Cajun Blues Studios
I love designing and creating mixed media paintings and fiber art quilts these have become a true passion. Barbara Randall was born in Louisiana. She has grown up and lived most of her life in Kansas City. After receiving a degree in Studio Art in painting and drawing in 1990 and Honors, she pursued graduate studies in photography for two years.
The new artistic medium of the art quilt has brought her local and regional recognition. Barbara has exhibited her art in solo, invitational, and juried art exhibitions since 1990. Memberships include SAQA, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Surface Design Association, the Kansas City Artist Coalition and several local quilting and fiber guilds. Barbara has taught a variety of quilting classes locally for adults and children.
Many of the fabrics used in her quilts are her own hand-dyed pieces and use various surface design techniques. Barbara's mixed-media art quilts are embellished with a variety of found objects to enhance the sculptural quality of the quilt. These art quilts are from various series which that she is currently working. Exploring art, music and written language from ancient cultures have inspired and influenced Barbara's artwork. " I like to travel and explore galleries and museums. Collecting new and vintage fabrics, beads, books, rubber stamps and art supplies have over flowed my studio. I love creating mixed media paintings and fiber art quilts these have become a true passion in my life. Recently planning and building garden spaces in life size scale and now miniature have become a new interest." Three wonderfully rebellious cats, Van gogh, Georgia and Nabis add to the excitement of daily studio life. Cajun Blues Studios in Lees Summit, Missouri.
Recent Shows & Events
Barbara's mixed media art quilts have been included in the O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Guadalupe, and Day of The Dead Theme Shows at the Thirteen Moons Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.
In the fall of 2000, Barbara participated in: Open Studios--2000 A celebration of art. An expression of words. In honor of Kansas City's 150 years.
One of her art quilts will be exhibited
at the Kansas City Artists Coalition Mallin Gallery
through the months of September and October 2000, Kansas
City, MO. An image of her art quilt "Imagining
Pompeii" was published in the new volume Show and
Tell: Open Studios-2000 by Potpourri Press.
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