Kay Barnebey formerly taught math & science in the Rockport-Fulton SchoolDistrict. She holds a Masters in Math & Science from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Barnebey is known for her acutely painted transparent watercolors. She was a two-time Poster Artist for Aransas Pass Shrimporee, and in 2000, was selected as the Rockport Art Festival Poster Artist. In 2007, she was invited to design an ornament for the White House Christmas Tree.
Her love of the Ridley Sea Turtle and many other endangered and common species of the Texas Coast is evident in her work. Kay continues to teach watercolor classes at the Rockport Center for the Arts and at the Art Center for the Island.