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Debbie Barrett-Jones Woven Textiles and Prints Currently being featured in the Leedy Underground

Leedy-Voulkos Art Center 2012 Baltimore Ave. KC MO 64108 www.leedy-voulkos.com 816-474-1919


Textile Artist

Debbie Barrett-Jones

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As a weaver; I get to see and be apart of the transformation of a white cone of yarn into a colorful, delicate, piece of fabric. Just recently I have been able to take that delicate piece of fabric giving it new life. By taking images of my woven work and coming up with new designs and compositions through photography and digitally manipulation, then having those designs and having them printed on a variety of different materials like paper, aluminum metal, and fabric.

Artist Bio/Statement: Textiles artist, Debbie Barrett-Jones left her small town in Iowa so she could pursue an education at the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) and since graduation, has exhibited her work throughout the United States, including the Kansas City area locations, such as; Children’s Mercy Hospital in North Kansas City, Truman Medical Center, Community Christian Church and Lead Bank in the Crossroads of Kansas City. Careful consideration goes into color, composition, and material in each of her weavings. Her work reveals the beautiful communication that is the result of one color thread intersecting another. Her panels are comprised of vibrating colors and elegant patterns which create a narrative in flux according to the viewer’s proximity to each piece. Along with weaving large-scale pieces for public and private spaces, she also creates intimate accessories such as scarves, shawls, and necklaces. Sitting at her loom and weaving has become Debbie’s safe place, her sanctuary. Thread by thread, beat by beat of the weaving loom while creating a piece of fabric, provides a meditative experience, which allows her to step away from everyday worries and fears. In the same way, she hopes her artwork inspires peace, hope and contemplation, serving as a beautiful distraction during our busy and chaotic lives. The next step of Barrett-Jones’ studio investigation has the artist digitally recontextualizing her woven objects on metal, paper and fabric. In late 2017 Woven Repeat was launched, which is a new line of home decor, wallpaper, fabric and upholstery, Accessories, Activewear and more using original woven designs by Debbie Barrett-Jones.


Textile Artist

Debbie Barrett-Jones

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Debbie Barrett--Jones debbiebarrettjonestextiles@gmail.com www.debbiebarrettjones.com and www.wovenrepeat.com BORN: 1979 Spencer, IA EDUCATION: B.F.A. 2007 Fiber Kansas City Art Institute Representation: Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2017- Woven; Soft, Hard and Repeat/ Leedy Voulkos Art Center/Kansas City, MO 2016- Unspoken; an Art Installation by Debbie Barrett--Jones/ Leedy Voulkos Art Center/Kansas City, MO 2015- Debbie Barrett--Jones' Textiles Kauffman Conference Center / Kansas City, MO 2015- Debbie Barrett--Jones' Textiles Hangar 10/Kansas City Downtown Airport/Kansas City, MO 2014- Woven; New Textiles by Debbie Barrett--Jones/ MLB Designs and Gallery/ Kansas City, MO 2014- One Thread at a Time; Woven Textiles by Debbie Barrett--Jones/ Leedy--Voulkos Art Center/ Kansas City, MO 2012- Gradations; New Textile Work by Debbie Barrett-Jones/ 2009 Gallery/ Kansas City, MO 2009- Of the Wheel Solo Show/ Blue Bouquet/Kansas City, MO GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2018- Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition / Greater Denton Arts Council/ Denton, Texas 2017- SANCTUARIES; A Print and Sound Installation by Kristine Barrett with Woven Textiles by Debbie Barrett-Jones/ Leedy Voulkos Art Center/ Kansas City, MO 2017- Women to Watch (Metals)/ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art/ Kansas City 2017- Point of Reference Exhibition/ Weinberger Fine Art/ Kansas City, MO 2015- Ebb & Flow; Debbie Barrett-Jones and Ruth Borum-Loveland/ Weinberger Fine Art/ Kansas City, MO 2015--2012- KCJMCA Urban Suburban Art Auction/ Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art/ Overland Park, KS 2015- Loving and Longing Operation Breakthrough Art Show/ Beggars Table Gallery/Kansas City, MO 2014- MLB Designs and Gallery Fall Preview Show/ MLB Designs and Gallery/ Kansas City, MO 2014- Multiplicities: New Directions in Fiber/ IMAGO Gallery/ Warren, RI 2013- Leedy-Voulkos Art Center Fall Preview Show/ Leedy-Voulkos Art Center/ Kansas City, MO 2012- Women to Watch 2012: Focus on Fiber and Textiles/ UMKC, Kansas City, MO 2011- Fiber Group Show/ The Locust Studio/ Kansas City, M 2011- National Fiber Directions Exhibition/ The Wichita Center for the Arts/Wichita, KS 2010- Blue Ridge Fiber Show 2010/ North Carolina Arboretum/ Asheville, NC 2010- New Fibers/ Fiber Arts Network of Michigan/ Ypsilanti, MI 2010 Materials: Hard and Soft 2010/ Greater Denton Arts Council/ Denton, TX 2009- Surface Design Association Member Show/ H & R Block Artspace/ Kansas City, MO 2008- Off the Wheel Group Show/ Good Girl Art Gallery/ Springfield, MO 2008- Blue Ridge Handweaving Show/ Flat Rock, North Carolina 2007- Sum of the Part/ Surface Design Association Members' Show/ H&R Block ARTSPACE/ Kansas City, MO RECOGNITIONS 2016- Kansas City Collection Artist/ Kansas City, MO 2015- Artist Inc. Advanced Fellow, Professional development seminar/ Artist Inc./Kansas City, MO 2015- Inspiration Grant/ Arts KC/ Kansas City, MO 2015- Featured Artist/ Arts KC Inspiration Breakfast Fundraiser/ Kansas City, MO 2015- Artist Inc. Fellow, Professional development seminar/ Artist Inc./Kansas City, MO 2015--2014- TMC Charitable Foundation Art Grant/ Truman Medical Center/ Kansas City, MO 2014- Multiplicities: New Directions in Fiber Juror Award/ IMAGO Gallery/ Warren, RI 2010- Materials: Hard and Soft Award Winner/ Greater Denton Arts Council/ Denton, TX 2008- Blue Ridge Handweaving Show Award Winner/Third Place Decorative Non-Functional/ Western North Carolina PRESS 2016- “|http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ink/life-in-kc/article66216877.html|Artery: Debbie Barrett--Jones brings peace through weaving.|” By The Kansas City Star and INK 2016- “Beautiful Distractions” by Truman Medical Center 2015- “ArtsKC Inspiration Breakfast Featured Artist”- KC Studio COLLECTIONS Lead Bank Crossroads/ Kansas City, MO First Christian Church of North Kansas City Sanctuary/ Kansas City, MO Truman Medical Center/ Kansas City, MO Dennis and Susan Marker/ Kansas City, MO Hovey Williams, LLP/ Overland Park, KS Children’s Mercy Hospital/ Lisa Barth Interfaith Chapel and Garden/ Kansas City, MO Jacob’s Well Church Sanctuary/Kansas City, MO Community Christian Church Sanctuary/ Kansas City, MO


