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April 15 - May 19, 2023

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The Art Barn School of Art is delighted to announce our 29th Annual Juried Art Exhibition from April 15 - May 18, 2023.  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. Aimee Tomasek, Associate Professor of Art at Valparaiso University, will bring an expert eye to this year’s artwork selection process, and as juror Ms. Tomasek will help Art Barn ensure the highest standards and integrity.


The entry process is entirely online with a deadline for submissions at midnight on February 28, 2023. To learn more visit The exhibition opens April 15 and will run through May 19, 2023 with an awards reception scheduled for Friday, April 28 from 5:00 to 8:00pm.


Art Barn provides numerous purchase and merit awards totaling $4,000. 

All proceeds generated from this exhibition, aside from awards, support Art Barn School of Art educational programs and exhibitions.

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The exhibition is open to artists 18 years of age and up and living in the United States. We accept up to 2 entries for $35, plus $5 for one additional entry. All entries must be of original design and personal execution.


We accept 2-dimensional media including, but not limited to, drawing, fiber, mixed media, painting, pastels, photography and/or printmaking. Additionally we accept ceramics works which may be 2 or 3-Dimensional and be functional or non-functional (only single pieces, no sets).


Our 2023 Juror is Aimee Tomasek who is an Associate Professor of Art at Valparaiso University.  Tomasek’s work addresses the social and cultural relationships between industry and regionalism along with more personal institutions such as faith, ethnic foundations and a sense of community. She considers herself to be a documentary photographer as well as a social commentator. Some of her interests are rooted in humor, some in more serious concepts; all of them address the simultaneous uniqueness and commonality of individuals. Professor Tomasek has taught how photographs are made, seen, and valued at Valparaiso University since 1996.

Schedule Summary

Feb. 28 Entry deadline

March 10 Selection notification (by email)

April 7 - 8 Delivery of accepted works

April 8 Shipped work deadline

April 15 Exhibit opens

April 28 Reception & Awards

May 18 Exhibit closes

May 19 & 20 Pick-up exhibited work

May 24 Return shipments complete

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