JAN SULLIVAN'S NATURE: Works by the Founder of Art Barn School of Art
July 17- September 19, 2021
Reception: September 19, 3-5pm
This exhibition celebrates the art, life, and legacy of our founder Jan Sullivan. The reception will take place during our annual Art Blitz.
OPPORTUNITY ENTERPRISES EXHIBITION
October 1 - November 1
Reception: October 22, 6-8pm
The Art Barn has partnered with Opportunity Enterprises to provide a creative space for students from Opportunity Enterprises over the past year. All artwork in this exhibition are original works created by students that have participated in classes at the Art Barn over the past year.
Works by Art Barn Instructors
March 20- April 29, 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.