Blair Barbour was raised in a household full of artists and musicians, so naturally she ventured towards a creative future. Scholarships and awards carried her through art and film school. Her artist mother, who is president of the Pennsylvania Arts Education Association, Diane Wilkin supported every creative venture and her father is a Vietnam Veteran and fearless adventurer. He took she and her sister, famous wine sommelier Erin Scala, on several adventures around the world.
Today she is the founder of Rogue Yoga and a big part of the local animal advocacy scene, winning Miss Pinup Philadelphia 2014 and helping to raise awareness for breed discrimination through the organization Pinups for Pitbulls. Art is her number one passion and she works in a number of mediums, but her signature style is collage with recycled materials. In her Art career she has been on the board of one of the top 20 shows in the country - The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show in Philadelphia for 15 years. She is a member of the Artists of Yardley and teaches children about the environment through Yoga and Art in her local community. Her art has been recognized with an International Art award from Neo Pop Realism and can be found globally with works residing on the west coast and in Paris and Hong Kong. She was accepted into the Artist Residency Program at the Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona where she wrote and illustrated her second children’s book "The Traveling Yogi goes to the Desert." Blair has used her talent for many charities supporting local arts programs in Philadelphia schools, Pinups for Pitbulls, the Wounded Warrior Fund and raising money to aid Haiti after the earthquake.
*First Place International Art Award - From Neopoprealism
*2nd place NYC Washington Square award for Blackbirds
*United States Achievement Academy Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement
*Marion-Ebert Wolle Scholarship
*Upstream People Gallery Highlighted recognition
*2006-2015 BEST IN SHOW - NC 4th of July sand sculpture contest
*Miss Pin Up Philadelphia Finalist 2013
*Pin Ups for Pitbulls 2014 Calendar Finalist
*Miss Pinup Philadelphia 2014
*2015 Honorable Mention award Capitol Health Art Show
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