Past Events

Fused Art Glass Course

Skill Level: Beginning to Intermediate
Instructor: Barbara Westfall, M.F.A.

Friday, September 28, 2018
Session 1: 4-6:30 pm
Session 2: 6:30-9pm
FEE: $85

This is a fun beginner-to-intermediate fused glass project that will give you beautiful results. You have the option to design and create your own original fused glass art in the following sizes: one 10” round , or one 12x12” square , or two 6x12” rectangles . Your forms can be used to serve food, or be displayed in elegant metal stands (stands not included, but available for purchase.) You will learn how to score, cut, layer and stack a variety of opaque, transparent, iridescent sheet glass and frit. Fee includes all instruction, materials and firing fees. Arrive 15 minutes prior to instruction.

Light appetizers and beverages are provided, or feel free to bring a bottle of your favorite wine or beer (serving glasses and coolers provided.) Raffle tickets are available for purchase to win original art. Allow time to browse the wide variety of art available for purchase in the gallery before or after class. Please share this link with your friends, and remember to sign up for future emails by following this link .

Barbara Westfall Art Glass Design
8328 Swan Road, Mt. Horeb, WI 53572

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400 Block and 3rd street in the Historic River District
Wausau, WI

Saturday and Sunday September 8-9, 2018
HOURS: Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm

BARBARA WESTFALL ART GLASS DESIGN will be displaying and selling art glass creations at this two-day outdoor arts festival in Wausau.


Agora Art Fair 2018

5500 E. Cheryl Parkway
Fitchburg, WI 54235

Saturday, August 18, 2018
10am - 5:00 pm

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OUR WATER STORIES: A Celebration of Door County’s Relationship to Water

A Group Art Invitational Exhibit

The Miller Art Museum
107 South 4th Avenue Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

June 2 – July 17, 2018
June 2 – July 17, 2018

The Miller Art Museum invites you to a group art exhibition which celebrates and explores our most precious and vital resource: water. This distinctive exhibit, featuring art in which water is the principal theme, is being coordinated in collaboration with Door County Community Foundation and Healthy Water Door County. This unique geographic region known as Door County, is on a peninsula situated on the Niagara Escarpment. The thin soil layer, combined with vertical and horizontal fracturing common in our bedrock, makes water vulnerable and thus protecting it a priority. The exhibition will feature compelling works across diverse media bringing varying perspectives and subject matter that reflects an appreciation for our most treasured shared resource.

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Barbara Westfall’s Meet Me at the Beach, 40”w x 26”h, Fused glass with solid wood frame



Barbara Westfall Art Glass Design
8328 Swan Rd. Mt. Horeb, WI 53572

June 1 - 3, 2018
HOURS: Friday – Sunday, 10am - 5pm

BARBARA WESTFALL ART GLASS DESIGN and the Mount Horeb Area Arts Association invite you to the 12th annual 2018 Spring Art Tour. View the vistas, prairies and gardens that inspire fourteen Mt. Horeb area artists. Wander through the rolling hills of South Central Wisconsin on this 3-day self-guided art studio tour. You will be welcomed into my studio and gallery where you can view the processes involved with making fused glass, view and purchase art and receive information about installing it in your home and business. Barbara Westfall Art Glass Design studio will be listed as #15 on the tour map and is located at 8328 Swan Rd in picturesque rural Mt. Horeb. Update your home, office or garden with a purchase of locally-made art glass. Credit cards accepted.



1-Day Pop-Up Gallery

High Noon Saloon’s Outdoor Atrium
701 E. Washington Avenue Madison, WI

Saturday, June 16, 2018
11am - 6:00pm

Between The Waves Music Festival & Conference brings together musicians, educators, and music industry leaders for an immersive experience built on inspiration, instruction, networking and support. DaneArts has teamed up with festival organizers to provide a venue for local artists to sell art. I am 1 of the 15 artists participating. Stop by High Noon’s outdoor atrium to view some new music-themed art glass to inspire your next song or gig.



