WINNSBORO, TX –Winnsboro Center for the Arts (WCA) presents The Magic of Light January 28 through February 28. The art exhibition expresses that “light is a component of every work of art” and features the works of international and national award-winning pastel and watercolor artist Barbara Mason, as well as the photography of her husband, James. The talented couple make an appearance during a reception at 2:30 p.m. January 30 at WCA.
Barbara and James are co-owners of Dragonfly Studio Creations art gallery and studio in Frisco, Texas. Barbara started the company and her artistry more than 25 years ago. She travels extensively all over the world for inspiration and participates in art residencies and competitions. Her art is published and collected nationally and internationally by hospitals, businesses, public art programs, and private patrons.
She has exhibited at various prestigious museums such as The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry; Illinois State Museum; Robert Lange Gallery in Charleston, North Carolina; Winfield Gallery in Carmel, California; and Salmagundi Club in New York.
Most recently Barbara’s paintings were awarded in the Top 100 paintings in 2019 and 2021 by Pastel Journal Magazine: The Best of Drawing. She received the Award of Excellence by American Women Artists organization and her paintings “Timeless” and “The Debater” are published in The Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing magazine.
James has exhibited his photography in various galleries and local art shows throughout North Texas. He looks for abstract imagery within cloud patterns, majestic sunsets, and skyscapes prevalent in Texas. He is a 2017 graduate of The North Texas Business Council for the Arts, and he helps to fulfill the organization’s mission of merging creativity with commerce by serving on various art boards and committees including The Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas, The North Texas Performing Arts, and the BCA Leadership Arts Alumni. He received the Obelisk Award for Outstanding Leadership Arts Alumni in 2019.
Winnsboro Center for the Arts is located in the heart of downtown Winnsboro at 200 Market Street. Find more information about this art exhibition here.