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Upcoming Shows:

August 27 – September 28, 2012
- Atlanta Collage Society Show "The Paper Chase" – Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken, SC – opening on September 6, 2012 from 6-8 pm. This show celebrates 100 years of collage which began in 1912 when Picasso affixed the first element into his painting. Members of the Atlanta Collage Society have included historical references to the masters in their work. Cash prizes will be given. www.aikencenterforthearts.org

November 2012 – "All Mixed Up – A Mixed Media Show" DK Gallery on the square in Marietta, GA. Barbara will be the featured artist in this multi-artist mixed media show. Opening reception will held on November 2, 2012 from 7-9 pm www.dkgallery.us

January 22 – March 9, 2013 – Hudgens Center for the Arts, Gwinnett Convention Center, Duluth, GA – The Atlanta Collage Society will be featured in the Georgia Room with an opening reception on January 26, 2013 from 2 to 4 pm. Stay tuned for details regarding this show and lectures/demonstrations by ACS as part of the festivities. www.thehudgens.org

Upcoming Workshops:

September 9, 2012
– 2 Rules Fine Art, Marietta, GA – "Collage in Brilliant Color" 10a to 4 p This one-day collage workshop will concentrate on painting/manipulating one stunning piece of rice paper in the morning to then use to create a brilliant floral in the afternoon. Between those two processes while the rice paper dries, the class will do an abstract collage using text and words. There will also be tips & tricks on how to improve your collage-making. Class is open to all levels of experience. If you have always wanted to try collage, this is the perfect place to start!!! Bring a sack lunch. www.2rulesfineart.com

September 30 – October 27, 2012"Small Works Show" – Limelight Gallery, Binders Art Supply, opening reception on September 13, 2012 from 3 to 5 pm All art works in this show will be 12"x12" or smaller and on a cash-and-carry basis. Great shopping for the holidays. www.bindersart.com

October 13, 2012
– Alabama Art Supply – "Collage in Brilliant Color" A one-day workshop in Birmingham's premier art supply store. www.alabamaart.com

October 21, 2012 – 2 Rules Fine Art, Marietta, GA – a second one-day intensive workshop will be conducted in this beautiful gallery space. Stay tuned for class description and content.

October 2 – November 6, 2012 – Marietta Cobb Museum of Art – 6 week class – "Paint-Paper-Scissors, Collage with Barbara Dunham" Tuesdays from 6 pm to 8:30 pm for six weeks. This class will introduce the artist to the fine art medium of collage exploring the various art materials used and some less expensive household substitutes. The class will paint/manipulate/distress all types of paper, both purchased and found, learning how to mimic leather and other faux techniques, using artists tissue paper, rice paper and decorative papers, to create beautiful collaged works of art. Beginners are welcome. Intermediate and advanced students will learn new tricks and techniques to enhance their body of work. The class will work in both representational and abstract styles. We will be using a limited color palette so your work is cohesive and your knowledge of color mixing is enhanced. Completed work will include one or more landscapes, florals and abstracts and students will be encouraged to work at home and in class on additional pieces. Students will complete the class with finished works of art and a library of painted papers to use at home. Students are encouraged to bring decorative papers, found paper materials, ephemera, personal mementos, laser copies of photos, etc. to use in their work. For questions regarding class content, contact Barbara's cell: 770-833-3235. www.mariettacobbmuseum.org

March 8, 9 & 10, 2013
– Binders Art Supply, Atlanta, GA – "Illuminated Collage Coptic Book Workshop" with Barbara Dunham and Anne-Davnes Elser. During the 14th through 16th centuries, the Renaissance spread throughout Europe and arts and architecture flourished. Wealthy patrons hired artists and scribes to copy and embellish their prayer books, Bibles and musical scores. These would become known as illuminated manuscripts because of the generous use of gold leaf advertising the wealth of the patron. Using this historical basis, Barbara will incorporate Renaissance techniques of illumination using a variety of styles including contemporary solutions and materials. As was the custom in illuminated manuscripts, the capital letter of the first word of each signature will be embellished. Students will also learn how to collage and decorate the book cover using paper to mimic leather as well as covers using photos, images, words and poetry. The theme of the book will dictate its individual decorative style. On the third day of the workshop, book artist and calligrapher Anne-Davnes Elser will teach how to stitch the covers and pages of the book together using an ancient Coptic bookbinding technique. Students will leave this workshop with a beautifully covered, bound book with illuminated pages that they can later complete as their creativity dictates.

April 20-27, 2013 – Cortona, Italy "Poetry in Paper in Tuscany" This all-inclusive, five-day workshop is situated in the beautiful Tuscan countryside and will include collage classes as well as other activities. Students will study the beautiful fonts and text, images, art and architecture of the Italian Renaissance and capture that elegance and style in collage works that transcend craft to become fine art. Activities include a visit to a local antique shop where students will search for papers, memorabilia and elements, as well as view the architecture and countryside. There will be a day trip to Florence to see first-hand the glories of the Renaissance. In addition, there will be wine tastings and cooking demonstrations. Join us and absorb the local culture, food, wine and art while learning the medium of collage. Go to www.toscanaamericana.com/barbarajdunhamcollage.html for more details.


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Past Events:

Atlanta, GA – Palas Jewelers – "Illumination" Opening November 5, 2012 – a 2-person show of Barbara's collages and the assemblages of Robert Koch. For details, contact bjdunhamartist@gmail.com
Dragonfly Gallery, Austin, Texas
– May 6, 2011, demonstration for Society of Layers & Mixed Media www.slmm.org
Dragonfly Gallery, Austin, Texas- 3-day workshop "Layers & Textures" May 13-14-15, 2011 www.dragonflygallerytx.com
Dragonfly Gallery, Austin, Texas, May 12 to July 1, 2011, solo show "a delicate balance" an exploration of collage in black and white (Atlanta artist Barbara Dunham's tonal journey from black to white uses the delicacy of paper, found and manipulated, combined with other unique materials to create fine art collage with dramatic, sensual and whimsical nuances)

Charleston, SC - Charleston Artists Guild - January 2010 - Lecture on Collage
Columbia, SC Museum (of fine art) - May, 2010, 3-day collage workshop
Augusta, GA - Westobou Festival - September, 2010 –morning lecture & demonstration at The Morris Museum and evening lecture at Cafe Diem
Atlanta, GA - Palas Jewelers – 2-person show "Melodies in Black & White"

Charleston, SC- Charleston Artists Guild - 3-day workshop October, 2009
Atlanta, GA – Palas Jewelers – 2 person show "Assemblage & Collage"

Atlanta - May 10, 2008 
 Atlanta Artists Center – New Horizons/Collage Techniques Workshop. Instructors: Barbara Dunham and Kay Powell.
Atlanta - May 31, 2008
 – Binders Art Supply – Painting Papers 1-2-3 An all-day Saturday workshop to paint, stain, distress and manipulate papers for the collage/mixed media artist who doesn’t have space or can’t find time to create their own original elements.
Fairhope, AL - August 23-24, 2008 – Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, AL – A two-day collage-mixed media workshop.
Atlanta, GA - Palas Jewelers - solo show "Cabernet & Collage"

Atlanta, GA - November  2007 - The second in Barbara’s champagne series of jewelry and art shows at Palas Jewelers in Buckhead. Last year’s successful “Champagne, Art & Jewels” show was followed in 2007 with “Champagne & Abstracts” The show  featured the abstract art of collage/mixed media artist Barbara Dunham along with the beautiful jewelry designs of Palas Jewelers.





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