BARBETTA LOCKART

CONTEMPORARY ARTIST

THE ARTIST

I have been involved with the arts for many years, starting as a jewelry maker back in the early ‘70’s, adding painting, drawing, and mixed media assemblage in the ‘80’s and 90’s.  I have continued to challenge and entertain myself with the addition of textiles/fiber to my materials repertoire (creating art felt, silk art yardage, handmade wall pieces, runway/costume pieces, etc.) beginning in the ‘90’s, and carrying through to the present… fiber of some sort is often included in my contemporary work.  I find fiber and fibrous materials of all sorts to be extremely versatile, and often include it in paintings, sculptures and assemblage work.  It is so basic; I find working with it very satisfying.

As a contemporary artist, I hope to create work that is interesting, evocative, communicative, and often, unexpected.  I find that I am impacted by world events, politics, the human condition, travel/world cultures, friends, music, nature, foolishness, and personal experiences and interests:  all eventually find their way into my art. My work is simply the result of a very busy and curious mind that seldom seems to take a day off.

Although I utilize both new and recycled materials in my work, I particularly enjoy the challenge of working with materials that might be less than pristine or headed for the trash bin, giving them new life, respect and purpose through art. Whether it is an abused mannequin unsuitable for displaying clothing, rocks that find artistic life beyond the garden, scraps of pretty much anything, or a length of artist-dyed silk that just didn’t ‘work’ in its initial purpose, their transformation into something interesting, pleasing, provocative and different is very rewarding to me, and I totally enjoy both the process and the end result.

I believe that there are no rules/limits in creativity beyond those that have to do with the limitations of specific media, the Zen and Tao of art, physics, and that both the artist and the viewer should be transported and engaged in some way while interacting with the art.  Simply put, I create art because it is part and parcel of the ‘me’ of me…if I did not work creatively, I would be a different person and live in a different version of the world, and I quite like inhabiting my current art-world.
 

SHOWS

2018

Bocce Balls and Other Human Propelled Spheres, Benicia Library, Benicia, CA (invitational)
augustAugust, Tsao Gallery, Davis Arts Center, Davis, CA (invitational)
Mixed Media Show, Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA (invitational)
Open Studios, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA (invitational)

2017

Artists & Aprons: Fundraiser for the Homeless, Artspace 1616, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)
Pink Week, Art Space 1616, Sacramento, CA, (juried)
Collage Etc., microART, Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA (invitational)
Memento Mori, White Buffalo Gallery, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)
GoGo Table --- 3CM Plan, GoGo Group, Nanjing, China, (juried)
Human Voices: The Female Voice, Beatnik Gallery, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)
a la Mode, Davis Arts Center, Davis, CA, (invitational)
Three person show, microART, Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)
Open Studios, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA, (invitational)
Totem Show, E Street Gallery, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)
Art of a Community, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA, (invitational)

2016

One person show, Elemental Essence, Davis Arts Center, Davis, CA
microART, DaDas, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)
Open Studios, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA, (invitational)
Art of a Community, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA, (invitational)
Common Threads: Layers, SMUD Gallery, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)
Masked, SMUD Gallery, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)
The Art of The Toy, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA, (juried)
Big Show of Small Treasures, ITSA Studio, Sacramento, CA, (open studio show)

2015

Art of a Community, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA, (invitational)
Abstract: A Change in Perception, Red Dot Gallery, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)
Variations on Abstraction, Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA, (invitational)
Fragments: The Art of Collage and Assemblage, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA, (juried)

2014

Yes We Can, University Art, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)
Art of a Community, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA, (invitational)
Human Voice II, Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)
The Beast in Me, Moon Café, Locke, CA, (juried)

2013

One person show, Not So Simple Threads, Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA
Art Auction, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA, 2013 - 2017, (invitational)
Birth of Spring, Georgiana Gallery, Walnut Grove, CA, (invitational)
The Changing Tides of Artists, Georgiana Gallery, Walnut Grove, CA, (invitational)
Collage, Etc. & Myths, Legends & Prophecies, Gallery 2110, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)
BY HAND:  Extraordinary Fine Craft in California, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA, (juried)
Pink Week, Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA, (juried)
Gems II, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA, (juried)
Vessels, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA, (juried)

2012

One person show, The Art of Light: Reflections on Materiality, Lumens, Sacramento, CA (invitational)
Human Voice:  The Human Presence in Art, Gallery 2110, Sacramento, CA,
Yes We Can, Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)
The End, Tangent Gallery, Sacramento, CA, (juried)
Faux Sho, Tangent Gallery, Sacramento, CA, (juried)
Fertility, Tangent Gallery, Sacramento, CA, (juried)
Mess with the Dress: Recycling and Reinventing Fashion, Gallery 625, Woodland,      CA, (juried)

