About The Artist

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I was an artist at a very young age and lived in a city- New York, where they were very accessible.  I began dancing as soon as I could walk and  I also had painting lessons at the Brooklyn Museum children’s program.  I was educated by innovators in the dance and art world at Skidmore College, California State University, Brooklyn College and the New School of Social Research.    Afterwards I  performed in multi media theatre events in downtown Manhattan.   When I moved west, I focused on painting under accomplished teachers and in Ateliers.  With all of this education, I still consider myself self-taught.

My paintings are sold around the world to collectors and can be seen in fine residences,  office buildings and hotels.  My murals have been used by ballet companies for their studios and set designs.   Authors have used my art work for their book covers.  I  work with collectors and designers creating commissioned artworks.  My book “Dancer’s Palette” is available on Amazon.com.

I am represented by Flower and Hewes Gallery in California.

History of Galleries and Exhibitions 

  • Phillips Gallery of Fine Art, Kirkland, WA
  • Mercer Island Art Gallery, Mercer Island, WA
  • Axis Gallery- Seattle, WA Group Show
  • Phillips Gallery of Fine Art, San Jose, CA
  • Art Expo New York 2015
  • Flower and Hewes, Sant Monica & Malibu, CA
  • L’Excellence Design Center, Miami, Florida
  • Wellington Masters, Wellington, Florida
  • Lanyon 36 Gallery, New York City
  • Art Vault Unlimited LLC
  • Museum of Contemporary Art , London
  • Sansa Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
  • Gallerie Misto, Belleair Bluffs, Fl
  • Art Basel, Miami 2015
  • Best of Gage,Gage Academy of Art,  2015
  • Best of Gage, Gage Academy of Art, 2016
  • Bemis Arts Center 2016
  • “Pianos in the Park” Seattle, WA 2016
  • Awards:
  • Art Expo New York 2016 Poster Challenge Finalist
  • Art Expo New York 2017 Poster Challenge Finalist

Collectors of Barbi Leifert artwork include:

  • The Nordstrom Family, Seattle, WA
  •  Prunty Family, Palo Alto , CA
  •  Penski Family, Mercer Island, WA
  • Podemski family, Seattle, WA
  • Diana Sheridan, Snoqualmie, WA
  • Mara and Larry Lawrence, La Jolla, CA
  • Dr. And Mrs. Greg Schroedl, Mercer Island, WA
  • Andy Mansell, Seattle, WA
  • Lisa Molinaro, Kirkland, WA
  • Michelle and Mark Buchanan, Seattle, WA
  • Tom and Cynthia Captain, Mercer Island, WA
  • Dr. Barry Morguelan, Los Angeles,CA
  • Sandy Vilas, Steamboat Springs, Co
  • Dr. Gregory Guyman, Mercer island, WA
  • Maureen Dowd, Seattle, WA
  • Cheryl Michaels, Sammamish, WA
  • Zanne Lanyon Wittson, NJ
  • Tawn and Mel Auston, Miami, FL
  • Lisa Orberg, NYC
  • Patty Jordan, Bellevue, WA
  • Grayson Handy, NYC
  • Susan Ministeri, Long Island
  • Federal Way Boys and Girls Club
  • Eva and John Stephanous, Bellevue, WA
  • Erika Cianciulli, Long Island
  • Darren and Kay Bowman, Bellevue, WA
  • Alexandra Collard, Monterey, CA
  • Dr. Constance Mao, Seattle, WA
  • Erik Morris, Seattle, WA
  • Patrica Vaccarino, Seattle, WA
  • Trica Stromberg, Seattle,WA
  • The Fellman’s Aspen, CO.
  • Edward L. Bruce, WA

Film credits include:

  • Video producer – “In Rehearsal” featuring David Storey at Broadway Dance Center, NYC
  • Video producer – “Without Your Love” featuring Los Angeles based A Capella singing group M-Pact