Sunday, October 14, 2012


This exhibition features a broad theme of physical spaces and metaphorical allusions in works of interior and exterior content.
I will be exhibiting 3 fiber sculptures, 'kelp', 'pollinate' & 'nectary'.

Please join us!

October 18 - February 23, 2013

Opening Reception:   October 18,  5:30-7:30 PM
Artist Talk:  November 13,  7:30 PM

University House Wallingford
4400 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA

More details HERE

'nectary'   Barbara De Pirro

Friday, September 7, 2012

pollinate & cherish

On view now... 

Hanson Scott Gallery
121 Prefontaine Pl S.
Seattle, WA

More info HERE

'pollinate'   Barbara De Pirro
'cherish'    Barbara De Pirro

Friday, August 10, 2012

'chrysalis', Seattle

'chrysalis'      Barbara De Pirro

'Art Interruptions'
August - September

Clustered together in four trees, I installed a series of 'chrysalis' sculptures at 
Phinney Center at 6532 Phinney Ave. N.
Greenwood Library at 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.,  
The Fiber Gallery at 8212 Greenwood Ave. N. 
Woven through a wire armature, I used recycled plastic product packaging, bags and banding to create each chrysalis, ranging in size from 12 to 24 inches.

The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), commissioned 12 artists to create temporary art installations along Greenwood Avenue North and the Central Waterfront for the project 'Art Interruptions'. Art Interruptions encourages artists to install artworks on city sidewalks and parks and offer passers-by a brief interruption in their day with a moment of surprise, beauty or humor.

This project is part of a program called Art Interruptions which is funded by SDOT 1% for Art funds and administered by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

'chrysalis' (detail)      Barbara De Pirro

Saturday, July 14, 2012

'flourish', Bellevue

'flourish'   Barbara De Pirro

Take a stroll down Bellevue Way NE, 
look up! 
In the parking lot, adjacent to the Bellevue Art Museum, 
wrapped around two lamp posts
you'll find 'flourish'. 

Bellwether 2012: reGeneration
July 13 - October 21

Art Walk Map HERE

More images & details on their Facebook Page.

'roots & vines', Bellevue

'roots & vines'      Barbara De Pirro

Also, as part of Bellwether 2012: reGeneration
'roots & vines' is located in the Galleria, in front of the Rock Bottom Brewery 
at 550 106th Ave. NE in downtown Bellevue.

July 13 - October 21

With 44 sculptures and installations its worth the trip!
You can find a free Art Walk Map HERE

More images & details on their Facebook Page.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Bellwether 2012: reGeneration

'flourish'    Barbara De Pirro

Bellevue Biennial Sculpture Exhibition

In this years event I will have two installations, 'flourish' and 'roots & vines'. 'flourish' is wrapped around two lamp posts located adjacent to the Bellevue Art Museum and 'roots & vines' can be found in the Galleria, in front of the Rock Bottom Brewery. 
A bit more info can be found HERE.

"The city of Bellevue will host it’s 11th sculpture and installation exhibition this summer, when the Bellwether 2012: reGeneration exhibition and art walk kicks off July 13.
Started in 1992, Bellwether is a biennial, three- to four-month display of sculptures and installations in Downtown Bellevue that began as an experiment to see what type of art Eastsiders enjoy. This year’s exhibition, taking place through October 21, will include a variety of sculptures and installations ranging from small to nearly 19-feet tall throughout downtown.

An opening celebration set for July 13, 6 PM at City Hall. 
The free celebration is open to the public and will feature several artists whose work will be part of the exhibit. Exhibition maps and catalogs will be available at the opening ceremony and a downloadable version of the map will also be available at this time."

More info & articles:
 The Bellevue Scene 

'roots & vines'    Barbara De Pirro
Photograph by Shirley Wiebe

Friday, June 15, 2012

'roots & vines', Port Angeles

'roots & vines'   Barbara De Pirro

The 13th season of 'Art Outside', the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center’s acclaimed program of art in nature will open on Saturday, June 16 with a reception for the artists from 1-4 pm. New works by eighteen artists join more than 100 artworks still on site from previous seasons in Webster Woods Art Park.

“Since establishing the art park in 2000, we’ve presented over 250 pieces by artists from all over the Northwest and occasionally points further,” said PAFAC director Jake Seniuk, who has shepherded the program from its beginnings. “It’s long been my favorite time of the year, when artists are roaming the five-acre Webster estate working their magic. Each June it’s a couple of weeks of great camaraderie and mutual inspiration among the artists and between the artists and staff and park visitors who stray into the action. It’s always a little sad to see it come to an end. This year will be especially bittersweet as it is my last as the “Art Ranger,” overseeing and tending this museum without walls.” 

Seniuk retires at the end of the month, after more than 23 years as PAFAC director and curator. At 2 pm he will lead his last “Art Ranger” tour to introduce the new pieces and to renew the history of those still in place.

Webster Woods is open every day year round from dawn to dusk.  It’s worth the trip!

A great local supporter, Peninsula Daily News  

'roots & vines'  (detail)   Barbara De Pirro
'roots & vines'  (detail)   Barbara De Pirro
'roots & vines'  (detail)   Barbara De Pirro

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


'fragment'    Barbara De Pirro

June 1- June 30

First Thursday Art Walk, June 7, 5-8
Reception June 23, 5-7

Hanson Scott Gallery
121 Prefontaine Place South
Seattle, WA

(Pioneer Square Art District)


'sprig' (detail)   Barbara De Pirro

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

setting the stage...

Trash Fashion Futures!

Join us on Friday and Saturday nights June 8th and 9th in the Intiman Playhouse at Seattle Center as we present for you an irreverent glimpse into this disposable culture.
All a part of the Next 50, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World's Fair and the building of the Seattle Center, hosted by the Seattle Center Foundation.

Local Haute Trash Fashionistas will team up with others from across the country to present a stunning collection of couture designed entirely from society's rubbish. 
Stage Set created by Barbara De Pirro, including photo imagery from Chris Jordan.
Expect the unexpected!
More details HERE

More images HERE

View the SHOW 

Image provided by Michael Cline

Saturday, March 10, 2012

'flourish', Museum of Glass

'flourish' (detail)  Barbara De Pirro

My new sculptural installation is in process... 
created using recycled plastics.
So far I've used,
2300 bottle caps, 200 water bottles 
and it is still growing…

Come see this project in person at
Tacoma, WA

Here it tis at 1600 bottle caps
 'flourish' (detail)  Barbara De Pirro
'flourish' (in progress)  Barbara De Pirro

now at 2300 bottle caps!
With buckets of bottle caps, ready to drill & soon to be installed... the canopy continues to expand.  Stay tuned for more!
'flourish' (in progress)  Barbara De Pirro
'flourish' (in progress)  Barbara De Pirro

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Intertwined, requiem for the trees

First exhibited at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor, October 2011. 

'Intertwined, requiem for the trees' 

will now be hosted by the Washington State History Museum 
in Tacoma, WA

March 10 - May 6.  

Laminated root rot problems at Kopachuck State Park, Henderson Bay, resulted in local artists creating artworks to remember the diseased trees before they are cut down. Local artists Robin Peterson and Margo Macdonald spearhead the project.

Opening Reception
March 15, 5 - 7 PM
( third Thursday art walk )

More images & information HERE
and HERE

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Earth + Water

'cherish'  (detail)  De Pirro

Fraker/Scott Gallery
121 Prefontaine Pl S.

January 2012

More details HERE

'pollinate'  (detail)  De Pirro