Churchley Fine Art Studio
Grand Junction, CO  81413
                                                                Barbara Churchley, IPAP                                    website 


Barbara Churchley’s paintings reflect her personal connection with the western landscape she lives in. Her paintings in pastel and oil are interpretive and expressive. Her passion for the outdoors has taken her to the summit of all 53 ranked 14,000’ peaks in Colorado and a few other unranked ones for fun. She has explored the landscape “up close and personal” through multiple marathons, hikes, and backpack trips. Churchley finds inspiration painting “en plein air” in western Colorado to the far corners of the world, pursuing her other passion of traveling. . 

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International Plein Air Painters
Est. 10/19/01
IPAP Signature Member
Barbara Churchley, plein air painter
Season Change
12 x 16 pastel
A Quiet Day
10 x 8 oil
Art workshops
Up Front
8 x 10 oil
​2018

I will be the juror for the Montrose Plein Air Festival July 17-22. Please see "Events" for more information.



2017

"Rocky Mountains" and "Peeking Through", both pastels, have been accepted into the Randy Higbee Gallery's 6" Squared Exhibition and Sale. Opening night is December 2, 2017 in Costa Mesa, CA.

"Autumn Fields" and "Desert Chamisa", both pastels, have been accepted into the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico's 9th National Juried Members Show, November 3-26, 2017 at Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 West Palace Ave., Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Awarded "Best in Show" at the 2017 Exhibition of Signature Members of the Pastel Society of Colorado, July 22 - August 26 at the Center for the Arts of Evergreen, 32003B Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439. Each artist submitted 3 paintings exploring a theme designed by the artist. The exhibition was open to Master Signature and Signature members of the society. Clive Tyler was the judge.

"Desert Chamisa", a pastel, has been accepted into the Plein Air Artists Colorado's 21st Annual National Juried Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, Sep 8 - Oct 7 at Mary Williams Fine Arts, 5311 Western Ave., Suite 112, Boulder, CO.

"The Farmhouse" was awarded 3rd place in the Pastel Society of Colorado's member show, "Pure Pigment", May 2017 at The Arts Center, Grand Junction, CO.

"Autumn Fields" has been accepted into the Pastel Society of Colorado's 13th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton, CO. Show dates are July 6 to August 19, 2017.


2016

Two works, "Moab Rocks" and "Fields below Mt. Garfield", have been juried into the PAPNM 2016 8th National Juried Members Show at Sorrel Sky Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. Show dates are November 4-27, 2016.
Two works, "Western Cliffs" and "Moab Rocks", have been juried into the Plein Air Artists Colorado's 20th Annual National Juried Fine Art Exhibition and Sale at Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, CO. Show dates are Sep. 1-30.
"Fields Below Mt. Garfield" has been juried into the Pastel Society of Colorado's 12th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition at Denver Public Library, Denver, CO. Show dates are July 10 to September 8. This piece won "Honorable Mention".



2015

Designated Master Signature Member of the Pastel Society of Colorado in November.
Awarded Honorable Mention with pastel "Golden Sunset" in the Fall 2015 CFAI Colors of Autumn online show. www.cfai.org.
Accepted into the Randy Higbee Gallery's 5th annual 6" Squared Exhibition and Sale with two pastels, "Autumn Reds" and "A Trail to Sunset". Show dates are Dec. 5-23. 
Awarded Honorable Mention and the Lou Armstrong Award for "Morning Sun" in the Pastel Society of Colorado's 2015 Member Show at The Art Center, Grand Junction, CO.
"Pour Over" juried into the 11th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition, July 12-September 25 at the Denver Public Library Gallery, Level 7, Denver, CO.
Invited to teach pastel workshop for le petit Plein Air Moab October 7, Moab, UT.
Invited Guest Artist for Gallery Moab, Moab, UT September 12 - October 8. Reception September 12.
"Monument" juried into the Plein Air Artists Colorado 19th Annual National Juried Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, July 30-August 20 at Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, CO.
"Glow" juried into the Sixteenth Annual Juried Contemporary Exhibition show, May 15 - June 24 at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO.
Juried into the Scottsdale Arts School "Best and Brightest" show Jan. 9 - Feb. 27, 2015, Scottsdale, AZ.

2014

Selected to judge the annual art show for the Montrose Visual Arts Guild, Montrose, CO.
Selected to judge the 11th Annual Escalante Canyons Art Festival Sep 19-27, Escalante, UT.
Guest artist for September at Around the Corner Art Gallery, Montrose, CO.
Invited artist for The Mask Project for the Denver Hospice Fundraiser, Denver, CO.
Juried into the Pastel Society of Colorado's 10th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition, Denver Public Library. Two paintings were juried into the show: "Dawn on the River" and "Autumn on the Ranch". 
Awarded Honorable Mention for "Early Morning Look" in the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico Members' Annual Juried Exhibition at the Gary Kim Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
Juried into Plein Air Artists Colorado's 18th National Juried Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO. Two paintings were juried into the show: "Toward the Monument" and "Early Morning Look".
Chaired the Pastel Society of Colorado's "Member Show" March 1-31 at Around the Corner Art Gallery, Montrose, CO.
One woman show at the Alpine Arts Center, Edward, CO Feb-March.

