Curriculum Vitae

Barbara Rush
b. 1964, Virginia Beach, VA
Lives and works in Roswell, GA

EDUCATION:
1994 MA, Syracuse University (SU), Syracuse, NY
1989 BFA, Old Dominion University (ODU), Norfolk, VA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2007 – Present, Professional Artist – Creator of over 200 Original Paintings, Over 80% SOLD with
Thousands of Collectors throughout the USA, New Zealand, Europe, Canada, and Australia.
2009 – 2018, Gallery Co-Owner/Artist, Synergy Fine Art Gallery, Roswell, GA
2013 – Present, Adjunct Faculty, Art Institute of Atlanta, Dunwoody, GA

SELECT JURIED EXHIBITIONS:
Ongoing since 2009- Synergy Fine Art, Monthly Group Shows
2017 – Local Expansions, Synergy Fine Art/GA OWN Credit Union, June
2013 – Ann Irwin Fine Art Gallery. Emerging Artist Show. Atlanta GA. August
2011 – Telephone Factory Art Show. Atlanta, Georgia, December
2011 – Line & Form at Big House Gallery in the Granite Room, Castleberry Hills. Atlanta, GA. March
2011 – Arts Clayton Annual Juried Show & Competition Jonesboro, Georgia. February
2011 – GDCTA Awards Gala. Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, GA. February
2011 – The Reflections of Equus Exhibit Towne Lake Equestrian Center, Woodstock, Georgia.
2010 – Equine Art Show Land Rover/USEA Eventing Championships, Chatt. Hills Fairburn, Georgia.

SELECT JURIED ART FESTIVALS:
2017 – Ann Arbor Summer Fair
2016 – Columbus Arts Festival
2015 – Bayou City Art Festival Houston TX
2014 – Chicago Tribune Festival of the Arts
18 a year in a variety of states to include:
FL, TN, NC, GA, MI, MD, PA, KY, TX, VA, IN, OH, AL, IL, SC

AWARDS:
2018 – Top 10 Finalist, Design N Gather, NoMad Hotel NYC
2016 – Best in Show, Painting Category, Riverfest, Memphis, TN
2015 – Award of Merit, Sunfest, West Palm Beach, FL
2013 – First Place Painting Category, Oldham Art Festival, KY
2011 – Award of Merit Barefoot in the Park, Norcross, GA
2008 – Spirit of the Show Award – Alpharetta Streetfest, GA

MAGAZINES AND PERIODICALS
2016 – The Art of Creation, Lifestyle Magazine, Dunwoody GA, May
2015 – Featured Artist, Elite Equestrian Magazine, October
2013 – Featured Artist, North Fulton Family Magazine, Redefining Cubism, July
2012 – Featured Artist, Atlanta Horse Connections Magazine, September
2011 – Featured Artist, Cover of the Chronicle of the Horse Magazine, October
2008 – North Fulton Neighbor, Feature Article, April