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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Stone Travels

Sander, my black lab who is now almost 2 years old, will be taking his first road trip. All of my "studio dogs" have traveled with me cross country delivering sculpture, doing shows and picking up stone. We leave tomorrow for the Los Angeles area to pick up more Argentine Onyx. As soon as I carve a new piece in this translucent green color, it seems to find a new home immediately. "On the road again..."  

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

ARTrails Visitors - I Thank You

I want to "Thank You" if you came out to see me, my studio and my new work these past 2 weekends at ARTrails.  Sonoma County's premier Open Studio event has proven yet again to be a successful program that allows the public a personal look at artists' studios.  It was fun to meet you all and I'm glad that you got an up close look at my new book.  For those of you who would like a 'look see', click on the right where it says Book Preview.  Enjoy!  

Monday, October 17, 2011

Book Signing Event

My New Book: T30 T Barny Sculptor "Three Decades of Excellence". Join me Thursday, October 20th from 4-6pm for a Book Signing at Levin & Company, 306 Center Street on the Healdsburg Plaza.  Come by and you can get all 3 of our signatures!  Me "The Sculptor", Ray Holley "The Author" and Joey Manfre "The Designer/Illustrator".  Check out the free Book Preview to the right.  See you Thursday!!    

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

9/10/11=T30 = Huge Success

We surpassed all expectations for raising money for the Alliance Medical Center.  One hundred and twenty-eight patrons came, enjoyed the food by Zin, music by The Linda Ferro Band and bid on all of our Live & Silent Auction items.  It was amazing to hand Jack Neureuter, Alliance CEO, a check for $11,088.
Thank you all for your generosity and support of such a good cause.  T30 was a great party and will always be a special memory that marks my 30th year of sculpture.  Your overwhelming support of that special night touches my heart.  Thank You All.  

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Join Me In Santa Fe!

A R T I S T    R E C E P T I O N
Join Me In Santa Fe on Friday, September 30th from 5-7pm!
The gallery owner, Nancy Hunter of Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, just unpacked 15 crates of my sculpture. She was so excited saying it was gorgeous in color and superlative in design. She also got a glimpse of my new book, T30 "Three Decades of Excellence", and is thrilled that I will be available to sign copies at the opening on September 30.  Get your copy now! http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2410929 
Join Me at: HUNTER KIRKLAND CONTEMPORARY  200-B Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Three Decades of Excellence is here!!!!!

So many people dream of being able to support themselves as an artist. I have done that for 30 years! In a new book written by Healdsburg’s own Ray Holley, he tells my story and how I  managed to make, show, and sell my art. Three Decades of Excellence  tells the story in words and pictures from my start straight out of college at Rhode Island School of Design to my 30th years as a sculptor living in Alexander Valley while showing my work across the country. The design and layout were done by Healdsburg illustrator, Joey Manfre and my great T Barny Team of Lori Mole & Melinda Barnard! An amazing effort by all of them just for me!

Monday, July 11, 2011


Here's all the links you'll need to find out about T30. 
Get your tickets now at:
Music by The Linda Ferro Band:
Outstanding Food by ZIN Restaurant:
Location: T Barny Gallery & Sculpture Gardens

T30 Event - Tickets Available

T Barny Celebrates 30 Years of Sculpture with a Benefit for the Alliance Medical Center.  Enjoy a lively evening at the T Barny Gallery & Sculpture Gardens in the beautiful Alexander Valley, Healdsburg, CA.  Outstanding food from ZIN Restaurant, music by The Linda Ferro Band plus an amusing silent auction filled with 24 unusual items linked to T Barny, Sculpture & Health.  In addition, 6 spectacular examples of T Barny's sculpture will be sold in a live auction to lucky attendees!  T30 is also the Release Party for T Barny's "Three Decades of Excellence".  A coffee table book written by local journalist Ray Holley.  Get your tickets now at BrownPaperTickets.com.  

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hot Rocks

It's hot here today!  I'm wearing shorts in the studio and working with these hot rocks.  Carving a calcite piece now and have a mobius started for my gallery in Santa Fe.  Thanks to you who came to the Joey June 11th Show here at the T Barny Gallery & Sculpture Gardens.  My work was on display also and the day proved to be a success for us both.  Now I'm shifting gears in the studio to prepare for the summer and fall line up of shows.  Never a dull moment for a sculptor!  Stay cool!  

