May 28, 2012

Chicago Trip - May 2012

I've just returned from a wonderful trip to Chicago.  It was so great to see such wonderful art, architecture, people, and the wedding of my assistant, Rich Green.  I understand why people love Chicago so.  Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago are just treasures.  And Scott Woods and I had some of the most amazing food we've had in years.

Pritzker Pavilion by Frank Gehry

A wonderful walled garden

Inside the garden

Millennium Park bridge

Crown Fountain

Cloud Gate

Only four people at the wedding got the reference, and the bride and groom were two of them.

April 02, 2012

The Imperative of Beauty Pre-Sale

Visit to preorder your copy of Barbara Rogers: The Imperative of Beauty.

For a limited time only, we are offering The Imperative of Beauty at a preorder discount of only $50.  This is your opportunity to own the first comprehensive book covering over fifty years of Barbara's life and career as an artist and educator.  

The Imperative of Beauty traces Barbara's earliest influences and education, the shift in her practice following Hurricane Iwa, and her work since that time, which has grown increasingly complex and ambitious.  Three essays examine the evolution of her work.  Art historian Paul Eli Ivey explores the work up until 1985; New York writer and critic Carter Ratcliff sees her work moving from turmoil to serenity; and museum director and curator Marilyn A. Zeitlin considers her approaches to beauty and the tradition of ornament.  Interviews in the artist's own voice reveal the relationship between Barbara's life experience and her art.  

The book not only documents the progress of an individual artist but also reflects the trajectory of women working in the arts in the latter part of the twentieth and early part of the twenty-first centuries, and the challenge facing an artist working in the American West outside the world's major art centers.

While you're at, please take a look at our brand new limited-edition 5x7-inch notecards (available soon) and high quality offset-prints produced by the New York Graphic Society.  Both are available exclusively at   

We'll have new announcements soon about upcoming events surrounding the release of the book and Barbara's major retrospective at the Tucson Museum of Art, which opens in October 2012.