Shelle Barron is a Professor of Art at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where she mainly teaches design and theory. An admitted hybrid, Barron spent a decade designing for Public Broadcasting before returning to school for her MFA in Painting. She has shown her work in juried exhibitions, invitationals, and solo projects for some time, winning more than 20 awards for her mixed media pieces. She is a past recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship and a NEA Mid-Atlantic Regional Visual Arts Fellowship. Barron has completed residencies at the Brandywine Printmaking Workshop in Philadelphia, and more recently at Artists Image Resource (AIR) in Pittsburgh. Her work can be found in numerous private and public collections, including Blue Cross, Mellon Bank, Hoyt Institute of Art, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Clarion University, Erie Art Museum, and the collection of Geoffrey Gund.


University and College Designer’s Association


American Collage Society


American Institute of Graphic Arts


-National Member, Affiliated with Cleveland and Pittsburgh Chapters


University and College Designers Association


Associated Artists of Pittsburgh


Northwest Pennsylvania Artists Association


-Founding member of this organization, initiated a scholarship and mentor program


American Advertising Federation


Chimera: A Journal of Literature and Art


-As a Faculty Design Advisor for this program of the university, I choose, direct and supervise the student design and promotions teams, oversee production, and manage the 20k budget awarded each year.



Erie Art Museum . Main Galleries


Spaces . Cleveland, Ohio


Associated Artists Gallery . Pittsburgh Center for the Arts


Cincinnati Artists Group Effort . Cincinnati, Ohio


University of Pittsburgh Gallery . Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


The Artists Gallery . Buffalo, New York


Sykes Gallery . Millersville University of Pennsylvania


Sandford Gallery . Clarion University of Pennsylvania


Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts . New Castle, Pennsylvania



Annual Juried Exhibition, Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

-Juror’s Cash Award . Purchase Award . Pittsburgh Public Schools . Selected for Special Exhibitions


Erie Art Museum

-Juror’s Cash Award . Joseph Plavcan Award for Painting, selected for the permanent collection


Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art . Chautauqua, New York

-Best of Show


Pittsburgh Center for the Arts . Associated Artists Juried Exhibition

-Juror’s Cash Award


First Biennial Women’s National Exhibition . New York, New York

-One of 26 artists chosen nationwide


Three Rivers Arts Festival . Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

-Juror’s Cash Award


Hudson River Annual, The Printed Image . New York, New York


Rutgers National Works on Paper . Rutgers University, New Jersey

-Juror’s Cash Award


Hoyt National Exhibition . New Castle, Pennsylvania

-Juror’s Cash Award . Selected for the Permanent Collection


Erie Art Museum Annual Spring Show



Re/Order . travelling exhibition . Rochester, New York


Hobart and William Smith Colleges . Geneva, New York


Carnegie Museum of Art . Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Foreland Street Gallery . Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Zoller Gallery . Penn State University


Butler Institute of American Art . Youngstown, Ohio


Hallwalls . Buffalo, New York


Pennsylvania Painters and Printmakers Invitational . Penn State University Gallery .


Selections from the Carnegie Annual Exhibition . Pennsylvania Travelling Exhibition


Pittsburgh Center for the Arts . Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


University of Pittsburgh Gallery . Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Hard Choices, Just Rewards . Traveling Exhibition of Pennsylvania Visual Fellowship Recipients