Ann Arbor, MI, United States recently selected Barbara Goodsitt Studio's art blog as one of the top 25 colored pencil blogs on the web. Barbara's art is currently included in an exhibition at the US Embassy in Podgorica, Montenegro through the Art in Embassies Program. She is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA), the Michigan Chapter of CPSA, and the Detroit Artists Market. She is an active member and past president of the Ann Arbor Women Artists.
Barbara graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a bachelors degree in fine art. She began her art career working in scientific illustration for hospitals and universities including Mass General Hospital, Boston and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is a published illustrator who has illustrated over 20 books for the University of Michigan Press. Her art has been featured in Ann Kullberg's colored pencil publications as well as on the Icarus Art Drawing Board and UART Pastel Paper websites. Barbara teaches Drawing in Color for Washtenaw Community College's Community Enrichment Division, and teaches workshops in southeast Michigan.
Group and Solo exhibitions
United States Embassy in Montenegro Fall 2019 – present, Art in Embassies Program
Michigan Colored Pencil, Novi Civic Center, Novi, MI, September 2019
Colored Pencil Plus 2019, City Gallery,Farmington Hills, MI, February 2019
Ann Arbor City Club – group show- Jan 2019
Expressions- group show- Padzieski gallery ford community & Perorming Arts Center, Dearborn, MI Fall 2018
AAWA Board Member Art show, Michigan League, University of Mi May 2018
Solo Show Joe and Rosies Creamery Ann Arbor Mi May 2019
Colored Pencil Plus, Livonia City Hall April 2018
SMALL WORKS Juried All-Media Exhibition, Northville Art House November 3- December 16 2017
Ann Arbor Women Artists 2017 Fall Juried Exhibition *Received Honorable Mention, Nov – Dec 2017 
Michigan Colored Pencil 2017 Sponsored by the Michigan CPSA Chapter, Padzieski Gallery. Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, MI, Oct. 12 - Nov. 9 2017
Ypsilanti Public Library, AAWA Juried Spring Show, March-April 2017
Sweetwaters, Liberty Street, Summer 2016
Michigan Colored Pencil 2016, Novi Civic Center, April 2016
AAWA Spring Juried Exhibit, Malletts Creek Library, April 2016
Artisans Market at Kerrytown, Ann Arbor, August 2016
Sweetwaters on Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI, Summer 2016
Raymond James Offices, Downtown Ann Arbor, MI., Jan-April 2016 
Michigan Colored Pencil Exhibition, Colored Pencil Society of America, Novi Civic Center, Novi, MI. Spring 2016
2016 AAWA Spring Juried Show, Malletts Creek Library, Ann Arbor, MI.
AAWA 2025 Summer Juried Exhibition, Riverside Arts Center Gallery - Ypsilanti, MI. 
Community Television Network Studios, AAWA  2015 Group Show
University of Michigan Union ,Willis Ward Lounge, AAWA – 2015 Board Exhibition
Malletts Creek Library, AAWA - Spring Juried Exhibit. *Honorable Mention Award, March 2015
Sweetwaters – Downtown AAWA Group Show
Chisholm & Darden Investment Advisors, AAWA Group Show
Avanti Hair Designers, AAWA Group Show
Community Television Network Studios, AAWA Group Show
Ann Arbor City Club, Celebrating the Art of Colored Pencil, Sept-Oct. 2014
Womens Historical Center and Hall, A Matter of Taste: Sweet/Sour/Salty/Bitter, Lansing Mi, Fall 2014
Colored Pencil Plus, Novi Civic Center, April 1-30, 2014
Visiting Artist, Dancing Dog Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI March - September 2014
AAWA Juried Winter Exhibition, Honorable Mention Award, Feb- March 2014
Great Lakes "Small Works” Exhibit, Riverside Arts Center, Artists Reception: 
NEW Center, Ann Arbor, MI. September - December 2013 
Kalamazoo Edible Book Festival - Goods Eats, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo, MI, April 5- 26, 2013 
Ann Arbor Women Artists Winter Juried Exhibition, Ypsilanti Public Library, Feb. 7- March 14, 2013
Esquire Interiors Exhibition, Ann Arbor, MI, Spring 2013
 Sweetwater’s, AAWA Group Show, Ann Arbor, MI, October- November 2012?
