A frequent award winner, his work is part of many private and corporate collections, and has been represented in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions, including the Mountain Oyster Club Show, the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition, Arizona Aqueous, and ready....set...D'Art 2006, at the Tucson Museum of Art. Barry recently won "Best of Show" for his painting "Sonora Raiding Party" in Fiesta Sonora 2007, held at the Ironwood Gallery of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
Good Things In Small Frames ‘92, Ann Original Gallery, Third place watermedia
Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Annual Show 1993, People’s Choice Award
Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Annual Show 1994, Award of Excellence
Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Annual Show 1998, Award of Excellence
24th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Show, San Diego, CA 1999, Juror’s Commendation
Arizona Aqueous XV, Tubac, AZ 2000, Award of Excellence
Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Annual Show 2004, Award of Excellence
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Show 2006, Second Place
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Show 2007, Best of Show
Sonora Desert Museum Show 2008, Second Place
Started painting “full time” in 1995, after beginning in watercolor in 1987.
Juried into the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild on first try in 1989.
Newsletter Editor, Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (1990-1994)
Vice President, Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (1994-1995)
President, Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (1995-1996)
Taught adult evening classes Basic and Intermediate Watercolor,
Pima Community College (1991-1993)
Open watercolor class on Saturday mornings (1994-present)
Watercolor workshop instructor, Puelba & Oaxaca Mexico (2001, 2002, two in 2003, 2004).
Watercolor workshop instructor, Mazatlan, Mexico (2002).
Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild workshop instructor, Tucson, AZ (2002).
Strathmore Paper Company Demonstration Artist for Tucson and Southern Arizona (1997-2002).
Juried into the Southwest League of Fine Arts (Acrylics & Watercolors) on first try. (2005)
Juror for several local art shows including SAWG Summer Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Show (2002), Pima Community College Art in the Hall, East Campus (2000), Small Painting & Sculpture Show, Art Depot, Clifton, AZ (1999), St. Phillips in the Foothills Annual Show, Tucson, AZ (1998), Southwest League of Fine Arts, Tucson, AZ (1997).
Taught various demonstrations and workshops locally and regionally, and in Mexico.
Barry Sapp Featured in Southwest Art
You can find an article on Barry Sapp in the March 2009 issue of Southwest Art which was their Pastel and Watercolor issue. The article was titled "Color & Light." Six artists interpret the world in pastels and watercolors, written by Norman Kolpas.
Western Art Collector Article
Check the February 2011 issue of Western Art Collector magazine for an article featuring Barry and the Western Round-up Show held at Jane Hamilton Fine Art.
Contact Barry Sapp at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.