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Joseph Barani

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Joseph Barani


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Sheridan WY 82801
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Artist, Joseph Barani_​ _​_​_​_​_​_​_​_​_​_​_​_​_​_​_​_​_​_​_​_​_​_​_​_​   

Exhibitions and Awards

2016, 10th Annual Wyoming Wilderness Association, Music & Art Auction   Fundraiser, Davis Art Gallery, Sheridan, WY.
2015, Wyoming Public Radio, "Tongue River" Seasonal Promotional Award, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.
2015, Wyoming Wilderness Association, 9th Annual Art Auction,    "Celebrating Our Wild Earth", Davis Art Gallery, Sheridan, WY.
2014, Fly Fishing II Foundation, Annual Fundraiser, Invitational Artist, Sheridan, WY
2012, Wyoming Wilderness Association, Exhibiting Artist, Sheridan, WY.
2010, Wichita Home and Garden Show, Fine Arts Juried Exhibit, Wichita, KS.
2009, Colorado Watercolor Society, “Put Your Best Foot Forward” Exhibit,       Best of Show, Boulder, CO.                        
2008, Three Rivers Arts Festival, City Arts Project, Pittsburgh, PA.
2007, Hoeflin Stone House Commission, KSU College of Ecology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
2006, Kansas Watercolor Society, Great 8 Exhibition, Signature Membership, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS.

2006, Upstream People Gallery, 8th Annual Realism Juried International Art Exhibition, Omaha, NE.

2005, Kansas Watercolor Society, Great 8 Exhibition, Wichita Art Museum,
          Wichita, KS.

2005, Guest Gallery, National Juried Online Exhibit, Lilburn, GA.

2004, Upstream People Gallery, All Media International Exhibit, Omaha, NE.
2004, Soho-Myriad Gallery, Open Editions Collection, Atlanta, GA.
2003, The University of Las Vegas-Nevada, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, The Best of the West Exhibit, Las Vegas, NV.
2002, The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibit, Albuquerque, NM.
2002, Art for Healing Hearts, September 11th Exhibit, Englewood, CO.
2001, Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado Watercolor Society Exhibit, Denver, CO.
2001, Curtis Center Arts and Humanities, “All Colorado 2001.” Greenwood Village, CO.
2000, Colorado Historical Museum, Colorado Watercolor Society Exhibit, Denver, CO.
1999, Littleton Fine Arts Committee Exhibit, Juror Award, Littleton, CO.
1998, Douglas County Administration Building, Solo Exhibition, Castle Rock, CO.
1997, University of Colorado at Denver, Chancellor’s Exhibit, Denver, CO.
1996, Gilpin County Arts Association, Invitational Guest Artist Award, Central City, CO.
1995, Gilpin County Arts Association, 49th Annual, Watercolor Division Award.
1995, Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado Watercolor Society Exhibit, Denver, CO.
1995, Red Rocks Community College, Arts Annual Exhibit, Wheatridge, CO.
1993, Art Depot, “The Great Frame Up.” Littleton, CO. Merit Award.
1992, Bemis Public Library, “Own an Original Works.” Littleton, CO.
1986, Durango Arts Association Exhibit, “Annual.” Durango, CO.
1984, Ouray Artist Affair, “Summerfest.” First Place Watercolor Award.
1974, Kansas State Bank, Manhattan, Kansas.
1984, Private Collection, Durango, Colorado.
1995, Private Collection, Aspen, Colorado.
1998, Private Collection, Grand Lake, Colorado.
2001, Private Collection, Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
2014, Private Collection, Eaton Ranch, Wolf, Wyoming.
2012, Sagebrush Community Art Center, Sheridan, WY.

2006, Lifetime Signature Member, Kansas Watercolor Society, Wichita, KS.

2002, Lifetime Signature Member, Colorado Watercolor Society, Denver, CO.

1998-02, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO.

1995-99, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO.

1995-99, Gilpin County Arts Association, Central City, CO.

