Barbara has been working as an arts administrator in both the public and
private sector since graduating from college. In 1980 she initiated the
visual arts division of the small but thriving arts center in Hot
Springs, where she helped facilitate its subsequent merger with the
Southern Artists Association.
In April of 1984, Barbara began a multi-service art brokerage and
educational facility in Hot Springs known as Ana's Kitchen
Art Services. Despite the critical success of AKAS's contemporary art
gallery, the business ended in
December of 1985. The brokerage continued under the name AKAS II and
to Scottsdale, Arizona. There her business evolved over the next
twelve years as she added more business and tax services for
artists and non-artists.
Today, Barbara continues her consulting and writing of tax manuals
for artists from AKAS II's home in Hot Springs.
Barbara has taught a wide variety of studio art courses
professionally since 1978.
Besides her teaching duties at the Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs
and Ana's Kitchen Art Services, she was an adjunct drawing instructor
at Garland County Community College. |
Shortly before her employment at Arizona Bronze Art Foundry,
she taught at the Arizona Museum for Youth. She has also given art,
tax and business workshops for artists in the Phoenix area.
In 1981, Barbara was a member on the Art and Historic Photographs
Committee for the 150th Anniversary of Hot Springs National
Park. Four years later, she worked with the inaugural Advisory Board of
the Arkansas Artists' Registry in setting its guidelines and
enlisting artists for its programs.
She served on the Arkansas Arts Council's Visual Art Grants
Review Panel in 1986 and was co - President of Women in Design/International -
Phoenix Chapter in 1987.
Barbara's curriculum vitae has been included in the
International Who's Who of Entrepreneurs and
in the International Registry of Artists and Artworks.
During 2004-2009, she was chief trustee of the
Hanor-Westfall Memorial Fund
for Artists, an unincorporated association which she helped found in 1984.