2013
Juried into the Pastel Society of America as an Associate Member.
Juried into the Pastel Society of New Mexico’s 22nd Annual National Pastel painting Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM.
Awarded Signature Membership in the American Impressionist Society.
Selected by Southwest Art magazine for its special section “Nationally Emerging Artists”, September issue.
Pastel “Meander” juried into the prestigious American Impressionist Society’s 14th National Exhibition, Charleston, SC.
Selected by Southwest Art magazine for its special section “Women in the Arts”, August issue.
Juried into the Plein Air Artists of Colorado 17th National Show, Denver, CO.
Elected as Co-Vice-President of the Pastel Society of Colorado, western slope group for years 2013-2014.
Invited artist for the Mask Project for the 2014 Denver Hospice Show, Denver, CO.

2012
Juried into the Texas Pastel Society 2nd Biennual National Juried Show, Doug Dawson, juror. “Meander” was awarded an Honorable Mention, one of 10 total awards in a field of over 100 paintings.
Designated as a Signature Member in Plein Air Painters of New Mexico.
Juried into the Pastel Society of Colorado’s 8th Annual International Mile High Juried Pastel Exhibition, MADDEN Museum, Greenwood Village, CO.
Designated “Colorado Artist of the Year” by Minneapolis, MN TOSCA Arts Association.
Designated as a Signature Member in Contemporary Fine Artists International.
Juried into the Plein Air Artists of Colorado 16th National Juried Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, Taos, NM
Judge of Awards for the Palisade Art Lovers Society 32nd Annual Peach Blossom Art Show, Palisade, CO.
Invited artist for The Mask Project for the 12th annual Denver Hospice show, Denver, CO

2011
“Spring Green” selected into the top 20 in the “Southwest Art” magazine’s “Artistic Excellence” competition in a field of just under 3,000 entries.
Juried into the Navarro Council of the Arts National Juried Show, Corsicana, TX
Selected for the top 100 in Paint America’s Paint the Parks 100 for 2011.
Juried into the prestigious 12th Annual American Impressionist Exhibition, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Juried into the 2011 Colorado Pastel Society Mile High Int’l Exhibition and Sale, Denver, CO



Publications
Featured in the “Celebrating Female Artists” section in the November 2014 issue of “Southwest Art” magazine.
Selected for the special section “Women in the Arts” in the August 2014 issue of “Southwest Art” magazine.
Selected for the special section “National Emerging Artists” in the September 2013 issue of “Southwest Art” magazine.
Selected for the special section “Women in the Arts” in the August 2013 issue of “Southwest Art” magazine. Featured in the May 2012 “Southwest Art” magazine, “Spotlight Taos NM” section.
Featured as one of the top 20 artists in December 2011 “Southwest Art” magazine “Artistic Excellence” competition.
Featured in the October 2011 “Southwest Art” magazine, “Art Events Spotlight” section.
Featured artist in the October 2011 online “Plein Air Journal” at http://www.judsonsart.com/blog/.
Featured in the March 2011 “Western Art Collector” magazine, “State of the Art Colorado” section

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Professional Organizations
Pastel Society of America, Associate Member
American Impressionist Society, Signature Member
Pastel Society of Colorado, Signature Member
International Plein Air Painters, Signature Member
Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Signature Member
Contemporary Fine Artists International, Signature Member
Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Signature Member
Oil Painters of America, Associate Member

Galleries

Ago Gallery
www.agogallery.com
970-325-0270 
445 Main St.
Ouray Colorado 81427

Alpine Arts Center
970-926-2732
280 Main St., C-101
Edwards, Colorado 81632

Redstone Art Gallery
970-963-3790
173 Redstone Blvd.
Redstone, Colorado 81623

Online Galleries

Artists of Colorado
www.artistsofcolorado.org

Contemporary Fine Art International
www.contemporaryfineartinternational.com

Daily Painters of Colorado
www.dailypaintersofcolorado.blogspot.com

Xanadu Studios Online Gallery
www.xanadugallery.com/Art/ArtistGallery.asp?ArtistID=1528 
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" Farm below the Bookcliffs " __
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" Spring on the Ranch " __
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" Autumn Life " __
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" Monument" __
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" A Quiet Day " __
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" Field " __
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" Up Front " __
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" Season Change " __
12 x 18 pastel
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" Moab Rocks " __
9 x 12 pastel