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Citations in Books


John Rasimus and Eva Kvarnstrom (editors), Sammankomster Och Gatherings; Gatherings and Gatherings, Galleri Se Konst, Falun 2009-2018, Penn’s work is featured on pp. 200-201. (268 pages, with color reproductions).

Auping, Michael, Chief Curator of Museum and Andrea Karnes, Associate Curator — Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX. New American Paintings, Book XLII, Volume 7, Number 42, (The Seventh Open Studios Western Competition, 2002, a catalogue of the winners’ work, Three images and text, (color), Open Studios Press, Boston, MA,

November, 2002, pp.117-121.


Garbowsky, Maryanne, Double Vision, Contemporary Artists Look at the Poetry of Emily Dickinson. Chapter on Barbara Penn’s work, illustrated with photographic images of installations, ISBN 00-9724070-0-6, Putnam Hill Press, Chester, VT, Fall 2002, p. viii and pp.50-55. 


Grabhner, Hagenbuchle, Miller (editors), The Emily Dickinson Handbook, 480 page book of essays, writer Jonnie Guerra cites Barbara Penn’s installations, “Dickinson Adaptations in the Arts and Theatre,” The University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, MA, 1998 p.406, (Note numbers 3, 16 and 24).


Alexander, Charles and Sheila Murphy, P.O.G., text and photograph, ChapBook by Chax Press, Tucson, AZ, 1998.


Aiken, Susan Hardy, Ann Brigham and others (editors), Making Worlds: GENDER, METAPHOR, MATERIALITY, front and back cover image of Barbara Penn’s work, installation, poem number and title of art, 423, The Months have ends—the years—a knot—, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, December 1997.


Susan Danly, (editior and Curator of American Art, Mead Museum and Martha A. Sandweiss, with additional contributions), Language as Object: Emily Dickinson and Contemporary Visual Art, essays pertaining to Barbara Penn’s work, by Dickinson Scholar Karen Sanchez Eppler, Amherst College, and entries by Susan Danly documenting Barbara Penn’s installations, four photographs included. Published by University of Massachusetts Press, Mead Art Museum,

Amherst, MA. 108 color pages, March 1997, pp. 2, 8, 15, 20, 21, 23, 32, 67, 92, 93, 99.


Meckler, Steven, Tucson Artists, photograph of Barbara Penn in her studio and other area artists, Black Springs Books, Tucson, AZ, 1996, p.30.


Takeda, Masako, From Japan to Amherst: My Days with Emily Dickinson, section citing Barbara Penn’s installation work, text and photograph, Noah Henshu Kobo, (Noah Publishing Studio), Osaka, Japan, 1996, pp. 261-263.

Exhibition Catalogue / Artwork Publications


Julie Sasse, Dress Matters: Clothing as Metaphor catalogue, Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, color image of Penn’s original installation and statement, photography by Keith Schreiber, October 21, 2017-February 18, 2018,

pp.53 and 63.

“Phoenix Airport Museum” City of Phoenix Aviation Department, 4 part color brochure, artwork featured on center spread, Terminal 4, Level 3, 8 display cases, March 19-August 28, 2016, p.2.


Jackson Boelts, editor, "Barbara Penn, heART attack", Faculty Exhibition 2015, College of Fine Arts and School of Art catalogue, publication of The School of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, artist statement and color image,

2015, pp.34-35. 

2015 SWI Yuma Fine Arts Association Southwestern Invitational, An Exhibit of exceptional contemporary Arizona artists, exhibition catalogue, artist color images and statement, 2015, p.29.

The Fl3tch3r Exhibition: Social and Politically Engaged Art, exhibition catalogue of artist statements with Elliot Earls, Juror, 2014, p.7.


Kelly Leslie, editor, “Barbara Penn, Weapons of House and Senate”, 2013 University of Arizona School of Art Faculty Exhibition catalogue, published by Blurb, artist statement and color image, October 9, 2013, pp.28-29.


2009 University of Arizona School of Art Faculty Exhibition, School of Art Publication, Tucson, AZ, September 24-November 8, 2009, pp.48-49.


