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Barbara Manger
artist, printmaker, author


Artist in Residence at Donges Bay Gorge Nature Preserve

Barbara is one of 12 artists participating in a year-long residency program called ARTservancy, a collaboration between Gallery 224 in Port Washington and the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, River Revitalization Foundation, Milwaukee Area Land Conservancy and the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory. The mission of ARTservancy is to promote the visionary work of both the artists and conservationists. Each artist has selected a preserve to spend time in and to engage with.

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Represented by Idea Gallery, Door County, WI and Gallery 224, Port Washington, WI

About Barbara Manger


Prints in UW Madison Hospitals Collection
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Prints in Quad/Graphics Collection
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Strata and Cipher - Barbara Manger and Richard Taylor
"Strata & Cipher"
Barbara Manger and Richard Taylor
Strata and Cipher - Barbara Manger and Richard Taylor
"Strata & Cipher"
Barbara Manger and Richard Taylor




Selected Exhibitions Invitational and Individual



Juried Exhibits


Related Activities




Barbara Manger collaborated with designer Janine smith to create the book Mary Nohl: Inside & Outside/ Biography of the Artist  which was recognized with the 2009 Derleth Book-length non-fiction award by the Council for Wisconsin Writers. The book also received two design awards from the Midwest Independent Publishers.
Mary Nohl: Inside & Outside--Biography of the Artist 
Mary Nohl's mysterious home, surrounded by stone-encrusted creatures, imposing driftwood figures on Lake Michigan may be the most famous residence in greater Milwaukee. The book presents the life story of this remarkable artist whom many have called "witch". For more information visit Mary Nohl Inside & Outside University of Wisconsin Press ISBN 978-0-615-25118-9

MARY NOHL: A LIFETIME IN ART, Barbara Manger and Janine Smith, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2013, Badger Biography Series, Madison Wisconsin

RIDING THROUGH GRIEF, Barbara Manger, Point Comfort Press, 2013
"Riding Through Grief offers hope and helpful insight to others trying to find their way through the loss of a loved one. It will be a valuable resource for family members and friends who accompany these individuals on their journeys, as well as for mental health and other health care professionals seeking more effective ways to help people experiencing such a loss.”
From the Foreword by Julia Hinkle Penn, MD





Additional Teaching and Workshops