Thursday, March 21, 2013
Neelam Shaikh, 14, incorporates themes from her Indian cultural heritage into her artwork.
Norwood School student Neelam Shaikh, 14, will become the youngest artist to show her artwork at the Yellow Barn Gallery at Glen Echo Park next month. Shaikh, of Bethesda, will be presenting her first collection of artwork there on April 13 and 14. Some of her artwork draws on themes from her Indian cultural heritage. Shaikh's work includes an acrylic painting of a peacock, India's national bird, painted on a round canvas. A mixed-media self-portrait incorporates Indian green silk fabric, and another acrylic painting depicts an Indian Rajput woman and incorporates three-dimensional gems. "This was my first Indian painting and it took a great deal of patience because I worked on it for approximately three months due to all the detail," …
Friday, February 3, 2012
30 Yellow Barn artists work together on one piece of art.
This month, collaboration is the name of the game for advanced students of the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery. Feb. 2 through 28, 30 artists will be working on a large, door-sized painting in a relay style in the Chautauqua Tower first floor studio. The tower is also known as the “Stone Tower,” which usually houses just one resident artist per month. The public can watch the artists at work in person, and also watch their progress through photos displayed on the Yellow Barn blog and Facebook. The event, dubbed "Coming Together, Again," is the brainchild of Yellow Barn Studio manager J. Jordan Bruns. “Last year we did a relay with the instructors; this time I thought it would be fun to see how our members do," Bruns said. Last year’s …
Monday, December 5, 2011
The Friends of the Yellow Barn will hold its annual members exhibition open to the public over the next two weekends.
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Monday, December 5, 2011
The 17th Annual Friends of the Yellow Barn Juried Members Show is now on view in the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery through Dec. 18, 2011. The gallery is free and open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from noon - 5 p.m. The exhibition features the work of 88 individual artists who were selected from a pool of 183. Frederick-based sculptor Homer Yost served as the judge and awarded six prizes at the opening reception on the evening of Saturday, December 3. Winners include: Jonathan Ege (First Place/Best in Show Award); Catherine Abramson (Second Place Award); Karen Van Allen (Third Place Award); Jan Rowland (Third Place Award); Ann Schaefer (Third Place Award); and Kathryn Mannle (Honorable Mention Award). The Friends of the Yellow …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery is organizing a plein air art competition at Glen Echo Park in October.
The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery will host a two-day plein air painting competition open to all artists interested in becoming more environmentally aware with their art. "Paint the Park Green" will take place all day Oct. 22-23 on the grounds of Glen Echo Park in Glen Echo, Md. According to Jordan Bruns, instructor and gallery manager at the Yellow Barn, the event was born from a desire to combine a plein air event with educational opportunities for artists and the general public. Bruns integrates best practices in his own work process and introduces environmentally safe measures to the students in his classes at the Yellow Barn. "Habits are not that hard to change," Bruns said. "It's simply knowing what to change." In addition to a best…
Friday, August 26, 2011
The First Annual Yellow Barn Drawing Exhibition took place last weekend and featured 29 artists.
What some consider an underrated art form was acknowledged with an exclusive showcase last weekend at the First Annual Yellow Barn Drawing Exhibition, which took place in the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery Saturday, Aug. 20, and Sunday, Aug. 21. "Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence," said French artist Henri Matisse of the medium. For Jordan Bruns, gallery manager and Basic Principles of Drawing instructor at the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, drawing is certainly fundamental but not quite as permanent as Matisse would have us believe. Bruns, who strives to convey the fine line between order and chaos, permanence and impermanence through his large graphite creations often depicting ruins, is …