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Barbara Jaenicke, 1964 | Plein Air /Still life /Pastel painter





Barbara Courtney Jaenicke (pronounced JAN-i-kee) loved to draw and paint as a teenager and decided at an early age to pursue an art career in one form or another. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986 from The College of New Jersey, taking as many fine art courses as she could, while also taking painting classes outside of her college studies. But with the desire to have a steady income right after college, she geared her education toward the commercial side and spent a little over a decade of her early career in advertising as an art director, then later shifted gears to a corporate role in marketing communications.



















In 2002, she was able to turn her focus to a career in fine art, pursuing it full steam ahead, and continues to do so with stubborn determination.
After living in the Atlanta, Georgia area for 23 years, Barbara and her husband and son relocated in May of 2015 to Bend, Oregon. Primarily a landscape painter, she's excited to now explore and paint the scenery of the northwest part of the country.
Barbara holds Signature Memberships in Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society and the Pastel Society of America, is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle, and is a popular workshop instructor throughout the US.
"Painting isn’t just a job or hobby for me. It’s a passion. Maybe even an obsession. I try to paint feelings, moods and experiences rather than "things". To do this I need to push beyond the basic mechanics of creating the work. No painting is ever easy to me. Each one challenges me to create that magic that goes beyond just a painting of a thing. That magic doesn’t always happen in every single painting, but it’s those few instances when the painting 'hits' that make it worth going through all the painful 'misses".

Education:
  • B.A. in Art/Advertising Design, The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College), Trenton, NJ, 1986;
  • Attended the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 1987
Professional Art Experience

  • Advertising Art Director;
  • Princeton, NJ; New York, NY; and Atlanta, GA 1985 - 1996;
  • Fine Artist - 2002 - present;
  • Instructor - 2004 - present.

