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_D3S0735Born to a family of builders and craftsmen, Dan Barnes experienced firsthand the satisfaction of creating something from an idea or inspiration. Henderson County served as the backdrop for his education in art and craftsmanship as he worked along side of his father and uncles. He graduated from high school in 1976, receiving the senior superlative of most artistic in his class. He earned his BA in Human Environmental Design from the University of Kentucky having studied under Arturo Sandoval, Miles Weiner, and John Tuska. The love of creating his own designs was what led Dan to open his own business in 1986. For over fifteen years, Dan has earned an outstanding reputation in the design community for his design flair and top quality craftsmanship seen in his upholstery and furniture design business. His upholstered pieces have been featured in several interior design shows. Seeking another creative outlet, Dan began experimenting with stained glass several years ago. After studying the craft from Laura Hallock here in Lexington, Dan began creating his own original designs combining light, color and texture. Dan was awarded top honors for his stained glass in local art shows and has moved on to many artistic accomplishments including the following:

2015

  • Presented Lecture on artwork and his life for Living Arts and Science Center, Lexington, KY, December, 2015
  • Three-Dimensional artwork on permanent display in New Living Arts and Science Center, Lexington, KY, December, 2015
  • Juried Exhibitor, Space Coast Art Festival, Cape Canaveral, FL, November, 2015
  • Exhibitor, Great Art Giveaway and Sale to Benefit the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency, Lexington, KY, November, 2015
  • Donated Artwork to Nursing Home Ombudsman, Lexington, KY, November, 2015
  • Juried Exhibitor, Kraftucky Arts and Crafts Expo, Owensboro, KY, November, 2015
  • Juried Exhibitor, Atlanta Arts Festival Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA, October, 2015
  • Juried Exhibitor, St. James Court South Third Street Show, Louisville, KY, October 2015
  • Juried Exhibitor, Bayou City Art Festival Downtown, Houston, TX, October, 2015
  • Juried Exhibitor, Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art, Madison, IN, September, 2015
  • Juried Exhibitor, Port Clinton Art Festival, Highland Park, IL, August, 2015
  • Featured image on the front of invitation for KCHEA Kentucky Craft Luminaries, Lexington, KY, August, 2015
  • Exhibitor in Kentucky Craft Luminaries by Kentucky Craft History and Education Association, Arts Place Gallery, Lexington, KY, August-October, 2015
  • Three-Dimensional sculpture on display at Ed Hoy International, Warrenville, IL, July, 2015
  • Featured Image on the front cover of Ed Hoy International Catalogue, Fall Issue, 2015
  • Presented lecture on glass sculptures at Ed Hoy International, Warrenville, IL, July, 2015
  • Juried Exhibitor, Ann Arbor’s South University Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI, July, 2015
  • Juried Exhibitor, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College, PA, July, 2015
  • Judicator for the American Craft Council 2016 Shows, July, 2015
  • Juried Exhibitor, Columbus Arts Festival, Columbus, OH, June, 2015
  • Juried Exhibitor, Cincinnati Summerfair, Cincinnati, OH, May, 2015
  • Juried Exhibitor, Broad Ripple Art Fair, Indianapolis, IN, May, 2015
  • Juried Exhibitor, Indiana Artisan Marketplace, Indianapolis, IN, March 2015
  • Juried Exhibitor, American Craft Council, Atlanta, GA, March, 2015
  • Juried Exhibitor, Kentucky Crafted the Market, Lexington, KY, March, 2015
  • Juried Exhibitor, American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD, February, 2015
  • Juried Exhibitor, ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival, Jupiter, FL, February, 2015
  • Juried Exhibitor, Mount Dora Arts Festival, Mount Dora, FL, February, 2015
  • Featured image in Lipstik Magazine for Kentucky Crafted the Market Ad, Lexington, KY, January/February, 2015
  • Juried Exhibitor, Bonita Springs National Art Festival, Bonita Springs, FL, February, 2015
  • Judicator for Amdur Productions Art Shows, Chicago, IL, January, 2015
  • Juried Exhibitor, Boca Raton Fine Art Show, Boca Raton, FL, January, 2015

