New Year Studio news

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We’ve had a busy year in 2018, and busy is good.

Frances working on new paintings in her studio, Ron going to auditions and shooting new scenes for “Isn’t It Romantic,” which will be released on Valentine’s Day, and working in Voice Over; and… Frances’ new film called “The Audition” will premiere in Paris in April!

We even got to go to Amsterdam in March for the premiere of fb’s “Regina B” which was nominated for best short international documentary at The New Renaissance Film Festival, and also screened in November at the New York Short Film Festival.

Many thanks to Silas Von Morisse for Frances’ solo show at her gallery, and for hosting the theatrical reading of Ginger Smith and Billy Gee with 7 actors reading from the script of her graphic novel.

Also many thanks to the Pollock-Krasner Foundation!!! for their grant support of her painting.





New short Film: “The Audition”

Interview/documentary of an actor speaking about auditioning for acting roles as a major part of an actor’s life. This video is a movie in a movie-shooting a self tape, conducting an interview about shooting an audition, and shooting a video about the shooting of the self tape.

Actors do so many auditions in relation to the small percentage of castings-and this became part of the soul of the short doc/interview.

HD video © 2018 
Actor: Ron Nakahara 
Interviewed by Frances Barth 
Director, Editor, Frances Barth 
Cameras, Frances Barth and Erick Arce 



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Neue House group show through January 2019

Frances Barth; Matthew Cole; Daniel Horowitz; Andre von Morisse; Marjorie Welish; Justin Williams

NeueHouse ART: NeueHouse presents Jam Session, a group exhibition curated by Ella Marder, Special collaboration with Blum & Poe and Silas von Morisse galleries

26 April – January 2019

110 East 25th Street
New York, New York 10010, United States

+1 212 273 0440

Update on films_Jonnie in the Lake and Regina B

The studio is happy to  announce updates on Frances’ two videos playing in film festivals, all Official Selections.

Jonnie In the Lake

Hand Drawn Animation
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A magical experience for 9 year old Jonnie, who travels to an underwater city and meets his new friend Azimer, a former performance artist. This animation is hand drawn and based on an original script by Frances Barth, with voice over by Ron Nakahara and David Asta, and includes video performance by Valerie Charles.




Regina B

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A short documentary/portrait of the painter Regina Bogat, who at the age of 84 had her first solo show in New York City, of work from the 1960’s. These paintings had only been seen once at her loft party back in the ‘60’s. A part of the 10th Street art scene, Regina was the only woman artist working in the Bowery Studio building with Mark Rothko, James Brooks, Ray Parker and other Abstract Expressionists. A natural raconteur and independently minded painter, a friend of Ad Reinhardt and Eva Hesse, Regina subsequently married the painter Alfred Jensen and has continuously painted throughout her life. In 2019 there will be a retrospective of her work, and she has recently had multiple exhibitions in New York and Paris.

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Nominated for best International Short Documentary 2018

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Animation in Portoviejo Film Festival

We just were notified that Frances’ hand drawn animation “Jonnie in the Lake”  is an OFFICIAL SELECTION in the Portoviejo Film Festival this June in Ecuador. It has Spanish subtitles and we are thrilled to be part of the festival! A still from “Jonnie” is on the poster below.



In exhibit at Neue House, NYC


Opening ​

April 26, 2018
​On view through January 2019


NeueHouse ART

NeueHouse presents Jam Session, a group exhibition curated by Ella Marder

Special collaboration with Blum & Poe and Silas von Morisse galleries
Frances Barth

Clarina Bezzola
Elvire Bonduelle
Clara Claus
Matthew Cole
Stephen Dean
Anne Deleporte
Julien Gardair
Hyon Gyon
Julian Hoeber
Daniel Horowitz
Gavin Kenyon
Dave Muller
Miles Pittman
Penny Slinger
Andre Von Morisse
Marjorie Welish
Justin Williams