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  The Cliff Barnes Website is for

Art Enthusiasts and Collectors!

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            Welcome Friends and Art Collectors!   Thank you for following us over the years!  Cliff’s art continues to be  juried in over 20 National and International art shows.  He was also honored as a “Master” Watercolor Artist by Watercolor West!  

        In January 2020 Cliff received the Publishers Award of Excellence from the American Plains Artists and the Western Art Collector Magazine published his art and bio in their   “Artist Focus” in the January edition. 

        In Feb. 2020, the American Plains Artists also selected his award winning oil painting to be shown in the Art of the West Magazine 2020 Guidebook.  Also in February 2020, Cliff was the recipient of the  Golden Spur Award from the American Plains Artists during their Signature APA show in Fredericksburg, Texas.

    Cliff enjoys competitive and juried art exhibitions and the list of upcoming shows are shown below.  Some shows have been postponed or re-scheduled due to the virus and social distancing requirements. 

  1. 1. Jan. 14-Sept. 7, 2020: Cliff’s  watercolor painting was juried in the California Art Club Exhibition at the Old Mill Gallery in San Marino.   Check out the website at  “Winter in Half Dome” (6 x 9) and is available for purchase at the CAC Gallery, 1120 Old Mill Road  in San Marino, CA 91108 through Sept. 17th. You can also see the painting that was chosen on our website by clicking Barnes Events (above).  Call or text us for more information at (760) 228 1184.

  2. 2. March 6-July 4, 2020 the American Impressionists Society selected one of Cliff’s 10 x 14 inch watercolor paintings called, “Hot Summer in Arches National Park” for their “Small Works Showcase” at the RS Hanna Gallery, 244 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX.  At their website,, you can find all the paintings selected for this show even though the Gallery is closed.  You can contact them or us to purchase this very unique watercolor painting!

  3. 3.Cancelled April 25-26, 2020 show:  The San Dimas Festival of Art notified us that they have postponed the show for a time.  We will announce the new date when posted.  Several of Cliff’s paintings are in their permanent collection at the Civic Center, 245 E. Bonita Ave in San Dimas. 

  4. 4.May 30-June 13, 2020, the California Art Club’s 109th Gold Medal Exhibition selected one of Cliff’s watercolors for the show at the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University, 167 Atchison St. in Orange, CA.  We will be at the reception on Sat, May  30th  from 6 to 9 pm. Let us know if you plan to attend. 

  5. 5. June 25-August 2, 2020, the American Plains Artists National Exhibition will be held at Fort Concho, 630 So. Oakes St. in San Angelo, Texas.  More information will be coming about this show.

    We will update this section with other art shows where you can view and purchase Cliff’s art this year.  For a free Cliff Barnes Newsletter mailed to your home, please provide your name and address by texting or calling us at (760) 228 1184.  or email us at  We are happy to mail a full color complimentary two page Newsletter to you.