2007 University of Arizona School of Art Faculty Exhibition, School of Art Publication, University of Arizona,

Tucson, AZ, 2007, pp.40-41.


2005 Arizona Contemporary Artist Resource Guide, 100 Arizona Artists, Phoenix, AZ, Fall 2004, p.085.


STATE of the ART, The University of Arizona School of Art Faculty 2004-05 catalogue, School of Art, Tucson, AZ,

Fall 2004, pp.46-47.


Color Poster of Penn’s work, produced for alternative printmaking workshop, The Painterly Monotype, with Melanie Yazzie, Boise State University, Boise, ID, May 18-25, 2003.


Artpoint, catalogue concentrating on key regional United States work shown at 1674, Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach in conjunction with Basel-Miami International, Miami Beach, FL, 2002.


Snapshot, CD-Rom Catalogue, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD, 2000.


Arizona Biennial ’01, four-page color catalogue brochure with exhibition essays by Kathryn Kanjo, Director of ARTPACE Foundation for Contemporary Art and Julie Sasse, Curator of Contemporary Art of Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ, June 2, 2001.


Art 1998 Chicago at Navy Pier, full color international catalogue, 648 total pages, Chicago, IL May 8-12, 1998, p.51.


Blizniemu Swemu ’98, international color auction and exhibition catalogue, 90 pages, Rzeszow, Poland,

1998, p.3, p.26 (plate 75), pp.69-70.


"Museum Gallery Guide", six page, full color brochure with essay by Curator Deborah Hopkins, and five images of Barbara Penn’s work, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ, November 8, 1997-January 26, 1998.


XIX Ogolnopolski Plener Malarski, Julin ’96, catalogue by Organizatoryzy Pleneru and City Gallery in Rzeszow,

Rzeszow, Poland, 1996.


"Josten, McMahon, Penn", exhibition gallery guide and six-page brochure sponsored by Dinnerware Artists' Cooperative Gallery, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Tucson/Pima Arts Council, and Tucson Community Foundation, Tucson, AZ, August 15-September 9, 1995.


Arizona Biennial, catalogue brochure, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ, 1995, 1993.


Farbe Gold, Dekor * Metapher * Symbol, Beweggrunde fur Malerei heute, (Color Gold, Decor * Metaphor * Symbol, Motives for Painting Today), hard bound book and art catologue, color photographs of Penn’s collages and essays edited by Ars Nicolai, Edition 2, Kunstlerhaus, Berlin, Germany, 1992, pp.45 and 107.


Under the Name Babel, full color catalogue, Stuttgart, Germany, 1990.


Here and NowRecent Work of the Middlebury College Studio Faculty, Middlebury, VT, 1990.


Color Poster, Noc Artystow, Filharmonia Rzeszowska im. Artura Malawkiiego, Rzeszow, Poland, March 27, 1998.


Articles, Reviews and Interviews


Barbara Penn, “museum musings: barbara penn”,,

SMoCA’s web blog INSPIRE, a dialogue about contemporary art through curated conversations presented digitally, with in-depth writing about Penn's installation in the exhibition, Unapologetic: All Women, All Year, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's website, Scottsdale, AZ, May 20, 2020.

SMoCA,, Online Article, SMoCA’s website, describes the exhibition, includes images from the opening; and displays a full online virtual exhibition including each work. This virtual online exhibition was created due to the museum closing for Covid 19. The exhibition will continue with the other female made works in the collection, throughout the year, into January 17, 2021. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, SMoCA, Scottsdale, AZ, Penn’s work installed from February 15, 2020-May 31, 2020. 


Lynn Trimble, “Female Gaze: Women Artists Have Something to Say at SMOCA”, Phoenix New Times, exhibition description and images, March 18, 2020.


Anita Roman, “New exhibit celebrates women artists at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art”, article and video, Fox 10 Phoenix, Two views of Penn’s installation: ‘992: the Dust behind’ in the video,, February 16, 2020.

