Dolores Barrett was born in San Mateo, California in 1961 and pursued a career
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in music, specializing in orchestral and choral conducting. In 1999 she discovered her talent
as a fine porcelain artist and her meticulous canine portraiture soon appeared at
prestigious kennel clubs across the United States. She was introduced to the medium
of glass in the summer of 2002 while attending an international porcelain conference.
The allure of art glass ignited a new passion in her work and she soon devoted her
energies to the evolution of glass adornment in both fused and laminated forms.
Ms. Barrett's unique style of glass jewelry regularly appears in various national
and international exhibitions. She was a finalist in the 2004 international EMERGE glass
competition sponsored by Bullseye Glass Company, and has been selected to participate in
the Pilchuck Glass School's annual exhibition and auction in Seattle since 2005. She was
awarded a scholarship to attend the prestigious Pilchuck Glass School during the summer
of 2008. In the 2009, she was selected as a featured artist in The Ventura Museum's
special exhibit Telling Our Stories, and participated in Wheaton Art's GlassWeekend
in 2011 and 2013.
A keen eye for color and design, as well as atypical use of the glass medium, has
garnered her attention from a growing number of collectors around the United States.
The artist enjoys the challenge of special commissions, and her work can be purchased
from these fine GALLERIES.
EMERGE: Contemporary kiln-formed glass. Bullseye Resource Center Gallery, November 2004
ARTWEAR CELEBRATED: Exhibition of contemporary fiber art. Studio Channel Islands Art Center. June 2005
WEARABLE EXPRESSIONS: Biennial wearable art show. Palos Verdes Art Center. 2005, 2008
IGNITE: Contemporary Warm Glass. Arrowmont School of Art. September 2006
PILCHUCK ON DISPLAY & AUCTION: Annual fundraiser Gala. 2005 - 2014
WEARING OUR STORIES: The Ventura Museum of History and Art. September 2009
GLASSWEEKEND: Wheaton Arts. June 2011, 2013, 2015
CUTTING EDGE:RAM Explores Contemporary Glass Jewelry. Racine Art Museum. October 2012 - February 2013
Emerge: WB@BE3 2004 showcase of rising talents in kiln-glass; Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, OR
Bullseye Glass Catalog #4; 2006
The Best of California's Artists and Artisans; 2006; Kennedy Publishing; 3rd place in jewelry.
500 Earrings; 2006; Lark Books.
ORNAMENT magazine. Spring 2008
Glass Patterns Quarterly magazine. Summer 2008. Petroglyph bead tutorial.
Flow magazine. Winter 2009, Shadow Box bead tutorial.
Bead Unique magazine. Winter 2009, 2010. "Women in Glass" issue.
Showcase 500 Necklaces; 2013; Lark Books.
E-mail Phone 805 482 7066
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