Gary Barton

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Garold C. Barton Jr. graduated from Brigham Young University in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in printmaking. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in art from Ohio State University in 1994. He later returned to BYU as a faculty member in the Visual Arts Department, and later in the Art Department when the department split. In 2007, BYU awarded him with the Joseph E. White Teaching and Learning Fellowship.

As a professor and artist Barton works primarily in two-dimensional media including painting, printmaking, and mixed media. He has shown his work extensively in national and international exhibitions and has received numerous grants and awards for his work, including the Award for Excellence in Creative Works from BYU's College of Fine Arts and Communications and the Utah Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship.

While at BYU, Barton has served as the 2-D studio area coordinator, associate chair of the Department of Visual Arts and has been the director or associate director of several study abroad programs. He has also served on the Gordon B. Hinckley Presidential Scholarship Committee, the London Center Study Abroad Committee, and the University Rank and Status Council. In 2010 Barton was named Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications, he continued in this position through June of 2013. In 2013 Barton had the opportunity to deliver the keynote address for the college's April convocation.

From January of 2012 to January of 2013, Barton served as a mentor to Nicholas Bontorno as part of a print exchange, a collaborative printmaking project between BYU and the University of Hawaii. An exhibit of the final works was displayed at the Harris Fine Arts Center on BYU campus and at the Honolulu Print Makers Guild.

In July of 2013, Barton gave the university wide campus devotional.

Barton became the chair of BYU's new Art Department in 2015 when the Department of Visual Arts split to become the Department of Art and the Department of Design.

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