America's Horse in Art Artists' Biographies

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Barbara Schaffner

Meet the 2018 America's Horse In Art artist.

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Barbara Schaffner is an award winning artist creating western and wildlife scenes and carefully researched historic paintings.  Barbara works primarily in watercolor and oils, giving full time to her work, except for occasional trips when she is gathering painting ideas, attending shows, or teaching workshops.

Barbara attended West Texas University where she graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in fine art and art education.  She taught in a Texas Jr. High School and several years at Eastern Wyoming College.

A professional artist, Barbara has shown in galleries in seven western states and Canada. A few of her awards and honors include acceptance  into the CM Russell Western Art Auction in Great Falls, Mt,  the Wyoming Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year in 2003 in Jackson, WY, the Grand Purchase Award at the Rough Rider International Art Show  in Williston, ND, the Purchase Award at the 2 Shot Goose Hunt Art Show and second in the painting category at the Saratoga Art Fest.   Barbara‚Äôs studio is at the Wyoming Trails Gallery in Wheatland, Wyoming.

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