Your Art Barn School of Art Art Exhibitions


Exhibition: August 15 - September 30

The current circumstances are uncertain, stressful and downright scary.  As artists we make art to maintain normalcy, find new ways to stay busy, make sense of the crisis and to process stress and grief. If you make art during this time we want to see it! 

Assuming it is safe for gatherings in August winning entries will be on exhibit in the Art Barn gallery. If shelter-in-place continues into late Summer we host the exhibit and celebrate our award winners online. 


Be a part of “Art In Quarantine” our first virtual art competition where we ask artists to create artwork using the materials available at home. The theme is - our collective experience during the COVID-19 shelter-at-home order.  Share the ways you have used creative expression to cope with the mental and physical challenges during this time as well as any positive outcomes experienced during the quarantine. Sponsored by Centier Bank - Chesterton.



August 15 - September 30 2020

Opening Reception: August 15, 5:00-7:00pm

The 4th annual exhibit will feature selected works created by our school-aged students who range in age from 5 to 17. The exhibition enhances the creative experience by featuring our students’ best work and providing public recognition for their efforts. 

1st Source Bank has generously provided scholarship funding for children & teens for arts education at Art Barn School of Art. One of our goals at Art Barn is to provide learning experiences that improve quality of life and healthy expression, but also to anchor an experience that will leave students wanting to explore Art Barn offerings more deeply through art classes and workshops. Through this scholarship fund Art Barn is able to provide access to all young artists regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Visit artbarnschool.org/scholarships to learn more and to apply.


October 1 - November 10

Opening Reception: TBD

Each week from early April to the end of October members of the Duneland Plein Air Painters (DPAP) meet in a different location to paint in the open air. Carrying on a long tradition of painting outdoors in natural light, these artists record their impression of local scenes while dealing with elements of nature.  Art Barn provides a sanctuary for this dedicated group of artists, where they can continue their work in the comfort of our spaces during harsh winter months. This exhibition represents what members produced most recently.



Your Art Barn School of Art Art Exhibitions



February 4 - March 14

An exhibition of work by the Duneland Photography Club features the work of approximately 18 photographers from LaPorte, Porter, and Lake County.  Framed work, matted prints and photo cards are available for purchase with a portion of the funds benefitting Art Barn.


JAN SULLIVAN'S NATURE: Works by the Founder of Art Barn School of Art

Postponed due to COVID-19 closures 

Date TBA

Jan Sullivan's Nature: Works by the Founder of Art Barn School of Art Selections from the Brauer Museum's Permanent Collection New Acquisitions. Opening Reception held at Brauer Museum of Art.

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July 2 - August 10

Opening Reception: July 11, 6-8 pm

Izard addresses the mass extinction of animals through her art quilts, exploring the factors underlying the perilous edge on which they exist.  

Artist Statement

"I have always had a deep concern for the planet and all the people, animals and plants living on it, yet it is only recently that I have begun to address the mass extinction of animals by portraying them in my art quilts.  As I do the research for each artwork I learn quite a bit about the factors underlying the perilous edge many of these animals exist on. It is my hope to evoke these “edges” as I portray endangered animals in my quilts..."


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