CITY Sun Times, “ ‘Unapologetic’ SMoCA Celebrates Women Artists All Year”,, January 29, 2020.


Lauren Gilger, “SMoCA’s ‘Unapologetic’ Puts Art By Women On Display All Year”, KJZZ 91.5”,, January 18, 2020.


“SMoCA Celebrates Women Artists All Year, Museum unveils its first year long collection show”, The Red Book,, January 16, 2020.


“SMoCA to honor women with year-long ‘Unapologetic’ gallery”, Scottsdale Independent,,129026,

January 9, 2020.


Virginia McInnis, Public Relations, Scottsdale Arts, “Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Celebrates Women Artists All Year”, Press Release, SMoCA,, January 9, 2020.


Madison Rutherford, “Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Celebrates Female Artists All Year” PHOENIX magazine,, January 2020.


Tracey Locke, “IN THIS TOGETHER, Sixty years of daring to created a more perfect Arizona”, website and blog, powered by Squarespace,, Gallery and Artist sections: art image, bio and statement, November 1, 2018-October 19, 2019.


Margaret Regan, “THE SIZEY PRIZES, Artworks of beauty and social commentary win big in Small Works show at Davis Dominguez”, Tucson Weekly, Arts and Culture Section, May 31-June 6, 2018 Issue, p.18.


Julie Sasse, Dress Matters: Clothing as Metaphor, Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, catalogue essay,

October 21, 2017-February 18, 2018, p.7.


"Dress Matters: Clothing as Metaphor", Museum and YouTube video, and October 2017-February 2018.


Margaret Regan, “DRESS MATTERS, TMA delivers an imaginative show of clothing in art”, Tucson Weekly, Arts and Culture Section,

January 23-31, 2018 Issue, p.16.


Johanna Willet, “The newly renovated Tucson Museum of Art has style”, This is Tucson, online news coverage, color photgraph of Penn’s installation, November 2, 2017.


Carolyn Classen, Notes from the West  blog, Posts tagged ‘Tucson Museum of Art’ and ‘TMA’, a description of the exhibition, of Penn’s gallery talk during a tour, and a color photograph of installation, October 21, 2017.


Kelly Wiehe, "Tucson Museum of Art presents Dress Matters: Clothing as Metaphor", Tucson Museum of Art press release, exhibition description, artists included and more, September 6, 2017.


Margaret Regan,"It’s a whole new season of artful protestations, abstractions and sheer beauty, 2017", Fall Arts Preview, produced by Tucson Local Media as an insert for Tucson Weekly, Tucson Museum of Art section describes 'Dress Matters' exhibition, August 30, 2017, p.8.


Margaret Regan, “Shooting Stars, Tiny works at Davis Dominguez win our critic’s Sizey Awards”, Tucson Weekly, Vol. 34, No. 18, June 15-21, 2017 Issue,

June 15, 2017, p.21.


“Reviving tradition: Southwestern Invitational art show returning to Yuma”, Yuma Sun newspaper, Features section, from Staff reports, April 9, 2015.


“KC Gallery hosts two exhibitions through March 5” The Kishwaukee Gallery, KC Kishwaukee College website,, January 24, 2014.


Nicole S. Colson, “On Common Conscience, Sobering exhibit comes to Keene State College Carroll House Gallery”, The Keene Sentinel, November 21, 2013, pp.1 and 8.


"On Common Conscience" Art Exhibition at Carroll House Gallery, Keene State College website - Home/ News & Events/ November 7, 2013.


Margaret Regan, “Life Interrupted: Davis Domingez Gallery features five female artists working from wildly different perspectives”, Tucson Weekly, Volume 30, no. 34, October 18-23 Issue, 2013, p.32.


CJ Shane, “From the Feminine Perspective”, Zocalo Magazine, No. 45, Tucson, AZ,, October 2013, p.30.


Margaret Regan, “The Fall Arts Preview 2013, A look at everything artistic happening in Tucson”, Tucson Weekly,

August 22-28, 2013 Issue, (pp. 14-21), pp.15 and 17.


