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Artist Of The Month–Barbara Ahlbrand

Last week, during final Friday at the Pendleton Art Center, my neighbor on the 4th floor, Barbara Ahlbrand was the ‘Artist Of The Month’. If you haven’t visited Barbara’s studio, you are missing a real treat. Her studio is a true artist studio with all original work (no digital reproductions). She is in her studio almost every day, and her space delights the senses with beautiful abstract paintings, accompanied by the smell of freshly used oil paints.


Many spaces at the Pendleton Art Center are used strictly as pristine showroom spaces, it’s a rare treat to have the opportunity to see an artist (in the wild) working in their studio. You can visit her website at

but it does not compare to seeing the work/artist in person. So next time you are at the Pendleton Art Center be sure and pay Barbara a visit.