Great Lakes Small Works - Juried Exhibition, Oct. 24- Nov. 12, 2012 Riverside Art Center, Ypsilanti, MI
Michigan Colored Pencil 2012- Juried Exhibition, Novi Civic Center, Novi, MI Se[t. 29- Oct.31 2012
Ann Arbor Women Artists Fall Juried Exhibition, Ann Arbor District Library, Oct. 16- Nov. 27 2012
Dreamseeding, University of Michigan Union, Ann Arbor, MI, July 2012
Ann Arbor Women Artists 60th Anniversary Juried Art Show, Pierre-Paul Art Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI Jan-Feb 2012
Ann Arbor Women Artists Plein Air Painters Show, Moonwinks Cafe, Ann Arbor, November 2011
Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce Group Show, June-Sept 2011
Michigan Colored Pencil 2011, Lotus Arts Gallery, Plymouth, MI September 2011 
The New Center, 1100 Main Street, Ann Arbor, Winter 2010-11  
Celebrating Women at the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame  November 7th - January 31, 201, Lansing, MI 
The Gallery in the Duderstadt Center-The University of Michigan Spring 2010
Finlandia University Reflection Gallery, Fall 2010
Riverside Arts Center, Great Lakes "SMALL WORKS", August-September 2010 Fall 2010, Ypsilanti, MI.
Babs Underground Lounge, July - September 2010
Michigan Colored Pencil 2010 Exhibit, April 2010,  Lotus Arts Gallery, Plymouth, MI
Moonwinks Cafe, Ann Arbor, MI, March 2010
Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, Michigan Statewide Fine Arts Competition, January 16- March 20, 2010
Keller Williams Realty Main Office, December 2009- February 2010
Whole Foods "Art That is Local" Gallery, Summer 2009
Spring Juried Art Show, Ann Arbor Women Artists, Ann Arbor Main Public Library, March - April, 2009
Sweetwaters Group Show, Ann Arbor, MI. Jan-March 2009
Midwest Color 2008, Padzieski Art Gallery, Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Dearborn, Mi. Oct - Nov 2008
AAWA Juried Show, Riverside Art Center, Ypsilanti, MI., June 2008
Wild Acorn Gallery, 201 Main Street, Manchester, MI
Curves, AAWA non-juried show, Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI.  June-August 2008
Polo Fields Taste of Wine and Art, Ann Arbor, MI. April 2008
Michigan Colored Pencil, Lotus Gallery, Plymouth, MI. April 2008
Curves, Westgate Shopping Center, Ann Arbor, Feb - March 2008
TREASURES-Winter Art Show 2007-08: Creative Catalyst Productions
Getting Real, A group show, Dec. - Feb. 2008 Malletts, Creek Library, Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Women's Artists Board Art show, Flint Art Institute, Jan-Feb. 2008
University of Michigan Hospital - Gifts of Art, AAWA juried show, Jan-Feb. 2008
Fall Into Art, CPSA Detroit Chapter, Livonia City Hall, Livonia Michigan, October 2007
Daisy Lake Art Gallery, Dexter MI, 2007
Riverside Art Center, Ann Arbor Women's Artists Juried Art Show, June 2007
Ann Arbor Women's Artists Juried Spring Art Show, Ann Arbor Public Library, March 2007
Michigan Colored Pencil Show, Lotus Gallery, Plymouth, MI., Oct 2006
Public Art: ‘Homage to Janet Fish', Street Banner for Ann Arbor Art Center Off the Wall Gallery 2006, 2007
Public Art: Traffic Box Mural at Thompson Street and Liberty Street, Sponsored by Ann Arbor State Street Business Association and Main Street Business Association. 2006
The Wild Acorn Art Gallery, Manchester, MI 2007-2014
Elements Art Gallery, Manchester, MI, 2006-2007
Mosaics: Moments Captured in Glass, Ann Arbor Public Library, April 2006
Portofino Coffee House, Solo Show, Ann Arbor, MI, July 2006, 
"Summer Splash" Art Show, Detroit Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America, Artcraft Custom Framing, Royal Oak, MI, May 2006
"Woman" Art Show, April 2006, Iron Stairs Gallery, Dexter, MI 2006
"Red" Art Show, Iron Stairs Gallery, Dexter, MI, Feb 2006
April Showers Spring Show, Colored Pencil Society of America, Detroit Chapter, Artcraft Gallery, Royal Oak Michigan,2005
Colored Pencil Society of America, Midwest Color 2004: Juried show at Mt. Clemens Art Center, Pablo Dominguez Juror
Starkweather Gallery, Romeo, MI, Spring Art Show 2004, Juried show
Art and Soule Gallery, Chelsea Michigan
Blooms, Bugs and Beasts, Scarab Club, Detroit, MI 2003
University of Michigan Hospital Gifts of Two  Art  solo shows,1995,2002
Ann Arbor Art Center off-site galleries. two solo shows 1994, 1995
Ann Arbor Women's Painters Group Shows at Eagle Crest Convention Center 1995
NEW Center in Ann Arbor, MI 1994-1995
Mercer Island Visual Arts League, Mercer Is. WA, 1990
Marblehead Arts Festival, Marblehead, MA,1986
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Group Show- Carnegie Mellon University 1978
Bachelors of Fine Arts with Honors, University of Wisconsin- Madison 1976
Workshops from nationally recognized artists:  Ann Kullberg, Cecile Baird, Jaclyn Wukela, Linda Wesner, LInda Lucas Hardy
Ann Arbor Women Artists: Board Member: Publicity Chair 2012- present President 2014-2016; ; Newsletter Editor 2007-2012
Colored Pencil Society of America: 2002-present
Invited Guest Lecturer at Village Fine Arts Association in Milford, MI April 2018
2017 Feedspot award for the top 25 colored pencil blogs on the internet
Honorable Mention 2017 Ann Arbor Women Artists  Fall Juried Exhibition
Honorable Mention 2015 Ann Arbor Women Artists  Spring Juried Exhibition
Honorable Mention 2014 Ann Arbor Women Artists  Winter Juried Exhibition
President of Ann Arbor Women Artists,May 2014- May 2016
Art Instructor, Washtenaw Community College, Community Enrichment, 2010 - present
Art Instructor, Ann Arbor Community Education and Recreation,2006 - present
NEWFOOD of Kansas City, MO, 2004: public relations materials for this non-profit organization retraining victims of domestic abuse
Gate to Humanity: a nonprofit peace group in Ann Arbor promoting communication between Muslim, Jewish, and Christian women. Designed Jewelry used for fund-raising, newsletters, a magnet and posters.
