Beaudreau was a Signature member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast and a juried member of the Pastel Society of America. Her work has received many awards, including a Purchase Award in the Yosemite Renaissance XXI Exhibition and several Awards of Merit at the California State Fair. Many of her pastels are in private and corporate collections across the country. She was a native Californian, born in southern California. She has lived and worked in New York City, Santa Fe, New Mexico and San Francisco, choosing in 1978 to make her home in the foothills of central California. Barbara passed away in April, 2012. The Ventana Gallery is pleased to represent her works in Sonora, California.