Art Show & Sale

2020 Art Show & Sale
"Celebrating the Possibilities"

The Art Show & Sale will not be held in April as previously scheduled.

Our administration is monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and state and local agencies and we will inform the community about our plans in the near future.

We want to assure artists that their work is being safely stored at our facility.

Past Highlights

About the Art Show & Sale

The Barber National Institute Art Show & Sale is one of the largest and most diverse Art Shows in the region, with paintings, photography, and sculptures from over 500 youth, adult amateur, and adult professional artists.  The four-day event takes place in the north lobby at the Barber National Institute's Main Campus.  Admission is free of charge; ample free parking.

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2019 People's Choice Award

The votes are in, the ballots are counted! Your 2019 People’s Choice Award winners are “Fishing in Summer" by Brian Payne and, in the youth category, "Growth" by Isabelle Hardy. Congratulations to the winners – and thanks to everyone who voted!

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2019 Art Show & Sale Award Winners

2019 Adult Artist Award Winners

Awards were presented during an Adult Artist Reception on Thursday, April 4. From left are Dr. Maureen Barber Carey, Executive Vice President; Drs. Mona and Jay Kang, Art Show sponsors; Francis Demaske, Honorable Mention; Peter Garami, Honorable Mention/Photography; Robert Harris, Honorable Mention; R. Reynolds Frost, Best of Show/Photography; Lynn Marie Fizel, Honorable Mention; Jill Rouke, Best of Show; Dorothy Kloss, Honorable Mention/Photography; Maggie Rutkowski, Honorable Mention Photography; John Barber, President & Chief Executive Officer; and Bridget Barber, Vice President, External Affairs.


2019 Youth Artist Award Winners

2019 Youth Artist Award Winners

Awards were presented to youth artists at a reception and ceremony on Sunday, April 7. Front row, from left, are Cassandra McLaughlin, honorable mention winner for her ceramic piece, “Cherry Blossomed;” Ashley Reider, honorable mention winner for her drawing, “The Lost Astronaut;" Yeslian Vargas, Best of Show winner in PreK – Grade 6 for her reductive relief “Safe At Home;” Owen Johnson, Best of Show Photography PreK – Grade 6 for “Fungi Fun;” Noah Perino, honorable mention for his work in cut paper “Neon;” and Austin Weaver, honorable mention in Photography for “Self Portrait: 101 Austins.” Back row, from left, Dr. Jay Kang; Danielle Carpenter, Best of Show, grades 7 – 12, for “Scribble Art;” Allison Myers, Best of Show Photography, Grades 7 – 12, for “Dog;” Dr. Maureen Barber-Carey; Bridget Barber; John Barber.

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Become a Benefactor with a $250 donation, a Patron with a $100 donation or a Friend with a $50 gift.

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