Calls for Entry

Over the years, the WideOpen: Excellence in Photography has presented remarkable pieces from established, emerging, and amateur photographers. For the upcoming 2024 biennale, a distinguished jury will meticulously choose photographs across various genres, to create an exhibition that epitomizes contemporary excellence in the field of photography.

WideOpen: Excellence in Photography, held biennially, is organized by The Dairy Barn Arts Center in collaboration with the Ohio University School of Visual Communication.

The Dairy Barn Arts Center is collaborating with Surface Design Association for their annual student and membership show! The show will be hosted at The Dairy Barn Arts Center from June 28th – September 4 this year!

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Quilt National: The Best in Contemporary Quilts, originating in 1979 at The Dairy Barn Arts Center, and is a renowned biennial exhibition. It holds the distinction of being the pioneer of Contemporary Quilt Shows, gaining worldwide recognition throughout the years. For more than four decades, Quilt National has remained a steadfast platform for showcasing groundbreaking experimentation and evolution in fabric art, pushing the boundaries of what defines an art quilt. Whether you’re an emerging artist or have been creating for years, we encourage you to submit your most innovative and unique artwork to Quilt National ’25!

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Interested in a Solo Exhibition?

Message Keri Wolfe via email, to find out about our solo-show opportunities!

BEST SERVED COLD, a solo exhibition by Shelley Brenner Baird

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