Barbara Westfall Art Glass Design
8328 Swan Rd. Mt. Horeb, WI 53572

Friday, May 4, 2018
HOURS: 4 - 9 pm

BARBARA WESTFALL ART GLASS DESIGN and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art invite you to the 2018 Spring Gallery Maker-Night. Browse and purchase locally made art. Enjoy light refreshments, door prizes, raffles and music. Free art instruction will be provided to those interested in learning how to make their own fused glass necklace or plate. Art activity takes 1 hour, ages 10 to adult, materials and firing fee $35-$40 not included. Credit cards accepted.



Seasons of the Sugar River

Group Art Exhibition
Monroe Arts Center - Frehner Gallery

1315 11th Street, Monroe, WI 53566

January 26 - March 23, 2018
Opening Reception: Fri, Jan 26, 2018
5-8:00 pm


Beloit Fine Arts Incubator

Art Glass Group Exhibition
520 E. Grand Ave, Beloit, WI 53711

December 1-22, 2017
Opening Reception: Fri, Dec 1, 2017
6-9:00 pm


MMoCA's Art & Gift Fair

November 18 & 19th, 2017

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State Street, Madison, WI

Saturday, November 18th 10am-8pm
Sunday, November 19th 10am-4pm


Winter Art Fair at Monona Terrace

November 11 & 12th, 2017

Monona Terrace Convention Center
1 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI

Saturday, November 11th 9am5pm
Sunday, November 12th 10am-4pm

Admission: $5 / For more information:


2017 FALL Gallery Maker-Night

Barbara Westfall Art Glass Design
8328 Swan Rd, Mt. Horeb, WI

Friday, October 6, 2017
5:00-9:00pm (TO RESERVE a space, call 608.843.7515)


Dane Arts Buy Local POP-UP Gallery

US Bank Building
1 S. Pinckney, Madison, WI

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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Art Comes Alive Exhibition

ADC Fine Art Gallery
310 Culvert St. Cincinnati, OH

Saturday, October 14, 2017

7:00-9:00pm Opening Reception


Fisher King Winery

April 1 - May 29, 2017
1105 Laser St, Verona, WI 53593

CLOSING RECEPTION: Saturday May 27, 2017 5-8:30 pm
HOURS: Mon-Wed 12-7pm; Thur & Fri 12-9pm; Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 12-4pm

FISHER KING WINERY invites you to view the art exhibit Water into Wine featuring glass art designs by Barbara Westfall, M.F.A on display April 1 - May 29, 2017 in the tasting room gallery located in Verona, WI. This solo art exhibit includes new art inspired by the the rich colors and viscosity of grapes and vintage wines. A closing reception will take place on Saturday, May 27th 5:00-8:30 pm. Guests will enjoy an artist meet and greet, live music by Lo Marie, snacks and a cash bar offering craft wine and beer. View and purchase locally-produced art, while enjoying your favorite Fisher King wine. Credit cards accepted.

Fisher King Winery Events



Barbara Westfall Art Glass Design
8328 Swan Rd. Mt. Horeb, WI 53572

June 2 - 4, 2017
HOURS: Friday – Sunday, 10am - 5pm

BARBARA WESTFALL ART GLASS DESIGN and the Mount Horeb Area Arts Association invite you to the 11th annual 2017 Spring Art Tour. View the vistas, prairies and gardens that inspire Mt. Horeb area artists. You will be welcomed into their studios, galleries and gardens where you will be inspired to watch them create art glass, wheel thrown pottery and much more. Wander through the rolling hills of South Central Wisconsin as you view rarely seen artists’ studios on this 3-day self-guided tour. You will find directions to Barbara Westfall Art Glass Design studio on the map listed below as #12. Update your home, office or garden with a purchase of locally-made art glass. Bring a snack and dine outdoors on picnic tables with fabulous views of picturesque farms. You can reach this studio by bicycle from the Military Ridge Bike Trail west of Riley, WI. Credit cards accepted. WEB: and at .

