25th Annual Juried Exhibition 2018

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Art Barn School

695 N 400 E

Valparaiso, IN 46383

Eligibility The exhibition is open to artists at least 18 years of age. All entries must be the original work of the artist, executed solely by the artist. All work must be for sale. You may choose to make your work available for purchase at the level of $300, $400, or $500. 

Artists 25 years of age or under are eligible for the Jan Sullivan Emerging Artist Award.


Entry Specifications Original art in painting, drawing, and mixed media. Free standing three-dimensional media are not acceptable. Work must be framed or finished in gallery wrap, labeled and ready to be hung. No sawtooth hangers.

Size Limitations Work must not exceed 40”x 44” including frame and must not exceed 4” in depth.

Entry Fee $25 per artist for two (2) entries. $5 for an additional entry. Not more than three (3) entries per artist. The entry fee must accompany the entry form and must be entered by May 2, 2018. Please add a $5 late fee for entry forms submitted after May 2, 2018, or any hand-delivered on May 4 & 5, 2018. The entry fee is non-refundable.

Receiving of Work Work must be delivered May 4, noon – 5pm and May 5, 10am – 2pm 

Return of entries Non-selected work must be picked up May 11 or 12 between 3-6m. Selected work must be picked up June 22 or 23  between 3-6pm.

Sales The Art Barn receives 25% of sale proceeds. Indiana sales tax is applicable. A payment check will be issued within 30 days of the exhibit’s close. All Purchase and Merit Award monies go solely to the artist. Art not picked up within 90 days becomes property of the Art Barn unless prior special arrangements are made.

Liability The Art Barn shall, upon possession of the artist’s work(s), exercise due care in handling. The Art Barn shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to the artist’s artwork while in the Art Barn’s possession unless loss or damage is, or can be, directly attributable to intentional acts by Art Barn and its employees.

Mark your Calendar

  • May 2  Entry deadline

  • May 4 & 5  Deliver work for jurying

  • May 8 Notification mailed

  • May 11 & 12  Pick up non-selected work 3-6 pm

  • May 19 Opening Reception, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

  • May  19 – June 17 Exhibition

  • June 22 & 23 Pick up work 3-6 pm

Our 2018 Juror

Ken Hosmer is a long time favorite guest instructor at the Art Barn. A Nebraskan, he has taught art workshops for over 30 years. Ken has been a workshop instructor for more than 100 art organizations across the United States and in exotic locations such as Italy, Greece and Mexico. The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Magic have published a number of his articles including, “Four Steps to Creative Color,” and “How to Paint Backward.”

His painting, “Spring Calves,” and accompanying article were included in Splash 4: The Splendor of Light, published by North Light Books. His art instruction videos include More Dynamic Color, Secrets of Flower Painting, and Hosmer’s Famous Ink Sketch.  Ken is originally from West Texas and New Mexico and is a signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society.