2021 SUNY New Paltz Women's Leadership Summit

Barbara “Bobbi” Esmark ’84

Barbara “Bobbi” Esmark ’84Artist and Writer

Major: Painting


Barbara Esmark works as an artist and writer and has professionally supported and promoted the arts, public higher education and the environment for the past 40 years. She served as associate vice president for university advancement at the California State University, Fullerton and director of development at the Mohonk Preserve. She is an award-winning graphic designer, her prints have been published in national visual arts magazines and her paintings and prints are in private collections throughout the United States. She is a published poet. She is the former owner and director of beGallery in High Falls, is currently the president of the Marbletown Arts Association and serves on the board of directors of the Woodstock School of Art and the Samuel Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz. She has a BFA in painting from the State University of New York, New Paltz, and had her fundamental training in drawing, painting and anatomy at Art Students League in New York. She has her studio and lives in High Falls, NY.