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.
The entry process is entirely online with a deadline for submissions at midnight on February 28, 2022. To learn more visit artbarnschool.org. The exhibition opens April 2 and will run through May 19, 2022 with an opening reception scheduled for April 9 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Awards presentation begins at 7:00pm.
Artist James Swanson will bring an expert eye to this year’s artwork selection process, and as juror he will help Art Barn ensure the highest standards and integrity. 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
The exhibition is open to artists 18 years of age and up and living in the United States. They accept up to 2 entries for $35, plus $5 for one additional entry. All entries must be of original design and personal execution.
They accept 2-dimensional media including, but not limited to, drawing, fiber, mixed media, painting, pastels, photography and/or printmaking. Additionally they accept ceramics works which may be 2 or 3-Dimensional and be functional or non-functional (only single pieces, no sets).
“I have worked in many mediums over my career and appreciate all kinds of artwork. During my review of submissions I’ll be looking for strong ideas, design and composition, as well as excellence in draftsmanship, use of color and technique.”
ABOUT ART BARN SCHOOL OF ART
Art Barn School of Art is dedicated to fostering a love of art in its unique 69-acre environment in Porter County, IN. The Art Barn offers a full range of art education classes for children and adults and is a venue for performing arts and weddings. In September, Art Barn hosts its annual outdoor Art Blitz which engages visitors in art-making, demonstrations, live music and food
Art Barn School of Art is located at 695 N 400 E, Valparaiso, IN 46383-9723.