R L Barnum artist specializing in metal outdoor sculptures, oil paintings, murals and watercolor paintings
1980 M.F.A Idaho State University
1978 B.S Southern Oregon State University
1974 A.A Oregon College of Art
Ferris State University Big Rapids, Michigan - 1989 to 2021
Granted tenure. Merit increase award 1996 and 2002. Promoted to Full Professor 2003.
Columbia College Chicago Illinois - 1985 to 1989
Saint Francis College Fort Wayne, Indiana - 1980 to1985
Idaho State University Pocatello, Idaho - 1979 to 1980
Concept Development - Ferris State University
Michigan ArtWalk. Concept that has resulted in a 20-year plan to develop Ferris State University into a campus- wide art museum dedicated to Michigan artists.
Presidential Art Collection. Concept to establish one major piece of art at FSU for the current and past 14
Presidents. Concept accepted by the University. The first piece of this collection was unveiled November 1996. The second piece was unveiled spring 1999.
Mecosta County Public Art Initiative. Public art design to create a county wide collection.
Received over 30 awards in National and International Juried Competitions, 2002-2008.
Patron of the Arts Award-Mecosta County Council of the Arts: Robert and Lisa Barnum
Michigan Artist of the Year Award 2003
Governor’s Award for the Arts and Culture, ArtServe of Michigan
Professional Achievement Award for Arts & Sciences, Idaho State University
Dialogue Magazine Chicago, IL
Watercolor Magic Magazine
Detroit Free Press
Pioneer Press, Big Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Press
American Artist Magazine
The Artist Touch 2
Chronicle of Higher Education
Michigan Monthly Magazine
The Transparent Color Wheel
The Artist Magazine
The Creative Artist
American Watercolor Society
National Watercolor Society
Watercolor USA Society
Served as Juror
Winter Park, FL
Canton 18th Annual, MI