Kgagne “On Common Conscience”, about November 7, 2013 event, posted early on Keene State College website, August 15, 2013.


Margaret Regan, “Bird Brains, A flock of summer-lite artworks gather Sizey prizes at Davis Dominguez”, MOST POLITICAL category, Tucson Weekly and web-, Volume 30, no. 16, June 13-19 2013, p.26.


Cole Potwardowski, “Rearranging the Sands, Bernal art exhibit opens January 28”, Aztec Press, Issue 1, Pima College newspaper article and full color images, January 24-February 6, 2013 issue,

pp.1 and 7.


“PCC \ Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery presents artwork”, The EN Explorer, Liven Up Section,

January 14, 2013, pp.1-2.


Jarret Keene, “Kore Values, A local press promotes the love of literature with The Big Read”, Tucson Weekly, Volume 28, no. 38, November 10-16, 2011 Issue, p.37.


Jazmine Woodberry, “UA professor honors Emily Dickinson in MOCA art installation”, Arizona Daily Wildcat, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, October 25, 2011, p.2.


Lisa Harkman, “Langvaga konstnarer skapar / grafik,” (“Language of artistic creativity in graphics”), dt MORA Tidning, Mora, Sweden, July 22, 2011, p.18.


Cecilia Burman, editor, “Se Konstfardiga kvinnor” (“Make sure to see the women artists”), Dala-Demokraten, Cultural, Falun, Sweden, July 20, 2011, p.20.


Cecilia Ekebjär, “Amerikanska konstnärer gör avtryck i Dalarna” (American artists make their mark in Dalarna), Dalarnas Tidningar, Falun, Sweden, May 25, 2011, and online slideshow by Claes Söderberg, July 11, 2011.

Matt Glassett, “Artists give talk at UMC Art Gallery, Artists and professors visit CU for the closing of their exhibit”, CUIndependent newspaper,
September 27, 2010, online pp.1-2.
Cecilia Ekebjär, ”Fwd: Drawing on Paper”, Dalarnas Tidningar, Kulture Section, Falun, Sweden,  August 8, 2010, p.1.


Alexis Blue, “Exhibit Showcases Faculty Artwork,”, Arizona Daily Wildcat, online newspaper, Office of University Communications, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, October 2, 2009, p.2.

“Grafik modell mindre: (The Other Print Show in Town)”, Dalarnas Tidningar, Sunday Newspaper, Kulture Section, Falun, Sweden, International and national graphics Gallery View in Falun, Type 20, August 16, 2009, p.1.


Lucy Perera-Adams, “Creative Edge, Visual Arts Highlights, Open Studio”, Tempo, Arts & Entertainment Magazine of the Taos News, (weekly news magazine) Taos, NM, August 14-20, 2008, p.8.


Gloria McMillan, “Panels: Too Loose Lautrec, Arts and Artists in the Movies" Seventeenth Annual Arizona, International Film Festival-2008 Official Program, April 27-29, 2008, pp.16, 29.  


Andi Berlin, “Faculty works awe, sputter”, Arizona Daily Wildcat, WildLife Section, Art Review,  August 30, 2007, p. 2.


“Art Detour 2007: Blue Lotus Studio”, New Times, Arts & Entertainment, Phoenix, AZ, March 1, 2007, p. 5.


“SommerAkzente” AVIVA-Berlin Kultur> Exhibitions, (online magazine for women), Berlin, Germany, November 10, 2006.


Von Gerhard Charles Rump, “Schoen + Nalepa: Funf Frauen mit starken Bildern (Galerie Schoen + Nalepa: Five Women with Strong Images)” Berliner Kunstmarkt, DIE WELT, article featuring Barbara Penn and color photo of painting, October 13, 2006, p. 34. 


“Raum fur Kunst und Kultur”, (Room for Art and Culture), Business news, Das Business-to-Business Magazin der DIFA-City Quartiere Neues Kransler Eck and Dom Aquaree, Berlin, (Business News Magazine, City Quarterly, Berlin),

July-September, 2006 p.10.