2011

Abstract: 2000 - 2010, Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)
California State Senate Annual Contemporary Art Collection Exhibit, representing District 6, selected by Senator Darrell Steinberg, Sacramento, CA, 2011 – 2012, (juried)
Fabricated, BlueLine Gallery, Roseville, CA, (juried)
Celebrating Artistic Expression, Jessup University, Rocklin, CA, (juried)

2010

Art Auction, Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento CA, 2010 – 2012, (invitational)
Art from the Back Gallery, Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)
National Juried Exhibition, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA, (juried)

2009

Surface Matters, Kansas City Art Institute, Surface Design Association, Kansas City, MO, (member show)

2008

Hot Fibers, The Artery, Davis, CA, (invitational)
Layers for Stitch, Wiseman Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR, (invitational)
From Fiber to Quilt, Taky Gallery, Linnoitus, Lappeenranta, Finland, (invitational)
New Work, Translations Gallery, Denver, CO, (invitational)

2007

Harmony, On the Wall/Off the Wall, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL, (invitational)
Invitational Fiber Show, The Arts Building, Auburn, CA, 2007, (invitational)
Deconstruction/Reconstruction-- Art from Recycled Materials, Artisans International, Minden, NV, (invitational)
Sum of the Parts, Kansas City Art Institute, Surface Design Association, Kansas City, MO, (member show)
Capital Artists Studio Tour, Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA, 2007 – 2013, (participant)

2006

Material Evidence, Los Gatos Museum of Art, Los Gatos, CA, 2006, (invitational)    
Altares del Mundo, Sacramento, CA, 2006 – 2009, (invitational)
The Naked Truth: Fiber Transformations, Coastal Arts League Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA, (invitational)
Rhythm & Blues, Gallery One, Petaluma, CA, (invitational)
California Landscapes, The Gallery at Greenville Arms 1889 Inn, Greenville, NY, (invitational)
Changing the World One Thread at a Time, European Edition, Val d ’Argent, Sainte Marie Aux Mines, Alsace, France, 2006, (invitational)
Changing the World One Thread at a Time, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ, 2006, (juried)
38th & 40th Annual Textile Exhibit, Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, CA, 2006 & 2008, (juried)
Textile Arts Today: An Exhibition of Tapestries and Quilts, SYNOPSYS INC., Mountain View, CA, (juried)
3rd Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Park Gables Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA, (juried)
A Common Thread, Textile Center of Minnesota, Joan Mondale Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, (member show)
Fiber Art, Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, CA (invitational)

2005

3rd Anniversary Show, The Arts Building, Auburn, CA, (invitational)
Piece, Alameda Arts Center, Alameda, CA, (invitational)
Tranquility, Harmony, Renewal & Peace, The Arts Building, Auburn, CA, (invitational)
In the Abstract, Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, CA, (invitational)
The Juried National Bead and Fiber Exhibit, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederic, MD, (juried)
Nothing New:  Fiber Art from Recycled Materials, Textile Center of Minnesota, Joan Mondale Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, (juried)
Fiber, Doiron Gallery, Sacramento, CA, (SAQA members show)
Constants and Variables, Kansas City Art Institute, Surface Design Association, Kansas City, MO, (member show)

2004

Judicial Council Conference Center, San Francisco, CA, (invitational)

2003

California State Fair, Fine Arts Exhibition, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, (juried)
California State Fair, Creative Arts Exhibition, 2003 & 2011, (juried)
7th & 8th Biennial Art to Wear, 2003 & 2005, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA, (juried)
Up Close and Far Away, Kansas City Art Institute, Surface Design Association, Kansas City, MO, (member show)

2002

Sulky of America Challenge 2002 & 2003, Kennesaw, GA, (juried)

2000

Houston International Quilt Festival 2000 & 2001, art fabric exhibition, Houston, TX (invitational)
Mardi Gras Costume Fashion Show, Beyond The Surface 2000, Lake Tahoe, CA, (invitational)
LaLa Paper Doll, Beyond The Surface 2000, Lake Tahoe, CA, (juried---Best of Show)

1999

Yards of Art, Beyond The Surface 1999, art fabric exhibition, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)

1998

Breakthrough, Fall Fashion Show, American Cancer Society, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)

