paintings, pastels, printmaking, drawings and collage
Welcome to my gallery!

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Artist's Bio:

I sometimes work en plein aire but usually work at Bee Dee Eye Studio from photo references.   

Inspired by God's creations, travel, gardens, and other artists such as Cathy Cotter-Smith, Soon Y. Warren, Joseph Raffael, Mark Messersmith, Birgit O'Connor, Van Gogh, Klimt, Monet and Michelangelo.


Barbara Bell Dubovsky
Carpe Diem



Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Art Courses (non-degree seeking) at Collin College, Plano, TX - 55+ semester hours of studio classes

Memberships and Workshops
American Women Artists
North Texas Printmakers Guild
Outdoor Painters Society
Texas Visual Arts Association
Teta Smith Gallery workshops
Robert Burridge Workshop at Wenmohs Ranch
Birgit O'Connor Online Workshops
Southwest Watercolor Society
Urban Sketchers DFW/Texas

Great Plains Juried Art Show, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant,OK, 2005

Viewpoints Statewide Community College Juried Show, Collin College,Plano,TX, 2006 – Placed 3rd 2D.

Vertu: An Exhibit for Emerging Artists, sponsored by Collage of Richardson, Tx, 2006, held at Plano Courtyard Theater.

Creative Components Student Annual Exhibition, Collin College, Plano, TX, 2006

Body and Mind International Art Competition sponsored by The Core Clinic and Zhibit, San Jose, CA, 2007 – Placed 3rd.

Vertu: An Exhibit for Emerging Artists sponsored by Collage Visual Arts of Richardson, TX, held at Plano Courtyard Theater, 2007

Viewpoints Student Juried Show, Collin College, Plano, TX, 2008 – Jurors Merit Award 2D
Live Green in Plano, Plano Centre, Plano, TX 2010 - Recycled Art Exhibit
Advanced Student Art Exhibition, Collin College, Plano, TX , 2010
Richardson Civic Art Society 44th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition,   2010, Honorable Mention.
Vertu: An Art Exhibit,  Artists' Showplace at 15615 Coit Rd, Dallas,  July 9 thru July 30, 2010.
Art Department Scholarship Invitational Show, Collin College in Plano,  July 12 thru July 31, 2010.
Dia de los Muertos, October 16th thru until November 13th, 2010 at the Bath House Cultural Arts Center,  Dallas, TX.
Art in the Atrium 5th Annual Art Exhibition, November 8, 2010 thru August 26, 2011.  George A. Purefoy Municipal Complex in Frisco, Texas.
Advanced Student Art Show at Collin College,  November 15 - December 4, 2010.
The Self Portrait:  Who Are You? at Collin College January 10-29, 2011.

Art in Bloom:  Abstracts and Realism.  Invitational Exhibition at the  Emory Public Library Meadows Room in east Texas.  Feb 10, 2011 thru March 31, 2011.

Emerging, Gallery 8680, Frisco, TX.   April 2011.  Non-juried.   Sold "Cruise Dogs".
TVAA Annual Membership Exhibition, May 29, 2011 held at Medical City, Dallas.
Students @ Work, Gallery 8680, Frisco, TX.  June 10 through July 8, 2011.
Water, Gallery 8680, Frisco, TX.  August and September 2011.
Advanced Student Show, October 20 thru November 10, 2011.  The Gallery at Collin College.
Art in the Atrium 6th Annual Art Exhibition,  October 3, 2011 - August 26, 2012, George A. Purefoy Municipal Center,  Frisco, Texas 75034. 
Red, Gallery 8680 main street, Frisco texas 75034. February 2012.
Color and Composition.  October 2012.  Rains County Library, Meadows Cultural Center, Emory, TX.
American Women Artists Paint Out, Tucson, AZ, November 2012. 
IMPRESS, Frisco Art Gallery, January 2013 
Art in the Atrium 8th Annual Art Exhibition, October 26, 2013 thru August 15, 2014 at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Building, Frisco, TX.

Advanced Student Show, Collin College, Plano, TX.  November 14th thru December 12th, 2013.
A PRINTER'S SAMPLER, Keller Public Arts Program, Monthly Exhibit at Keller Town Hall, Keller, TX.  January 9-31, 2014.  
IMPRESS, Frisco Discovery Center, Frisco, TX.  January 7-31, 2014.   Demonstration of Engraving on Polymer.

ART IN THE ATRIUM 9th ANNUAL EXHIBITION, beginning October 27, 2014 at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center,  Frisco, Texas 75034. 
Advanced Student Art Show, Collin College, Plano, Tx.  December 2014.

Tupps Brewery Art Walk, McKinney, TX - summer 2015

Student Invitational at Collin College from June 11 – July 8, 2015 in THE ARTS gallery on the Spring Creek Campus, Plano
CHILL, SLANT Gallery, Dallas Midtown Galleries, Dallas, TX.  July 18th thru September 12th, 2015.

Reveal 3, Teta Smith Gallery, Midtown Galleries, Dallas, TX, October 2015

Advanced Student Show, Collin College, Plano, TX.  November/December 2015

Artistic Expressions, Meadows Cultural Center, Rains County Public Library,  November thru end of December 2015,

Botanical Expressions - Gallery 8680, Frisco, TX  - April 22, 2016 thru  May 16th, 2016.

Student Show, Collin College, Plano, TX.  November/December 2016.

Illusion/Allusion, Group exhibition.  Gallery Ten20, Plano, TX.  May 5, 2017. 

Town of Fairview Annual Art Show, April 2018,  Juried show.  First place winner -  Cut Crystal Bowl with Apples.  Second place - Daybreak in Upper North Canyon.

Feathered Friends Exhibition,  Heard Museum,  McKinney, TX,  February 5th thru March 22nd, 2019


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