Photo credit: Kristen Oldiges
The exhibition programming at The Dairy Barn Arts Center aims to nurture and promote contemporary artists from our region, as well as national and international artists. The Sauber Gallery on the main floor of our facility features four main exhibitions each year that draw over 8,000 gallery patrons from all over the world. We are most recognized for our biennial juried exhibitions: Athens Voices and OH+5, which alternate in the winter sessions. Quilt National and a changing summer exhibition alternate in the summer sessions. In addition to juried exhibitions, we also organize and produce other curated, juried, and invitational exhibitions. Our most notable exhibition, Quilt National, tours to host venues nationally and internationally for two years following its close at The Dairy Barn Arts Center. In addition to our main gallery, we have opportunities for artists to show small bodies of work in the “Loft”, the upstairs installation and gallery space of our facility. We are also preparing for a new smaller exhibit space that will be open for proposals in May of 2017. Please see the “In & Around the Barn” link for proposals to install work in our smaller exhibition spaces. These are accepted on a rolling basis. We also accept proposals for touring exhibits on a rolling basis. Those seeking volunteer opportunities in art handling and exhibition installation are encouraged to call and speak with the Exhibitions Manager.