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Barbara Rubenstein Art

Painting, Mixed Media, Sculpture

The Silos at Sawyer Yards
Studio 205

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​"Art takes me to a fanciful, fabulous place surrounded by beautiful color and dramatic feeling. My creations are an expression of what I sense in the world around me. I strive to convey my feelings through the use of many layers of color, texture and movement. My hope is that you will be inspired and energized by what you see and you will feel a connection that evokes good feelings and creates a special memory. I long for my art to take you, as it does me, to a fanciful fabulous place".

Artist Biography
Barbara retired from commercial banking in 2005 and began studying art. She paints in the genre referred to as “emotional abstraction” primarily using acrylics. Barbara is noted for rich layers of color and texture. Her work seamlessly melds composition elements with vibrancy, spontaneity, and organic form.

Barbara and her family live in Houston, TX and have a vacation home in Santa Fe, NM. Much of Barbara’s inspiration comes from nature, particularly the rich colors and awe-inspiring land-forms found in Santa Fe.

Glassell School of Art – Houston, TX
Private Instruction - Houston, TX , Santa Fe, NM, and Albuquerque NM
Instructional Classes - Acrylic Painting and Mixed Media
Workshops – Mixed Media, Found Objects, Digital Ground and Transfers, Boldly Abstract​

April 2011 - Art in the Park, Houston, TX
August 2011 - Canal Street Gallery, Houston, TX
November 2011 - Art Walk Houston, Canal Street Gallery, Houston, TX
November 2011 - Group Exhibition Mo Mong Restaurant, Houston, TX
April 2012 - Watson Gallery, Houston, TX
July 2012 - Watson Gallery Anniversary Show, Houston TX
October 2012 - January 2013 - Heights Art Studio, Houston, TX
2012-2021 - Art on the Avenue, Community Development Corporation, Houston, TX;
"Between Heaven and Earth" selected by juror, Steven Matijcio, Director and Chief Curator
Blaffer Museum of Art, Houston TX, to be placed in the Main Exhibition Gallery
August 2013 - July 2017 - Lisa Samuel Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
May 2013 - Bowl Café, Houston, TX
February 2014 - 2016 Fringe Salon, Houston, TX
2016 - Current - Sawyer Yard Campus Events and Exhibits
​2019 - September 2019 - Urban Eats Two- Person Exhibit, Houston, TX
June 2020 - [The Houston Furniture Bank - Juried Art Selection for the Agency's Art Gallery
October 2020 - January 2021 - "Boundless". A Group Exhibit in collaboration with
Photographer, Ashkan Roayaee
January 2022 - March 2022 - Circa Real Estate, Houston, TX. Selected works on exhibit

The Silos at Sawyer Yards - Group Exhibitions
Saatchi Art -
​Wescover -

​Voyage Houston
Bellaire Buzz Magazine July 2019 and August 2020
​Paper City- Houston