Friday, November 10, 2017

'Flourish' at Seattle Center



'Flourish' is now installed!!

This is what 3,000+ bottle caps look like. Installed at Seattle Center Poetry Garden through January 2018.

Special thanks to Office of Arts & Culture Seattle and Seattle Center for highlighting & funding this project!


‘Flourish’; thousands of plastic bottle caps reclaimed, drilled then stitched into multi-color eco-banners. Each abstractly representing & celebrating the multicultural mix of people in our community.




Photo Credit: Seattle Center

Photo Credit: Seattle Center

Photo Credit: Seattle Center








Thursday, October 5, 2017

'Nests' in Shoreline...


'Nests' a temporary environmental installation within an urban forest in Washington state.
These 30 sculptures are woven out of the invasive ivy that strangles both our urban & rural forests. Each nest has then been harmoniously installed throughout South Woods Park in Shoreline.

Thank you Shoreline Public Art and City of Shoreline Parks & Rec for this opportunity!

A close-up video glimpse of a 'Nest" in motion HERE 










Sunday, September 17, 2017

'Bloom' is now in New Jersey!


'Bloom' on view now at Sally D. Francisco Gallery in New Jersey, 
'All Things Considered: Basketry in the 21st Century'.

I'm honored to have my sculpture included in this exhibit, such a wonderful mix of artists!



And here's a short video of 'Bloom' in motion at American Art Company in Tacoma, thanks to Mary Coss for sharing! VIDEO




Presented by the National Basketry Organization, All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century is the ninth in a series of juried biennial exhibitions intended to show the full spectrum of work currently being executed by well-known and emerging artists in the United States.
The exhibition opens in conjunction with the 2017 National Basketry Organization’s conference in Tacoma, Washington. From black bamboo to reclaimed plastics, it represents a broad range of approaches by artists working within the field of contemporary basketry. Showcasing excellence in creative exploration, technique, craftsmanship, these 70 artworks were juried by Lloyd Herman, the founding Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery from 1971 – 1986. Herman is also the author of Art That Works: The Decorative Arts of the Eighties, Crafted in America. He lives and works in Seattle, Washington. Exhibition catalog available for purchase August 1, 2017.

Exhibition Schedule: 
July 20 – August 26, 2017: American Art Company, Tacoma, Washington
September 16 – October 29, 2017:  Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, New Jersey
March 29 – June 9, 2018:  Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts

This exhibit is made possible with support from the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation and the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Artistry in Fiber: Sculpture


Honored to have my artwork included in this exquisite book, 
'Artistry in Fiber: Sculpture', an incredible mix of artists!

Thank you Anne Lee, E. Ashley Rooney & Schiffer Publishing Ltd.!

Check out a short video glimpse HERE!



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century



Presented by the National Basketry Organization, 'All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century' is the ninth in a series of juried biennial exhibitions intended to show the full spectrum of work currently being executed by well-known and emerging artists in the United States.
The exhibition opens in conjunction with the 2017 National Basketry Organization’s conference in Tacoma, Washington. From black bamboo to reclaimed plastics, it represents a broad range of approaches by artists working within the field of contemporary basketry. Showcasing excellence in creative exploration, technique, craftsmanship, these 70 artworks were juried by Lloyd Herman, the founding Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery from 1971 – 1986. Herman is also the author of Art That Works: The Decorative Arts of the Eighties, Crafted in America. He lives and works in Seattle, Washington. Exhibition catalog available for purchase August 1, 2017.

Exhibition Schedule: 
July 20 – August 26, 2017: American Art Company, Tacoma, Washington

September 16 – October 29, 2017:  Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, New Jersey

March 29 – June 9, 2018:  Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts




Thursday, June 1, 2017

Meet the Artist: Lacey


Meet the Artist: Lacey
Show & Tell, Conversation & Snacks

June 2, 1-3 PM

Washington Department of Ecology
300 Desmond Drive SE
Lacey, WA

The installation of 'Metamorphosis' is now installed at the Washington Department of Ecology! This project spans three floors, illuminated by an ever-changing glow of natural light!

'Metamorphosis; a series of opulent chrysalis forms representing a transformation from the humble & forgotten into the exceptional. As nature creates life cell by cell so I've created these sculptures. Hundreds of plastic bottles reclaimed & hand cut into individual cellular shapes, then stitched together into a multifaceted organic structure.'


Barbara De Pirro creates environmental, mixed media craft, sculpture and installations.  Her artwork has been exhibited in Museums, Galleries, Sculpture Parks, Art Centers and Public Art Organizations. She is a member of Northwest Designer Craftsman, Surface Design Association and National Basketry Organization. De Pirro is an Artist Trust Fellowship, Residency and GAP Grantee. Her artwork is also highlighted in multiple publications including; ‘TextileArt Around the World’, ‘Green Art: Trees, Leaves and Roots’, World of Threads, Fiber Art Now and Surface Design Association.


Special thanks to the Washington Department of Ecology and Artist Trust for all your enthusiastic support!
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“This event is also made possible by the Artist Trust​ Fellowship grant. The Meet the Artist event is part of the grant whereby award recipients outreach into a community unaware of their artwork."


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Meet the Artist: Shelton


Meet the Artist: Shelton
Show & Tell, Conversation, Snacks

May 31, 4-7 PM

Off the Walls Gallery
703 W Railroad Ave, Shelton, WA
(360)480-6296

The re-invented 'Flora' bouquets are now installed at 'Off the Walls Gallery' in Shelton! I'll be sharing other project re-inventions plus images of the original large scale installations.

Please come join us!

Barbara De Pirro creates environmental, mixed media craft, sculpture and installations.  Her artwork has been exhibited in Museums, Galleries, Sculpture Parks, Art Centers and Public Art Organizations. She is a member of Northwest Designer Craftsman, Surface Design Association and National Basketry Organization. De Pirro is an Artist Trust Fellowship, Residency and GAP Grantee. Her artwork is also highlighted in multiple publications including; ‘TextileArt Around the World’, ‘Green Art: Trees, Leaves and Roots’, World of Threads, Fiber Art Now and Surface Design Association.

Special thanks to Artist Trust & Off the Walls Gallery!

“This event is also made possible by the Artist Trust​ Fellowship grant. The Meet the Artist event is part of the grant whereby award recipients outreach into a community unaware of their artwork."