2014

  • Featured article in Henderson Gleaner Newspaper about E.M. Ford and Company Insurance Agency in Owensboro becoming the lifetime sponsor for Cascade, Owensboro, KY, November, 2014
  • Wendell Ford Family became lifetime sponsor for the artwork Cascade hanging in the lobby of the Owensboro Convention Center, Owensboro, KY, November, 2014
  • Juried Exhibitor, Kraftucky Arts and Crafts Expo, Owensboro, KY, November, 2014
  • Juried Exhibitor, Bayou City Art Festival Downtown, Houston, TX, October, 2014
  • Featured full page photo for Uroboros ad in Stained Glass Association of America Magazine, Fall 2014
  • Juried Exhibitor, Waveland Art Fair, Lexington, KY, October, 2014
  • Juried Exhibitor, Kentucky Guild of Artist and Craftsman, Berea, KY, October, 2014
  • Juried Exhibitor, Carmel International Arts Festival, Honorable Mention, Carmel, IN, September, 2014
  • Juried Exhibitor, Atlanta Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA, September, 2014
  • Juried Exhibitor, Ann Arbor’s South University Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI, July, 2014
  • Juried Exhibitor, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College, PA, July, 2014
  • Juried Exhibitor, Talbot Street Art Fair, Indianapolis, IN, June, 2014
  • Juried Exhibitor, Crosby Festival of the Arts, Toledo, OH, June, 2014
  • Juried Exhibitor, St. James Court South Third Street Show, Louisville, KY, May, 2014
  • Juried Exhibitor, Cincinnati Summer Fair, Cincinnati, OH, May, 2014
  • Juried Exhibitor, Indiana Artisan Marketplace, Indianapolis, IN, March, 2014
  • Juried Exhibitor, American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD February 2014
  • Juried Exhibitor, ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival, Jupiter, FL, February, 2014
  • Juried Exhibitor, Bonita Springs National Art Festival, Bonita Springs, FL, February, 2014
  • Accepted as juried exhibitor, Mount Dora Arts Festival, Mount Dora, FL, February 2014
  • Juried Exhibitor, Boca Raton Fine Art Show, Boca Raton, FL, January, 2014
  • Featured photo in Owensboro Living Magazine of hanging installation in Convention Center, Owensboro, KY, January, 2014
  • Featured article in Evansville Courier and Press, featuring commission of Owensboro Convention Center hanging art work, Evansville, KY, January, 2014
  • Featured article in Henderson Gleaner, featuring the commission of Owensboro Convention Center Art Work, Henderson, KY, January, 2014

2013

  • Featured article in Henderson Gleaner, Henderson, KY, November, 2013
  • Juried Exhibitor, Kentucky Guild of Artist and Craftsman, Berea, KY, October, 2013.
  • Juried Exhibitor, Carmel International Arts Festival, Honorable Mention, Carmel, IN, September, 2013
  • Juried Exhibitor, Art in Speed Park,  Sellersburg, IN, August, 2013
  • Juried Exhibitor, Woodland Art Fair, Lexington, KY, August, 2013
  • Commissioned art installation for Owensboro Convention Center, Owensboro, KY, July, 2013
  • Juried Exhibitor, Gold Coast Art Fair, Best of Category, Grant Park, Chicago, IL, July, 2013
  • Juried Exhibitor, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College, PA, July, 2013
  • Juried Exhibitor, Art on the Green, Best of Show, Columbus, OH, June, 2013
  • Juried Exhibitor, Talbot Street Art Fair ,Indianapolis, IN, June, 2013
  • Juried Exhibitor, St. James Court South Third Street Show, Second Place Award Winner, Louisville, KY, May, 2013
  • Juried Exhibitor, Cincinnati Summer Fair, First Place Award Winner, Cincinnati, OH, May, 2013
  • Juried Exhibitor, Indiana Artisan Marketplace, Indianapolis, IN, March, 2013
  • Juried Exhibitor, Kentucky Crafted Market in Louisville, KY, March, 2013
  • Juried Exhibitor, American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD, February, 2013
  • Juried Exhibitor, Images: a Festival of the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL, February, 2013
  • Juried Exhibitor, Bonita Springs National Art Festival, Bonita Springs, FL, February, 2013
  • Juried Exhibitor, Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival, Delray Beach, FL, February, 2013
  • Juried Exhibitor, St Stephen’s Art Show, Miami, FL, February, 2013

