Art In the Barn
Friday, September 21st, 2018
Simpson Barn
6169 Northglenn Drive
Johnston, IA (map)

For Attendees
An exhibition of works by local artists and plenty of appetizers, wine, craft beer, and live music by Molly Brandt 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 and plenty of appetizers, wine, craft beer, and live music by Molly Brandt 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

Jim Bryson


Medium: Oils

Colleen Gleason

Dallas Center

Medium: Acrylic Pour, Pastel And Oil

Marilyn Johnson


Medium: Alcohol Ink

I have tested the water with several mediums over a lifetime. The past several years ago I have focused on Alcohol Ink and love the vivid bright colors. The flow of the inks is a challenge to the artist and your creativity. The results open up a new world of art colored with beauty.

Leslie Leavenworth

West Des Moines

Medium: Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic

Leslie is a nurse by profession and an artist by avocation. Since moving to Iowa 20 years ago, she has fallen in love with the landscape and people. Leslie is experimental in her approach, trying a variety of mediums and subject ideas. Her artwork is an eclectic mix of landscapes, portraits, and abstracts reflecting this journey of exploration.

Michael Riggs

West Des Moines

Medium: Photography

My work includes images from my many travels and also local landmarks.

Annette Scieszinski


Medium: Oil Paints, And Jewelry

Annette Jennings Scieszinski has been communicating through art for over 30 years. Her Impressionism technique elevates the viewer experience through dynamic use of color and texture. Enjoy the trip!

Heidi Segner


Medium: Watercolor/gouache Sketches & On Wrapping Paper,etc.

I work as an accountant, but in my free time I have explored various art mediums. I simply love art! Creating art, going to art shows, galleries and even talking about art brings me great joy. For the past several months I have been exploring & growing in surface pattern design. It is so thrilling to take art that I have created and put it on something tangible.

Tracey Simmonds


Medium: Alcohol Ink And Collage

Tracey Simmonds creates alcohol ink paintings that juxtapose the loose flowing nature of this medium against controlled detail work to transport the viewer into the painting. In addition to her ink work she also enjoys creating collages out of citrasolv altered papers. She shares her work at local art exhibits and at Art Happy in Grimes, and shares her techniques with workshop participants both locally and on the east coast. Her works are in private collections. She is a contributor to the e-book Alcohol Ink: How It Is Done. Her studio is located in central Iowa.

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 ($20) *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