Rolando S Barrero
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Biography

ROLANDO BARRERO is an award winning watercolor artist. He has been active in participating competitive plein air paint outs and juried shows in Northern California. His passion has been painting street scenes, boats and harbors, and county fairs, capturing the light, atmosphere and essence of the place. As he loves life, most of his works, people and nature are incorporated and being an Architect, he rarely obscure building elements that he thinks has aesthetic value, and believes that a good painting should tell story.

He started consulting since his school years in Architectural and Interior Design renderings using watercolor, which became his favorite painting medium. It was also when he had experienced plein air painting with the guidance of Aquiles Paredes, his professor in design and graphic arts at the university who was a master perspectivist and watercolorist. It was the time when he became aware that drawing skill was essential especially painting street scenes which requires good knowledge in perspective. Rolando embarked on art professionally in 2006 when he lessened his involvement in Architecture. Rolando is a signature member of California Watercolor Association.

AWARDS AND JURIED SHOWS

2017.09.18-24 Mendocino Open Paint Out
A Plein Air Festival
"Noyo Harbor"
Plein Air Collector
Featured Artwork Award
Plein Air Magazine Advertisement,
value $750 and ribbon

2017.06.30 Marine County Fair
Plein Air Painting Competition
"Fireworks"
1st Place Award Award
"At the Fair Entrance"
Merit Award

2017.06.29 Alameda County Fair
Plein Air Painting Competition
"At The Fair"
2nd Place Award

2017.05.17-21 - Carmel 24th Annual Art Festival
Carmel, CA
Juried Plein Air Painting Competition


2016 NAPA TOWN & COUNTRY FAIR
Juried Art Show - Professional Fine Art
'Moonlight in Venice'
Merit Award Award in Water Media

2016 NAPA TOWN & COUNTRY FAIR
Juried Art Show - Professional Fine Art
'Dry Docked Trimaran'
Special Award in Water Media

2016 NAPA TOWN & COUNTRY FAIR
Juried Art Show - Professional Fine Art
'Feed the Birds''
5th Place Award in Water Media

2016.05.12-15 - Camel 23rd Annual Art Festival
Carmel, CA
Juried Plein Air Painting Competition
'Moss Landing Harbor'
HM Award
Juror Huang Liu

2016.04-08-16 - AMERICAN CANYON ARTS FOUNDATION
24th Annual Art Extravaganza - Juried Show
Jamieson Ranch Vineyard, Napa, CA

2015.09.26 - GREAT PETALUMA PAINT OUT
Petaluma, CA
Plein Air Painting Competition
"Across the bridge"
2nd Place Award

2015.07.01 - MARINE COUNTY FAIR
San Rafael, CA
Plein Air Painting Competition
'Avenue of the Flags''
3rd Place Award

2015.06.25 - ALAMEDA COUNTY FAIR
Pleasanton, CA
Plein Air Painting Competition
'Fair Time'
2nd Place Award

2015.04-01-09 - AMERICAN CANYON ARTS FOUNDATION
23rd Annual Art Extravaganza - Juried Show
Jamieson Ranch Vineyard, Napa, CA
'Getting Ready' - Berkeley Marina
1st Place Award in Watercolor
'China Town'
3rd Place Award in Watercolor

2015.05.13-16 22nd Annual CARMEL ART FESTIVAL
Juried Plein Air Painting Competition
Carmel, CA

2014.09.08-13 2nd. MENDOCINO OPEN PAINT OUT
Plein Air Painting Competition
Mendocino, CA
'Noyo Harbor Lights'
1st Place Award in Watercolor

2014.08.17 SCENE ON THE STRAIT
Martinez, CA
Juried Art Show

2014.07.16. NAPA TOWN & COUNTRY FAIR
Juried Art Show - Professional Fine Art
'Fruit Stall'
Best of Show Award in Water Media

2014.07.16. NAPA TOWN & COUNTRY FAIR
Juried Art Show - Professional Fine Art
'Sea Wave Fishing Vessel'
4th Place Award in Water Media

2014.07.16. NAPA TOWN & COUNTRY FAIR
Juried Art Show - Professional Fine Art
'Foggy Golden Gate'
5th Place Award in Water Media

2014.07.16. NAPA TOWN & COUNTRY FAIR
Juried Art Show - Professional Fine Art
'End of Market Street'
Special Award Award in Water Media

2014.07.16. NAPA TOWN & COUNTRY FAIR
Juried Art Show - Professional Fine Art
'Sea Wave Fishing Vessel''
3rd Place Award in Watercolor

2014.05.31 Contra Costa County Fair, Antioch, CA
Plein Air Painting Competition at the Fair
'Fair Time"
2nd Place Award

2014.05.15-18 21st Annual CARMEL ART FESTIVAL
Juried Plein Air Painting Competition
Carmel, CA
'At The Mission Fountain"
1st Place Best Watercolor Watercolor

2014.05.31 Contra Costa County Fair, Antioch, CA
Plein Air Painting Competition at the Fair
'Fair Time"
2nd Place Award

2014.04.4-5 America Canyon Art Foundation
Art Extravaganza
'End of Market Street' San Francisco, CA
2nd Place Award

2013.09.09-14 Mendocino Open Paint Out
Plein Air Painting Competition
Mendocino, CA
1st Place Quick Draw - 'Main Street'
HM in Watercolor - 'At Kasten Street'

2013.07.03 Marin County Fair
Plein Air Painting Competition
San Rafael, CA
'Two Guards'
2nd. Place Award

2013.06.01 Contra Costa County Fair
Antioch, CA
Plein Air Painting Competition at the Fair
'Midway of Fun'
1st. Place Award