2012

  • Juried Exhibitor, Lexington Art Show Holiday Artist Market, Lexington, KY, November, 2012
  • Juried Exhibitor, Kentucky Guild of Artist and Craftsman, Berea, KY, October, 2012
  • Juried Exhibitor, The Penrod Arts Fair, Indianapolis, IN, September, 2012
  • Juried Exhibitor, Art in Speed Park,  Sellersburg, IN, August, 2012
  • Juried Member, Woodland Art Fair, Lexington, KY, August, 2012
  • Featured Image on the front cover of the Architectural Artist Directory as well as an article, July, 2012
  • Juried Exhibitor, Gold Coast Art Fair, Grant Park, Chicago, IL July 2012
  • Juried Exhibitor, Orchard Lake Fine Art Show, Orchard Lake, MI, July, 2012
  • Juried Exhibitor, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College, PA, July, 2012
  • Juried Exhibitor, Gold Coast Art Fair, Grant Park, Chicago, IL, July, 2012
  • Juried Exhibitor, Cincinnati Summer Fair, 2nd Place award winner, Cincinnati, OH, June, 2012
  • Juried Exhibitor, Talbot Street Art Fair ,Indianapolis, IN, June, 2012
  • Featured Article in the Cincinnati Enquirer from the Summerfair Art Show. May, 2012
  • Juried Exhibitor, American Craft Council, Saint Paul, MN, April, 2012
  • Guest Lecture for Kentucky Craft Market Program – Booth Design, 2012
  • Featured Artist at Governor’s Mansion, Frankfort, KY, January – April, 2012
  • Juried Exhibitor, American Craft Council Atlanta, GA, March, 2012
  • Featured Image on the Kentucky Crafted Market Flyer Lexington, KY, March, 2012
  • Featured Artist Channel 36 discussing Kentucky Crafted Market airing in March, 2012
  • Featured Artist on LEX18 News with Lee Cruise discussing Kentucky Crafted Market airing in March, 2012
  • Juried Artist, Kentucky Craft Market, and awarded Best of Show, Louisville, KY February, 2012
  • Featured Image in American Craft Counsel Magazine, February 2012
  • Featured Image on Uroboros website, 2012- Current http://www.uroboros.com/artist_detail.php?id=43
  • Featured Image in Uroboros Catalogue,Portland, OR, 2012
  • Featured article in Lexington Herald Leader  about Kentucky Crafted, Lexington, KY, February, 2012
  • Juried Exhibitor, American Craft Council, Sold two pieces to IBM Executive, Baltimore, MD, February, 2012
  • Juried Exhibitor, ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, February, 2012
  • Juried Exhibitor, Bonita Springs National Art Festival, Bonita Springs, FL, February, 2012
  • Juried Exhibitor, ArtFest Fort Myers, Fort Myers, FL, February, 2012

2011

  • Featured article in Kentucky Home and Garden Magazine, Lexington, KY, December, 2011
  • Juried Exhibitor, Lexington Art Show Holiday Artist Market, Lexington, KY, November, 2011
  • Juried Exhibitor, 3rd Place Award, St. James Court South Third Street Show, Louisville, KY, October, 2011
  • Juried Exhibitor, Kentucky Guild of Artist and Craftsman at The Carnegie Gallery, Covington, KY, October, 2011
  • Juried Exhibitor, Kentucky Guild of Artist and Craftsman fall show, Berea, KY, October, 2011.
  • Juried Exhibitor, Kentucky Guild of Artist and Craftsman exhibit  at Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. Louisville, KY, September, 2011.
  • Juried Exhibitor, Port Clinton Art Festival, Chicago, IL, August, 2011
  • Juried Exhibitor, Gold Coast Art Fair 1st place mixed media Grant Park, Chicago, IL, July, 2011
  • Featured Article in the Keeneland Magazine, fall issue Lexington, KY, July, 2011
  • Featured Image of Booth in St Paul’s Star Tribune Newspaper, Minneapolis, MN, June, 2011
  • Juried Exhibitor, Francisco’s Farms Arts Festival, Midway, KY, June, 2011
  • Juried Exhibitor, Cincinnati Summer Fair, 2nd place Cincinnati, OH, May, 2011
  • Featured Artist on local Indianapolis news station airing in May, 2011
  • Featured article in Indianapolis Star Newspaper from Broad Ripple Art Fair, May, 2011
  • Juried Exhibitor, Broad Ripple Art Fair Indianapolis, IN, May, 2011
  • Juried Exhibitor, American Craft Council St. Paul, MN, April, 2011
  • Juried Exhibitor, American Craft Council Atlanta, GA, March, 2011
  • Guest Lecturer for Kentucky Arts Counsel – Booth Design, Lexington, KY, March, 2011
  • Featured article in Lexington Herald Leader  for Kentucky Crafted, Lexington, KY, March, 2011
  • Juried Exhibitor, Kentucky Crafted Market in Louisville, KY, March, 2011
  • Juried Exhibitor, American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD, February, 2011
  • Guest Lecturer for Indiana Artisans– Booth Design, Indianapolis, IN, January, 2011
  • Commissioned by Kentucky Chamber of Commerce  to design The Commonwealth Legacy Award, 2010, Awarded in January, 2011

