Penelope Barringer has
created and shown lithographs and monotype prints in the Washington
area for more than 30 years .In 1983 she founded, with Allen
Kaneshiro, Discover Graphics Atelier, Inc., a printmaking
workshop in the Torpedo Factory that provides classes and
working space for area printmakers. She serves as Director
of the non-profit organization. Over the past 20 years she
has taught lithography, etching, and monotype classes for
the Art League, Inc. as well as offering specialized intensive
workshops in etching, monotype, and collagraph techniques.
She previous worked at the National Museum of American Art,
Smithsonian Institution, as Assistant Printmaker and at Union
Printmakers, Inc. as Assistant Director.
Mrs. Barringer earned her BFA degree from Syracuse University
in fabric design in 1968. She began printmaking in 1972, learning
the craft through study and collaboration with numerous teachers
and such distinguished printmakers as Joseph Goldyne, Robert
A. Nelson, and Lynd Ward. She also has studied enameling with
Dorothea Stover and Don Viehman, metalwork with Gretchen Raber
and Nick Barnes.
Ms Barringer works primarily in lithography,
monotype printmaking and cloisonné enamel jewelry.
Her flowing organic images are inspired by natural forms.