Barbara Vogel

Photo credit: Caroline Kraus


Photo credit: Caroline Kraus
Photo credit: Caroline Kraus

Portsmouth High School Class

photos on wood carved and painted with oils

24″ x 30″

Courtesy of Sherrie Gallerie


Photo credit: Caroline Kraus
Photo credit: Caroline Kraus

Family Remnants

mixed remnants on wood

24″ x 48″ x 3″

Courtesy of Sherrie Gallerie




Vogel earned a B.F.A. and a M.F.A. from The Ohio State University. In 2009 Vogel exhibited at the Riffe Gallery in a group show celebrating the Ohio Art League 100th Anniversary and received the Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Award. In 2010 she was in a group show at the Strathmore Art Center in Bethesda, MD. In 2011 Vogel had a solo show at the Springfield Museum of Art, in Springfield, OH. In September of 2012 Vogel had a residency in Vermont Studio Center and was part of a group show at the Ross Museum in Delaware, OH.
Vogel is represented by Sherrie Gallerie in Columbus, a board member of the Ohio Craft Museum, a member of C.A.W., the Ohio Art League, Spring Street Studios, and resides in Grandview Heights, OH.



Statement for Portsmouth High School Class

When working on this piece I asked, “Where are they now, what did they do with their lives, are they dead yet?” Like much of my work, this piece is a nostalgic look at the past.
This is my husband’s high school class in the late 50’s. A look back at the clothes and the hairdos were of particular interest when I did this piece. I made a negative of each classmate from a yearbook, printed the portrait on a wood square, then carved and painted with oils.



Statement for Family Remnants

Picking over and deciding what to throw away or keep from the house my parents lived in for five decades was no treasure hunt or picnic. Serving dishes from detergent boxes, chipped harvest bowls, souvenir plates from tourist sites, figurines, keys, jewelry, buttons, a bullet, pictures, floral tea towels and sheets etc.

Many of my family treasures (remnants) ended up in this collage piece. My work deals with the passage of time and is expressed through alternative photographic processes. I transferred family photos onto ceramics with a product called Lazertran. Thanks to my friend Lindsey Alexander and Gaudi for their inspiration.