Scribble & Play Art for Kids

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Scribble & Play welcomes artwork in any medium, emphasizing age-appropriateness for children. Submit your creations, be it kinetic sculptures, puppets, dolls, playful character depictions, illustrations, or immersive interactive pieces. We seek artwork that sparks imagination and brings delight to young minds!

Apply Now:

Step 1: Read the prospectus below

Step 2: Pay the submission fee

Step 3: Submit up to three artworks

The show will be juried by Dairy Barn Arts Center Staff members:

Leah Magyary – Director

Leah Magyary is a community leader and the executive director of The Dairy Barn Arts Center with over 15 years of nonprofit experience. Her background is in leadership and fundraising as the past Director of Donor Relations at Marietta College. She has a master’s degree in museum studies and many years of experience working for organizations like The North Carolina Arboretum and Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. Her past museum work includes creative program development for all ages and abilities, donor stewardship program management, and innovative technological implementation. Community access to art is her passion and expertise, and The Dairy Barn is a perfect outlet for her creativity.

Kelly l Shaw – Education Director

In addition to being The Dairy Barn’s Education Director, Kelly Shaw has enjoyed sharing her love of clay with others as a Teaching Artist for over 15 years. She especially appreciates teaching during The Dairy Barn’s Teen Art Camp, helping participants plan and execute their unique artistic visions to their fullest potential.

Kelly’s other creative pursuits include drawing, illustration, and the fiber arts. When not making or building something, she can be found riding her bike in the woods and backroads, while in deep appreciation of the beautiful scenery and vibrant rural communities of Southeast Ohio.

Keri Ann Wolfe – Exhibitions Director

Keri Ann Wolfe (she/her) is the Director of Exhibitions at The Dairy Barn Arts Center located in Athens, Ohio. In this role, Keri is responsible for managing the Dairy Barn’s four gallery spaces and leads the organization, jurying, installation, and touring of the renowned Biennial Quilt National Exhibition, which showcases contemporary quilts from around the world. Prior to her role at the Dairy Barn, Keri gained valuable experience working at the Clara Hatton and Curfman Galleries at Colorado State University and through volunteer work at The Fort Collins Museum of Art, where she focused on preparatory tasks. Additionally, she spent three years at The Clay Lady’s Campus in Nashville, TN, where she managed professional ceramicists’ studios and taught community ceramics and stained glass classes. Keri’s favorite aspect of her work is installing exhibitions and creating a place where artists can grow and express themselves.

Outside of her professional life, Keri loves to spend time making artwork with her niece and nephew, running, and spending time outside.

Rebekah Halbirt – Studio Manager

A self-professed ‘Jane of all trades’, Rebekah Halbirt began her career at The Dairy Barn Arts Center as a Summer Art Camp instructor and is currently the Studio Manager of our Ceramic, Fiber and Digital studios. Rebekah’s lifelong curiosity in the arts was instilled at a young age, thanks in part to watching Bob Ross on PBS as well as observing her mother paint, draw, quilt and sew clothing for her and her sisters, as they grew up in rural Athens County. After receiving a B.S.S. in Environmental Art from Ohio University, Rebekah went on to enroll in the Sculpture and Expanded Practice graduate program, also at Ohio University. It was there that she fell in love with the alchemy of the foundry studio and cultivated a passion for conceptual art.
When not at The Dairy Barn, Rebekah enjoys vegetable gardening, cooking, researching local history, thinking about making art, home renovations and finding herself at the bottom of a cuddle puddle with her partner and their bevy of fur children.

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