Thursday, June 9, 2011

See You This Saturday?

I'm proud to present Joey Manfre here at the T Barny Gallery & Sculpture Gardens this Saturday, June 11 from 3-7pm.  I hope you can drop by and enjoy the show!  Joey Manfre is an artist who sees objects and situations thru a whimsical prism and strives to capture these bent views in his drawings.  Please come by and let his art pieces capture your eye!  Of course, my sculpture will be on display with new work carved from Persian Onyx, Spanish Marble and Utah Calcite.
Join Us in the beautiful Alexander Valley at:  4370 Pine Flat Rd., Healdsburg, CA. sculpture@tbarny.com

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rainy New York

Is it raining where you are?  I just got caught in a major rain storm in upstate New York!  I'm on my way from Connecticut to North Carolina and happened to hit lots of weather.  It's calmed down at the moment but I'll be glad to be arriving at the BROADHURST Gallery in Pinehurst, NC where I will have my next show and reception.  Having a traveling show is exciting.  The galleries are thrilled and it will be interesting to see what catches peoples attention from one state to the next.  Join me at the Broadhurst Gallery this Saturday, May 21st from 1-5pm.  I'll be there for a "Meet & Greet T Barny" Art Reception.  Should be fun so I hope to see you there.  It's located at 2212 Midland Road in Pinehurst, NC - 910-295-4817.     

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Leaving on a Jet Plane Again

You're Invited!!  Join me for 2 more back to back receptions in Connecticut and North Carolina.  Another jet plane trip back east for my 30th Year of Sculpture celebration and 'traveling show'.  Hope to see you all there!  
Friday, May 13 from 5-7pm  Choate Rosemary Hall at the Paul Mellon Arts Center, Wallingford, CT.  I was in the Choate Class of '75 and it is Alumni Weekend May 13-15.  Looking forward to fond memories and a great time at the Reception.  Open to the public.  See you there!  
Saturday, May 21 from 1-5pm  Broadhurst Gallery, 2212 Midland Rd., Pinehurst, NC.  Broadhurst Gallery has been awarded for its "Excellence in the Arts".  I will be featured throughout their gallery and beautiful 15 acre sculpture garden.  It's a "Meet & Greet T Barny" event.  I'm looking forward to being in Pinehurst; you know it's the place for the US Open Golf Tournament.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


T BARNY SCULPTURE NEWS What do you see out your window?  I see new window stickers.  Nice to have this project underway.  Power tools were buzzing in two locations here at the T Barny Gallery & Sculpture Gardens today - the window installer and me in the studio.  It makes me think about my designs - my "windows on the world".  I core drill openings or "windows" to start the pieces.  It's an interesting perspective at any angle to view through the sculpture and look upon it's environment.  Looking through my pieces becomes an interactive quality that helps you visualize your surroundings.  And, because many of my pieces turn 360 degrees, your "windows" can have 360 views.  Enjoy looking at my newest work at:  www.tbarny.com     

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

9+10+11= "T30"

T30 Logo for "30 Years of Sculpture"

Have you ever driven around looking at all the houses you once lived in?  I had a chance to do just that on my recent trip to the east coast.  It's such a flashback to my childhood when my inspiration to create was stirring.  I had some great instructors who allowed me to explore my artistic direction which led me to 30 Years of Sculpture.  We have a lot planned this year celebrating my 30 Years.  Mark your calendars for 9+10+11=T30, September 10, 2011 from 5-8pm.  The big event will showcase my life as a sculptor and benefit the Alliance Medical Center.  The event includes catering by Zin, music by the Linda Ferro Band and a "T30" live and silent auction.  Also available will be my new "T30" Coffee Table Book.  Tickets will be $30 each or $50 per couple and be available August 1.  You can contact my marketing director lori@tbarny.com for more information.  

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I'm still in Connecticut today.  It has stirred a lot of fond memories being back on campus at Choate Rosemary Hall; my show started here last Saturday.  I graduated from here in 1975.  Bringing my newest collection of sculpture to Choate and reconnecting with family, friends and collectors has been very rewarding.  I have to say though, I'm always anxious to get back to California and get back in my studio.  As an artist, I crave my studio time.  These 14 new Connecticut pieces will travel in May to the Broadhurst Gallery in Pinehurst, NC.  I just spoke to Judy, the gallery owner there, and she said that she is as fascinated with me as an artist as she is with my work.  When collectors purchase a T Barny, they are choosing to live with the essence of a T Barny Sculpture.  I am my work, my work is me.   