Chris Burawa, Director of Literature, “2006 Artist Projects Recipients, an interview with Barbara Penn”, Arizona Commission on the Arts Bulletin website, (see Artist Projects), full interview and studio photos, Phoenix, AZ, May, 2006.


Chris Burawa, Director of Literature, “Faces in the Arts”, interview segments and photograph of Barbara Penn, Arizona Commission on the Arts Bulletin #281, Phoenix, AZ, statewide arts newsletter, Spring 2006. 


"Exhibitions", Arizona Daily Star, newspaper on-line edition,, Tucson, AZ, October 21, 2004 and November 28, 2004.  


Soo-Yeon Lee, "UA Faculty Show their Work”, Arizona Illustrated, KUAT, Channel 6, Tucson, AZ, November 9, 2004, aired 6:30pm and 11:30pm.


Kylee Dawson, "Faculty display and auction art", Arizona Daily Wildcat, newspaper on-line edition,Tucson, AZ,

October 21, 2004.


"UA Faculty Exhibit 'State of the Art' ", UA News Services, newspaper on-line edition,,

Tucson, AZ, October 14, 2004. 


“Barbara Penn Lecture at Boise State University”, Boise Weekly, Volume 11, Issue 45, Eight Days Out, Words Section, Boise, ID, May 14-20, 2003, p.30.


Terry Quinn, interview, Tucson Journal (about Artwalk), Channel 12, The City Channel, Tucson, AZ, interviewed

January 16, 2003, aired several times in April, 2003.


“Fandango-8, Poetry Collaborators Event”, group responds with poems about work at Dinnerware Contemporary Art exhibition; poet Diane Kreinbring, wrote “Goth Daughter” in response to Penn’s painting entitled Self Arising Awareness in the Second Thousand World, Tucson, AZ, Saturday, Jan 11, 2003.


“Alumni Artist’s Registry”, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, website images of art by alumni from 1946-present, (1985 link), New York, NY, 2003.


Raphael Rubinstein, (editor Art in America) and John Villani (Arizona journalist), “Report From Arizona, Not a Mirage—The Downtown Phoenix Gallery Scene,” J. Villani, Art in America, New York, NY, December 2002, pp.44-45.


Soo Yeon Lee, (producer and interviewer), “UA Faculty Show’s Featured Artist, Barbara Penn”, Arizona Illustrated, Thursday, Tucson, AZ, November 14, 2002, 6:30pm and 11:30pm and on Reflexiones, Channel 6, KUAT, aired Sunday, Tucson, AZ, November 17, 2002, aired 5:30pm.


“Historic Steinfeld Warehouse, Alamo Gallery,” Open Studio Tour, Tucson Arts District News, published by John Wesley Miller Companies, Tucson, AZ, November 16-17, 2002, p.7.


Tina Alvarez, “Faculty Artist Barbara Penn to Speak on Bringing the Mind Home”: UA News, University of Arizona,, November 4, 2002, p.1.

“University of Arizona Museum of Art”, description of exhibition and color detail of “Buddha Dada,” (painting by Barbara Penn), Art Now, Southwest Gallery Guide, Clinton, NJ, November 2002, p.9.


Nina Welch, “Open Studio Tours Celebrate Tenth Anniversary,” Downtown Tucsonan: News, Arts, Entertainment, Business, Events, Fourth Ave, Tucson Arts District Partnership, Tucson, AZ, November, 2002, p.14.


Lisa Schumaier, “Portrait of Success”, Live Culture Section of Arizona Daily Wildcat online, color photo of Penn’s painting and description, October 29, 2002, p.1.


Kathleen Allen, “Sketches, Penn featured in faculty exhibition,” Arizona Daily Star, Caliente, Arts Exhibitions, Tucson, AZ,, October 18, 2002, p.46.


“1045. Studio LoDo Contemporary Art Gallery and Central Phoenix Museums and Galleries,” Art in America, 2002, Annual Guide to Museums-Galleries-Artists, (gallery artists listed), New York, NY, August 2002, p.53.


