Jennifer Barlow

May 5, 2017 | Jennifer Kahn Barlow

The Case for Artist Master Workshops

What is an Artist Master Class? An artist master class is a workshop on a specific topic or skill given by a renowned artist, in his or her field. After obtaining a degree or taking years of weekly classes, artists reach a point where they need to be set free.  They paint for a while, on […]

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April 27, 2017 | Jennifer Kahn Barlow

Pursue or Walk Away?

Today my five year-old got very upset that he had made a mistake coloring a picture of a car.  As a parent, you want to instill in your children that mistakes are ok, if not even great to make.  You might end up with something even better or follow a different path than you expected.   […]

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April 20, 2017 | Jennifer Kahn Barlow

What Is In A Signature?

Van Gogh only signed his first name.  Monet used his first and last name to complete a piece.  Picasso painted his last name.  And Lucian Freud sometimes just used his initials.  Just to throw my name amongst some of the greatest painters of all time – I use my initials, JKB.  Well, here is my secret – they […]

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March 30, 2017 | Jennifer Kahn Barlow

The Making of an Exhibition

An art exhibition does not form out of thin air.   Typically, there are guidelines, processes, and YEARS of planning.  Yes, sometimes YEARS. Every art gallery has different procedures and timelines, so I am going to make sweeping generalizations in this post.  From the artists vantage point, there are 9 stages of an exhibition: Apply for an exhibition […]

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February 10, 2017 | Jennifer Kahn Barlow

How to Enjoy Sweets WITHOUT the Calories

As Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, the candy industry is in full swing tempting you with all its sweet and delicious offerings.  Consuming these sugary treats is not the only way to enjoy them.  Montgomery County based-artist, Jennifer Kahn Barlow has taken a unique approach to transcending the impulse to eat confections and instead transforms them […]

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