Saturday, April 15, 2017

Meet the Artist Event

Meet the Artist: Barbara De Pirro
Show & Tell, Conversation, Snacks

May 31, 4-7 PM

Off the Walls Gallery
703 W Railroad Ave, Shelton, WA

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!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Winter Blooms...

This Winter has given me the gift of time, quiet moments to spend developing my small studies into new sculpture.

During last Autumn's art residency I challenged myself to create smaller sculptural works that could easily be exhibited in locations where my large scale installations were not possible. This new series of work retains the familiar environmental thread of using reclaimed plastics but is now combined with open mesh structures I've crocheted using stainless steel wire.  Once again my boundless celebration of nature blooms, transforming forgotten synthetic materials into organic sculptural form.

Northwest Designer Craftsman

Vashon Center for the Arts
MAR 3 - 30, 2017

Bellevue College Gallery Space
APR 12 - MAY 17, 2017

National Basketry Organization

'All Things Considered 9 - Basketry in the 21st Century'

American Art Company 
Tacoma, WA
JULY 20 - SEPT 2, 2017

Sally D Francisco Gallery
Layton, NY
OCT - NOV, 2017

Society of Arts & Crafts
Boston, MA
FEB - JUN, 2018

Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle

Poetry Garden, Seattle Center
NOV 2017 - JAN 2018