Juan Rodriguez, “ ‘Orange’ at! hey! Boutique and Gallery,” Offsite section, Artweek, Vol. 33, no. 4, San Jose, CA,

May 2002, p.27.


Sarah Boxer, “Can Not-So-Ordinary Artists Make Ordinary Snapshots?" The New York Times, Arts Section,

New York, NY, March 8, 2002.


Alexandra Peers, “Local Color Dominates Museum Palettes,” (AZ Biennial), The Wall Street Journal, Art Journal Section, New York, NY, June 22, 2001, p.W8.


John Carlos Villani, “A better biennial? Exhibit aims for ‘a more defined image’ of Arizona’s artists,” The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ, Sunday, June 2, 2001, pp.E1, E3.


Roberta Burnett, “Eyes have it,” The Arizona Republic, Arts Section, Phoenix, AZ, (National Drawing 2001), May 18, 2001, pp.1 and 12.


Sasse, Julie, Curator’s contribution to, artist’s bio page of Penn submitted by Sasse after Installation Panel, Tucson, AZ, March 18, 2001.


Elaine Paoloni (editor), “Six Emerging Artists Speak from the Heart,” New York Resident, This Week, On the Town,

Vol. 13, no. 38, New York, NY, (review and photographs of Barbara Penn’s work), March 13, 2001, p.18.


Michael O’Sullivan, “1,300 Snapshots, One Surreal Show,” The Washington Post, On Exhibit, Museums, Art Spaces, Galleries, Weekend/Friday, Washington, D.C., November 17, 2000, p.66.


Cara Rene, “Profs show eclectic, fun works,” Tucson Citizen, Calendar Section, Tucson, AZ, October 14, 1999, p.9.


Maryanne Garbowsky, “Emily Dickinson at Home,” scholarly paper/slide presentation of Barbara Penn’s works responding to Dickinson, Dickinson and the Arts Conference, (Emily Dickinson Society’s annual conference), Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, August 12-15, 1999.


Gayle Wimmer, “Context/Content, 'Arizona Artists' The Integration of Personal Issues in Contemporary Art Making”, Museum Narodowe w Krakowie, Krakow, Poland, May 26, 1999.


Zbigniew Rybka, “Blizniemu Swemu '98, Szajua Galeria”, Rzeszowski informator Kulturalny, Rzeszow, Poland,

March-April 1998, p.21.


Magdelena Zurad, “Noc Artystow, ‘Blizniemu Swemu...,’ ” Gazeta Wyborcza, Rzeszow, Poland,

March 27, 1998, pp.I, IV, V.


“Barbara Penn’s work and Polish poets”, interview, RMF FM (Radio), international satellite,  Rzeszow, Poland,

March 26 and 27, 1998.


Leslie Epperson. “Interview with Barbara Penn”, Arizona Illustrated, Art Scene, KUAT, Channel 6, Scottsdale Center

for the Arts New Direction Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, January 22, 1998.


Anke Sterneborg, "Sprachverwirrung Austellungsprojekt, “Under the Name Babel," (A Confusion of Language),

Der Tagesspiegel/Feuilleton Listings, #13 834, Section 5, Berlin, Germany, March 27, 1991.


Renee Schipp, "Der Turmbau zu Babel im Spiegel zeitgenossischen Kunstschaffens" (The Babylonian Tower as Reflected in Contemporary Art), Berliner Morgenpost, March l2, 1991.


Susan Thasler, "Einzeln im Kollektiv, Dreiteilig:  >>Under the Name Babel<<" (Singly in a Collective: >>...<<),

Die Tageszeitung, March 8, 1991.                                                          


Frank Cebulski, "Barbara Penn" Artweek, January 10, 1991.


Ed Barna, "Johnson Gallery: Faculty Show Their Best", Rutland Daily Herald, December 21, 1990.


Nicola Bradley, "Here and Now:  studio art faculty exhibit recent works", The Middlebury Campus, December 6, 1990.


