BARBARA EFCHAK is a member of Oil Painters of America, American Artists Professional League, The Salmagundi Club and was selected as a finalist in the 2019 ARC Salon. Efchak is new to the Anderson Gallery and her interest and curiosity in nature continues to grow and inspire her paintings today. An avid gardener, she often utilizes seasonal flowers in her paintings. Barbara’s still life paintings often captures related culinary items as they might be encountered when preparing a meal.
Barbara received a BA with a concentration in painting from Ramapo College of New Jersey and an MA in studio ceramics from Montclair State University. She taught pottery in Vermont for several years at the Shelburne Art Center and a career in marketing.
Her pursuit of a more classical approach to realism lead her to study at Grand Central Atelier in New York with accomplished artists Greg Mortensen, Justin Wood, Colleen Barry and Patrick Byrnes, as well as in the private studio of Michael Klein and Josh LaRock. In 2019 she became a finalist in the Art Renewal Center 14th Annual Salon, a prestigious honor given that only 1500 works are selected from nearly 5000 international submissions.
Barbara resides with her husband and standard poodle in Bergen County, NJ and Middlebury, Vermont.
Arts Renewal Center Salon Finalist 2019
Salmagundi Club 2019 Summer Members Show – Rosemary Brush Award
Ridgewood Art Institute – 2018 Spring Members Juried Show Donata Cardona Barrasi Award for Still Life
American Artist Professional League 2018– Juried Show Award Allied Artists of America
Ridgewood Art School – Lemon Marinade
Canterbury Art Show –
Salmagundi Club – Summer Member Show
Salmagundi Club Sylvia Maria Glesmann Floral Exhibition
Art Center of North Jersey – Oil Painting Award
Catherine Lorillard Wolf – White Lilies
Salmagundi Club Spring Members Juried Show - Lemon Marinade
Hudson Valley Artists Association 85th Annual Show in Old Lyme CT-Belgium Breakfast