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8th Annual Friends of the Yellow Barn Drawing Exhibition
Labor Day Weekend at the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery

The Friends of the Yellow Barn are holding a drawing exhibition open to all members of the Friends of the Yellow Barn.  The exhibition will take place Labor Day weekend, August 31 – September 3rd from 12:00-5:00pm.  A closing reception for the exhibition will be held on Monday, September 3rd from 4:00-6:00pm. Last year we had over 1,500 visitors over the long weekend. This year Plaza Artist Materials will sponsor two “people’s choice” gift card awards of $250, one award for Yellow Barn teachers and also one for non-teaching, Friends of the Yellow Barn members.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • All work must be created with a non-brush, drawing medium (pastel is accepted), framed and, ready to hang with wire. All work on paper must have glass or Plexiglas. Gallery has the right to turn away work for not following these guidelines.
  • Artists must be a Friend of the Yellow Barn (Click here for membership application)
  • All artwork must have been created in the last two years.

To Participate:

  • Visit the application form here and submit your entries.
  • A $20 check made out to the “Friends of the Yellow Barn” is paid at drop off.
  • The Yellow Barn takes a 35% commission on all sold work.
  • Be prepared to bring a food item to the potluck reception on Monday, September 3rd. Please don’t forget serving platters and utensils!

Exhibition Timeline:

  • Monday, August 27th: Deadline to be included in the 8th Annual Exhibition
    Visit the application form here and submit your entries.

  • Wed or Thurs, (Aug 29 or Aug 30) from 9:30 am - 4:00pm: Drop off art work (label located on back of art)
  • Thursday, August 30th from 4:00 – 8:00pm: Hanging Exhibition
  • Friday through Monday, August 31st – September 3rd : Gallery Open from 12:00-5:00pm, (Friday 6:00-9:00pm)
  • Monday, September 3rd from 4:00-6:00pm: Closing Reception
  • Monday, September 3rd at 6:00pm: Pick up unsold work

About the Exhibition

Every Labor Day at the Yellow Barn our instructors, students, and members celebrate drawing. While the Yellow Barn is known for its classes in oil, watercolor, and acrylic painting; we understand the importance of drawing and how exceptional drawing skills lead to exceptional paintings. This 8th annual exhibition celebrates pencil, pastel, pen and ink, charcoal, and any medium used to make a line. We’re celebrating expressive mark making, line quality, realism, and abstraction. We’re celebrating cartooning, sketching, doodling, and realistic rendering. It’s the one show that every year we kindly ask our artists to save their paint for another day.


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