1979-82, Durango Artist Association, Durango, CO.
Contributions /​ Community Service
2012-16, Trout Unlimited Little Bighorn Chapter, Sheridan, WY
2005, 911 Memorial Project, Special Contributor, Centennial, CO.
2003, Salon d’ Arts, Colorado History Museum, Special Consultant, Denver, CO.
2002, Salon d’ Arts by Forum International, Lighting Specialist, Denver, CO.
2002, Art for Healing Hearts, September Eleventh-9/󈑗 Exhibit, Englewood, CO.
2005, Blast From the Past Museum, Exhibit, Display and Restoration, Manhattan, KS.
2001, Colorado Colors, Exhibit Lighting Specialist and Design, Denver, CO.
1996-01, Colorado Historical Museum, State Watercolor Show Committee, Special Events Coordinator, Denver, CO.
1995, Rocky Mountain PBS-TV, Annual Art Auction Fundraising Coordinator.
1986, Western States Arts Foundation, Film Series Grant Coordinator,      Durango, CO.   
Published Works
1998, “Art News” University of Colorado at Denver, Cover Art.
1987, “Wildfire” Brady and Co. Pub., Washington DC., Book Illustrator.
2003, “Sierra-Arts” The Fine Arts Magazine, Art Travels July 2003, Article.
2001-03, Antioch College, Masters of Humanities, Seattle, WA.
1995-00, University of Colorado at Denver, Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art,    College of Arts and Media, Studio/​Arts Administration, Denver, CO.
1975-76, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC., Scholarship.
1970, University of Kansas, Music and Art Camp, Lawrence, KS. Scholarship         Recipient.   
Related Experience
High School and Adult Education Art Instructor.
Professional Higher Education Tutor/​Liberal Arts
Water-media demonstrations and workshops.
Visual arts installations and exhibition display.
Armature and three-dimensional sculpture build-up.
Graphic arts communication and design.
Color analysis and design consulting.
Special technical lighting.
Technical book illustration.
Special events coordination.
Arts administration and fundraising.
Director of Fine Arts agent.

Gallery Representation

Soho-Myriad Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

The New Fisher Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.

Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE.

Davis Fine Art Gallery, Sheridan, WY.

Contact Information


Studio:   The Baraniworks
            2350 W. 5th
                Suite 112
                Sheridan, WY
Phone:   785-477-4785
Additional Contact:
               Joseph Barani
               2350 W. 5th Street
               Suite 112
               Sheridan, WY 82801

Fishermans Dream

 Joseph Barani Fishermans Dream
Fishermans Dream
CLASS: Mixed Media
CATEGORY: Landscape
MEDIA: Watermedia
SIZE: 11''X 8"
YEAR: 2016
PRICE: $1100.
The end of another perfect day for a fisherman. Just like a dream come true.
Rural Route

 Joseph Barani Rural Route
Rural Route
CLASS: Paintings
CATEGORY: Landscape
MEDIA: watercolor
SIZE: 20
YEAR: 2010
PRICE: $$1595
Driving the backroads.
Cottonwood Crossing

 Joseph Barani Cottonwood Crossing
Cottonwood Crossing
CLASS: Paintings
CATEGORY: Landscape
MEDIA: watercolor
SIZE: 18
YEAR: 2008
PRICE: $$1495
Standing on an old bridge in the warm glow of Cottonwood trees.
Winter's Radiance

 Joseph Barani Winter's Radiance
Winter's Radiance
CLASS: Paintings
CATEGORY: Landscape
MEDIA: watercolor
SIZE: 18X18
YEAR: 2006
PRICE: $$1950
Dramatic Winter's Canyon scene.
Rites of Winter

 Joseph Barani Rites of Winter
Rites of Winter
CLASS: Paintings
CATEGORY: Landscape
MEDIA: watercolor
SIZE: 14x14
YEAR: 2008
PRICE: $$1475
A gentle falling snow thru the forest.
Kaw River Set

 Joseph Barani Kaw River Set
Kaw River Set
CLASS: Paintings
CATEGORY: Landscape
MEDIA: watercolor
SIZE: 14x16
YEAR: 2010
PRICE: $$1875
A colorful journey down the Kaw River
Chapman Grain Co.

 Joseph Barani Chapman Grain Co.
Chapman Grain Co.
CLASS: Paintings
CATEGORY: Landscape
MEDIA: Watercolor
SIZE: 18x22
YEAR: 2009
Old midwest grain elevator and out buildings
Storm Across Plains

 Joseph Barani Storm Across Plains
Storm Across Plains
CLASS: Paintings
CATEGORY: Landscape
MEDIA: Watercolor
SIZE: 12x14
YEAR: 2010
PRICE: $$1650
Dramatic visual effect of storm across plains

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