American Red Cross: public relations material including presentations and print work
Diamond Bullet Design: usability testing 2002
Genesis, Ann Arbor, MI: logos, brochures, posters 
Arbor Hospice, Ann Arbor, MI: logos, poster 
University Of Michigan Press: Freelance Illustration 1998- 2005
Humantech Inc., illustrator / designer, Ann Arbor, MI 1995-1998: Illustrated and designed graphics for presentations, manuals, and reports for client base of Fortune 500 companies.
Domino Pizza / Mercury Direct Marketing, Ann Arbor, MI: Print Advertisement 1994
Anesoft Inc., Seattle, WA: Packaging Design, 1988
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA: Graphic Artist, 1982-1983, Boston MA: Illustrated and designed graphics for medical staff at Mass General
AtlantiCare Corporation, Boston, MA: designed public relations material, brochures, announcements,1984
Salem Hospital, Boston, MA: designed public relations material, brochures, invitations, 1984
Computer Corporation of America, Boston, MA: company publications, manuals and public relations material.1984
Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Lynn, MA: public relations material, brochures, invitations, etc., 1984
Micah Publications, Marblehead, MA: book Illustrations, 1984
New England Slide Graphics, Boston, MA: designed slide presentations, 1983
Slide Center, Boston, MA: designed slide presentations, 1983 
University of Wisconsin Medical Illustration, Madison, WI, Graphic Artist: designed graphics and illustrations for the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for use in journals, books, displays, presentations, and public relations, 1979-1982
Assistant to Botanical Illustrator, University of Wisconsin Botany Dept., 1976(student position)
Graphic Artist, Univeristy of Wisconsin Agronomy Dept. 1975-78(student position)
WHA Wisconsin Public Television- set design 1975 (student position)
University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI: Book illustrations for several series of ESL textbooks and workbooks: 
Makeen's Journey Forward, by Barbara Vaille and Jennifer Quinn The Kims' Journey to Harmony, by Barbara Vaille and Jennifer Quinn Williams, Samantha - the Sequel by Meryl Robin Becker, Adventures in Literature - New Pathways in Reading by Judith Kay and Rosemary Gelshenen; Clear Grammar 3 Textbook by Keith Folse, Clear Grammar 4 Textbook by Keith Folse; Clear Grammar Workbook 1 by Keith Folse; Clear Grammar Workbook 2 by Keith Folse; Clear Grammar Workbook 3 by Keith Folse; Flor’s Journey to Independence by Barbara Vaille and Jennifer Quinn Williams; Senem's Hope Is Renewed by Barbara Vaille and Jennifer Quinn Williams; English as a Second Language Text by Boyd, Andrew's Journey by Barbara Baille and Jennifer Quinn Williams; From the Classroom to the Boardroom, A Guide to the Successful Transition from Teaching to Administration for ESL and Beyond,Gerald L. Boyd and Mary E. O'Neill; Enjoy Your Stay (2007) English for the Hospitality and Travel Industry Robin Persiani and Randi Reppen
The Annual Arts and Culture Guide, 2013 Arts Alliance and Ann Magazine,
Colored Pencil Magazine, Authored and illustrated an article "True Grit", February 2011
From My Perspective Magazine, Featured Artist, February 2010
Ann Arbor Safehouse Center Calendar, 2014
Ann Arbor Safehouse Center Calendar, 2010
Ann Arbor Women Artists Newsletter, 2007-2012

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