Celebrating Adams County's Historic Barns!
Many of the area's most noted artists will be showing their work in HGAC’s 15th Annual BarnArt Show and Sale. Proceeds from this popular event will benefit the Barn Preservation Project and Grant Program sponsored by HGAC (The Preservation Society of Historic Gettysburg - Adams County).
The exhibit will be held at the G.A.R. Hall at 53 East Middle St. in historic downtown Gettysburg from Friday, June 9 until Sunday June 11.All the artworks accepted into this unique exhibit must include a representation of a barn or a detail of a barn.
The Opening Night Reception on Friday, June 9 is free and open to the public from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The exhibit will then be open to the public on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, June 11, from noon until 4 p.m.
Winners of awards will be announced during the Friday night reception at 7:30 p.m. Two cash prizes of $1,000 will be awarded: one for Best of Show in Fine Art, and one for Best of Show in Photography. Opening Night attendees will again cast their votes for the ever-popular "People's Choice Award." The "Artists' Choice Award" will be given to the artwork voted best by participating artists.
The special feature of this year's BarnArt Show and Sale will be a display of barn photographs taken by Gettysburg Times photographer, Darryl Wheeler. The collection of Wheeler's images is titled, "Gone, But Not Forgotten," and will highlight historic barns that once graced Adams County's rural landscape.
If you like barns and if you like art, then this event is for you! Come see the show that some say is the "largest collection of barn art under one roof in the known universe."
For more information contact BarnArt exhibit curator, Paul Mangan at (717) 357-3145 or Bob Mcilhenny at (717) 420-6500.
Artist registration is now closed as the exhibition space is at capacity. Thank you to the 50 artists who have registered for the BarnArt Show and Sale!