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accountant , painter , printmaker

Barbara Towle Pitts, American accountant, painter, printmaker. Certified Public Accountant Washington, Tennessee.


Pitts, Barbara Towle was born on November 8, 1944 in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of James Francis and Helen (Gorman) Towle.


Bachelor of Business Administration with honors, University Alabama, 1980.


Principal Barbara M. Pitts Associates, Fayetteville, Tennessee, 1982-1990, Barbara M. Pitts Certified Public Accountant, Seattle, 1990-1998. Partner Art Partners International. Organizer Three Paths to Expression: Print Makers Central China.

Lecturer in field.


  • Certified Public Accountant, Washington, Tennessee.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Wallenstien Gallery, Moses Lake, Washington, 1998, Columbia Basin Allied Arts, 1998, Artstall Gallery, Seattle, 1998, Ballard Fetherston Gallery, 1998, 2000, Arabella Gallery, Cannon Beach, Oregon, 1998, 2000, two-person shows, Nanjing Arts Institute Gallery, 2005, Hubei Institute of Art Gallery, Wuhan, China, 2005, Shenzhen University Art Gallery, 2005, exhibited in group shows at Frye Art Museum, An Enduring Legacy: Women Painters of Washington 1930-2005, Museum of History & Art, Midwest Watercolor Society 20th Annual National Open Show, 1996, Red River Watercolor Society 3d Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, 1996, Eastern Washington Watercolor Society Annual National Competition, 1996 (Allied Arts award), Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society National Exhibition, 1996, Watercolor Art Society, Houston, 1997, Louisiana Watercolor Society, 1997, 1998, Watercolor Society Alabama, 1997, Georgia Watercolor Society, 1997, 1998, Red River Watercolor Society, 1997, Pacific Gallery Artists Annual Open Show, 1997, Midwest Watercolor Society, 1997, Aqueous '97, 1997, National Watercolor Oklahoma, 1997, Watercolor West, 1997, Eastern Washington Watercolor Society, 1997, Northwest Watercolor Society, 1997, 1999, 2000, Pacific Artists Gallery, 1997, Women Painters Washington, Seattle, Asian Art Museum Kado Tea Garden, 1997, Tubac (Arizona) Center Arts, 1997, Texas Watercolor Society 48th Annual Museum Southwest, 1997 (Best of Show award), Mercer Island (Washington) Gallery, 1998, Janet Laurel: A Woman's Gallery, 1998, Pacific Artists Gallery, 1997 (Best in Show award, 1997), National Watercolor Oklahoma, 1997 (3d place award, 1997), Georgia Watercolor Society 18th National Exhibition, 1997 (Traveling Show award, 1997), Midwest Watercolor Society 21st National Exhibition, 1997, Women Painters Washington, 1997 (Dorothy Arnston award, Gold medal award, Nancy Mottet award, 1998), Millennium Images International Juried Show, Whatcom Museum History and Art, others, Columbia Tower Gallery, Celebration III, 2006, exhibitions include Everett (Washington) Center Arts, 1998, Brea (California) Cultural Center, Tolles Gallery, Mercer Island, Washington, 1998, Western Colorado Center Arts, Grand Junction, Colorado, 1998, Journey Museum, Rapid City, South Dakota, 1998, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, 1999, Ahmed Al-Adwany Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait, 1999, Northwest Watercolor Society 59th Annual Open Show, 60th Annual Open Show, Northwest Watercolor History retrosepctive, Galway Arts Festival, Ireland, Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, others, commissioned, Pike Place Market Festival poster, 1998, Inn at the Market, Seattle, Sound Transit Rail Station, Tukwila Park & Ride, Bellevue CC/Costco Early Lng. & Family Center, Pike Place Market Foundation, 2001, Lilac Lodge, Southeast Effective Development, Seattle, 2002. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board directors Lincoln County Board Education, Fayetteville, 1988—1990, United Way Lincoln County, Fayetteville, 1989. Member planning committee Tennessee History Society, Nashville, 1989. Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Watercolor West (signature member), Women Painters Washington, Group Health Cooperative Puget Sound (central region council), Red River Watercolor Society (Gold medal of Honor 1997), Northwest Watercolor Society (signature member, treasurer, Past President award 1997, Best of Show), Washington Society Certified Public Accountant, American Watercolor Society, Midwest Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society.


Married E.R. Pitts, October 19, 1965. 1 child, Paris Tucker Pittsburgh.

James Francis Towle

Helen (Gorman) Towle

E.R. Pitts

Paris Tucker Pittsburgh Pitts