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

On A Jet Plane to Connecticut

Traveling today ... on a jet plane to Connecticut.  I graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall in 1975.  Now I'm headed back there after a 30 year career to display my sculpture on campus in the Paul Mellon Arts Center.  It's an honor to come back to Choate; I have so many fond memories of those days.  That time in my life continues to inspire me and my work today.  14 of my newest pieces will be meeting me in Wallingford, CT tomorrow for unpacking and setting up of the show.  I'm hosting a special one day preview of this new exhibit on Saturday, April 16th from 1-5pm.  Join me if you can!  Choate Rosemary Hall will host another reception for me during Alumni Weekend on Friday, May 13 from 5-7pm.  On this April trip, I will travel to Boston and New York to seek out the "Gallery Scene".  Stay tuned for what's next.   

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Hey Sculpture Fans - Have you seen my show?  I have 27 pieces "On The Plaza" at the newest gallery in downtown Healdsburg called JUST FOR YOU GALLERY OF FINE ART.  The reception was this past Friday night with a great, fun and classy turn out of collectors, admirers and friends.  You can catch this show up until April 10.  The media was there including Cherie Kelsey and Ray Holley from the Tribune.  Watch for my article in the PROGRESS Magazine which will be released next Thursday, March 31st.  PROGRESS is an annual review of business success stories and industry updates.  It is printed as a supplement to the Healdsburg, Windsor and Sebastopol Newspapers.  Watch for my article as it highlights my 30 Years of Sculpture.  Cheers!
JUST FOR YOU - 115 Plaza Street - Healdsburg, CA - Open Daily    

Thursday, March 17, 2011

You're Invited! Friday, March 18!!

You're Invited To The Newest Gallery On The Plaza!
115 Plaza Street, Healdsburg, CA  707-395-0322
Friday, March 18 from 5-9pm
"Meet & Greet T Barny": 
Saturday, March 19 from 1-5pm
There will be a total of 27 pieces in the show!  
It is a must see!!  See you Friday, March 18 at 5pm.  
This special reception will also feature Kelley & Young Wines.
Pictured above is ENDOGENOUS; this sculpture will be at the show.     

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Added Value

I like to think that I'm exclusive in the fact that I use the same stone for the base as I do for my pieces.  I don't know anyone else that is doing it this way.  The base compliments the piece and doesn't visually cut it off or interrupt the aesthetics of the sculpture.  The sculpture is pinned into this base and is able to turn completely around which gives the viewer 360 pieces all in one.  Collector John Batz states, "I own 1600 sculptures but the ones that I touch everyday are T Barny's.  As I walk by them, I find I have to turn them slightly to enjoy a different view."  One of the tricks I've learned from core drilling is that it can leave behind enough material to create these bases.  I feel it really adds value to your piece.   

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Just For You Gallery of Fine Art Exhibition

You are invited to the newest gallery in Healdsburg, California!  Just For You Gallery Of Fine Art will be hosting a solo exhibition of 16 of my newest pieces with an Artist Reception on Friday, March 18 from 5-9pm.  The gallery is located on the downtown square at 115 Plaza Street.  My newest work will be featured in a variety of stones such as:  Argentine Onyx, Persian Onyx, Mexican Fluorite, Utah Calcite, Anhydrite, Banded Onyx, Adventurine Quartz and Brucite to name a few.  The piece pictured above is carved from Chinese Fluorite.  It is titled APLOMP which means 'Self Confidence' and it measures 11in.x 6in.x 3in.  Also, a "Meet & Greet the Artist" is scheduled for Saturday, March 19 from 1-5pm.  I will be doing a demonstration and talking about where I find my stone, carving tools and techniques and my 30th Year as a Professional Sculptor.  The winery, Kelley & Young, will be pouring the evening of Friday, March 18.  The new owners of the gallery, Bryon & Helen Karow, are excited to invite you to their new space.  They have remodeled the old R.S. Basso space on the square and it is now an excellent showplace for contemporary art.  I'm proud to be chosen as their first Artist Exhibition in the new space.  Congratulations to the Karow's!    

