Artist Barbara Mandel

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Barbara Mandel is an artist, art educator and art therapist with a BA in Painting from the University of Rochester and an MA in Art Therapy from George Washington University. She is also a museum educator at the National Gallery of Art. Barbara began painting watercolors in the early 80's under the instruction of Dr. Bernard Levy, director of the GW Art Therapy Graduate Program. In 2007 Barbara was introduced to oil painting at the Yellow Barn and Montgomery College. She has continued to paint in both media, enjoying both the spontaneous, fresh, soft feel of watercolor, and the more forgiving, rich, viscous qualities of oil paint.
As an art teacher, art therapist and museum educator, Barbara has helped children, adolescents, and adults express themselves through art in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, day treatment centers, community centers, public,  private schools and museums.
Barbara has exhibited locally in juried shows at Gallery B, Strathmore Hall, Rockville Art League, Montgomery Art Association, the Yellow Barn, Orchard Gallery, and the Fellowship Hall Gallery at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Among her favorite subjects are the French countryside and local landscapes, especially Montgomery County farms and the Potomac River.
Solo and Featured Artist Exhibitions
Politics and Prose Bookstore Café
Delicious, January 19-February 23, 2020
Fellowship Hall Gallery, River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Bethesda MD
Framing France, March 27-May 6, 2018
Gallery B, Bethesda, MD
Genesis: Fresh Impressions, January 5-31, 2016 
The Gallery at Brookside Gardens Visitor Center, Wheaton MD
Gardens, Fields and Flowers, July 16-August 21, 2016
Fellowship Hall Gallery, River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Bethesda MD
Paris to Provence, January 6-February 11, 2015
Bethesda Library
Montgomery County Landscapes, June 16-August 22, 2010
Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, MD
Potomac to Paris, May 30-31, 2009
Orchard Gallery, Bethesda, MD
Aquarelles Nouvelles - New Watercolors by Barbara Mandel, March 1-15, 2007

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