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23rd Annual Friends of the Yellow Barn Members Show
If you have any questions, please e-mail J. Jordan Bruns at


It is highly recommended that you pre-register your entry by November 28th to save time at our sign in. The submission fee is $10 at the door (or PayPal on the Yellow Barn webpage) or $15 if you are not preregistered. To preregister, please e-mail Patti Hatleberg at with the following information:

Artist Name




Phone #

E-mail Address

Please follow the rules listed below for your entry.

Preregistration deadline midnight November 28th
Submission and Drop-Off --- Thursday, November 30th, 4 - 8 PM.


Members should renew their membership ($35 for individuals, $60 dual, or $85 family) for 2017, before November 28th by PayPal (, or bring a check or cash with them on November 30th. Having a check or cash ready will help us register artwork more quickly. If you have questions about your membership status, please email Patrick Sieg at New members are welcome, also!

Rules for submission of Artwork
Drop off is Thursday, November 30th, 4 – 8 PM

The Friends of the Yellow Barn invites you to submit one drawing or painting (no digital media will be accepted including giclee's) for our annual show and sale, Saturdays & Sundays, December 2nd through 17, 2017.

Rules for submitting artwork:

Work is to be dropped off on Thursday, November 30th from 4 - 8 PM at the Yellow Barn Studio, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812. The submission fee is $10 at the door (or online at the Yellow Barn website), $15 if you have not preregistered. Please bring cash or a check with you. For speedier check-in, we recommend arriving at 5 pm or later.

You must be a member of The Friends of the Yellow Barn. You can join the Friends at the drop off for $35, or pay on line through PayPal (go to prior to November 30th. You may submit one painting or drawing. Size limit 4' x 4'. Weight limit of 15 lbs. (No digital media will be accepted) All work must be framed to professional standard. Paintings will be accepted without a frame if they are gallery wrapped (thick stretchers) and painted on the sides. Matted work must be framed under glass or plastic. Please include two 3" x 5 " cards with the following information: Name, Title, Medium, Price, Phone # and E-mail address and affix one card to the back of the artwork. Yellow Barn instructors (current and former) are not eligible to enter this show.

All work must be wired for hanging.

All paintings must be for sale

Wet paintings will be automatically rejected.

The Yellow Barn Gallery receives a 35% commission on any sales.

The Friends of the Yellow Barn will not be responsible for artwork left after December 17th. Work not selected for the show is to be picked up on Friday, December 1st, 2-6 pm or Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 12 - 2 pm. Selected artwork is to be picked up on Sunday, Dec. 17th, 6-7 PM, after the reception.

For any additional information please contact

Parking / Logistics for Entries

Only a limited number of parking spaces are available in front of the studio for drop off. Please be careful when you pull in or out to drop off your work; drop off should be easier after 5 pm.

Enter through the main lobby door only. Please check in to see if your membership is up to date at our Membership Table. If you would like to join, or to renew, please have a check written for $35 to the Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio, or bring cash.

Proceed to the Check in Table. Please have one 3" x 5" card ready to hand in. You will be asked certain information if it is not clear on your cards. Make sure your e-mail address is on your card. If you preregistered we need to check your info. Your painting or Drawing will be accepted at the Check in Table.

Please do not enter the artwork holding area.

Please follow the arrows for exiting the gallery. Please do not stop to see the work submitted. No entrants are allowed to enter the artwork holding area.

You will receive an information sheet upon leaving. It will remind you of when to pick up your work.

Please check our website to see if your work was juried into the show.


Please plan to join us Sunday, December 17th, from 4-6 PM for our reception. Our awards ceremony will begin at 5 PM. This will be when our judge Paul Spreiregen, will discuss his award choices.


Best of Show $500

2nd place, $250

3rd place, $100

5 Honorable Mentions of $50

Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers to help with receiving artwork on November 30th, hanging the show Friday December 1st, and returning unselected artwork to artists on December 1st and 2nd, the reception on December 17th, staffing the show on Saturdays and Sundays from December 2nd through December 17th, and assisting with pickup of artwork on December 17th. Please consider helping us in some way. Contact J. Jordan Bruns at to let us know how you can help. Thanks!

About our Judge

Paul Spreiregen is a Washington-based architect and planner with a life-long interest and devotion to the visual arts. In his work as an architect he places high priority on suiting structures to their natural settings, usually working on-site to conceive a structure and imagine how it will appear, striving always to be deferential to nature. He sketches avidly while traveling. His favorite subjects are landscape and the human figure.

His career interests and activities have been unusually diverse. He was the first Director of Architecture and Design Programs at the National Endowment for the Arts. He wrote and broadcast a weekly commentary on design for National Public Radio over a period of twelve years. He has written, edited or co-authored approximately a dozen books on architecture and planning. He has organized and conducted architectural design competitions, most notably the design competition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall.

He is a native of Boston, attended classes at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston, is a graduate of MIT, and was a Fulbright student in Italy. He has been a visiting lecturer and teacher at numerous schools of architecture, planning and landscape architecture. In recent years he has been a regular student of Robert Liberace in his figure and portrait studio classes.

You may pay your entry fee and (optionally) join or renew your membership here

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