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Transparent & Opaque


Why do I do that? Do you ever think about why you do whatever it is you do? I always know why I sculpt; it's a part of me, it's my passion. But I'm realizing even more why I translate the designs differently in different types of stone. The boulders I carve fall into two categories: Transparent Stone or Opaque Stone. I try to take the edges of the transparent stone designs as thin as possible to achieve light through my pieces. However, the opaque stone allows me to create bolder edges and form various angles. Rain or shine today, I've been very busy in my studio. I hope you are doing what you love to do.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Reception This Friday, Feb. 11


"Love Actually"
Actually the reception is this Friday, February 11
6-8pm I WOLK GALLERY 1354 Main St., St. Helena, CA
8-9pm MA(i)SONRY 6711 Washington St., Yountville, CA
I hope to see you this Friday, Feb. 11 from 6-8pm in St. Helena! T Barny

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Love Actually!


Well, it's nice to be back. My internet was down last week. But I'm up and running this week! Running all the way to St. Helena. Come see me. I have new pieces in the I WOLK GALLERY Show titled "Love Actually". The sculpture pictured above is one of the new pieces; it's called LANCET. I carved it in January from a block of Argentine Onyx; it measures 19in.x 17in.x 9in. Check out the show information at: http://www.iwolkgallery.com.
You're Invited to "Love Actually"; a Valentine Artist Reception
featuring the newest work of T Barny on Friday, March 11

6-8pm I WOLK GALLERY 1354 Main Street, St. Helena, CA
9pm MA(i)SONRY 6711 Washington Street, Yountville, CA

HEARTS FOR YOUR SWEETHEART like the one pictured above carved from Iranian Onyx. Other choices include Utah Calcite and Persian Onyx.
Check out my facebook page for pictures of the heart sculptures: T Barny Sculpture. They are hand carved, signed original stone luminaries. Each piece includes a battery operated LED flashing flame. Call 707-431-8378 by Wednesday, February 9 before 5pmPT and receive FREE shipping anywhere in the continental USA guaranteed for Valentines Day delivery!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sailing into 2011

Did you review what you did last year? How many bronzes did I sell? What was everyone's favorite stone? How did my galleries do compared to the year before? Well, my wife Melinda and my Marketing Director Lori and I always sit down in January, usually over sushi, and go over the happenings of the previous year. It's always fascinating to see what people acquired to be part of their everyday lives. I had repeat collectors and I had new collectors. I'm holding steady carving between 25-30 original stone sculptures every year. The new "gem" patina colors for the bronze collection proved popular this past year. I just finished polishing the piece shown above titled Windan. 'Like The Wind' I'm sailing into 2011 with a full show schedule. Windan is shown in the new Sapphire patina color. You can see video of this piece on my website: http://www.tbarny.com. And if you want great sushi, check out: http://www.garychus.com/sakeo

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January Sunshine

You should of seen this piece "glow" today. This January sunshine is great and keeps me working very full days in the studio. Did you have sunshine in your part of the world today? I hope so. I talked to one of my galleries today in Pinehurst, North Carolina. They don't typically get snow but lately have had snow and ice. It's nice to be a California sculptor!!
I've been working in more transparent stones lately: Argentine Onyx, Banded Onyx, Persian Onyx, Mexican Fluorite and Utah Calcite. I just finished this superellipsoid shape I call ABSTRUSE which means 'Difficult to Understand'. The design is complex so it allows the sunshine to soak in and really "glow" from all different angles. If you don't have sunshine, maybe this sculpture will warm your day. Stay tuned - next week will feature another new piece!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Year - New Work

Happy New Year! Do you have your resolutions and goals for the New Year in place? Mine aren't so much resolutions but rather challenges to meet the demanding schedule I have ahead. 2011 filled in fast with shows. I'm excited about that because it is also the year that I celebrate "T30". Yes, I've been sculpting for 30 years professionally.
Shows this year will take me and my newest work to Connecticut, North Carolina, Santa Fe and throughout California. I'm starting the year in 2 Valentine Shows: Sonoma State University Art Gallery 26th Annual "Art From The Heart" and the Ira Wolk Gallery in St. Helena, CA for "Love Actually". And I was just accepted for the Art History Channel and their Cable TV Network Show which will premiere in March. You can visit the artists accepted through their website and they will be featuring one artist a month. I'll keep you posted.
Pictured above is a piece I just finished of Banded Onyx. It's title is VOLUTE which means 'Spiral Wave'. It stands 20"H x 16"W and 8"L. $5400. It is available here at the studio.