2010

  • Commissioned art for Noel Studio, Eastern Kentucky University Library of a large 3D stained glass sculpture, Richmond, KY, October, 2010
  • Chosen to be one of four on site exhibitors for the World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY, October, 2010
  • Exhibit in the front window of ArtsPlace featuring artwork from, Dan Neil Barnes, Steven Powell, Linda Fifield, downtown Lexington, KY, September, 2010
  • Daystar 2 sold at auction at Keeneland, Lexington, KY, Fall, 2010
  • Juried Exhibitor, Gold Coast Art Fair, Honorable Mention, Grant Park, Chicago, IL, July 2010
  • Participant, HorseMania, life size horse Daystar 2, Lexington, KY, Summer, 2010
  • Featured Image in the Lexington Herald Leader of Daystar 2, Lexington, KY, Summer, 2010
  • Juried Exhibitor, Cincinnati Summer Fair, honorable mention, Cincinnati, OH, May, 2010
  • Juried Exhibitor, Dogwood Festival, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA, April, 2010
  • Juried Exhibitor, American Craft Council, Minneapolis, MN, April, 2010
  • Juried Exhibitor, American Craft Council, Atlanta, GA, March, 2010
  • Full page photo of three story chandelier featured in American Craft Counsel Magazine, February, 2010
  • Juried Exhibitor, American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD, February, 2010

2009

  • Exhibitor for John James Audubon Museum, Henderson, KY, December, 2009
  • Membership and certification as a consultant for the Kentucky Peer Advisory Network, December, 2009
  • Guest Lecture for Kentucky Craft Market Program – Booth Design, December, 2009
  • Guest Lecturer for Kentucky Arts Council – Art Show Basics November, 2009
  • Juried Exhibitor St. James Court Art Festival, Louisville, KY, Octobe,r 2009
  • Juried Exhibitor Port Clinton Art Festival, Chicago, IL, August, 2009
  • Exhibitor at Governor’s Mansion for Kentucky Arts Council’s fund raiser for the 2010 World Equestrian Games, Frankfort, KY, August, 2009
  • Juried Exhibitor Woodland Art Fair, Lexington, KY, August, 2009
  • Guest Lecturer for Kentucky Craft Market – Booth Design, July, 2009
  • Juried Exhibitor Buffalo Grove Fine Arts Festival – Merit Award, Chicago, IL,  July, 2009
  • Juried Exhibitor Lincolnshire Art Festival – Best of Show, Chicago, IL, July, 2009
  • Juried Exhibitor Francisco Farm Art Fair – Merit Award, Midway, KY, June, 2009
  • Juried Exhibitor Cincinnati Summer Fair – 1st Place in Glass, Cincinnati, OH, May, 2009
  • Juried Exhibitor Kentucky Guild of Artist and Craftsman Show, Bowling Green, KY, May, 2009
  • Juried Exhibitor Dogwood Festival, Atlanta, GA, April, 2009
  • Juried Exhibitor American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD, February, 2009
  • Guest Lecturer for Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft – Booth Design, January, 2009

2008

  • Juried Exhibitor, 2nd Place Award, St. James Court Art Show, Louisville, KY, October, 2008
  • Juried Exhibitor, Port Clinton Art Festival, Chicago, IL, August, 2008
  • Juried Exhibitor, Woodland Art Fair, Lexington, KY, August, 2008
  • Speaker for Kentucky Craft Market Orientation, Louisville, KY July 2008
  • Juried Exhibitor, Merit Award: mixed media, Buffalo Grove Art Festival, Chicago, IL, July, 2008
  • Juried Artist, Francisco Farm Art Fair, Midway, KY, June, 2008
  • Juried Artist, 1st Place: glass, Cincinnati Summer Fair, Cincinnati, OH, May, 2008
  • Exhibitor, The Bender Gallery, Ashville, NC, March, 2008
  • Juried Exhibitor, American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD, February, 2008
  • Juried Artist, Kentucky Craft Market, Louisville, KY, February, 2008
  • Lecture, University of Kentucky Art Department, February, 2008
  • Photos featured in American Style Magazine, Januar,y 2008
  • Photos featured in Chevy Chaser Magazine, Lexington, KY, January, 2008

