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Fairfield County Arts Council Win: Barbara Teusink

Congratulations to Barbara Teusink for receiving a Merit Award at the current Fairfield County Arts Council juried show. Barbara's piece "The Suitors" was one of six awarded pieces in this very diverse show with numerous media and styles centered on the theme "Birds. The show, which was judged by Olga Yukhno, is on exhibit at the Heirloom Fine Art Gallery in Winnsboro SC until October 4.

Congratulations Barbara and all the other winners!

Original oil painting, "The Suitors" by Barbara Teusink
"The Suitors" by Barbara Teusink

About the Artwork

""The Suitors" by Barbara Teusink

Oil on canvas

Size: 20" x 16"

Price: $495

Artist Bio

Barbara Teusink

Photo of artist, Barbara Teusink

First Place Masters winner in the CCAL 2021 and 2022 Juried Shows, Barbara Teusink is an artist whose work is represented in private collections across the USA and Canada. A contemporary realist, Barbara’s subjects include still life, floral, portrait, figure and landscape. Her paintings have won numerous awards at the State and Local level.

Working primarily in oils, Barbara began her artistic studies in November 2012 after retiring from a professional career in educational technology. She continually seeks to improve through diligent self-study, weekly classes and occasional workshops. She strives to capture and preserve the beauty all around us in the fleeting moments of life; an expression or gesture, the light, the season, or a striking arrangement of objects. Barbara lives in Chapin with her husband, dog and cat.

A very active member of the Crooked Creek Art League, Barbara has served in numerous roles including two terms as president. She currently serves as Webmaster and Social Media Manager as well as Community Arts Project Chair.

You can see more of Barbara's work at

Artist Statement

A fun little play on love among Eastern Bluebirds. "The Suitors" shows a collection of male suitors vying for the love of a lone female. Most Bluebirds (95%) mate for life and mated pairs can stay together for as long as they survive. In the event of the death or disappearance of the male or female, the remaining bird replaces it with a new mate.


Exhibition Host:

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Fairfield County Arts Council is a local organization dedicated to the promotion of the arts - in all venues. In addition to regular juried show, the organization produces the Annual Arts on the Ridge in Ridgeway SC each May and hosts events on First Friday's in Winnsboro.

The gallery is the Heirloom Fine Art Gallery at 121 East Washington Street Winnsboro, SC 29180.

You can see more on their website at


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