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Barry Scharf's Gallery   -   Artist Biography

I am an artist that has over my lifetime explored and expressed the experiences of life through my painting, sculpture and Photography. I am interested in those directions of expression that best communicate the concepts of a life immersed in the exploration of creative theory and spiritual awakening. To live fully, a life of excellence guided by heartfelt emotion and to capture those experiences within my artworks. 

History follows: 
At 18, Barry enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed throughout Europe. It was in Italy that his interest in art became profound. He was overwhelmed by the wonderful paintings, architecture and sculpture of the Renaissance and it set the stage for what has become his life's work. In 1969, Barry studied at East Carolina University in North Carolina until he earned his BFA in1973. Next he studied at Otis Art Institute in L. A., California. He won the prestigious Hancock Park Art Award for excellence in painting and got his MFA in 1975. 

A summary of accomplishments . 
Currently, Barry is represented by the Ryan James Gallery in Kirkland, Washington. 

Master painter, sculptor, and digital artist with a 40+ year history of professional exhibitions in galleries and museums. 
Included by a 6 member jury to the prestigious 2006 Bellevue City Biennial. 

3 time Guru Award finalist in the artistic category of competition in Photoshop Digital Art, 2001, 2003, and 2005 hosted by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.

Adobe Award finalist in 2011 2012 for excelence in traditional and digital media.

Barry taught digital art, creative theory and advanced Photoshop skills at The Art Institute of Seattle from 1996- 2012. 

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