Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia Art

by Ann Erskine


Barbara Chiminello: American Artist


Virginia artist Barbara Chiminello has been painting for over thirty years. She is originally from Quincy, Massachusetts. Barbara was born into a military family and attended Notre Dame of Maryland High School. She lived briefly in Baltimore and graduated from Bel Air High School. She received her B.S. as an R.N. from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio, Texas. Barbara served in the U.S. Army from 1963-1970 as an Army Nurse Corps Officer and she is a Vietnam Veteran.

Barbara has studied art at San Francisco State College, at the Marion Art League in Marion, Massachusetts and at the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She attended the Southwest Craft Center and the McNay Art School, both in San Antonio, Texas. She lived abroad for seven years and studied art in Heidelberg and Stuttgart, Germany. She has worked under the guidance of the professional artist Richard Weers of San Antonio, Texas and she is currently painting with the Art League at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia.

Barbara's work has sold throughout Europe while she was living and traveling abroad. She has also exhibited and sold through the River Art Gallery in San Antonio, Texas. Locally, she has had one-woman exhibits at Helen's Garden, Blue Moon Café, One World Café, and A&A Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland. Her work is on display at Paper, Rocks, Scissors Gallery in the Hamden neighborhood of Baltimore. Also, her work is being featured at #201 North Charles Street as part of the "Baltimore Exposure" group artists show that opens July 6th, 2000. She currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia. She attends art classes and paints full-time. Barbara is spending time this summer painting in France as part of a class offered by the Torpedo Factory. We look forward to seeing how this will influence her art!

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