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Barbara Grenell, American Artist. Fellow National Endowment for the Arts; visual artist individual project grantee North Carolina State Arts Council F C.


Grenell, Barbara was born on July 30, 1944 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Orpheus Fay and Dorothy Ann (Hardt) Meyers.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of the Arts, 1966.


Instructor, Penland School of Crafts, 1975-1978;visiting scholar, Penland School of Crafts, 1979-1981;board directors, North Carolina Fiber Arts Association, 1982-1984;board directors, Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc., 1981-1986;first vice president, Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc., 1984-1986;juror visiting artists program, North Carolina Arts Council, 1983-1984;board directors, North Carolina Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, 1984-1986;visiting artist, Western Carolina U., 1989.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Roanoke (Virginia) Fine Arts Center, 1979, Walker Arts Center, Asheville, North Carolina, 1987, Asheville Art Museum, 1990, Hall Gallery, Mayland Community College, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, 1993, Catawba College, Salisbury, North Carolina, 1995. Exhibited in group shows at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City, 1976-1977, United States Olympic Committee, Lake Placid, New York, 1980, Appalachiana Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia, Bethesda, Maryland, 1990, National Arts Club, New York City, 1993, Southern Bell Center, Atlanta, 1994, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, 1994, etc. Represented in permanent collections Association American Medical Colleges, Community Bank Los Angeles, Fine Arts Museum South, etc.


Married Rob Ethan Grenell, October 29, 1966. Children: Thea, Maia.

Orpheus Fay Meyers

Dorothy Ann (Hardt) Meyers

Rob Ethan Grenell

Thea Grenell

Maia Grenell