1995

UN 4th World Conference on Women, Beijing, China, (invitational)
Consejo Mundial de Artistas Visuales, Assisi, Italy, (invitational)
Inclusionists Beijing Circle, University Union Gallery, California State University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)
Phoenix, Phantom Galleries, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)
One person show, Mum’s, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)

1994

Tablescapes, UCD Design Alliance, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)
SPCA Art Auction, Sacramento, CA, (donation)
KVIE (public television) Art Auction, Sacramento, CA, (donation)

1993

Business Volunteers in the Arts, Art Auction, Sacramento, CA, (donation)
AIDS Art Auction, Sacramento, CA, (donation)
ART Explosion ’93, Art Auction, Sacramento, CA, (donation)

1992

Carhops Lost in Time, Artists Fashion Show, Crest Theatre, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)
2nd and 3rd Annual Multi-Ethnic Visual Arts Show, Sacramento, CA, 1992 and 1993, (invitational)
Group show, Open Veil Galerie, Fair Oaks, CA, (invitational)

1991

Art, Back Room Gallery, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)

1990

Group show, Dito Gallery, Sacramento, CA, (invitational)

AWARDS

California State Fair, Creative Arts Exhibit, 1st Place, Bead Arts; Honorable Mention, Bead Arts, 2011
California State Fair, Fine Arts Exhibit, Juror’s Award, Fine Craft, Diana Daniels, Juror, 2008
California State Fair, Fine Arts Exhibit, Award of Excellence, Jack Ogden, Juror, 2006
California State Fair, Creative Arts Exhibit, 2nd Place, Art to Wear; 3rd Place, Fiber Art, 2003
“Beyond the Surface 2000”, Best of Show, Lake Tahoe, CA, 2000
“Sulky Challenge 2002”, 3rd Place, Amateur Quilted Wall Hangings, national touring   exhibit, 2002

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Inside Publications, December, 16, 2016, Art Preview, Gallery Shows in December
Inside Publications, February 16, 2016, “Common Threads”, Terry Kaufman
Benicia Herald, July 31, 2015, “Barrage of collage in new Arts Benicia show”, Keri Luiz
Land Park News, August, 27, 2013, “Capital Artists Studio Tour”, Monica Stark
Sacramento Bee, Ticket, June 28, 2013, “Eclectic Show Highlights Collages:  Collage, Etc.”, Victoria Dalkey, Sacramento Bee Art Critic
Sacramento Bee, Ticket, August 22, 2008, “The Old, the New in Citizen Art”, Victoria Dalkey, Sacramento Bee Art Critic
Davis Enterprise, June 26, 2008, “Fantastical Fibers”, Nicole K. Docino, Enterprise Art Critic
Tri City Voice, March 19-25, 2008, “Olive Hyde:  Textile Exhibit, Textiles from Traditional to Contemporary”, Anuja Seith
Surface Design Journal, summer, 2006, “Changing the World, One Thread at a Time”, Thelma Smith, curator, reviewed by D. Wood

TEACHING/WORKSHOPS

“2D Fiber Mosaic” & “3D Fiber Mosaic”, “Art Cards”, Bracelets & Drop Earrings”, “Thread Web”, Davis Arts Center, Davis, CA, ongoing
“Art Camp!”, Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, 2013
“Get Crafty:  Art Smart Program: Funky Weaving”, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA, 2013
“Art Mix:  Collage Demonstration”, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, 2013
“Art as Accessory”, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, 2012

Additionally, I offer small classes and workshops in my studio and elsewhere throughout the year.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Arts Benicia
Davis Art Center
TAFA, (Textile and Fiber Art List)
Artizan Made


ADDITIONAL ART RELATED EXPERIENCES

Owner, ITSA Studio, fine art studio and retail & online art supplies, 1991- present
Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CAST committee member, Sacramento, CA, 2013
North Franklin District Business Association, “Art as an Attraction” & “Triangle Arts District” development committee member, Sacramento, CA, 2011 - 2012
For Arts’ Sake, “Marketing” committee member, “Artist Support” Action Team member, Sacramento, CA, 2009 - 2011
Art Demonstrator (Fiber Mosaic), California State Fair, Sacramento, CA, 2010
Owner, Barbetta’s Beads & Art; the shop included a fine art gallery, with monthly shows featuring local and national artists, 1991 - 1998

EDUCATION

MA, Counseling & Guidance, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, 1981
MA, Educational Administration, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, 1979
BA, English, minor in Linguistics, graduated with Honors and Distinction, San Diego State University,  San Diego, CA, 1975
 

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