About Art in the Barn

Juried fine art festival with so much history . . .

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Art in the Barn began in 1974 when a group of ten women and local artists met to develop a quality art event for the Barrington community.  

What began as an art show with 30 artists and 1,500 attendees has grown to be one of the most unique and highest quality art festivals in the Chicagoland area with over 180 juried artists exhibiting their work. With 45 years of momentum, this beautiful event draws returning art lovers and new visitors from the surrounding area where they enjoy not only the exhibition and sale of fine art, but also music and entertainment, food from a variety of vendors, and children's art. Art in the Barn is one of the major fund-raisers sponsored by the Auxiliary of Good Shepherd Hospital, which has donated millions to the hospital.

Visit Art in the Barn on September 28th and 29th, 2019 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, IL for Fine Art in Oil, Watercolor, Pastel, Drawing, Acrylics, Fiber, Glass, Photography, Jewelry, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture, Wood, and Mixed Media.



About advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois is a 169-bed acute care hospital with more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties. It is part of Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest.  In 2013, the hospital achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program, the highest award a hospital can receive for outstanding quality and excellence in nursing care. Advocate is a faith-based organization that exists to serve its communities. Advocate contributed $783 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2014. For more about Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, visit www.advocatehealth.com/gshp.


The Auxiliary of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

The members of the Volunteer Auxiliary of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital assist in promoting the health and welfare of the community.

The Volunteer Auxiliary’s responsibilities include serving as liaison between the hospital and community, fundraising, and taking part in activities that strengthen and improve our healthcare delivery system.

Through fundraising events like Art in the Barn, the Volunteer Auxiliary provides scholarships for students pursuing careers in healthcare and provides financial support for hospital expansion projects. The Volunteer Auxiliary also provides the craft items used by the LUV Ewes whose volunteers create various patient comfort items such as pillows, food tray favors, and baby items, etc. The Volunteer Auxiliary also sponsors the Catchpenny Resale Shoppe in downtown Barrington, 118 E. Main St., with all proceeds directly benefitting the hospital.

For more information about joining the Volunteer Auxiliary, please call 847-381-0123, ext. 265106.

Executive Committee

President and CEO -  Karen Lambert
Vice President, Development - Susan Abderholden
Catchpenny Manager - Nancy Karijolich
Manager Volunteer Services - Magda Scanlan

Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary Support Staff

President - Pat Hogan
Director Business Enterprises/Scholarships - Betty Kilgore
Directors of Community Outreach- Virginia Menzimer, Mary Giangrasso
Recording Secretary - Betty Sisson
Treasurer - Jan Dahm
Immediate Past President - Jan Dahm

Advisory board
Maria Battaglia
Mariann Hisel
Sami Polisetty
Ildiko Schultz

The Art in the Barn Committee wishes to thank the artists and food vendors, our sponsors, and the more than 400 volunteers in our community who donate their time, experience and talent to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital.

Art in the barn Committee

Sharon Vogel, Chair
Megan Clarke, Chair

John Aparo - Food Coordinator
Marlene Aparati - Admissions
Jan Broders - Arrangements
Jan Dahm - Hospitality, Lost & Found
Robbie Epperson - Volunteer check-in
Bill Fritts - Grounds
Pat Hogan - President of Auxiliary/ Parking
Betty Konrad - Artists Relief
Rafael Malpica/Chrissie Mena- Publicity
Lois Maltry - Entertainment
Georgeanna Mehr - Treasurer
Malak Beneteau - Website Designer
Renee Mullaney - Website Administrator
Kerin Montgomery - Chair Artist Committee
Bonnie Murray - Signs
Sam Oliver - Children's Art
Plentka Val - Children's Art Gallery
Magdalena Scanlan - Volunteer Coordinator, Artist Party
Sherl Wheeler - Raffle Sales
Marion Wulff - Brat Tent