Barbara Sternberger was a M.F.A. graduate from the University of California, Irvine. She resides in Bellingham, WA and has been a lecturer and painting instructor at Western Washington University since 1994. She is represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery, where she will have a solo exhibition this year. Solo shows of her work include Indefinable Lightness of Seeing at the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA in 2002 and her work was included in the recent group show Show of Hands: Northwest Women Artists 1880–2010 at Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA. Sternberger’s paintings demonstrate her interest in discovering a harmony between the application of paint and how it expresses the artist’s lived experiences.