Art In the Barn
Friday, October 21st, 2022
Simpson Barn
6169 Northglenn Drive
Johnston, IA (map)

For Attendees
An exhibition of works by local artists, appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

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For Artists
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About Art In the Barn

An exhibition of works by local artists, appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library. Tickets are on sale now at the library and online and at the door the night of the event. Art In the Barn features hanging art exclusively.

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

The Artists

Nancy Carlson


Medium: Acrylics On Glass

I graduated with a degree in graphic design from Iowa State University and proceeded to spend my career in advertising sales. A few years ago a friend was replacing her windows and gave me the old wooden ones to paint on. I discovered that my style tends to mimic stained glass. I now upcycle old windows, frames, glass blocks, bowls and all types of glasses. I have not repeated any of my art, so each is an original piece.

Diego Contreras

Des Moines

Medium: Acrylic On Canvas

Mixing my love for La street art with pop culture style. Using a mix of mediums from spray paint, paint markers and acrylic.

Karrie Daniels


Medium: Acrylics On Canvas

Alicia Kallhoff

Des Moines

Medium: Charcoal

Michael Riggs

West Des Moines

Medium: Photography

I'm a nature photographer based in West Des Moines. My main subjects have been landscape and wildlife and I've focused more lately on plants and macro.

Anne Temple


Medium: Mixed Medium

I originally went to art school at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Went on to become an RN for many years. I continued Art making with fiber,more recently including felting and eco printing to tell stories about nature. I am the past owner of two art galleries, Iowa Artisans in Iowa City and Artisan Gallery 218. Supporting artists has been a passion for me

Monica Zunino-mel

West Des Moines

Medium: Painting

Monica Zunino Mel, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, majored in speech therapy and neurolinguistics. For her, art has always been a favorite hobby. When she moved to the United States eleven years ago she enrolled in art classes. “My paintings are inspired by my personal experiences. I don't usually sketch. They are based on a first impulse; a first intention that I express with colors, lines, and other elements that I use. I like to call this process 'free play.' For my art to flow, I need to feel silence on the outside in order to connect with my interior. It is in that precise moment, when everything dances uncontrollably, when I feel free to express my art. My paintings are created through a layering process, with various colors that flow, creating shapes such as silhouettes, circles, branches, leaves, and other natural, organic elements. Although I always start with a main idea, it changes as the painting evolves and develops. Each work of art is a new journey. My art is a tribute to life itself.

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Information For Artists

  • Art In the Barn features hanging art exclusively
  • 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 ($15) *required

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By your participation in this event, you agree that neither the Friends of the Johnston Public Library, the Johnston Public Library Foundation, nor the City of Johnston is responsible for any losses of or damage to property, including artwork.

Contact Us


Contact Information (phone or email):



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