Barbara Summers Edwards, born and raised in Southeastern Idaho, is a fourth generation native of the American West. Graduating from Utah State University in illustration and working as a freelance illustrator, Barbara evolved as a fine art oil and watercolor painter. Commonly portraying figurative imageries, her painterly, realistic paintings have received numerous awards (listed below) as they have been exhibited in international, national, regional and state juried, invitational, group and two person exhibits.
The Oil Painters of America Board of Directors in 2011 awarded Signature Status to Barbara for her "remarkable talent". The Utah Arts Council as part of the State of Utah's Permanent Collection purchased two of Barbara's paintings. One of those, "Gotcha!" hangs in the Governors Mansion in the State of Utah.
Barbara's painting. "First Snowfall" was awarded Best of Show in the 2010 American Plains Artists 26th Annual Juried Exhibit held at the Great Plains Art Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. She also had the honor of being juried several times into the prestigious
International Arts for the Parks Top 100 Exhibit and in 2002 was awarded the Yellowstone National Park Purchase Award and also the Arts for the Parks Wildlife Award of Merit. Earlier in the same exhibit, U.S. Art Magazine selected her painting for its Award of Excellence. This year Barbara's painting, "Birth of a Nation" received a Juror's Choice Award at the 2009 National Paint the Parks Show & Competition.
Some of Barbara's other exhibits and awards include: Oil Painters of America National and Regional Exhibits-National Award of Excellence and Regional Award of Excellence; Utah Watercolor Society - Award of Excellence and Intermountain Society of Artists - First Place Painting Award. Barbara's award winning painting, "Cool Waters" was published in the 2003 September/October Issue of the Wildlife Art Magazine article, "America the Beautiful: Glimpses of the National Parks". Her painting "When I Was a Child" was published in the North Light Book, The Best of Portrait Painting. Barbara is also listed in the prestigious Cambridge Who's Who Registry.
Barbara is represented by galleries from Texas to her current home state of Utah where she resides with her artist husband, Glen.
Logan Fine Art Gallery, Logan, UT ~www.loganfineartgallery.com
Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM ~www.sagecreekgallery.com
Sherwoods Gallery, Houston TX ~www.sherwoodsgallery.com
Southam Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT ~www.southamgallery.com
Montgomery Lee Fine Art, Park City, UT ~www.montgomeryleefineart.com
Mountain Trails Gallery, Jackson, WY, ~www.mtntrails.net
Glen Edwards ability to paint "real" people shows up in his award winning watercolor and oil paintings. His paintings have been exhibited in many one man and juried international, national, regional, state and local exhibits and are collected by people throughout the world. He is represented by galleries throughout the West and Texas.
Most recently Glen was awarded the 2010 Artist's Retreat Award in the American Plains Artists' 26th Annual Juried Exhibit at the Great Plains Art Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was also a Featured Artist in a new magazine, Western Art Collector, the November 2007 issue and also published in the article 'Pioneering Figures' in the November 2009 issue. In Southwest Art Magazine, Glen was a Featured Artist in July 1988 and June 2006. His paintings and illustrations have also been featured on covers and articles of numerous books, magazines and publications in Los Angeles, New York City and throughout the Intermountain West. Among his clients are Dell Book, Signet Book and Field and Stream Magazine.
A few of Glen's other awards and honors include:
Arts for the Parks Top 100 Exhibits-US Art Magazine Bronze Medal Award of Excellence, Judges Choice Award, and Orion Goe Jillson Native America Heritage Award; his paintings, "Legacy" and "Gallery of the Ancients" were reproduced as limited edition prints; two other paintings appeared on Arts for the Parks Calendars and 'Home from the High Country" was issued as a note card. ~Oil Painters of America, National and Regional Exhibits-Silver Medal Award. ~Intermountain Society of Artists-Best of Show. ~Eccles Statewide Exhibit- Purchase Award. ~Dixie College Invitational-First Place Watercolor Award and 1st Place Oil Painting Award. ~Festival of the America West-Featured Artist, Best of Show and Purchase Awards.
A native of Preston Idaho, Glen presently resides in Northern Utah with his artist wife, Barbara.
Broshofsky Galleries, Ketchum ID (877)726-4950 www.brogalleries.com
Logan Fine Art Gallery, Logan, UT www.loganfineartgallery.com
Mountain Trails Gallery, Jackson WY (307)734-8150 www.mtntrails.net
Mountain Trails Gallery, Park City UT (435)615-8748 www.mountaintrailsgalleries.com
Nanette Richardson Fine Art, San Antonio, TX www.nanetterichardsonfineart.com
Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (505)988-3444 www.sagecreekgallery.com