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artist , elementary school educator

Barbara Anne Spiess Neel, American elementary school educator, artist. Certified teacher New Jersey, Virginia. Member National Education Association, National Art Education Association, Northern Virginia Art Education Association, Virginia Art Education Association (quilter convention 2004), Arlington Education Association, Virginia Education Association, Arlington Visual Artists Coalition, Springwater Fibers Workshop (Tapestry 1st prize 1992).

Background

Neel, Barbara Anne Spiess was born on February 19, 1945 in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Philip Daniel and Dorothy Elaine (Goepp) Spiess.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science in Education, University Cincinnati, 1967.

Career

Elementary art teacher Hamilton Township (New Jersey) Schools, 1967-1968. Volunteer to art teacher Arlington County Public Schools, Virginia, 1977—1981, elementary art teacher, since 1983, drawing and painting fine arts teacher, 1986—1990, summer laureate art teacher, 1991. World Village teacher, Common Ground on the Hill McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland, 2003—2006.

Tapestry weaver; water color and acrylic painter.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher New Jersey, Virginia.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Ellipse Gallery, Arlington, Virginia, 2001, exhibitions include Common Ground on the Hill, 2003-2006, exhibited in group shows at Carroll County Arts Center, Westminster, Maryland, 2006.

Membership

Member National Education Association, National Art Education Association, Northern Virginia Art Education Association, Virginia Art Education Association (quilter convention 2004), Arlington Education Association, Virginia Education Association, Arlington Visual Artists Coalition, Springwater Fibers Workshop (Tapestry 1st prize 1992).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: walking, canoeing, piano, singing, handwork.

Connections

Married William Barton Neel, June 6, 1966. Children: Jennifer Lloyd, Elizabeth Barton.

father:
Philip Daniel Spiess

mother:
Dorothy Elaine (Goepp) Spiess

spouse:
William Barton Neel

children:
Jennifer Lloyd Neel

Elizabeth Barton Neel