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An Arists Journey

Barbara Hageman Sarvis was born and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey and academically trained at The School of Visual Arts in New York City, Vermont Studio Center, The Charles Cecil Studio in Florence, Italy, Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia.  In addition she worked as an apprentice to Audrey Flack in the 1970's.  She is an artist, educator, writer and activist living in Vermont after a successful career in art education and administration.  During the past ten years, she  wrote, illustrated and published five children's books. Additionally several of her paintings have been published by literary and art journals. Fire Ring II is one of forty art pieces accepted into the art show "Spiritual Vision" at Fonnebonne University.  Presently, she works as a gallery teacher at MASSMoCA in North Adams, Ma.

Picture Books - available from the Mass MoCA shop

Too Many Feathers

The Long Journey

Artist Statement

In the winter of 2020, Covid-19 re-introduced me to several unfinished paintings hanging in my studio.  For several weeks I stared at the images on the canvas while listening to the daily news.  Feelings of rage, sadness and powerlessness overpowered me regarding immigration, systemic racism, climate change, equal rights and a woman's right to choose.  The paintings could not longer exist as a portrait, landscape or floral, but instead became visual stories with the hope for positive change.  


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