Meet The Artist

Barbara Joann Combs, artist, art educator, community arts collaborator born in Los Angeles, California, has worked within the discipline of visual arts since childhood. Barbara holds a B.A. with distinction in visual arts from Fayetteville State University. Has written and taught curriculum for art fundamentals courses at Seventy-First High School, North Carolina for seven years. Awarded a MA and MFA in Community Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. Barbara has worked within five Baltimore communities facilitating four quilt projects and two summer youth programs creating murals. Her recent mural was a collaboration with the Johnson Square neighborhood at Ambrose Kennedy Park and pool. Ms. Combs currently teaches art education in Prince George's County and facilitates murals with Pre-K through high school students, while continuing to create in her studio apartment.