About the Artist

Jennifer Kahn Barlow paints food.  She is inspired by vibrant, texturally dynamic, and unique cuisine, which leads to much of her subject matter to be of confectionary, the gooier and more colorful the better.

Jennifer shows her work throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  Her 2016 solo exhibition, “Capital Palette” at Strathmore (Rockville, MD), focused on DC’s fabulous dining scene and its notable landmarks.  Jennifer has been featured in the Washingtonian and Professional Artist magazines.  Her paintings reside in the collections of The District of Columbia, Cookology Culinary School (Arlington, VA), along with numerous private collections.

Jennifer grew up in a food-loving family in the Boston suburbs and obtained a B.A. from Skidmore College, but has called Washington, DC home since 1999.  She currently seeks inspiration from grocery stores and pastry shops in the DC region, while working out of her home studio in Potomac, MD.

RESUME

Education
2018    Susan Abbott Workshop, “Inventing a Still Life”
2016    Duane Keiser Workshop, “The Premier Coup Part II”
2016    Cindy Procious Workshop, “Oil Painting Food and Beverages”
2015    Duane Keiser Workshop, “The Premier Coup”
2015     Alyssa Monks Workshop, “Transcending the Photo Reference”
2010 – 2014  Painting Classes, The Yellow Barn Studio, Glen Echo, MD
1999 – 2009  Painting Classes, The Art League, Alexandria, VA
1995 – 1999   Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Solo Exhibitions

Featured Artist, Java Nation, Kensington, MD, 2019
Featured Artist, The Martha Spak Gallery at the Wharf, Washington, DC, 2017
The Art of Dessert, Artist Angle Gallery, Frederick, MD, 2017
Capital Palette, Strathmore Music Hall, Comcast Lounge, N. Bethesda, MD, 2017
Life’s Delicious Moments, Glenview Gallery, Rockville, MD, 2017
Perspectives: Jennifer Kahn Barlow | Capital Palette, Strathmore Mansion, Rockville, MD, 2016
Delicious Moments, Penn Place Gallery, Garrett Park, MD, 2016
Savor the Sweetness, RRUUC Gallery, Bethesda, MD, 2016
The Artist’s Palette, Bodzin Art Gallery, Fairfax, VA, 2015
More Than Dessert, Park View Gallery, Glen Echo, MD, 2015
Imageries from Life, Gaithersburg Arts Barn, Gaithersburg, MD, 2015
Sweet Indulgence, Strathmore Invitational Gallery, Rockville, MD, 2014
Recent Paintings,  the tabula rasa DC, Washington, DC, 2012
Life: Wild, Still & Sweet,  The Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, MD, 2012

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019
Drawing for Art, Strathmore Mansion, Rockville, MD
Summer Splash, Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA
2019 Creative Expressions, Friendship Heights Center, Chevy Chase, MD
Spring 2019 Art at the Mill, Burwell Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA
Hung Juried, Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA
Small Works, Gallery North, Edmonds , WA
Night: Strathmore Juried Exhibition, The Strathmore Mansion, Rockville, MD
February Showcase, La Collection, SR/A Gallery, Chevy Chase, MD
2018
Bon Appetit!, 505 North Gallery, Frederick, MD
Members Juried Show, The Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, MD
Escapism, The Meeting House Gallery, Columbia, MD
La Collection, SR/A Gallery, Chevy Chase, MD
Paint the Town 2018, Kensington Armory, Kensington, MD
Mixed Media and More!, Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, MD
South Atlantic Juried Exhibition, Montpelier Arts Center Gallery, Montpelier, VA
Spring 2018 Art at the Mill, Burwell Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA
Our World Exhibition, CHAW Gallery, Washington, DC
WCCC Art Show, Chevy Chase, MD
Inspired by the Masters: Cézanne, Artist Angle Gallery Frederick, MD
2017
Savvy Painter Art Competition, online exhibition
Paint the Town Art Show 2017, Kensington Armory, Kensington, MD
Escape: Art on Vacation, Annmarie Gardens, Dowell, MD
WCCC Art Show, Chevy Chase, MD
2016
Strokes of Genius, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
Making Sense, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
Appetite for Art, CHAW Gallery, Washington, DC
WCCC Art Show, Chevy Chase, MD
Decadent, Artists & Makers Studios, Rockville, MD
Art in Motion: Strathmore Juried Exhibition, Strathmore Mansion, Rockville, MD
2015