2012.08.11 Scene On The Strait
Martinez, CA
Juried Show

2012.07.29-08.4 Frank Bette Plein Air
Paint Out
Juried Show

2012.06.30 Marine County Fair
Plein Air Painting Competition
"Fair Time"
Merit Award

2012.06.28 Alameda County Fair
Plein Air Painting Competition
"Magical Midway"
1st Place Award

2012.06.02 Contra Costa County Fair
Plein Air Painting Competition
"Fair Time"
1st Place Award

2011.09.25 California Watercolor Association
Annual National Show - Ross CA
Accepted - "Old Silver Mine", Comstock Lode, NV
Quick Draw Peoples' Choice Award "At the Gazebo"

2011.09.18 Great Petaluma Paint Out 2011
Petaluma CA
"Petaluma Waterfront"
1st. Place, Artists' Choice Award

2011 - 08 - 13 SCENE ON THE STRAIT
Martinez, CA
Annual Juried Art Show

2011 - 06-30 MARIN COUNTY FAIR
Plein Air Painting Competition
"Fun Fair"
2nd Place Award

2011.06.30-07.04 MARIN COUNTY FAIR
Juried exhibition
'Golden Gate from Presidio'

2011 - 09-18 CWA 42nd National Exhibition
Ross, California
"Old Silver Mine", Virginia City, NV
Plein Air Painting
Juror: Katherine Chang Liu

2011 - 06-05 Crockett Plein Air Paint Out
Crockett CommunityFoundation
Epperson Gallery - Organizer
"C & H Sugar Factory"
3rd. Place Award
Juror: Randall Sexton

2011 - 06-04 Contra Costa County Fair
Plein Air Painting Competition
"At The Fair"
First Place Award

2011 - CWA John Muir Aspen Surgical Center Exhibit
133 La Casa, Via Suite 150,
Walnut Creek, CA - Feb. 12 - Mar. 25
"Union Square" - 3rd. Place Award
Juror - Fred Cling

2010 - The Valona Annual Paint Out
Crockett, CA - Oct. 16-22, 2010
"Toot's Tavern" - Artists' Choice Award
"Joy Marina#4" - Honorable Mention Award

2010 - The Great Petaluma Paint Out 2010
Petaluma, CA - Sept. 11, 2010
"Clock Tower"
1st. Place Artists' Choice Award

2010 - California Watercolor Association
Presidio Paintout - August 29, 2010
"At Main Street" - People's Choice Award

2010 - Frank Bette Plein Air Paint Out
Frank Bette Center for the Arts
Alameda, CA - July 26 - 31, 2010

2010 - California Watercolor Association
Presidio Paintout - July 25, 2010
"Fire House" - 2nd. Place Award

2010.06.05 Contra Costa County Fair
Antioch, CA
Plein Air Painting Competition
Juror: Rita Pestoe
"County Fair " - 1st. Place Award

2010.04.10-05.16 - Best of Show
Epperson Gallery
Crockett, CA

2010 - Spring Plein Air
Patris Studio and Art Center at S12
1200 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

2009 - VALONA 13th. Annual Plein Air Festival
Oct. 17-25 Crockett, CA
Juror: Randall Sexton
"Old Crockett Post Office" - !st. Place Award

2009 - CAPITOL Annual Plein Air Festival
Oct. 11-16 Sacramento, CA

2009 - Plein Air Painting Competition
Alameda County Fair - July 8
Pleasanton, CA
Jurors: Marlowe Boyd & David Hevel
"Carnival Fun" - 2nd. Place Award

2009 - Plein Air Painting Competition
Costa County Fair - May 30 Antioch, CA
Juror: Clancy Crew
"At The Fair "- 1st. Place Award

2009 - Paint Out at the Presidio - May 2
CWA & Presidio Trust, San Francisco, CA
"Chapel of our Lady"
People's Choice Award

2009 - Paint Out at the Presidio - April 4
CWA & Presidio Trust, San Francisco, CA
"At Crissy Field Trail"
People's Choice Award

2009 - Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
Celebrating Vallejo's Urban Forest
Plein Air Painting Exhibition
"Approaching Hanns Park"

2009 - SAN FRANCISCO BAY FLYWAY FESTIVAL
A project of Arc Ecology
Mare Island, Vallejo, CA
13th. Annual Festival, Art Show
and Plein Air Competition
Jurors: Randy Sexton & Barbara Simmons
"Barges, Boats & Cranes" - - Ist. Place Award
"Going Up the Trail" - - - - - 2nd. Place Award

2009 - CWA National Exhibition
Presidio Officers - Exhibition Hall
San Francisco, CA
Juror: John Salminen
"Golden Gate from Presidio"
7th. Place - People's Choice Award

2008 - Fourth Annual Rivertown Plein Air Paint Out
Lynn House Gallery, Antioch, CA
"Nina" - 3rd. Place Award

2008 - 24th. Annual Pittsburg Seafood Festival
Sponsored by CWA & City of Pittsburg, CA
Art in Action - Plein Air Painting Competition
"Sailing Home" - People's Choice Award

1997 - CWA - Blackhawk Gallery, Danville CA
"Lecaste Cuenta" - H Mention

1997 - CWA - Blackhawk Gallery, Danville CA
"Moonlight in Venice" - H Mention

1997 - CWA - Blackhawk Gallery, Danville, CA
"Gothic Window" - H Mention

1996 - TRITON MUSEUM OF ART - Santa Clara, CA
Biennial Statewide Watercolor Competition
and Exhibition
"My Hero" Juror - Jane R. Hostetter

1994 - TRITON MUSEUM OF ART
Santa Clara, CA
Biennial Statewide Watercolor
Competition and Exhibition
"Gondolier"


 
 
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