Education:

  • Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
  • JD, College of Law, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, Law Review
  • Master of Arts, European Literature and Thought, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Bachelor of Arts, European Literature and Thought, English Literature, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude


Selected Awards:
2014   Visiting Artist/Workshop Instructor, Association A.I.R., Vallauris, France
2013   Visiting Artist/Workshop Instructor, Association A.I.R., Vallauris France
           Second Place, Valdosta National Juried Exhibition, Valdosta State University,   Valdosta, GA.
           Honorable Mention, 24th Annual Artists in Gadsden Juried Exhibition, Gadsden Center            for the Arts, Quincy, FL.
2012   Artist in Residence, Association A.I.R., Vallauris, France
2011   First Place/President de la Generalitat Valencariana Award, X Bienal Internacional

           de Cerámica, Valencia, Spain
           Best of Show, Valdosta National Juried Exhibition, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA
           Best of Show, GFAA Juried Exhibition, President's Hall, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL
2010   Best of Show, 21st Thomasville Juried Summer Showcase, Thomasville Cultural Center,            Thomasville, GA
           Creative Capital Development Grant
           Award of Merit, SouthWorks 2010, OCAF, Athens, GA
           Honorable Mention, Valdosta National Juried Exhibition, Valdosta State University Fine            Art Gallery, GA
2009  Florida Museum of Women Artists Inaugural Exhibition, Florida Museum for Women

            Artists, Deland, FL
2008   Best of Show, 20th Annual Arts in Gadsden Juried Exhibition, Gadsden Center for the

            Arts, Quincy, FL
            First Place, Spring into Art Annual Juried Exhibition, Annette Howell Turner Center for

            the Arts, Valdosta, GA
            Honorable Mention, Southern Artists League Fall Exhibition, Annette Howell Center for             the Arts, Valdosta, GA
2007   State of Florida Artist Enhancement Grant, Division of Cultural Affairs, Secretary of State,             FL
            Best of Show, Valdosta National Juried Art Exhibition, Valdosta State University, GA
            Award of Excellence, Award of Merit, National CCAC Juried Exhibition, Mableton House,             Cobb County, GA
            First Place, Best of Spring into Art Annual Juried Exhibition, Annette Howell Turner Center

            for the Arts, Valdosta, GA


Selected Exhibitions:
2017    "Emerging Artists of the Southeast", Macon Museum of Art and Sciences, Macon, GA

            All Media National Valdosta Exhibition, Valdosta State University Gallery, Valdosta, GA


2016    Exposition Figuratif, XXIVeme Internationale Ceramique de Vallauris, Place Lisnard,

            Vallauris, France
            "Make Me Laugh", (solo exhibition) Gallery 621, Tallahassee, Florida

2015   Cluj International Ceramica Biennale, Cluj-Napoca Museum of Art, Romania
           XII Biennal Internacional de Ceramica, Manises, Spain
           Valdosta National Juried Competition, Valdosta University Museum Gallery, Valdosta, GA.
           Artist in Resident Exhibition, Galerie Aqui Sam Ben, Vallauris, France

2014    Artist in Resident Exhibition, Galerie Aqui Sam Ben, Vallauris, France
            San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San

           Angelo, TX
           National Juried Ceramic Exhibition, University of North Florida Art Gallery, Jacksonville, 

           FL          
           Valdosta National Juried Art Exhibition, Valdosta State University Art Gallery, Valdosta, GA

2013   "Exposition Retrospective 2013", Galerie Aqui Siam Ben, Vallauris, France             
           "Hommage au Maitre", A.V.E.C., 15 Rue Sicard, Vallauris, France             
            Recent Work, Gallery Aqui Siam Ben, Vallauris, France             
            Expanding Visions Invitational II, Florida Museum for Women Artists, DeLand,         

            Florida             
            Valdosta National Juried Exhibition, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA.             
            24th Annual Artists in Gadsden Juried Exhibition, Gadsden Center for the Arts, Quincy, FL

2012   3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Florida Museum for Women Artists, Deland, FL.            
           7 at City Hall, City Hall, Tallahassee, FL             
           Expanding Visions Invitational Exhibition, Florida Museum for Women Artists, Deland,      

           FL             
           Barbara Balzer/Recent Works, Vallauris, France             
           Morbid Curiousity: The Richard Harris Collection, The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago,    

           IL             
           "Alternatives to Unconciousness", Gadsden Art Center, Quincey, FL

2011    X Bienal Internacional de Ceramica Manises 2011, Museo de Ceramica, Valencia, Spain
           3rd International Triennial of Silicate Arts, Cifrapolota, Kecskemet, Hungary             
           2nd Annual Exhibition, Florida Museum for Women Artists, Deland, FL             
           Inaugural Naples International Craft Exhibition, Longstreth Goldberg Fine Art Gallery,   

           Naples, FL
          "Recent Works/Barbara Balzer," (solo exhibition) Thomasville Cultural Center, Thomasville,  

           GA
           Valdosta National, Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA
           2011 Florida Artists Juried Exhibition, President's Hall, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL 

2010   1st Annual Exhibition, Florida Museum for Women Artists, Deland, FL
           "New Works," Signature Art Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
           SouthWorks 2010 Juried Ehibition, OCAF, Athens, GA
           Valdosta National Juried Exhibition, Valdosta State University Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta,    

           GA
           "Wounded in Action", AAOS National Juried Exhibition, Morial Center, New Orleans, LA;     

           Walter Reed Hospital National Museum, Washington, D.C.

Publications:

  • August 28, 2017, “FGCU's Gallery Director Wants us to Appreciate Artwork, Discovering Happy Surprises”, Paula Michele Bolado, Bonita & Enerto Magazine.
  • June 2017, “Ceramics: Only for My Sister” Gaudi Meets the Monks of Venice”, Barbara  Balzer, Ceramic:  Art and Perception.
  • 12 Fevier 2014, "Une restrospective et des projuets pour AIR Vallauris", Philippe Depetris, Nice-Matin. 
  • Spring 2013, "A Familiar Face Wins Best in Show", Dean Poling, The Valdosta Times.
  • 5 Mai 2013, Createurs du Monde a Air Vallauris, Philippe Depetris, Nice-Matin
  • June 2, 2011, Wounded in Action, Lauri Apple, Chicago Reader
  • March 2011, "Sculptor Brings Life to Sculpture", Dean Poling. The Valdosta Scene,
  • September 2010, "Timeless World of Intellect and Beauty:  The Sculpture of Barbara Balzer," Cindy Miller, Ceramics:  Art and Perception, No. 81
  • November 13, 2009, "A Gallery of One's Own", The Daytona Beach News-Journal, 8E Rick de Yampert
  • October 5, 2008, “Watching You Watch Them, the Art of Barbara Balzer”, Valdosta Daily News, p. E8, Dean Poling
  • August 17, 2006, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, “Lean on Me, Please”, Michael Mills
  • July 23, 2006, The Palm Beach Post, “Two Art Shows: What, No Palm Trees?”, Gary Schwan
  • June 5, 2006, Valdosta Daily News, “Best of Best of Spring into Art”, Dean Poling (photo)

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Barbara Balzer Studio Artist

Emotions Are Buried in the Heavy Matter of the Body

-Barbara Balzer