/May 2009 (2 photographs)
Luminiaria Arts Night, San Antonio, Texas March 14, 2009; video, environmental light installation,
Luminarias del Rio projected onto exterior wall of Instituto Cultural de Mexico en San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
AnArte Gallery; ongoing representation by gallery, San Antonio, Texas, 2006-2008
77th Annual San Antonio Art League Artists Exhibition, San Antonio, TX 2007

Colores de la Primavera Exhibition, (eight artists; water colors paintings) Ventana Gallery, San Antonio, TX, 2006
Red Dot Sale, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas, 2006
Radius Gallery, "3" ( 3 artists; curated by Joan Grona), San Antonio, Texas, 2006
Faculty Exhibit, Learning & Products Art Expo, Convention Center Burbank, California, 2006

San Antonio Watercolor Group Annual Juried Exhibition, Los Patios, San Antonio, TX, 2005
Learning & Products Art Expo, Faculty Exhibit, Burbank, California, 2005
Blue Star Contemporary Arts Center, Annual Arts and Eats Exhibit, San Antonio, TX, 2004, 2005
March of Dimes Annual Fundraising Auction (One of two featured Artists), San Antonio, TX, 2005

Celebration Of Color; Featured Artist, Golden Gate Artists at Bay Model Visitors Center, Sausalito, CA 2003
Schoonmaker Gallery; ongoing group exhibitions, Sausalito, California

American Artists Magazine Methods and Materials 2002 Faculty, Pasadena, CA; "Invited Faculty Exhibition," Pasadena Convention Center, 2002
Sausalito City Hall, Sausalito, CA Sausalito Artists Registry Exhibit, 2002

Marin Arts Council Annual Exhibition and Open Studios, Marin county, CA 1998, 1999, 2001
California Watercolor Association, Orinda, CA, Featured Artist , June 2001

Bank of America Gallery; Seattle Washington " A Gift of Light and Time" January, 2000
750 Gallery; Sacramento, California "Invitational 2000" February, 2000
Bay Model Visitors Center; Sausalito, California "Cross Section" May, 2000
Museo Italo Americano; San Francisco, California" A View of Fresco" June, 2000

1999 & earlier
Bay Model Visitors Center; Sausalito, California Three Artists, 1999
SOMAR GALLERY, San Francisco, CA, Urban Visions; 1995.
Art Alliance of Sausalito Exhibition; Bay Model Visitors' Center, Sausalito, CA , 1995
Annual Faculty Exhibition; College of Marin Art Gallery, Kentfield, CA, 1995.
KALA Institute Annual Art Auction; Berkeley, CA, 1995.
Phantom Gallery; Two Way Mirror, Installation Year's Exploration of the Process of Self-Portraiture.
4,0000 square ft Site Specific Installation Phantom Gallery, Sacramento CA.1995
U.C.Davis Walter A. Buehler Gallery, Davis. CA, 1995.
Monotype Forum III;
Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA KALA Artists Annual; 1995.
KALA Institute Berkeley, CA "25th Anniversary Auction", San Francisco, CA 1994-1995
KALA Institute Berkeley, CA "Artists in Residence Annual Exhibition," 1993-1995
Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA "Small Works Annual Juried Exhibition, 1991
Lillian Paley Center for Visual Arts, Oakland, CA "Monoprints Plus," 1991
Marianne Partlow Gallery, Olympia, WA "Summer Exhibition," 1991
ProArts Members Exhibition and Open Studios, Oakland, CA 1990
Palazzo Pretorio, Prato, Italy "Frescos and Tempera Paintings, "Catalogue, 1990
Castello dell'Imperatore, Prato, Italy "The History of Mural Painting from Prehistory Until Today, 1989
Djuravich Gallery, Sacramento, CA "Figurative Works," Exhibition of Selected Gallery Artists, 1988
Sala Medievale di San Jacopo, Prato, Italy "Fresco Painting 1988," 1988
University of Hawaii Gallery, Alumni Exhibition, "Paperworks," Honolulu, HI 1988
Marianne Partlow Gallery, Olympia, WA "Artists Look at Love," 1988
Crocker Museum Art Gallery, "Art Auction," Catalogue, Sacramento, CA 1987
Breckenridge Gallery, Exhibition of Four Gallery Artists, San Francisco, CA 1987
Ivey Gallery, "Women's Exhibition," Los Angeles, CA 1987
Djuravich Gallery, "Annual Exhibition of Gallery Artists", Sacramento, CA 1987
Marianne Partlow Gallery, "Monotypes," Group of Four Artists Working in Monotype Medium, Olympia, WA 1987
The Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA 1987