Sacred Places, Kentlands Mansion Gallery, Gaithersburg, MD
Women Chefs: Artists in the Kitchen, Strathmore Mansion, Rockville, MD
2015 Regional Juried Exhibition, Hill Center Galleries, Washington, DC
Paint the Town Art Show 2015, Kensington Armory, Kensington, MD
2015 Creative Expressions, Friendship Heights Center, Chevy Chase, MD
Garrett Park Invitational Art Show, Penn Place Gallery, Garrett Park, MD
Food for Thought, CHAW Gallery, Washington, DC
What’s on Your Mind: Strathmore Juried Exhibition, Strathmore Mansion, Rockville, MD
2014
Members Juried Show, The Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, MD
Strokes of Genius 2014, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
Feast Your Eyes: The Art of Food, Annmarie Arts Center, Dowell, MD
Rising Tide, Washington Art Works, Rockville, MD
Paint the Town Art Show 2014, Kensington Armory, Kensington, MD
Women’s Club of Potomac Art Show, Potomac, MD – Honorable Mention!
Burst of Color, Washington ArtWorks, Rockville, MD – 2nd Place Winner!
NEW: Strathmore Juried Exhibition, Strathmore Mansion, Strathmore, Rockville, MD
2013
Strokes of Genius, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
small wonders, Capitol Arts Network Gallery, Rockville, MD
Cuisine Art, Friendship Heights Village Center, Friendship Heights, MD
Paint the Town Art Show 2013, Kensington Armory, Kensington, MD
Labor Day Art Show 2013, Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD
Summer Entertainment, The Art Gallery of Potomac, Potomac, MD
Creative Expressions 2013, Friendship Heights Village Center, F.H., MD
Points of View, Strathmore Juried Artists Exhibition, Strathmore, Bethesda, MD
Local Artists,  Amici Miei Ristorante Gallery, Potomac, MD
2012
The Labor Day Art Show, Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD
Making Their Mark, The Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, MD
Chevy Chase Annual Art Show, Village Hall, Chevy Chase, MD
2011
The Labor Day Art Show, Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD
25 Emerging Artists to Watch, The Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, MD
2010
Members Juried Show, The Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, MD

Awards

First Place – Still Life Category,  Creative Expressions 2019: MAA Member Show, Friendship Heights, MD, 2019
Third Place – Miniature Category,  Creative Expressions 2019: MAA Member Show, Friendship Heights, MD, 2019
Second Place, Our World, CHAW Gallery, Washington, DC, 2018
Best in Show, Paint the Town, Kensington Armory, Kensington, MD, 2017
First Place, WCCC Art Show, Chevy Chase, MD, 2017
Second Place, “The Art List Editor’s March Contest,” theartlist.com, 2017
Second Place, Appetite for Art, CHAW Gallery, Washington, DC, 2016
Honorable Mention, WCCC Art Show, Chevy Chase, MD, 2016
Third Place – Still Life,  MAA Creative Expressions, Friendship Hghts, MD 2015
First Prize, Garrett Park Invitational Show, Penn Place Gallery, Garrett Park, MD, 2015
First Prize, Food for Thought, CHAW Gallery, Washington, DC, 2015
Honorable Mention, What’s on Your Mind: Strathmore Juried Exhibition, Rockville, MD, 2015
First Place – Still Life, Paint The Town 2014, Kensington, MD, 2014
Second Place – Kensington Category, Paint The Town 2014, Kensington, MD, 2014
Honorable Mention – Still Life, Women’s Club of Potomac Art Show, Potomac, MD, 2014
Second Place, Burst of Color, Washington ArtWorks, Rockville, MD, 2014
First Place – Still Life, Creative Expressions, MAA Members Show, Friendship Hghts, MD 2013

Publications
Bethesda Magazine, “Summer Refreshment,” featured image, 2017
Professional Artist Magazine, “Artist Spotlight: Jennifer Kahn Barlow,” by Jenny Andreasson Oct/Nov 2015
Bethesda Magazine, “Glaze of Glory,”  featured image, 2013

Press
Washingtonian, “This Artist Loved DC’s Food Scene So Much She Decided to Paint It,” by Greta Weber, 2017
EmptyEasel.com
, “Featured Artist Jennifer Kahn Barlow: Oil Paintings You Could (Almost) Eat!” 2017
On Tap Magazine, “Women Chefs: Artists in the Kitchen,” 2015
Artsyshark.com, Featured Artist: Jennifer Kahn Barlow, 2014
Potomac Almanac, “Sweet Indulgence,” 2014
Montgomery County Gazette
, “Art You Can Practically Taste,” 2013
Potomac Almanac, “Serving Up ‘Summer Entertainment’” by Colleen Healy, 2013

Contributor
ArtsyShark.com: How to Determine if an Art Exhibition Space is a Good Fit

Commissions
Numerous private collections
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Cookology Culinary School

Affiliations
Montgomery Art Association Member
Friend of the Yellow Barn