New England Newsclip Agency, "Here and Now, Celebrates Middlebury Talent" The Stowe Reporter,

November 15, 1990.


Dare Michos, "A Legacy of Abstraction", Artweek, February 25, 1989.


Dorothy Burkhart, "Appraising Generations of Abstractions," San Jose Mercury News, January 20, 1989, p.13.


Kenneth Baker, review, San Francisco Chronicle, Part E5, September 23, 1988, p.5.


Jamie Brunson, "Rediscovering Painterly Improvisation," Artweek, September 17, 1988, p.3.


Sylvia Roder, "A Room with a Viewing", Palo Alto Weekly, April l5, 1987, p.35.


Kenneth Baker, "Three Newcomers," San Francisco Chronicle, July 25, 1986.


Cynthia Bourgeault, Famed Art School Turns 40, Down East Magazine ANNUAL, Maine Today, 1986.


Articles Related to Teaching


Bonnie Jean Michalski, FALL 2009 ART EXHIBITIONS, "Oh Earth Wait for Me" by UA Fine Art Students, curated by Barbara Penn, November 17-December 11, The University of Arizona Poetry Center,, Online Newsletter (monthly), Art Exhibits section,

August-December, 2009, p.2.


Bonnie Jean Michalski, "UA Drawing Students Join Conversation about Art and Ecology,” The University of Arizona Poetry Center, Online Newsletter (November monthly),, Interviews of three of

Barbara Penn’s graduate students, UA Fine Arts, November, 2009, pp.1-3.


Bonnie Jean Michalski, “FALL 2009 ART EXHIBITIONS,” The University of Arizona Poetry Center Fall 2009 Events Guide, description of student exhibition curated by Barbara Penn, August/September, 2009, p.6 of 12.


“Inside Story: PCC and UA Art Collaboration”, article about collaborative exhibition and developing recruiting links between institutions, Newsletter@PimaNews, Pima College, Tucson, AZ, June 17, 2009, p.2.


Alexandra Miller, UATV's Daily Dose, video interview segment about Penn’s classroom teaching philosophy and the School of Art, November 12, 2008.


Gail Browne,  “Visual Poetry Exhibition” for Symposium Conceptual Poetry and Its Others, Summer Symposium Publication, The University of Arizona Poetry Center, May 2008, pp.10-11.


Annie Guthrie "Vispo Visual Poetry, An Exhibition at the at the Conceptual Poetry Symposium", University of Arizona Poetry Center’s e-Newsletter, two page article with photos., May 2008.


Debby Jo Blank, “Site Specific, Mixed Media Art on View at the Helen S. Schaefer Building” (Penn’s students respond to the architecture with art and poetry, April 14-May 14, 2008), art installations at the Poetry Center, University of Arizona Poetry Center’s e-Newsletter, six color photos and four page article.  May 2008.


Arizona Daily Wildcat,  “Poetry Center” U of A student newspaper, featured Alex Oves, student constructing site specific work from Penn’s combined media class, April 15, 2008, p.10.

Education Related Writings


Barbara Penn, "Make Space for Ideas",  in Chapter 5 titled "Space", Penn’s section describes original drawing method and direction presented, and illustrated with image executed by former student, Margaret Ford. 100 Creative Drawing Ideas, text book compiled and edited by Anna Held Audette, Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston and London, distributed by Random House, ISBN 1-59030-105-6, 2004, pp.76-77.


Barbara Penn, Panel titled: "Off the Record: Sex, Text, and Taboo", Women’s Caucus for the Arts Newsletter, Panel Summaries from Philadelphia Conference: The Forces of Change, National Update, Vol. 8, no. 1, ISNN 1052-49,

Spring 1997, pp.1-3, 7,8, and 14.


Barbara Penn, Refereed journal article, co-authored with Kimberly Lund, "Art Foundations vs. the University: the Struggle to Find a Definition for a Basic Grammar within the Academic Framework", 1993-1994. Published in Fate in Review, Vol.16, 1994, pp. 2-11 (PI 75%).

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