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Barbara Mann has had over 40 years’ experience as a metal and jewelry artist.  She graduated from The University of Georgia with BFA and MFA degrees.  She has taught for many years as an adjunct instructor at the UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art, with the UGA Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy and in Costa Rica, through the UGA Continuing Education program, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and has conducted numerous workshops throughout the Southeast.




Barbara’s exhibition record includes:

Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL.

The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC.

Greenville Center for Creative Arts, Greenville, SC.

The Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA.

Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, Rocky Mount, NC.

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

Arts on Douglas Gallery, New Smyrna Beach, FL.

The Committee for the Olympic Development of Atlanta.

Nations Bank, Charlotte, NC.  

As a studio artist, Barbara has created artwork for a range of clients including:

Prize4Life Organization for ALS Research (Hope Sculpture).

Delta Airlines and The University of Georgia (Delta Prize for Global Understanding).

The University of Georgia President (Founders Day Medal).

Georgia Office of Technical Education (Mobius Sculpture — Georgia Manufacturers of the Year — Governor’s Award).

The Terry College of Business (Pinnacle Award).

Publications include: 

Ornament Magazine, “Barbara Mann. Bejeweled Cosmography And Cellular Biology,” by Ashley Callahan, vol. 39, no. 5, 2017 

Cast: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Tranformational Process, Jen Townsend and Renee Zettle-Sterling, Schiffer       Publishing, Ltd., 2017.

Metalsmith Magazine, “Gary Noffke, Lifetime Achievement Award,” by Barbara Mann, Dec., 2016.

The Red and Black, and Ampersand Magazine, “Artist Spotlight: Barbara Mann,” University of Georgia newspaper and magazine, by Holly Roberts, April, 2016.

On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets, Suzanne Ramljak, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2014.

Metalsmith Magazine. “Exhibition in Print: As Seen by Others, Photography as Strategy.” vol;. 33, no. 4, 2013.

Humor in Craft, Bridgette Martin, 2013.

Steel Wire Jewelry, Brenda Schweder, 2011.

Metalsmith Magazine, “Form and Response, The Metalwork of Barbara Mann,” 2012.

The Ring Shows: Then and Now and Putting the Band Back To-gether, Georgia Museum of Art, 2008.


World Sculpture News, “Barbara Mann, Wiregrass Museum of Art,” by Dorothy Joiner, Professor of Art History, LaGrange College, Georgia.  vol 21, number 3, summer 2015, pp, 58-59.

Dothan Eagle — “Barbara Mann: Transformation & Evolution at Wiregrass Museum of Art.”

Metalsmith Magazine, “Form and Response, The Metalwork of Barbara Mann,” by Dorothy Joiner, 2012

Recent exhibitions include:  

“Red Clay Survey: 2017 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art,” Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville AL, 2017.

“42nd Juried Art Exhibition,” Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA, March-May, 2017.

“Athens Metal Arts Guild Members’ Exhibition,” Athens Academy, Watkinsville, GA, February-April, 2017.

“Wearable Art,” Greenville Center for Creative Arts, Greenville, SC, April – May 2017.

“Barbara Mann — Solo Exhibition,” Oconee County Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA, 2106.

“2016 Georgia Artist Juried Exhibition,” Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Springs, GA, 2016.

“Spring Exhibition,” Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences,  Rocky Mount, NC, 2016.

“Gallery@HotelIndigo,” Athens, GA, 2016.

“41st Juried Art Exhibition,” Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA, 2016.

“Athens Metal Arts Guild Exhibition,” Aurum Studios Ltd — Jewelers, Athens, GA, 2016.

“All That Glitters,” Arts on Douglas Gallery, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 2016.

“Transformation & Evolution,” solo exhibition, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL, 2015.

“Athens Metal Arts Guild Exhibitition,” Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken, SC, 2015.

“On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets,” National Ornamental Metals Museum, Memphis, TN, 2014

          and Tacoma Museum of Art, Tacoma, WA, 2015.

“Southworks Juried Exhibition,” Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA., Best in Show, 2014.

“Landscapes Near & Far,” solo exhibit, Circle Gallery, College of Environment & Design, University of Georgia, Athens, 2013-2014.

“Art Rocks Athens,” Lamar Dodd School of Art Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens, 2014.

“Body Language: Contemporary Art Jewelry Exhibition,” Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, 2013.

Barbara is past president and current board member of the Athens Metal Arts Guild.