Meet the Judge

Barbara J. Mason PSA, PSSW, TX&N, DPS, APAA

We are excited to announce that Barbara Mason is the judge our 2022 Fall Art Exhibition! She will be judging all the GAVA awards for Beautiful Things.

Barbara feels her form of communicating with the world is through the transparent expression of art with masterful skill and graceful fluidity.

Barbara celebrates her 25th plus years as a professional multi-disciplinary artist. She is an international, national, and local award-winning signature pastel, watercolorist, and colored pencil artist. Barbara’s unique style and technique combine transparent light, vibrant colors and complex patterns that translate into a creative rhythm of ebbs and flows that document her journey as a female visual artist.  She draws inspiration from common everyday objects and focuses on magnifying minute details into a grand hyper realistic form.

Barbara lives in Frisco, Texas, and travels extensively all over the world to participate in art residencies, art competitions, and gain inspiration for her artwork. In addition to traveling throughout the United States, she has traveled to East Africa, Greece, Italy, France, Barcelona, Spain, Mexico, Turkey, British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda.  Barbara’s artwork is now published and collected nationally and internationally by hospitals, businesses, public art programs and private patrons. She is a graduate of The Business Council for the Arts (North Dallas Chapter). As a Business council for the Arts Alumni Barbara works with the organization to bridge creativity with commerce. Barbara is the owner of Dragonfly Studio Creations art gallery/studio, Ndueseason Greeting Card Company, Culture Cameo Jewelry and Sound Integrity Ultrasound Medical Contract Service.

Barbara is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, The Pastel Society of the Southwest, The Degas Pastel Society, Texas and Neighbors and Arizona Pastel Artist Association. She is a juried member of The International Guild of Realism, Artist of Texas, American Women Artist Association and American Artist Professional League as well as membership with local/regional art organizations such as: The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, Plano Arts Association, Frisco Arts Foundation, Southwestern Watercolor Society.  Barbara has exhibited her artwork at various prestigious museums such as: The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Illinois State Museum, Robert Lange Gallery-Charleston SC., Winfield Gallery -Carmel, Ca. Salmagundi Club, NY. Most recently her paintings; were awarded in the Top 100 paintings in 2019 & 2021 by Pastel Journal Magazine-The Best of Drawing. She received the Award of Excellence by American Women Artist and her painting “Timeless” & “The Debater” are published in The Strokes of Genius the Best of Drawing magazine. Barbara is a seasoned art juror, curator and instructor that is qualified to teach workshops, jury art exhibitions on the local and corporate levels.

“Each painting is visual documentation of my journey as an artist”.

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