Tucson, AZ----Acclaimed Tucson based artist Barbara Rogers is pleased to announce the opening of her new studio in the old Firestone Warehouse located at the corner of 6th Street and 6th Avenue.  She has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, including over 44 solo exhibitions at major galleries and museums in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Scottsdale, Germany, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates. Her work is in at least 19 major public and private collections including The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Crocker Museum, The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, The Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona State University Museum of Art, The Oakland Museum of Art, and The San Jose Museum of Art. Barbara’s work has been reviewed in such major publications as The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Tribune, Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times, Art News, Art Forum, Art in America, Southwest Art and The Arizona Republic. Starting in 1968, Rogers’ work has been presented in at least 44 solo exhibitions.


“My 6th and 6th Firestone Warehouse studio reminds me of European movies of artist's studios from the 18th century”, said Barbara. “The ceiling height, those amazing skylights and the gorgeous light that floods the big studio space definitely inspires me…and I love being this close to the excitement and energy that is pouring out of downtown Tucson. My timing to join this diverse and youthful community could not be any better”.


Barbara studied with Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Bischoff at the San Francisco Art Institute and with Nathan Olivera at California College of Arts and Crafts. She graduated with a B.SC. degree in Art Education from Ohio State University; she received the Eisner Prize and her MA in Painting from the University of California at Berkeley. Rogers has been a faculty member or visiting artist at many major universities in the US and internationally. In 2007, after numerous mentoring and teaching awards, Rogers retired and is now Professor Emeritus of Painting and Drawing in The School of Art at The University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.  Barbara is currently represented in Scottsdale, AZ by Gebert Contemporary Art Gallery and in Kansas City by Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art.


“Often in the work of Barbara Rogers the events, wonders and beauty of the garden are seen as a microcosm of the world. In Roger’s paintings, seed pods soar, the heat of the mid-day desert contrasts with the aroma of creosote in a desert rain, and abstract arabesques reign creating a visual language that is hers alone. Her mastery of color, texture, shape, and form is undeniable. The paintings are abstract, generous, and inviting. They are masterful in every sense of the word. Roger’s love and respect for nature has been with her from her earliest paintings depicting nature as a pleasurable paradise to her mature works depicting nature as having won the battle. She continues to revel in the awesome beauty and power of the elements and humankind’s relationship with the life forms that exist within them.”– Julie Sasse, Curator, Tucson Museum of Art.


Barbara Rogers Studio is located at 439 N 6th Ave, Suite #143 and is open daily 10am to 4pm. Scheduled studio appointments can be made by contacting Barbara directly at barbararogers3774@gmail.com or 520-349-1227.  For additional information on Barbara Rogers Art visit  barbararogersart.com. and view AZ Illustrated Documentary: