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Sauber Gallery

Scribble & Play – Coming Soon!

Join us for the opening reception of Scribble & Play Art for Kids in our Sauber Gallery on April 20th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The opening reception is free and open to the public. Light Refreshments will be provided!

Admissions for April 21 – June 2
Children under 3 Free
Members Always Free
3 and up $8

O’Bleness Gallery

Equilibrium Disorder

Crystal Brown

O’Bleness Gallery – located at The Dairy Barn Arts Center

On view: December 15 – March 21, 2024

A reception will be held on January 19, from 6-8 pm alongside OH+5.

Quilt National ’23 Collection B

Coming April 2 to the O’Bleness Gallery!

On view April 2 – June 16, 2024

After debuting at The Dairy Barn Arts Center, the 81 pieces featured in Quilt National ’23 were divided into three collections and displayed at multiple venues throughout the United States. Last year, Collection B, which consisted of 28 quilts, had the honor of being showcased at the Holter Museum of Art. For further details on Quilt National ’23 collections, please visit our website: 

Chaddock & Morrow Gallery

Field Notes – Coming Soon!

John R. G. Roth

Chaddock & Morrow Gallery – Located at The Dairy Barn Arts Center

Opening April 20 from 11:00 – 1:00 pm.

Holzer Community Gallery – Located at 2131 E State St, Athens, OH 45701

Quilts & Paintings

Douglas Sundling

Holzer Community Gallery – Located at the Holzer Hospital, 2131 East State Street Athens, Ohio

On view: March 7 – June 3

Past Exhibitions:

OH+5: Contemporary Art of our Region

Opening January 19th from 6- 8 pm.

The thirteenth in a series of competitions produced by The Dairy Barn Arts Center, OH+5 is a regional, all-media, juried exhibition of contemporary artwork. This exhibition serves to promote artists residing in Ohio plus the five bordering states: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. OH+5 will feature contemporary artwork that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of media, techniques, and innovative trends in the art of our region.


Logan Woodle

Chaddock & Morrow Gallery – Located at The Dairy Barn Arts Center

On View January 19 – March 10

A reception will be held on January 19, from 6-8 pm alongside OH+5.

Logan presents generations of stories about a single place with the goal of showing how that place shapes, and is shaped by, the people who live on it. The individual narratives of the work, when layered, address topics as simple as pride and joy but also as complex as generational wealth, climate change, and racism. These stories are illustrated through the abstraction and compression of representational narrative elements into absurd and complex forms.

Opposites Attract & Back at the Ranch

SAQA Global Exhibitions & Frank Klein

Sauber Gallery located at The Dairy Barn Arts Center

On view October 6 – November 26, 2023


by Natalie Lanese

O’Bleness GalleryLocated at The Dairy Barn Arts Center

On view: September 8 – December 8, 2023

Topographies is a series of abstract paintings on fabric inspired by landscapes and geological forms. Unstretched and suspended, the paintings reside somewhere between painting and object, encouraging the viewer to interact with the work within the gallery space. Signature devices such as simplified shapes, patterns, and bright and contrasting color combinations construct both physical and psychological spaces on an impressive scale.

Quilt National ’23

May 26th – September 11, 2023

Quilt National ’23 was juried by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, Irene L Roderick, and Chiaki Dosho, and will be on view this spring. Come to view the amazing selection of Contemporary Quilts!

Admission: $12 general, $10 seniors/students, and free for members and children under 12.

Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12-5 pm

Reanimated: A New Purpose

by Adrian DesJardins

Holzer Community Gallery located at 2131 E State St, Athens, OH 45701

July 6th – September 4, 2023

My work is meant to be transformative. I attempt to reanimate mundane objects, giving them a completely new narrative. Some of the items incorporated in these pieces were selected purposefully, while others were surprise finds. Either way, my intention is always to elevate a more beautiful existence than they previously had. The inspirations and visions for my work are things I greatly enjoy sharing.

Illuminated: a bestiary for troubled times

Danette Pratt, Emily Beveridge, & Erin Hogan

Opening Reception:

Thursday, July 20th 5-7 pm.

*Opening Reception is free to the public.

*Music by The Athens Recorder Consort.

*Quilt National ’23 will also be on view and free this evening.

“I don’t know where this will go either”


Opening Reception Friday, May 26th, 4 – 6 pm

On view May 26th – July 15th, 2023

Quilts are sculpture, and as such, they exist in the world, passing through time and taking up space. This means that by the nature of the universe, they get interacted with. LUKE plans to create an installation piece with a series of 10 Quilts designed to reflect the experience of existence. Each time the quilts are exhibited, they are changed. Though they start as simple blankets, by the end, they will have the artifacts and narrative of ‘being’ embedded in them visually. 

Opening Reception on Friday, January 13th, 6 – 8 pm.

On view January 13th – March 19th ,2023
 We believe all women are capable, courageous, creative, and inspired. 
The Women of Appalachia Project was created to address discrimination directed at women from the Appalachian region by encouraging participation from women artists of diverse backgrounds, ages, and experiences to come together, to embrace the stereotype, to show the whole woman; beyond the superficial factors that people use to judge her. 

Under My Skin

by Sallie Sauber

December – February 2023

Through portraiture and interviews, this photo documentary series explores the reasons why people choose to have ink injected under their skin and what having tattoos means to individuals.

WideOpen: Excellence in Photography

October 7th, 2022 – November 27h, 2022
The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY CorporationOhio University’s School of Visual Communication and College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect for the medium’s impact and its storied history of photography excellence and innovation on an international stage.  WideOpen is open to amateur and professional photographers.

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