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Exhibitions: Current Exhibitions


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January 28 - March 3, 2023

Reception: February 4, 2-4pm

This exhibition is a culmination of photographs taken by the Duneland Photography Club as inspired by the works of Vivian Maier (1926 – 2009), an American street photographer whose work was discovered and recognized after her death. She took more than 150,000 photographs during her lifetime, primarily of the people and architecture of Chicago and elsewhere.  Maier's photographs, some of which were found in a Chicago storage locker, received international attention and her work appeared in exhibitions, books, and documentary films.  Meier’s work inspired Duneland photographers to capture the depth and significance of our Region.

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Exhibiting Photographers include: Michael Alvarado, Deb Armstrong, Steve Bensing, Linda Camp, Peggy Carter, Carol Estes, Paul Ewing, Tommy Gonzales, Dina Heijselaar, Margaret Hubrich, Sharon Kerner, Patrice Lawson, Teresa McGinley, John Moore, Suzan Perry, Jim Rettker, Henry Schultz, Joyce Scully, Vanessa Shaffer, Stephanie Tanke, Janet Tsouklis and Norman Turner.


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March 7 - April 7
Opportunity Enterprises Student Exhibition
Reception: Mar 10, 5-7pm
April 15 - May 19
30th annual Juried Art Exhibition
Reception: Apr 28, 5-8pm

May 20 - June 30
Photography by Norman Turner
Reception: TBD

July 1 -  Aug 11
Works by Jean Head and Jimmy Duke Johnston
Reception: TBD 

Aug 12 - Sept 22
Treasures from the Archive: Works from the Art Barn Legacy for Growth Collection 
Reception: TBD 

Sept 23 - Nov 3
Diversified Art Visionaries
Reception: TBD

Nov 4 - Dec 30
Holiday Gift Gallery
Reception: Nov 18, 2-4pm 



April 15 - May 19, 2023

Reception: April 28, 5-7pm

The purpose of this long-standing 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.


Exhibitions: Past Exhibitions


Exhibition: Nov. 12 - Dec. 30

Reception: Nov. 19, 2:00 - 4:00pm

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.  

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm as well as Saturdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  Art Barn is Closed Sunday and Monday. 



September 22 - October 29, 2022

Reception: October 8, 2-4pm

Each week from early April to the end of October members of the Duneland Plein Air Painters 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.  

Plein Air is a French term for painting outside. The idea of painting outdoors is to paint from life, involving all senses in capturing impressions of a scene. Artists may finish their paintings on site or add finishing touches in a studio. Others record information in sketches and photographs and produce paintings in their studios.


August 1 - September 18, 2022

Reception: August 13, 1-4pm

Art Barn School of Art’s “Progressions in Fabric'' exhibition highlights artistic interpretations in fabric by Plymouth area artists Michaeleen Crown, Jon Miller, and Kathy Zentz in conjunction with related ceramic art by Vicky Cook.  Art Barn is dedicated to providing exhibition opportunities for regional artists and has invited these artists who are all involved with Heartland Artists Gallery, a similar non-profit organization located 40 miles to the East in Plymouth Indiana.

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Works from Our Legacy Collection

May 28 - July 30, 2022

Reception: July 16,  2-4pm

The exhibition features over 40 artworks by Art Barn's late founder Jan Sullivan. This retrospective of Jan's artworks are in celebration of the 100th year of Jan's life and mission. The works on display consist of oil and watercolor paintings from the Art Barn's permanent collection as well as works for purchase.

Wherever I am, there have to be classes. It seems to me that's a part of it. Everybody is creative. Everybody is an artist.

 -Jan Sullivan



Call for Entries: January 1 - February 28, 2022

Exhibition: April 2 - May 19, 2022

Reception: April 9, 6-8pm 9 (awards at 7pm) CDT

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 attracted 262 entries from 110 aspiring and established artists from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, South Dakota and California. Selected for the show are 90 pieces, by 86 individual artists, ranging from drawing, painting, pastels, printmaking, mixed media, photography, glass, textile and ceramic art.


Artist James Swanson will brought an expert eye to this year’s artwork selection process, and as juror he helped Art Barn ensure the highest standards and integrity.

Art Barn provides numerous purchase and merit awards totaling $4,000.  We wish to thank the many individuals and businesses who sponsor or contribute to these cash awards.  Their generosity directly supports working artists, such as yourself.
All proceeds generated from this exhibition, aside from awards, support Art Barn School of Art educational programs and exhibitions.



Exhibition: February 18 - March 25, 2022

Reception: March 11,  6-8pm

Art Barn is thrilled to partner with Opportunity Enterprises (OE), well established in the community for providing programs that serve adults with disabilities. The specialized art education program brings OE clients to Art Barn for weekly art education programs.


The culmination of this program is an exhibition featuring student work. The display celebrates  student accomplishments and demonstrates how they have used art materials to express their own individual perspectives. 

All purchases benefit the artists with a portion of the
proceeds benefiting Art Barn School of Arts &
Opportunity Enterprises programming in the community.

Exhibition sponsored by:

Porter County Community Foundation

& Pat Crise



January 8 - March 25, 2022

Reception: January 15, 2-4pm

This exhibition features ceramic works made by Samantha Purze. Samantha is a ceramic artist that creates playful geometric vessels inspired by the Bauhaus movement, Memphis Group movement, and abstracted cartography. She is Art Barn's first Artist in Residence. 

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