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Barbara Westfall Art Glass Design
8328 Swan Rd. Mt. Horeb, WI 53572

Friday, May 5, 2017
HOURS: 5 - 9 pm

BARBARA WESTFALL ART GLASS DESIGN and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art invite you to a glass-release party at Mt. Horeb’s newest art gallery located 10 min drive from west-Madison and Verona. Illuminate your talents in glass at this unique Spring Gallery Night Maker Event where you will receive instruction on how to create your own fused glass necklace, or art glass coasters in a picturesque farm studio. Update your spaces with a purchase of locally-made art glass including art for the garden, home or office. Guests will enjoy music, snacks, beverages and a raffle to win original art glass by Barbara Westfall and locally-made Fisher King Wine. Find your inner light in glass at this fun Maker Event! Credit cards accepted.



Yahara Bay Distillery

6250 Nesbitt Road, Madison, WI 53713
Feb 17 - Mar 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 2nd 5-9pm

Barbara Westfall Art Glass Design teams up with award winning Yahara Bay Distillery to produce art glass which draws inspiration from the yellow/gold/orange and red colors of brandy, bourbon and lemoncella. Yahara makes small-batch Wisconsin-grown premium spirits and liquors. This solo exhibit offers an opportunity to shop and purchase one of a kind art glass coasters and wall hangings, while sipping your favorite Yahara Bay spirit or liquor in the tasting room gallery.

Yahara Bay Distillery Events


2017 Wisconsin Garden Expo

1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713
February 10 - 12, 2017

HOURS: Fri 2-8pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm

Visit me at the 2017 Wisconsin Garden EXPO to see what's new in garden inspired art for spring. I will have a selection of botanical-themed art glass available for purchase at the Mount Horeb Area Art Association exhibit booth.

About Garden Expo


Spectrum Miami

1700 NE 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33132
November 30 - December 4, 2016


Wednesday, Nov 30th: 6pm - 10pm

Thurs-Sat, Dec 1 - Dec 4: 12pm - 8pm

Sunday, Dec 4th: 12pm - 5pm

Discover Spectrum Miami~a juried, contemporary art show in the heart of Miami's Arts & Entertainment District featuring an international slate of artists and galleries. It's where contemporary meets extraordinary. Fine art experience, music, entertainment and refreshments.


Gallery Night

Barbara Westfall Art Glass Design
8328 Swan Rd, Mt. Horeb, WI

Friday, October 7, 2016

Showcasing greater Madison's vibrant arts community, Gallery Night is a long-time tradition organized each spring and fall by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Gallery Night offers art lovers and art novices alike an opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of art exhibitions, opening receptions, special events, demonstrations, and refreshments at local art studios and galleries. For more info:


DABL - Dane Arts Buy Local

US Bank Building
1 S. Pinckney, Madison, WI

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Dane Arts Buy Local (DABL) is a one night Pop-Up Gallery event sponsored by DaneArts to match local businesses with local artists with the goal of purchasing original art for offices, board rooms, clinics or reception areas. Finance, IT, hospitality, healthcare and all small and large businesses are welcome and encouraged to attend this free event. Do not miss this opportunity to meet many Dane County artists while selecting from hundreds of vibrant works of arts in a spectacular Madison venue off the Capital square. Start your business art collection now during this vibrant arts event, while listening to live music, nibbling on food and sipping beverages while you shop. For more info:


Refresh With Art

Barbara Westfall Art Glass Design
8328 Swan Rd, Mt. Horeb, WI

September 22, 23, 24, 2016
HOURS: Thur & Fri 10am - 8pm. Sat 10am - 1pm

Summer guests left you with a room in need of renewal?
Kids back to school and you need to refresh a room?
Purchase a new home and not sure where to begin with art, color and design?

Refresh With Art is an opportunity to work with a professional artist to refresh a room in your home or office using art, color and design. Bring your idea or a photo of the room you want to refresh to this event and receive an art, color and design consultation. Stop by to purchase art directly from an artist's studio, or commission your own custom piece. Browse new works of art while enjoying locally sourced refreshments while you shop.


