"First Mesa Snake Dance" and "Buck Saves The Day" were selected for the 50th Annual Mountain Oyster Club Contemporary Western Art Show in Tucson, held November 24, 2019.. Named one of the top 50 Art Events and Galleries in the Southwest by Southwest Art, the show features original artistic works in the Club's historical venue.
Barry had 3 paintings selected to the Mountain Oyster Club 2nd Annual Honorary Artist Members Art Show and Sale, which will end May 25, 2018. This is only the second year of this event, but it projects to be one of the highlights of Mountain Oyster Club art events along with the 49th Annual Mountain Oyster Club Contemporary Western Art Show & Sale to be held Sunday, November 18, 2018. "Boundary Dispute" 22 X 28 acrylic on canvas "Star Packers" 22 X 28 watercolor "Bone Doctor" 14 X 18 watercolor & acrylic
The 99th Baile de Las Flores to benefit St. Luke's Home was held Saturday April 21st 2018 at the Mountain Oyster Club. In 1919, the St. Luke's Board of Visitors organized the first charity ball ever held in the Tucson community. St. Luke's Baile Show at Jane Hamilton Fine Art Gallery This year the Baile is featuring their Artist of the Year for 2018, Barry Sapp. Barry's terrific rendering in the style of pulp fiction artists of the 30's and 40's is called "Suddenly Spooked." The painting was raffled off to support Tucson's oldest charity, St. Luke's Home. The award winning artist of Native American and historic western subjects in watercolor & acrylic, donated the uniquely styled 18 X 14 watercolor for this year's benefit. All monies raised from the painting and the Baile are to benefit St. Luke's Home, a non-profit, non-denominational holistic home for elders of limited financial means. St. Luke's is the only registered Eden Alternative community in Arizona.
Barry Sapp was recently named Baile Artist of 2018 for the St. Luke's Home Annual Fundraiser. Barry donated his 18 x 14 watercolor, "Suddenly Spooked" to the charity for their fundraiser. This festive fundraiser is organized and hosted by the St. Luke’s Board of Visitors Committee and has been an annual event since 1919. Beginning in 1987, the Baile has featured local artists who donate original paintings for a raffle. More information and dates of show and Baile will be forthcoming.
Sizzling Summer Art Walk Featuring Barry Sapp Thursday July 20th 4-7pm Barry Sapp was recently named Baile Artist of 2018 for St Luke's Home annual fundraiser. He is an artist member of the prestigious Mountain Oyster Club of Tucson and is a former president of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. Barry Sapp's new work will be featured and he will be on hand to meet & greet. We will serve light refreshments. Please join us for this break from the heat as we appreciate our southwestern heritage through the beautiful art of Tucson artist Barry Sapp. Art Walk Thursday July 20th 4-7pm Jane Hamilton Fine Art 2890 E. Skyline Drive Suite 180 Tucson Az 520-529-4886 janehamiltonfineart.com
Barry had 2 works, "A Son of Cochise" and "The Veteran...Hopi Code Talker", selected to show at the Mountain Oyster Club's 47th Annual Contemporary Western Art Show and Sale. The Mountain Oyster Art Show is one of the oldest and best known contemporary western art shows in the country. This year, the show will be held November 20. Barry was inducted as an Honorary Artist Member of the Mountain Oyster Club. His painting, "Long Hair Kachina" became part of the club's permanent collection. At present there are 81 Honorary Artist Members in this prestigious organization including among others, Harley Brown, Tom Hill, Buck McCain, John Fawcett, William Matthews, and Lawrence Lee.
“Northern Paiute”, an acrylic on canvas painting by Barry Sapp has been selected to be included in “Acrylic Works 3: The Best of Acrylic Painting” published by North Light Books. It is a hardbound showcase of the best in contemporary acrylics. Out of thousands of entries from across the United States and Canada, 112 images were picked to be displayed in this compendium of great paintings.
SAWG 50th Anniversary Signature Show "A Healer With Great Power" 29 X 21 watercolor and acrylic, was selected "Best of Show" at the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild's 2016 Signature Show.
Barry won the Gold Award for the Watercolor/Acrylic division at the 38th Annual Western Art Exhibition & Sale in San Dimas, CA on April 25-27, 2014 for the painting "Mixed Kachina Dance" 24 X 18 acrylic on canvas.
”Jaguar Jamboree" held at Jane Hamilton Fine Art Gallery raised several thousand dollars for the Northern Jaguar Project. This non- profit group has created an animal preserve in northern Mexico where the beautiful creatures run free. Hundreds of people came to learn more about the endangered species, and donate monies toward their future livelihood. A highlight of the event was the drawing of the winning raffle ticket for a stunning jaguar painting by Barry Sapp. Sapp’s "Tigres del Desierto" was based on video footage from the Northern Jaguar Reserve of two romantically inclined jaguars walking together through an arroyo.