FIPAP is proud to announce the Barbara Sahlman Artist of the Year Award, to be given bi-annually to an outstanding Pines artist and resident.

She came to the Pines in 1968 with her family.   She was an accomplished sculptor, a superlative entertainer and an extraordinary influence on countless people in her life.   As a collector of contemporary art, her loft in Tribeca was a literally a museum.   

Barbara served on the FIPAP board for over thirty years.  Her sculptures were presented every year at the FIPAP Biennial Art Show and every year her pieces were among the first to be coveted.  

This award will be given in her memory at FIPAP’s Biennial Art Shows, honoring Pines artists who follow in her path in the art world.

Richard Des Jardins was first recipient of this award in 2021.

Watch the special tribute to Barbara lovingly created by Tony Impavido