The Art Barn art gallery and school of art

 


Welcome to the Artbarn!

Established in 1970, Art Barn School of Art is a not-for-profit organization located in a restored country barn on 69 acres of pastoral land.  Each season inspires oil painters, watercolorists, sculptors, paper makers, mixed media, and photographers.

- 24th Annual Juried Art Exhibition -
May 20 - June 18 2017

Gala Award Ceremony
May 20, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

All are welcome to attend
Download Entry Form/Notification Here

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to artists at least 18 years of age. All entries must be the original work of the artist, executed solely by the artist. All work must be for sale.

Entry Specifications: Original art in painting, drawing, and mixed media. Free standing three-dimensional media are not acceptable. Work must be framed or finished in gallery wrap, labeled and ready to be hung. No sawtooth hangers.

Size Limitations: Work must not exceed 40”x 44” including frame and must not exceed 4” in depth.

Entry Fee: $25.00 per artist for two (2) entries. $5.00 for an additional entry. Not more than three (3) entries per artist. The entry fee must accompany the entry form and must be postmarked by May 3, 2017. Please add a $5.00 late fee for entry forms postmarked after May 3, 2017, or any hand-delivered on May 5 & 6, 2017. Completed entry forms must accompany the stamped, selfaddressed notification card. The entry fee is non-refundable.

Receiving of work: Work must be delivered May 5, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. and May 6, 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Return of entries: Non-selected work must be picked up May 12, 16 or 19, between 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. Selected work must be picked up June 20, 21 or 23 between 10:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Sales: The Art Barn receives 25% of sale proceeds. Indiana sales tax is applicable. A payment check will be issued within 30 days of the exhibit’s close. All Purchase and Merit Award monies go solely to the artist.

Awards Presentation will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Awards: Over $3,000 in prizes will be awarded.

Juror: Laura Cutler receivedher BFA in Ceramic Sculpture & Painting from Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA and her MFA in Painting & Anatomy from the New York Academy of Art, New
York, NY. She served as Director of Exhibitions at South Shore Arts, Munster IN, for two years while also teaching ceramics at their Crown Point location.
She has been co-owner of the Thaddeus C. Gallery in La Porte since 2004 and has juried and curated numerous exhibitions in the region.

Liability: The Art Barn shall, upon possession of the artist’s work(s), exercise due care in handling. The Art Barn shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to the artist’s artwork while in the Art Barn’s possession unless loss or damage is, or can be, directly attributable to intentional acts by Art Barn and its employees or representatives

Important Dates:
May 3 Last day for postmarked entry card
May 5 & 6 Deliver work for jurying
May 8 Notification mailed
May 12, 16 & 19 Pick up non-selected work
May 20 Opening Reception, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
May 20 - June 18 Exhibition
June 20 & 21 Pick up work


Monday Night Watercolor Classes

The basic beginner class is designed for those who have had little or no experience with painting and want to acquire basic watercolor techniques to create juicy, colorful compositions. Join us!

The next basic session of our Monday Evening Watercolor Class will begin Monday, May 1.

Classes begin

Monday May 1, 2017

Time:

6:30 pm–9:00 pm
 

Fee:

Cost $75 for 5 sessions, all materials included.

Call to register or click here.

Art Barn School of Art
695 North 400 East
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Tel 219-462-9009

email: ARTBARNIN@AOL.COM


NEW! Tuesday Night
Drawing for Scaredy Cats

A class for anyone who thinks they can't draw.
You can!!

Drawing for Scaredy Cats will make a believer out of you! Instructor Susan Rosso has a gentle approach and an amazing way of helping anyone young or old learn to "see" and accurately represent a drawing on the page. $90 for 6 weeks, materials included.

Classes begin

Tuesday May 2, 2017

Time:

7:00 pm–9:00 pm
 

Fee:

Cost $90 for 6 sessions, all materials included.

Call to register or click here.

Art Barn School of Art
695 North 400 East
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Tel 219-462-9009

email: ARTBARNIN@AOL.COM


2017 Workshop Schedule

May 15-19

Ken Hosmer

Watercolor

 

June 12-16

Don Andrews

Watercolor

July 17-20

Lee Heinsen Ligocki

Watercolor/Mixed

August 7-11

Lesley Rich

All Media
Figure in Landscape


August 22-24

Grace Haverty

Watercolor

 

September 29-30

Michael Chesley Johnson

Oil/Pastel

 

 

October 9-12

Charlotte Wharton

Oil/Pastel


Saturday Morning - Children's Class
for ages 5 to 9
10:00am until noon.

Thursday - Children's Class
Thursday evening children's class ages 10 and up
6:00pm until 8:00pm.
Look forward to seeing everyone.

Call 219-462-9009
Email: ARTBARN@AOL.COM


The Art Barn is available for your special events!




Winter Scene of the Art Barn


Photo View from Art Barn Window


Painting of View by Julia Holmaas


Board of Directors

President

Sandy Appleby

Vice-President

Julia Holmaas

Secretary

Alice E. Moss

Treasurer

Charles Kirkland

Board Members

Sharon Angelina
Rev. Dr. Douglas Busby
Christina Dougherty
Sandra Hass Yamhure
Denise C. Kirkland
James M. May
Joe Merrion
Renae Ricks
William T. Wilson


ART BARN SCHOOL OF ART
695 North 400 East
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Tel 219-462-9009

email: ARTBARNIN@AOL.COM