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1977 M.F.A., University of Washington, Seattle
1976 University of Grenoble, France
1973 B.A., University of Washington, Seattle


2003 Bumbershoot, A Seattle Arts Festival, Poster Design Award
2002 Sound Transit: Public Art Commission, Walden Triangle
2002 Seattle Collects, Visual Arts Honors Program Award, Seattle Arts Commission
2002 Jack Straw Writer’s Award
2001 Art in Public Places Hatch Cover Design Award
1999 Hedgebrook Writer’s Residency, Whidbey, WA
1998/2001 Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle Artist Writer’s Award
1998/2003 Neddy Award Nominee, The Behnke Foundation, Seattle
1997 Artist Trust Tenth Anniversary Presidents’ Award, Seattle
1996 The Howard S. Wright Award, Seattle Art Commission


2005 The Big Fish, The Meadows Museum, Shreveport, Louisiana
2005 Elements: Earth, Wind and Fire, Evansville Museum, Evansville, Indiana
2004 Recent Work, Shoreline Community College, WA
2003 A Fire in the Landscape, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle
2000 Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds, WA
1999 Barbara Thomas Paintings, Pierce College Fine Arts Gallery, Lakewood, WA
1998 In Fire and Water, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle
1997 Barbara Earl Thomas: An Exhibition, Olympic College Art Gallery, Bremerton, WA
1995 Skagit Valley College, Mt. Vernon, WA
The Book of Telling, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle
1994 Barbara Thomas: The Fallen House, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA
1990 Requiem for a Tilted World, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle
Talking Back to the Storm: New Figurative Work by Barbara Thomas, Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL
1989 Art Gym: Gallery 2, Marylhurst College, Marylhurst, OR
1987 Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
1985 Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
1984 Recent Work, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle
1983 Art Center Gallery, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle


2003 Northwest Traditions, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2000 Building Community: Truth & Reconciliation, A Work-in-Progress Part II, Patricia Wismer Women's Center, Seattle University
African American Experience, Edmonds Community College Art Gallery, Lynnwood, WA
1999 Drawing Revisited, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
1998 Testimonies: The Art of Ross Palmer Beecher and Barbara Earl Thomas, Documents Northwest/The PONCHO Series, Seattle Art Museum
Neddy Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Seafirst Gallery, Seattle
A Celebration of Women, Janet Laurel - A Womans Gallery and Artist Trust, Seattle
1997 Black/White, Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle Art Museum
Memory & Mourning: American Expressions of Grief, Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, WA
Civil Progress: Life in Black America, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
1996 Raven: Icons and Omens, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle
The Narrative Impulse: Visual Storytelling, Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle Art Museum
1995 Wings, Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle Art Museum
Washington: 100 Years, 100 Paintings, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Art Works for AIDS, Seattle Center Pavilion, (also 1990)
1994 A Matter of Colors III, The African Connection, Pacific Arts Center, Seattle Center
The Northwest Art Collection of the Junior League of Seattle, Kinsey Gallery, Seattle University
1993 The Art of Microsoft, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
XX: An Exhibition on the Occasion of the Women's Caucus for Art National Conference, Francine Seders Gallery II, Seattle
1992 Documents Northwest, The PONCHO Series: 1492/1992, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle


City of Seattle 1% Collection
Junior League of Seattle, Seattle
King County Arts Commission 1% Collection, Seattle
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle First National Bank
Safeco Corporate Collection, Seattle
Tacoma Art Museum
University Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle
Walker Richer & Quinn Inc, Seattle
Washington State Arts Commission, Cedar Heights Junior High, Kent School District, Kent, WA
Western Washington State University, Bellingham, WA