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Barbara Vater’s work is frequently on display, whether as a solo artist, or as a member of the Madison Art Guild or Wisconsin Visual Artists. She actively supports and participates in the visual art community of Dane County, Wisconsin, USA.  She is past Treasurer and current member of the Exhibition Committee for the Wisconsin Visual Artists Southcentral chapter.  Her greatest satisfaction is producing a memorable painting or photograph that shares the wonder of our world.

Recent Awards and Recognition

Judges Choice

Peoples' Choice (Round of Applause)

An Artful Affair

Madison Senior Center Madison, WI

May-June 2022

Judges Choice

A Photo Affair

Madison Senior Center Madison, WI

October 2018

Bucky on Parade Commissioned Artist 

“Class Act” Bucky for Park Hotel  Madison, WI

May-September 2018

Schmidt Memorial Gold Award        

Summer Salon

UW Hospital  Madison, WI

June 2018

Dane County Art Calendar

August Image

January-December 2018

Best of Show                                       

Artful Affair             

Madison Senior Center  Madison, WI

May 2017

Honorable Mention                           

Our Everyday Life

Cedarburg Art Museum  Cedarburg, WI

December 2017

People's Choice                      

Edge of the Rock Plein Air

Hendricks Center for the Arts Beloit, WI 

June 2016     

Recent Solo Exhibits

Middleton Public Library

Middleton, WI

August-October 2018

Pinney Public Library

Monona, WI

May-June 2018

Madison Senior Center

Madison, WI

March-April 2018

UW-Continuing Studies                                                     

Madison, WI      

February-March 2017

Recent Group Shows

A Photo Affair, Juried Exhibition

Madison Senior Center

Madison, WI                                                                         

October 2018

Summer Salon, Madison Art Guild Juried Exhibition

UW Hospital Skylight Lounge

Madison, WI         

May-June 2018

An Artful Affair, Juried Exhibition

Madison Senior Center

Madison, WI         

May 2018


Cedarburg Art Museum, Juried Exhibition

Cedarburg, WI

December 2017-January 2018

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