About Art in the Barn

Juried fine art festival with so much history . . .


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 175 juried artists exhibiting their work. With 44 years of momentum, this beautiful event draws returning art lovers and new visitors from the surrounding area where they enjoyed 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 22nd & 23rd, 2018 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, IL for Fine Art in Oil, Watercolor, Pastel, Drawing, Acrylics, Fiber, Glass, Photography, Digital Media, Jewelry, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture, Scratchboard, 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.

Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary Support Staff

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

Executive Committee

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

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

Marlene Aprati, Admissions
Jan Broders, Arrangements
Betty Konrad, Artist Relief
Christine Rubin, Artist Relief
Pat Hogan, Auxiliary President, Parking
Marion Wulff, Brat Tent
Lynn Douglas, Cashier Chairman
Kerin Montgomery, Chair Artist Committee
Sam Oliver, Children's Art
Val Pientka, Children's Art Gallery
Julie Zuidema, Entertainment
John Aparo, Food Coordinator
Bill Fritts, Grounds
Ron Hamelburg, Parking
Tom Frech, Publicity
Pam Weinert, Publicity, Facebook
Sherl Wheeler, Raffle Sales
Bonnie Murray, Signs
Lois Maltry, Solicitations
Georgeanna Mehr, Treasurer
Robbie Epperson, Volunteer Check-In
Magdalena Scanlan, Volunteer Coordinator, Artist Party