Stacy Barter's oil paintings depict her intense fascination with light and atmosphere. "I am constantly striving to capture depth and dimension. Working from life, whether it's from flowers or a model is exhilarating and ever changing."
Stacy Barter's interest in drawing and painting began in high school when a friend invited her to paint Christmas scenes on watercolor paper, note cards. She was enthralled and began sketching regularly in a journal. Her interest in art continued through college, where she took every art history class offered and numerous watercolor and drawing classes as well. Stacy attended Parson's School of Design in New York city and graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Journalism.
After graduating, while working in commercial art, Stacy stumbled into an oil painting workshop by Gregg Kreutz. "Seeing what he could do with minimal brush strokes... such rich darks, and glowing lights, such depth. It was overwhelming. Oil painting became my consuming passion."
Stacy has continued her studies with Gregg Kreutz, the author of ŒProblem Solving for Oil Painters and instructor at the Art Students League in NYC, and has studied under the guidance of Barbara Tiffany at the Maitland Art Center. She has also made a number of treks to Taos, New Mexico for study with master painters, David Leffel and Sherrie McGraw.
Stacy's work is included in the permanent collection of The Gulf Coast Museum of Art. She has also exhibited in many juried shows, including, the Oil Painters of America National Exhibit, the Festival of the Masters, the Winter Park Art Show, the ŒThree by Three Show at the Maitland Art Center, and the Arts Festival of Atlanta in Georgia.
Stacy exhibited in a two man show at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, June, 2002 and was invited to demonstrate for the Ocala Art Group at the Appleton Museum of Art this past year. She is also an instructor at the Crealde School of Art in Winter Park, Florida.
Stacy's work is highly sought after and has been featured in galleries in San Francisco, Palm Desert, and Carmel, California; as well as in Vail, Colorado. She is currently being represented on Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts and Block Island, Rhode Island, in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Houston, Texas and in Cocoa and Winter Park, Florida.
- Included in the permanent collection of The Gulf Coast Museum of Art
- The Oil Painter's of America Award of Excellence at the at the Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition
- Best in Show at the 76th American Artists Professional League, Grand National Exhibition
- Award of Excellence for Best Still Life at the National Oil Painter's of America Exhibition
- Finalist in The Artist's Magazine 2002 and 2003 Annual Competitions
- Winner of the Helen DeCozen Award, 74th American Artists Professional League
- Award of Distinction, Scottsdale Art Classic, 2000 International Juried Exhibition
- Exhibited in the International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, Salon
2011 -Exhibited 2011 International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, Salon International
2011 -Exhibited One-man Show 2011 Maitland Art Center, Florida
2010 -Exhibited 2010 Catherine Lorillard Wolfe 114th Annual Open Exhibition, New York
2010 -Exhibited 2010 American Artists Professional League 82nd Grand National Exhibition,
Salmagundi Club, New York, where she has won the Helen DeCozen Award for a Floral for the second time (2002)
2010 -Exhibited 2010 Mount Dora Center for the Arts 4-man Show
2010 -Exhibited 2010 and 2009 Oil Painters of America National Exhibitions
2010 -Exhibited 2010 International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, Salon International
2010 -Selected 2010 Paint the Parks, Second Mini 50 hosted by Paint America
-Best in Show-Mount Dora Paint Out 2010
2010 - Selected for the Best in World: Oil Artists and Artisans 2010 premier juried art book and
Best in America: Oil Artists and Artisans 2007
2009 - Best in Show $25,000 Award at the 2007 - 2009 Museum Exhibition and National Museum Tour of Blossom-Art of Flowers
2009 - Featured in American Art Collector Magazine, May 2009 with Oil Painter's of America article
and May 2006 with Salon International article
2008 - Featured in the November 2008 Artist's Magazine article, 'Every Picture Tells a Story'
2008 - Featured in the January 2008 SouthWest Art Magazine article, 'Ten Artists to Watch'
2007 - Featured in June and August 2007 SouthWest Art Magazine articles "Start Your
Collection" and "Coast to Coast Best of the West"
2005 - Received the Jury Top 50 Award at the 2005 International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art.
2005 - Accepted for exhibition in the 2005 OPA National and the 2005 Salon International
2004 - Featured in the book, "How did you paint that? 100 ways to paint still life and florals" by International Artist.
2004 - The Newington Award - Best in Painting in Show - Any Medium at the 76th American
Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC,
2004 - The Oil Painter's of America Award of Excellence at the Eastern Regional
Juried Exhibition, November 2004
2004 - Award of Excellence for Best Still life at the Oil Painter's of America National Exhibition
in Washington State, June 2004.
2003 - Exhibited in the 75th American Artists Grand National, and the 90th Allied Artists
of America Exhibitions, NYC, November 2003.
2003 - International, and the 72nd Annual Hudson Valley Art Exhibition, May 2003.
2003 - Finalist winner in The Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competitions, out of 13,000 entries
2002 - Winner of the Helen DeCozen Award at the 74th American Artists Professional League
Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC, November 2002.
2002 - Finalist winner in The Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competitions, out of 13,000 entries
2002 - Exhibited in the 106th Annual Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Exhibition in NYC, October 2002.
2001 - Award of Distinction, Mount Dora Arts Festival
2000 - Honorable Mention, Winter Park Autumn Art Festival
2000 - Judges Selection, Festival of the Masters
1998 and 1999 - Back to Back Best of Show Winner, Apopka Art Festival
1998 - First Prize, Tarpon Springs Art Festival
1998 - Merit Award, Maitland Rotary Art Festival
1998 - Merit Award, Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival
1996 and 1997 - Back to Back First Prize Winner, Apopka Art Festival
1997 - Merit Award, Maitland Spring Art Show
1996 - Award of Distinction, Vero Beach Art Show
1996 - Merit Award, Maitland Rotary Art Festival
1995 - First Prize, Vero Beach Art Show