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About Barb

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I am an artist and art educator.  My artwork involves experimentation with various media to communicate an image. My influences are nature and children's art. I enjoy a working with a variety mediums.

Born 1-20-51 | Topeka, Kansas | Married Greg Reser, 1973
Children - Grant (1981-2004) and Evan born 1988. 


Sacred Heart Grade School
Hayden High School (1965-69)
Kansas State University (1969-72)
Washburn University (1972-73) Bachelor of Fine Arts, Teacher Certification
Graduate credits (1995-99) Emporia State and Ottawa Universities


Art Education Studio (present)--owner and art teacher
Kansas Art Education Association (2010)--Grant Recipient
NAEA national convention Presentation -- "Teaching Art as a Home-Based Business" (2010)
Northeast Kansas County Fairs (2005-present)--Fine Arts Judge
Foundations Academy, Topeka Kansas (2007-2014)-- Art Teacher
Auburn Washburn Public Schools Foundation (2007, 2009)--Artist in Residence
USD #437 Auburn Washburn (1995-2000)--elementary art teacher
USD #437 Auburn Washburn (1993-95)--substitute teacher
USD #329 Wabaunsee High School (1977-80)--art teacher
USD #329 Paxico Elem. & Jr. High (1974-77)-- Lang. Arts & art teacher


Kansas Art Education Association Newsletter - October 2010
National Art Education Association Newsletter - December 2008
School Arts Magazine - May/June 2009

Selected Exhibitions:

2013 Society of Layerists in Multi-Media National Exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia
2012 Art en Plein Aire, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
2012 Home Art Show, Topeka, Kansas
2011 Visions of Flint Hills, Kansas City, Missouri
2008-11 CASA homes for the Holiday Collective, Topeka, Kansas
2009 Society Society for Layerists in Multi-Media Exhibition, Kerrville, Texas
2003 - 2008 Kansas Art Education Assoc. member exhibitions
2007-2008 Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, Kansas
2007 KPR Exhibition, Lawrence, Kansas
2007 Powell Gardens Exhibition, Kansas City, Missouri
2007 AMP Phantom Gallery Exhibition, Los Angeles, California
2007 Society for Layerists in Multi-Media Exhibition, Houston & Dallas, Texas
2006 Teaching foir Artistic Behavior Exhibition, NAEA, Chicago, Illinois
2004-05 Art Education Studio exhibition, Topeka, Kansas
1991 Kansas Artist-Craftsmen Assoc. member exhibition--juror’s choice award
1990 Hidden Glen Arts Festival, Olathe, Kansas.--merit award
1987 Trunk show: Barb Reser Silks Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri
1987 Artwear OnStage, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1987 New Trends in Fiber, Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, Kansas
1983-87 Topeka Crafts Exhibition, Topeka, Kansas
1983-87 Jan Weiner Gallery Group Show, Topeka, Kansas
1984 Kansas Fiber Directions, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas
1984 Solo Exhibition: Fragmented Fiber Images, Manhattan, Kansas
1983 Fiber 83: Off the Loom, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois

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