Barbara Bernstein has been awarded residencies in this country and overseas including The American Academy in Rome, Kunstlerhaus (Salzburg,) and the MacDowell Colony. She has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Pennsylvania Arts Council, The Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, The HK Mellon/Pittsburgh Foundation among others. She has had numerous solo exhibitions in the US and abroad and was selected for special exhibitions at the UN Conference for Women in Beijing, the Knesset in Jerusalem and Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. Bernstein was awarded a commission by the Virginia Transit System for design enhancements of seven stations in the Crystal City/Potomac Yard areas; her project for the Lynchburg Neighborhood Development Foundation was featured in the Public Art Dialogue Journal, an international review published by Routledge. Bernstein and her husband, David Garratt, have been the Resident Artists at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts since 2007.