Paintings from Barbara Pence


Barbara Pence


2012 - Peoples Choice Award and Award of Merit, Springville Art Salon, Springville, UT
2005 - Best of Show, UTAH IMAGES 2005, Equitable Insurance Co., Salt Lake City, Utah

2003 - Best of Show, Utah County Art Guild Exhibit
                             -  3rd place, Utah County Art Guild Exhibit, County Courthouse
2005 - Honorable Mention, Utah County Art Guild Exhibit, March 2005
1999 - Honorable Mention, Homage to Velazquez, Spanish American Foundation, Cali, Colombia,

1997 - Best of Show, Louisville Women's Club Show, Louisville, Ky.
Prior to 1997 - 2nd Place, Watercolor, T.C. Steel 1997 Great Outdoor Painting Contest; Honorable Mention Awards, 1995 & 1996 Central Kentucky Fine Arts Show; Merit Award, 1993 Kentucky Watercolor Society, Totally Transparent Show; Honorable Mention, 1995 & 1996. Kentucky Watercolor Society, All Member Show

Individual and Two-Artist Exhibitions:

2007 - Rose Wagner Theater Gallery, Salt Lake City
2001 - Los Tajibos Art Gallery, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
1999 - Club de Ejecutivos, Cali, Colombia
1995 – 1997 "Side by Side" joint shows with Sally LaBaugh at Bellarmine College McGrath Gallery, Fine Arts Center Madisonville, Ky. and the E.B & Irma C. Ball Center, Ball State University, Indiana

Other Juried Exhibitions:

2008 - Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah
2007 - Emerging Artists Show (only three artists) Helper, Utah. Arts Festival
- Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah

2006 and 2007 – SLCC President’s Show, Salt Lake City
2005 - Utah County Art Board Spring Show
2004 - Springville Museum of Art, Spiritual and Religious Show
- Utah AAUW Women’s Art Exhibit
- Bountiful Art Center, Utah, Winter Art Show
2003 - Freedom Festival Fine Art Exhibit, Provo, Utah
- Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah
2002 - Springville, UT Museum of Art Spiritual and Religious Art Show

- Utah 2002 Exhibit at the Kimball Art Gallery in Park City, Utah
- Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 2002 Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art
(one of only fourteen works accepted for the exhibit)
2001 -
Breakfastworks, Louisville Visual Arts Assn., Louisville, Ky.
1997 - Southern Watercolor Society, Annual Show
1995 and 1996 - Lexington Art League - Fine Art of Fine Wine


Utah County, Utah, Permanent Collection
National City Bank, Louisville, Kentucky
Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky
Club de Ejecutivos, Cali, Colombia
Hotel Los Tajibos, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Various private collections
Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT


From 2008 – 2011, attended the Jeff Hein Academy of Art, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Prior to that was self-taught and attended workshops with various artists, including Sherrie McGraw, Katherine Chang Liu, Lowell Smith, Alex Powell, and Fred Graff in the U.S. Also received instruction from Juan Fernando Polo, formerly head of the School of Fine Arts in Cali, Colombia


Barbara was formerly executive vice president of National City Bank of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A., until October 1996 when the she left the bank to dedicate herself full time to painting. She lived in Latin America (Colombia and Bolivia) with her husband from 1997 to 2002. She holds a B.A. in Spanish and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Missouri. In 2006, she and her husband also founded BECA, a charitable organization providing college scholarships for low income students in Bolivia.