“I wholeheartedly believe in the restorative powers of art. Through my oil paintings and murals I hope to bestow a moment of stillness and beauty to my viewers and collectors. “ - Barbara Eberhart
Barbara Eberhart is a Southern California fine artist and art teacher. She's known for her large-scale florals in her flawless blended oil paint technique and uplifting teaching style. Her career as a professional artist spans over 40 years in Hawaii and California, and her work is part of countless private collections throughout North America and Europe. Barbara is devoted to bringing joy and beauty to her collectors and students through her work and classes, and believes in art as a spiritual experience that nourishes the soul.
Barbara earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from California State University, Sacramento before moving to Hawaii, where she lived for 32 years. There she was awarded the State Acquisition Award where her work was purchased for Hawaii's permanent collection. Along with numerous solo and group exhibits, she was a commissioned artist for interior designer showcase Hawaii Parade of Homes, and was commended by Governor Linda Lingle for her volunteer efforts in art for the Hawaii State Women’s Penitentiary.
In 2014, Barbara relocated to Santa Barbara, California. There, her paintings were featured as solo exhibits at the Faulkner Gallery, Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art, and the first Goleta Valley Community Center art exhibit. She has also shown at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Cabrillo Pavilion, the Jewish Community Center, and Corridan Gallery. She was interviewed for the Oliver Hamilton Show for television and is a member of Laguna Art Gallery, Corridan Gallery, and Solvang Gallery of Fine Art.
Barbara’s murals can be seen in public and private venues in Hawaii, and in Santa Barbara on Cabrillo Blvd through the Youth Interactive Postcard Project, the front of a private residence on Turnpike Road, and the 230-foot mural project at the Goleta Valley Community Center.
Passing on her love for drawing and painting has always been important to Barbara, and currently she enjoys teaching art classes online through her e-commerce website, and holds private workshops and classes at the Create Center for the Arts, Desert Art Center, and the Galen. In 2021, Barbara relocated to the desert community of Palm Springs and Palm Desert, and is inspired to continue creating art work as warm and wonderful as her new desert home.
March 2022 - Desert Open Studio tour with 27 paintings represented at Create Center for the Arts
April 2018 - Goleta Valley Community Center helping GVCC create a new gallery in their space
June - August 2016 - Divine Inspiration Gallery, Santa Barbara, with show titled “Within”
April 2015 - Solo Exhibition at the Faulkner West Gallery, Santa Barbara
February 2013 - Solo Exhibition at Waimanalo Beach Cafe & Gallery, Waimanalo, Hawaii
October 2011 - Solo Exhibition at Gallery on the Pali, Nuuanu, Hawaii
January 2010 - Solo Exhibition at Unity Atrium Building, Kaneohe, Hawaii
September 2009 - Solo Exhibition at Open Studio, Lanikai, Hawaii
May 2008 - Solo Exhibition at Che Pasta Cafe, Honolulu, Hawaii
February 1998 - Solo Exhibition at Brent’s Cafe, Kailua, Hawaii
March 1996 - Solo Exhibition at Assagio’s Restaurant, Kailua, Hawaii
April 1994 - Solo Exhibition at Ramsay Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii
June 1980 - Solo Exhibition in CSUS Student Gallery at California State University, Sacramento, California
February 2022 - Artists Council at the Galen Member Exhibition and 8x8” Fundraiser, Palm Desert
Ridley Tree College, Cabrillo Blvd Gallery, Gallery 113, Faulkner Main Gallery, Santa Barbara Tennis Club, the Art Fund, Casa Magazine Gallery, and the Jewish Museum Gallery
Santa Barbara Museum fundraiser donated original artwork
“Beautify Santa Barbara” postcard mural painting mentorship program through Youth Interactive
“I Modonarri” at Santa Barbara Mission annual chalk festival
Honolulu Hale Gallery, Honolulu - artwork purchased by State of Hawaii for their public collection
Japanese Chamber of Commerce ‘Commitment to Excellence”, Honolulu
Windward Artist Guild at Ho’omaluhia Gallery, Kaneohe and Pauahi Gallery, Honolulu
Honolulu Country Club Gallery, Honolulu
Awarded Commendation by Governor Linda Lingle for my work teaching art in the women’s prison
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