CHILDREN'S ART EXHIBITION
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.
DUNELAND PLEIN AIR PAINTERS EXHIBITION
October 3 - November 1
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 4, 2-4pm
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.
ART IN QUARENTINE
Exhibition: August 15 - September 30
“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. We asked artists to share the ways they used creative expression to cope with the mental and physical challenges during this time as well as any positive outcomes experienced during the quarantine.
Award winners may be viewed in the Art Barn lobby through the duration of the exhibit. The entire exhibition is available here.
Details about a reception along with an awards presentation will be announced.
JAN SULLIVAN'S NATURE: Works by the Founder of Art Barn School of Art
Postponed due to COVID-19 closures
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.
HOLIDAY GIFT GALLERY: Works by the Northwest Indiana Community
November 14 - January 7
Wednesday: 10am-4pm (Nov. 27-Dec. 23)
This curated exhibit features small works including drawings, prints, paintings, mixed media, photography as well as fine crafts including ceramics, textile arts, and jewelry. All items are made by the Northwest Indiana community and all items are available to purchase.
27TH ANNUAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION
May 15- July 8, 2021
Entry Deadline (April 10)
Awards Reception: June 5, 6-8pm
The Art Barn School of Art is delighted to announce our 27th Annual Juried Art Exhibition from May 15 through July 8, 2021. We are proud to continue the longstanding tradition of our late founder Jan Sullivan. The purpose of the exhibition is to promote the creation and recognition of original quality 2-dimensional works of art, as well as ceramic arts. The exhibition attracts entries from aspiring and established artists from Northwest Indiana, Chicago suburbs and Southwest Michigan, and beyond. We welcome photography and ceramic submissions for the first time this year. 2021 Juror Randall Roberts of the Midwest Museum of American Art will bring an expert eye to this year’s jury process and will help Art Barn ensure the highest standards and integrity in the jury process.
ART BARN STUDENT EXHIBITION:
Works by Art Barn Students
January 22 -March 11, 2021
This exhibition is comprised of artwork made by students of the Art Barn. Adult and children students that have attended a class or a workshop in person or virtually in 2019 and/or 2020 are eligible to participate. This exhibition will include paintings, drawings, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, glasswork, and more.
March 20- April 29
This exhibition highlights the creative endeavors of our talented teaching artists. Art Barn's instructors are not only committed to helping students learn, but they also have creative projects of their own. Celebrate the accomplishments of one of the barn's greatest assets - our instructors. Works will include paintings, drawings, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, glasswork, and more.
LAUREL IZARD | ON THE EDGE: QUILTS OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS
July 2 - July 31
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.
"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..."
DUNELAND PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB EXHIBITION
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.