2007

  • Artist Advisory Board, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY, 2007-08
  • Advisory Board, Francisco Farm Art Festival, Midway, KY, 2007-08
  • Juried Artist, American Craft Council Show, Sarasota, FL, December, 2007
  • Photos featured in Sunshine Artist Magazine, November, 2007
  • Juried Participant, American Craft Council, Charlotte, NC, November, 2007
  • Instructor for stained glass class Living Arts and Science Center, Lexington, KY, Fall, 2007
  • Commissioned art for Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington, KY, September, 2007
  • Woodland Art Fair, Glass Merit Award and Purchase Award Winner Lexington, KY, August, 2007
  • Juried Artist, Port Clinton Art Fair, Chicago, IL, August, 2007
  • Juried Artist, Ann Arbor South University Show, Ann Arbor, MI, July, 2007
  • Judge, Francisco Farm Art Show, Midway, KY, June, 2007
  • Featured Artist, Francisco Farm Art Show, Midway, KY, June, 2007
  • Featured article in University of Kentucky Alumni Magazine, June, 2007
  • Featured article in Kentucky Monthly magazine, May, 2007
  • Commissioned by Women Leading Kentucky to design award for recipient Kate White, editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, May, 2007
  • Art presented to Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia, purchased by Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry, May, 2007
  • Participant, Hocking College Art Museum, Glass Invitational, April, 2007
  • Juried participant American Craft Council Atlanta Show, March, 2007
  • Juried participant, Kentucky Crafted Market in Louisville, KY, 2007
  • Featured article in Arts Across Kentucky magazine, March, 2007
  • Featured article in Business Lexington magazine, March, 2007

1996-2006

  • Juried participant, the Ohio Designer Crafts-man, Cincinnati and Columbus Winter Fair, 2006
  • Commissioned by The Kentucky Arts Council to design the Governor’s Awards for the Arts award, 2006
  • Commissioned by Women Leading Kentucky to design award for recipient Tipper Gore, May 9, 2006
  • Commissioned by Women Leading Kentucky to design The Martha Lane Collins award, May 9, 2006
  • Juried participant, West Palm Beach SunFest ’06 and Honorable mention award winner
  • Commissioned by Lexington Chase Bank to design original work for Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase Bank, May 18, 2006
  • Participating artist, Ohio Designer Craftsman – Best of 2006
  • Exhibitor, Janice Mason Museum
  • Exhibitor, Lexington Library on Main Lexington, KY
  • Juried Featured Artist, Central Library Gallery Lexington, KY, 2006
  • Juried Member, Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Columbus Winterfair, Dec., 2005
  • Juried Member, Woodland Art Fair, August, 2005
  • Featured Artist on KET’s Kentucky Life airing on May, 2005
  • Featured Artist – Demonstration, Kentucky Artisan Center Berea, April, 2005
  • Best New Exhibitors’ Booth Award, Kentucky Crafted, Market, 2005
  • Exhibitors’ Choice Booth Award, Kentucky Crafted Market, 2005
  • Education Grant, Tullahoma City Schools, 2004 and 2005
  • Appointed to the Kentucky Crafted Marketing Program‘s Advisory Board, 2005-2006
  • Featured Artist on KET’s Mixed Media airing on November, 2004
  • Merit Award, Lexington Arts League‘s Members Exhibit, 2004
  • Featured Article in the Lexington Herald Leader, July, 2004
  • Juried Member, Kentucky Guild of Arts and Craftsmen, 2004
  • Juried Member, Kentucky Museum of Art and Design, 2004
  • Juried Member, Kentucky Crafted Marketing Program, 2004
  • Exhibitor, Louisville International Airport – VIP Lounge, 2004
  • Featured Artist, Bank One Gallery, Louisville Visual Arts Association, May, 2004
  • Honorable Mention, Gallopalooza, Louisville, KY, 2004
  • Cover Photo on Dynamic Doors Portals to Creativity, December, 2003
  • Participant, Dynamic Door Project Lexington, KY, Fall, 2003
  • Juried exhibitor, Mid-States Craft Exhibition, Evansville, IN, 2003
  • Featured Artist, Wingspan Art Gallery in Lexington, KY, September, 2003
  • Exhibitor, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, KY, 2003
  • Exhibitor, Berea Arts Council at Arts Place, KY, 2003
  • Exhibitor, Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, KY, 2003
  • Exhibitor, Lexington Opera House Gallery, KY, 2003
  • Juried exhibitor, Lexington Arts and Cultural Council, KY ,2002
  • Best of Show / First Place Awards, Art Glass Festival, Lansing, MI, 2001-2002
  • Judge, Hallock Stained Glass Art Show, 2001 and 2002
  • Featured Artist and Cover Story, Arts Across Kentucky, Summer, 2002
  • Featured Artist and Cover Story, Design Magazine, September and October, 2001
  • Best of Show / First Place Awards, Hallock Stained Glass Art Show, 1996-2000