Art Comes Alive

A Group Art Exhibition and Awards Presentation
July 23 - August 19, 2016

Art Design Consultants Fine Art
310 Culvert Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202


Opening Reception: Friday, July 23, 2016 8:00 pm

Art Comes Alive is a juried exhibit of contemporary art in America held once a year at ADC gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio to lend recognition to artists and award them for their accomplishments. In 2016, ADC will be donating $80,000 in purchase awards to artists for the sale of their work in partnership with Ohio area businesses and homeowners.

Urban Nature

A Solo Art Exhibition by Barbara Westfall, M.F.A.
July 1 - August 19, 2016

Monroe Arts Center
Frehner Gallery
1315 11th Sreet
Monroe, WI 53566

Opening Reception: Friday, July 1, 2016 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Artist’s talk: 5:30 pm
Gallery Hours: Tue - Sat 10:00 - 5:00

Urban Nature explores the role of nature in our lives regardless of where we live. It is known that being in nature, as little as 20 minutes each day, is of great benefit to our minds and bodies. In an urban setting, paying attention to the colors, sounds and smells of the flora and fauna, and the emotions they evoke, serves to connect us to that which is important in the preservation of life. The intention of my art is to bring nature indoors and give reason to pause, breathe and take in the wonder and beauty of it all.


2016 Parade of Homes

June 11 - 26, 2016
Tue - Fri 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Look for my fused glass art in the two homes by
Craftsman Construction located in:
Fox Point, Sun Prairie, WI
Kilkenny Farms, Waunakee, WI


ART TASTING: Gaze & Graze

Friday, April 22, 2016 4:30 - 7:30pm

Barbara Westfall Fine Art & Design
8328 Swan Road
Mount Horeb, WI 53572

Break free from the routine of your typical Friday night and indulge yourself in the arts for a few hours. Come celebrate the completion of my new studio overlooking the picturesque Sugar River. GAZE and purchase art in the newly remodeled showroom. GRAZE on locally-sourced cheeses, wood-fired breads and tasting-pours of wine and craft beer. Listen to vintage jazz recordings over the songs of crickets and frogs.

Get an early start to your weekend by relaxing at this Earth Day - Full Moon ART TASTING event!

An Exploration of Art & Health

7:00 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Inner Sparks Rehab Gym & Spa
1468 N. Highpoint Road, Suite 101, Middleton, WI

Participate in a discussion with artist Barbara Westfall, M.F.A. and Andrea Carvin, Occupational Therapist, regarding how art aids in the healing of our bodies and what to look for when picking art to assist in healing. Light refreshments served.

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The Nature of Healing

Solo Art Exhibition by Barbara Westfall, M.F.A.
August 2 - October 2, 2015

UW Health American Center Hospital
4602 Eastpark Blvd
Madison, WI

Opening Reception: Sunday, August 2, 2015, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Café Gallery Hours: Daily 8 am - 8 pm

Come see Barbara's commissioned mural, Three Deep Breaths , unveiled. Mural is located in the Emergency Department. In addition, visit the Café Gallery to view The Nature of Healing .

The Nature of Healing serves to demonstrate how art weaves the beauty and mystery of nature's forms, materials and colors into people's lives. Exploration of biomes, trees, flowers, underwater gardens, full moons and sunny days, enable me to experience the multitude of feelings nature evokes. This collection of art reflects my belief in the intricate and vital role art plays in wellness and healing.

Bring your family and friends to relax and explore east Madison's newest health care and wellness facility.



Thursday, September 24, 2015

4:00 - 6:30 Refreshments and Art Sale
4:30 - 5:15 Artist Talk and Panel Discussion

Topic: The Art and Nature of Healing in Healthcare

Barbara Westfall, M.F.A., Sarah Petto, UW Health Arts-in-Healthcare Program and Mandy Kron, UW Health Art Program

UW Health American Center Hospital
4602 Eastpark Blvd. Madison, WI