Art In the Barn

Art in the Barn

Friday, September 19th, 2014
6169 Northglenn Drive
Johnston, IA (map)

For Attendees
Wine, boutique beer, light appetizers, and displays from local artists will be featured at this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library

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For Artists
Register and pay your registration fee online

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About Art In the Barn

Works by local artists, light appetizers, and live music will highlight this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library hosted by the Friends of the Library. This year, Art In the Barn will exclusively feature hanging art –pottery, jewelery, pens, cards, knitting, and other art will be featured at Craft In the Barn in November.

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Rather buy tickets in person? Art In the Barn tickers are available at the library –6700 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131

The Artists

Jennifer Boes

Des Moines

Medium: Mixed media

Lisa Cooper


Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Karen DeHaven


Medium: Photography

Victoria Donahoe

Des Moines

Medium: Watercolor

Colleen Eckhoff


Kaitlin Flury

Des Moines

Medium: Paint on canvas

Add a little paint, maybe a few critters that keep me company in the studio, and a lot of time spent in admiration of the natural world and you get a continuing collection of work that draws from all of the above and more.

Jenni Gavin

Medium: Oil Painting

Carolyn Guay


Medium: Tessellations

Ryan Koning


Medium: varied

Karla Kuhn


Medium: Acrylic

Leslie Leavenworth

West Des Moines

Medium: Oils & Watercolors

Mary Miller


Medium: Watercolor

Jeff Miner


Medium: Abstract Painting

Started Painting 2 years ago while in Air Force

Mary Nichols


Medium: Paint

Shawn Palek


Medium: Paint

With coming up on 25 years of experience in the industry, Shawn has achieved success over many spans of media, such as Art Shows, Competitions, Teaching, Television Interviews, Magazines and Rallies. He’s accumulated many awards, and friends along the way. Shawn is a master of “Speed-Realism.” He spends his days teaching at a local college, participating in/and curating various art shows, as well as working on commission works for clients.

Connie Pruitt


I have been teaching art for 30 years, have a masters degree in art education and am a certified art therapist.

Mary Reavely

Des Moines

Medium: graphite

Imad Saab


Medium: photography

Imad was born in Cairo, Egypt, and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. Photography has been a passion of his for the past 30 years. He is interested in documenting the disappearing Ottoman and colonial architectural heritage of Beirut and other Mediterranean coastal cities.

Mary Steinberg


Medium: Watercolor

Todd Steinberg


Medium: Photography

Tamara Veal

Des Moines

Medium: Acrylic and watercolor

Tamara Veal is a hairstylist in Johnston who, after many years, returned to her love of drawing and painting. She finds that after being absent for so long working with different mediums has renewed her love for each. She particularly loves to create landscapes and seascapes from favorite photos of places she and her friends and clients have been!

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Information For Artists

  • Artists can begin set-up for Art In the Barn at noon on the day of the event
  • Each artist will be allocated two 8'h x 22"w panels

Artist Registration ($20) *required

IMPORTANT! Artist registration for Art In the Barn is now closed

Artists who work in clay, ceramics, gourds, wood, fiber, and other non-hanging mediums will be invited to participate in Craft in the Barn –a full day art and crafts fair on Saturday, November 22 in the Simpson Barn. More information about Craft in the Barn forthcoming.

Contact Us


Contact Information (phone or email):



Johnston Public Library Foundation
6700 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 278-5233