Workshop Instructor:
  • Cincinnati Art Club, Cincinnati, OH, 2016, oil and pastel;
  • Goshen School of Art, Goshen, NJ, 2015, pastel;
  • Wethersfield Academy for the Arts, Wethersfiled, CT, 2015, oil and pastel;
  • The Coppini Academy of Fine Arts, San Antonio, TX, 2015, oil and pastel;
  • Pastel Society of Southeast Texas, Dickinson, TX, 2015, pastel;
  • Pine Shores Art Association, Manahawkin, NJ, 2015, pastel;
  • Carrie Moore Studios, Oregon City, OR, 2015, oil and pastel;
  • Lake Country Pastel Society, Minneapolis, MN, 2015, pastel;
  • Pastel Painters of Maine, Portland/Freeport, ME, 2015, pastel;
  • International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) Convention, Albuquerque, NM, 2015, pastel;
  • Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, 2015, oil and pastel;
  • The Art Loft, Dahlonega, GA, 2015, oil and pastel;
  • Center for the Arts Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs, FL, 2015, pastel;
  • Chesapeake Fine Art Studio, Stevensville, MD, 2015, pastel;
  • The Art Loft, Dahlonega, GA, 2014, oil and pastel;
  • Mathews Art Center, Charlotte, NC, 2014, oil;
  • Farmers Road Art Workshops, New Braunfels, TX, 2014, pastel;
  • Pastel Society of Oregon/Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR, 2014, pastel;
  • Dillman's Art Workshop Retreat, Lac du Flambeau, WI, 2014, pastel;
  • ArtCenter Traverse City, Traverse City, MI, 2014, pastel;
  • The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, East Sandwich, MA, 2014, pastel;
  • Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA, 2014, oil and pastel;
  • Mainstreet Art Center, Lake Zurich, IL, 201, oil and pastel;
  • Akron Society of Artists, Akron, OH, 2014, pastel;
  • Terry Ludwig Pastels, Littleton CO, 2014, pastel;
  • Piedmont Pastel Society/Mathews Art Center, Charlotte, NC, 2013, pastel;
  • The Art Loft, Dahlonega, GA, 2013, oil and pastel;
  • The Old Art Building, Leland, MI, 2013, pastel;
  • Pastel Society of America School for Pastels (National Arts Club), New York, NY, 2013, pastel;
  • Pastel Society of Tampa Bay, Tampa, GA, 2013, pastel;
  • Pastel Society of South Carolina, Greenville, SC, 2012, pastel.
Local instructor/weekly classes in the Atlanta area, 2004 - 2010, have included: 
  • Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA;
  • The Art School in Sandy Springs. Atlanta, GA;
  • Johns Creek Arts Center. Johns Creek, GA;
  • Roswell Visual Arts Center, Roswell, GA;
  • Ongoing classes at my studio, 2010 - 2015.
Awards and Juried Exhibitions 
  • Oil Painters of America Salon Show, Birmingham, AL, 2015;
  • American Impressionist Society 16th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Scottsdale, AZ, 2015;
  • Oil Painters of America "Virtuosos of the OPA at the Salmagundi Club" Exhibition, New York, NY, 2015;
  • Pastel Society of America, 43rd Annual Juried Exhibition, New York, NY, 2015;
  • Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition, Steamboat Springs, CO, 2015;
  • IAPS 3rd Juried Master Circle Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM, 2015;
  • Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibtion, St. Augustine, FL, 2015;
  • BoldBrush March 2015, Best of Show;
  • Southeastern Pastel Society 2015 Juried Member Exhibition, Gainesville, GA, Second Place;
  • IAPS 25th Juried Exhibition, 2014, Web Show;
  • Southwest Art Magazine 2014 Artistic Excellence Competition, Honorable Mention (among top 13 winners);
  • American Impressionist Society 15th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Denver, CO, 2014, Artists Choice Award;
  • Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH, 2014;
  • Pastel Society of America, 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition, New York, NY, 2014, Terry Ludwig Pastels Award;
  • American Women Artists National Juried Exhibiition, Orleans, MA, 2014, Merit Award;
  • BoldBrush June 2014, Second Place;
  • The Artists's Magazine 31st Annual Art Competition, 2014, Finalist;
  • Plein Air Magazine April-May Salon Competition, 2nd Place;
  • Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Bennington, VT, 2014;
  • Art Renewal Center 2013/2014 Salon, Finalist;
  • Southeastern Pastel Society 2014 International Juried Exhibition, Atlanta, GA, Honorable Mention;
  • IAPS 24th Juried Exhibition, Boston, MA, 2014;
  • Pastel 100 Competition, April 2014 issue of the Pastel Journal, Honorable Mention;
  • BoldBrush March 2014, Outstanding Pastel Award;
  • Richeson75 Online Still Life and Floral Competition 2014, 2nd Place;
  • 15th Annual Pastel 100 Competition, April 2014 issue of the Pastel Journal, Honorable Mention;
  • Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition, Annapolis, MD, 2013;
  • American Impressionist Society 14th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Charleston, SC, 2013;
  • The Artist's Magazine 30th Annual Art Competition, 2013, Finalist;
  • Oil Painters of Americal Salon Show, Petoskey, MI, 2013, Purchase Award;
  • IAPS 2nd Juried Master Circle Exhibition, 2013, Albuquerque, NM, Honorable Mention;
  • BoldBrush April 2013, Outstanding Pastel Award;
  • The Artist's Magazine All-Media Online Competition, 2012, Honorable Mention;
  • Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Fredericksburg, TX, 2013;
  • Southeastern Pastel Society 2013 Juried Member Exhibition, Carrollton, GA, Second Place;
  • Women Painters of the Southeast Juried Exhibition 2013, Franklin, TN, Juror's Choice Award;
  • Columbus Museum Invitation Art Show and Sale, Columbus, GA, 2013;
  • Callaway Gardens Juried Plein Air Paintout, 2013;
  • Randy Higbee 6" Squared Juried Exhibition, 2012;
  • Appalachian Pastel Society National Juried Exhibition 2012, Asheville, NC, Merrit Award;
  • BoldBrush September 2012, Finalist;
  • IAPS 20th Juried Exhibition, 2012, Brea, CA, Honorable Mention;
  • Pastel Society of America, 40th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2012, New York, NY;
  • Southeastern Pastel Society 2012 International Juried Exhibition, Atlanta, GA, Best of Show;
  • IAPS 19th Juried Exhibition, 2011 Web Show;
  • Smith-Gilbert Gardens Plein Air Competition Fall 2011, Kennesaw, GA, Third Place;
  • Southeastern Pastel Society 2011 Members Juried Exhibition, Gainesville, GA, Honorable Mention;
  • Atlanta Fine Arts League 5th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2011, Atlanta, GA, Honorable Mention;
  • IAPS 18th Juried Exhibition, 2011, Albuquerque, NM;
  • Pastel 100 Competition, April 2011 issue of the Pastel Journal, Honorable Mention;
  • Smith-Gilbert Gardens Plein Air Competition Spring 2011, Kennesaw, GA, Merit Award;
  • International Art Search-2011 Paintings and Drawings International Online Competition, Top 100 Finalist;
  • IAPS 17th Juried Exhibition, 2010 Web Show;
  • Smith-Gilbert Gardens Plein Air Competition, Fall 2010, Kennesaw, GA, Merit Award;
  • Pastel Society of America, 38th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2010, New York, NY, Connecticut Pastel Society Award;
  • Degas Pastel Society Thirteenth Biennial National Exhibition, 2010, Hammond, LA;
  • Atlanta Fine Arts League 4th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Atlanta, GA, Honorable Mention;
  • Southeastern Pastel Society 2010 International Juried Exhibition, Atlanta, GA;
  • IAPS Fourteenth Juried Exhibition, 2009 Web Show;
  • Atlanta Fine Arts League 3rd Annual National Juried Exhibition, 2009, Roswell, GA;
  • Southeastern Pastel Society 2009 Members Juried Exhibition, Athens, GA, Honorable Mention Southeastern Pastel Society 2008 International Open Juried Exhibition, Atlanta, GA, Merit Award and Honorable Mention;
  • Southeastern Pastel Society 2007 Members Juried Exhibition, Stone Mountain, GA, Exceptional Merit Award;
  • Southeastern Pastel Society 2006 International Open Juried Exhibition, Gainesville, GA;
  • Southeastern Pastel Society 2004 International Open Juried Exhibition, Stone Mountain, GA.