Cindy Baron [NRA 2011-2021]

First name: Cindy ;
Middle name:
Last name:
Baron ;

Member: Non-resident artist member ; 
2011 ;
 2021  ;


Cindy is nationally recognized in both watercolors and oils, painting the grand landscapes of the western mountains and coastal shorelines.

Raised in South Bend, Indiana she has had the experience of living and painting all over the country. Her art career started early when her 1st. grade teacher noticed her drawings, which lead to weekends assisting teachers through high school at the Art Center in town. A full time artist, she conducts workshops across the country and internationally and has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design in their Continuing Ed., Department.

Her passion in the arts began with pastels, which then led to watercolors and in 2000 was awarded signature status of The American Watercolor Society. In 2019 she became a master signature member of Oil Painters of America, and is among a select group of artist that has received acknowledgment from her peers in both mediums. A plein-air painter enthusiast and her extensive travels, have given Cindy an abundance of information and knowledge, which she shares with her students. She has become a highly sought after instructor, teaching her skills around the country and Continuing Education classes to teachers. She has had the privilege of judging many award shows and has been featured in numerous publications.

Her paintings reflect the beauty that is found in nature, if you take the time to study the colors around you. She can capture beauty in a blustering storm or the tranquil air of everyday places. Her portraitures relay a story of human life as though they were family or friend. The versatility of mediums, subjects, keeps her energized, excited and creative. She finds that each medium has influenced the other, which gives her paintings a wall of their own.

Accomplishments, Shows:
PAPA, Plein Air Painters of America, Signature Member 2021
Laguna Plein Air Invitational 2020 Award of Excellence
Laguna Invitational 2019, Western Art and Architecture Magazine Award
American Impressionist Society National Show 2019
Oil Painters of America National Show, Award of Excellence 2019
Oil Painters of America National Show Master Signature Status 2019
Laguna Invitational, Best in Show 2018
Laguna Invitational, Irvine Museum Award of Excellence 2018
Works on Paper, Irvine Museum Show 2018
American Impressionist Society, Juried National Show 2018
Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn. 2ndPlace Award “Waterworks” 2018
California Art Club, Gold Medal Show, 2018
Oil Painters of America, National Show 2018
Plein Air Convention, Faculty, 2016 ,2017 ,2018
Catalina Wild Side Show, 2017, 2018, 2019
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Paint the Parks, Best in Show 2017
Oil Painters of America National Show, Merit Award 2017
Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn. 2ndPlace Award “Waterworks” 2017
Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn. 1st. Place Award “Waterworks” 2017
Olmsted Invitational 2017 Best Urban Landscape Award
American Impressionist Society, Signature Status 2017
American Masters Show, Salmagundi Club 2016
Laguna Plein Air Invitational, Artistic Palette Award 2016
American Impressionist Society, Honorable Mention 2016
RMPAP, Award of Excellence 2016 Teton National Park
Plein-Air Convention 2016 Stage demo and field painter
Olmsted Invitational Award 2016
American Masters Show 2016
Laguna Plein Air Invitational, Plein Air Award 2015
American Masters Show, Salmagundi Club 2015
35thInternational Maritime, Mystic, David Thimgan Award 2014
American Watercolor Society, signature status 2000
OPA Awarded signature status 2012
OPA National Show and Landscape Merit Award 2011
OPA National Show, 2010 to 2014
OPA Eastern Regional 2009 to 2013
Salon Legacy, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, Texas,
Easton Plein-Air, Maryland, 2013 Quick Draw Award
Sedona Plein-Air, Ariz.
International Maritime Show, Mystic, Ct. 2010 to 2014
Modern Marine Masters Show, Mystic, Ct. 2010 to 2014
American Impressionist Society, 2013, 2014, 2015
Arts for the Parks, Honorable Award 2006
Journey Home Gallery Solo Show, 2005, 2006
Allentown Arts Festival, Best of Show Award 2000
Fairfax Fine Arts, Virginia, Solo Show 2001
American Watercolor Society shows 1994 to 2001
St Joe Valley Watercolor Society from 1986 to 2008
Southern Allegany Museum of Art 1986 to1992

July 2020 Plein Air Magazine article and cover photo
Feb 2019 Southwest article and cover photo
The Art of Plein-Air Painting, written by Stephen Doherty 2017
Plein-Air Magazine, artist Profile, March issue 2016
Southwest Art Magazine, Women of Note… 2015
Plein-Air Magazine, Artist Profile, March issue 2014
The Artist Magazine, 1999 Profile
The Artist Magazine, 1995 3rdPlace Award
Southwest Art, The Art Collector, Art Connoisseur
Coastal Life Magazine 2009
Big Sky Journal, Homestead Magazine 2009
The Artist Touch 4

Highlands Art Gallery, Lambertville, New Jersey
William A. Karges Fine Art, Carmel, Ca.
Tilting at Windmills Gallery, Manchester Center, Vermont
A. Banks Gallery, Bozeman, Montana

Association, Leagues;
Plein Air Painters of America PAPA
American Watercolor Society, Signature Member AWS
Oil Painters of America, Master Signature Status OPAM
Salmagundi Club
American Impressionist Society, Signature Member AIS
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Master Artist LPAPA
California Art Club
Watercolor video 2018 “Secrets to Luminous Watercolors”
Southwest Magazine Cover and feature article, Feb. 2019




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January 1, 2011

Last updated: February 18, 2023 at 15:41 pm

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