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artist , educator , writer

Barbara Benedetti Newton, American artist, educator, writer. Recipient Ridgewood Art Institute award, 1996, 1st place, Boulder Art Association, 1997, Aileen & Manuel De Torres award, Allied Artists American, 1997, H.K. Holbein award of excellence, EAFA 25th Annual Exhbn, 2001, 1st place award, Edmondo Arts Festival, 2002, Don Charles award, Eclectic Visions WPW, 2002, More than 25 awards since 1997.


Newton, Barbara Benedetti was born on October 25, 1943 in Puyallup, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Andrew Joseph and Ethel Vivian (Heimsoth) Benedetti.


Graduate, Burnley Art School, Seattle, 1966.


Owner Bina Designs, Renton, Washington, since 1988. Instructor, owner Colored Pencil Workshops, Renton, Washington, since 1993.


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    • Artwork published in Best of Colored Pencil series (5 books), Creative Colored Pencil, 1996, The Best of Flower Painting, I and II, 1997, 99, Exploring Colored Pencil, 1999, Colored Pencil Explorations, 2002. Co-author: Colored Pencil Solution Book, 2000. Contributor articles to Artist's Magazine, American Artist Magazine, International Artist Magazine.

      One-woman shows include Renton (Washington) Arts Commission Closing Artist, 1995, Kent Arts Commission Opening Artist, 1995, PACCAR Incorporated, Bellevue, Washington, 1994, Auburn Arts Commission Visual Arts Exhibition, Washington, 1993. Exhibited in group shows at Western Washington State Fair, 1992, Gango Gallery, Portland, 1994-1996, Eastside Association Fine Arts, 1994-1995 (Best of Show award), 97-98, Sidney Gallery, Port Orchard, 1995, Artsplash, Redmond, Washington, 1995-2003, Sidney Gallery, Port Orchard, Washington, 1996, Sitka Art Invitational, Portland, 1996-2000, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York City, 1996, Bellevue Art Museum, 1996, Realism, 1996-1998, Parkersburg (West Virginia) Art Center, 1996, Oregon State University, 1996, Mercer Island (Washington) Gallery, 1997, CPSA award), Ellipse Art Center, Alexandria, Virginia, 1998 (CPSA award of appreciation), Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, 1998 (first place award), Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1998 (Best of Show award), Oregon City (Oregon) Carnegie Center, 2000 (second place Floral award), Old Redmond Schoolhouse, 2001, H.K. Holbein award of excellence, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, 2002 (honorable mention award), Burien (Washington) Gallery, 2002 (Art Supply award), Edmonds Art Festival, 2002 (first place award), Childhood's End Gallery, Olympia, Washington, 2002 (Technology Excellence award), Issaquah (Washington) Gallery, 2002, Don Charles award.


Colored Pencil Society of America (signature, newsletter editor 1991-2000, national membership director 1993-1994, president 1994-1995, advisor to board 1995-1996, Appreciation award 1998), Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Allied Artists of America (associate), Eastside Association Fine Arts, Women Painters of Washington (newsletter editor since 1998), Northwest Pastel Society.


Married Charles William Iles, Junior, June 26, 1965 (divorced 1983). Children: Tobin William Iles, Andrea Iles Foster. Married Jay Newton, April 25, 1987.

Andrew Joseph Benedetti

Ethel Vivian (Heimsoth) Benedetti

Charles William Iles

Jay Newton

Tobin William Iles Newton

Andrea Iles Foster Newton