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,
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.
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.
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.
Soho-Myriad Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
The New Fisher Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.
Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE.
Davis Fine Art Gallery, Sheridan, WY.
Studio: The Baraniworks
2350 W. 5th
2350 W. 5th Street
Sheridan, WY 82801