Some Good Press

July 15, 2009 at 5:04 pm 5 comments

It’s always exciting to see your name in print. This one’s by far the nicest blurb I’ve ever had in a newspaper. And I didn’t even have to write it! Thanks to the Ventura County Star.

VenturaStar2009 (from the Ventura County Star’s arts supplement “timeOut” for July 10-17, 2009)

It’s a nice distillation of information about me and my art, quoted off my website. (You can read it if you click on the picture above and then zoom in.) It gives the information for the exhibit I’m in at the Red Brick Gallery (in Ventura, which explains the Ventura newspaper’s interest).

Apparently the gallery sent the newspaper several images from all the artists in the exhibit, and the paper chose to print one of mine. And write up a story with it. They didn’t have to pick me, but they did, and did a very nice job of it too. I’m chuffed!

The story references my exhibit at the Red Brick Gallery in Ventura, California. The show went up this Monday and will stay up through August 16, 2009. If you’re in town on Saturday, July 25, be sure to stop by the gallery between 6pm and 9pm for the artists’ reception. I will be there! And so will that painting in the newspaper article (the painting looks much better in person than in newsprint!).

Thanks to the Ventura County Star for the lovely writeup. You guys rock.


Entry filed under: Landscape, Painting, Pointillism, Press, Shows.

“Yellow Square” painting Good times at the gallery


  • 1. Zachary Brown  |  July 15, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Bravo! Fine press indeed.

  • 2. Caroline Roberts  |  July 16, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Congratulations Barbara! The story is great press and I hope the opening goes well. Sadly I shall not be in town but I hope to see your paintings in the flesh one day!

  • 3. mary anne cary  |  July 20, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Love your work Barbara and enjoyed seeing it on your website.
    But I have to say, your story of the rattler got me! I am deathly afraid of snakes! I live in the northeast, we really don’t have any poisonous ones here, but even the little garden snakes freak me out. I always talk about moving someplace warm, but am so worried about snakes, so to read your story makes me wonder if I would only be able to live where there’s hardtop!!!! Thanks for sharing, I hope I don’t have nightmares tonite……….

  • 4. barbarajcarter  |  July 20, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the support!

    Mary Anne, I’m sorry my rattlesnake story left you… rattled! Truly, I’ve been hiking regularly since I returned to California in 2006 and this is the first time I’ve encountered anything even slightly dangerous, so I guess I was due.

  • 5. Good times at the gallery « Barbara J Carter  |  July 30, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    […] The big painting in the middle is the one that made it into the local press. […]

Barbara J Carter

I'm an artist. I make paintings with dots.

I work in acrylic paint, in a couple of distinct styles: landscapes and abstracts.

Native to California, I've lived elsewhere and only recently returned to my home state. I now live in Los Angeles.

I mostly show my art in outdoor festivals in California. I also occasionally show my work in art galleries or open studio events. You can see an up-to-date list of upcoming shows on my website (click here).

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