-   Barbara's latest work and returning to Northern Illinois University in this article

   School of Art and Design alumna Barbara Lee Smith: “It started with a dream”

-   As part of "Connections," the Renwick Galley's exhibition of some of their permanent collection, each artist was asked to 

    respond to one other work in the show. Here is Barbara's response to the iconic "Ghost Clock" by Wendell Castle

   Barbara Lee Smith on Wendell Castle—Connections: Renwick Gallery

Review by NW ; Transitions and Reflections

    of  Barbara's January 2016 solo show at Tacoma Community College Gallery, Tacoma, WA

-   Read an online interview with Barbara in Textile Artist Magazine

   Rythms of Nature

-   Click the PDF to download an exhibition essay for Barbara's Tacoma Community College show by Dr. Pamela Transue

PULL OF THE MOON: Recent Works of Barbara Lee Smith


Catalog for Barbara’s solo show at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, 2011


View the entire catalog here.


Click here to read essays about this show by Roger Manley, Director Gregg Museum of Art & Design and the late Lynn Jones Ennis, Associate Director and Curator of the collection.


TRACES: Mapping a Journey in Textiles


Exhibition at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, winter and spring of 2011


Barbara explains how the exhibit Traces: Mapping a Journey in Textiles came about and her thought process behind the exhibition in this 

youtube video.


View the entire catalog here.




CELEBRATING THE STITCH: Contemporary Embroidery of North America

By Barbara Lee Smith

The Taunton Press, 1991

This book was the first to focus on artists from the United States and Canada using embroidery as their primary medium.  Rather than focusing on "how to", the profiles offer in depth commentary as to why the artists chose to use this medium.

Out of print, but occasionally available on the web