Textile Artist

Debbie Barrett-Jones

Title: Shades of Autumn with Rustic Orange and Turquoise Size: 37� wide x 40� long Medium: Hand-dyed, handwoven Materials: tencel Year: 2015 Cost: $4,000

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Textile Artist

Debbie Barrett-Jones

Title: Shades of Autumn with Rustic Orange and Turquoise Size: 37� wide x 40� long Medium: Hand-dyed, handwoven Materials: tencel Year: 2015 Cost: $4,000

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Textile Artist

Title:Coral and Silver Diamonds Part 2 Size: 36 wide x 24” long each Medium: woven print Materials: ink and aluminum Year: 2017 Cost: $560

Debbie Barrett-Jones

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Title:Coral and Silver Diamonds Part 1 Size: 16” wide x 24” long each Medium: woven print Materials: ink and aluminum Year: 2017 Cost: $300


Textile Artist

Debbie Barrett-Jones

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Title:Coral and Silver Diamonds Part 2 Size: 36 wide x 24” long each Medium: woven print Materials: ink and aluminum Year: 2017 Cost: $560

Title:Coral and Silver Diamonds Part 1 Size: 16” wide x 24” long each Medium: woven print Materials: ink and aluminum Year: 2017 Cost: $300


Textile Artist

Debbie Barrett-Jones

Waves of Shades of Blue and Brown (L)&(R) Digital print of original weaving 11 x 14 inches with frame 16� x 20� Edition of 15 $200 per print

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Textile Artist

Waves of Shades of Blue and Brown (L) Digital print of original weaving 11 x 14 inches with frame 16� x 20� Edition of 15 $200 per print

Debbie Barrett-Jones

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Textile Artist

Debbie Barrett-Jones

Shades of Blue and Gold Waves and Ovals (L) & (R) Digital print of original weaving 11 x 14 inches with frame 16� x 20� Edition of 15 $200 per print with frame

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Textile Artist

Debbie Barrett-Jones

Shades of Blue and Gold Waves and Ovals (R) Digital print of original weaving 11 x 14 inches with frame 16� x 20� Edition of 15 $200 per print with frame

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Textile Artist

Debbie Barrett-Jones

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Textile Artist

Debbie Barrett-Jones

Title: Aqua-Brown-Navy Inlay #4 Size: 24� wide x 38� long Medium: Hand-painted, hand-woven, double weave inlay Materials: tencel Year: 2014 Cost: $5,200

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Textile Artist

Navy to Aqua to Brown Waves Digital print of original weaving 11 x 14 inches with frame 16� x 20� Edition of 15 $200 per print with frame

Debbie Barrett-Jones

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Textile Artist

Title: SAqua Diamond Size: 20� wide x 20� long Medium: woven print Materials: ink and aluminum Year: 2015 Cost: $400

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Textile Artist

Title: Neutral Sheer Diamond Size: 31� wide x 31� long each Medium: woven print edition of 10 Materials: ink and aluminum Year: 2017 Cost: $900

Debbie Barrett-Jones

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