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2015 Barn Painters Exhibit


See this wonderful painting exhibit in the gallery at The Barn 6980 Cambridge Avenue, Mariemont, OH 45227

The Artists:

Judith Affatato
Kathryn Al-Lamadani
Claire Butler
Susan Castleberry
Marian Fisher
Erin Houlihan
Catherine Huenefeld
Mary Grace Kirby
Kym Kuenning
Dolores Lacey
Gerrie Martin
Marie Nicholson
Dana Olsen
Helen Strickland
Carol Thoman
Linda Trucksis
Mary Ann Wainscott
Jan Boon Painting Classes

Additional Exhibit Hours:
Feb 26 & 27 10am-2pm, Feb 28 & Mar 1, 1-4pm

Shop Showcase of Arts

Shop Showcase of Arts

  Oh, what fun! Free Admission

Saturday Dec. 6 from 10am – 5pm

Sunday Dec. 7 from noon – 4pm

…enjoy the sights, sounds & scents of the holidays while finding holiday treasures for special gift giving

Look for these artisans!

 Ursula Jones, Jewelry
Kathy Kallmeyer, Unique Wearables from Vintage Fabrics
Sara Pearce, Paper with a Past
Mary Beth Dowlin,  Painted Santa Stars
Dianne Loos, Jewelry
Inside Out Studio, Fused Glass
Carol Rentschler, Fine Knits
New Richmond Alpaca Farm,  Alpaca wool items
Ed & Elmira Wilke, Bright Soapworks 
Susan Roberts, Jewelry
Sandra Gantzer, Madison Clayworks Ceramics
Gerrie Martin, Gluten-free Tea Breads
Tricia Noe, Enamelled Creations
Linda Kurzynski, Primitive Christmas
Joan Miley, Painted Tiles and Cards
Judith Affatato, Paintings
Michel McNabb, Jewelry
Jason Raines, Wooden Lion Toy Co. 
Jerry Warner, Designs in Wood
Cynthia Williams-Wolf, Jewelry Inspired by Nature
Trish Cox, Recycled Glass Creations
Fran Kellington Designs, Jewelry
Gretchen Singh, Ceramics & Pottery
Maryann Ziemer, Mixed Media
Deborah Ridgley Studio

Visit our Pinterest page for a sneak preview of their goodies!  


Architects to Artists at the Barn

Architects to Artists

Colleagues as architects, Rich and Francesca are collaborating on a new artistic endeavour, combining their love of the world around them with their interpretation of the scene. Come experience their first joint exhibition displaying fine works in oil and watercolor

Gallery Hours:
Friday and Saturday (11/28 – 11/29) 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday(11/30) 12:00 – 4:00 pm

About the Artists:

Rick KoehlerRick Koehler
Architects Plus

Specializing in plain air impressionistic oil painting, Rick’s love of the outdoors and Northern Michigan is evident in his rich, warm style,


FrancescaPadjenFrancesca Padjen
Emme James Art

Classically trained in architecture, Francesca’s precise watercolors and serence landscapes immediatley transport the viewer into her scenes.


Come Learn the Art of Flower Arranging

Holiday Floral Arrangements

You are invited to come learn the principles of flower arranging along with some of the tricks and tips of the profession.  Knowing all this will enable you to create your own arrangements in the home – for a door, an entry hall, a coffee table, a dining table, etc.—-that will last a week or more with proper care.

Flower ArrangementCome – Have fun and acquire new skills!  

Saturday Nov 22, 10am – noon:

Holiday Floral Arrangement Demo

Nicky will demonstrate wreaths, topiary, and holiday table floral ideas. The basic framework will last 6 – 7 weeks and can be revised for a fresh holiday decoration. Cost: $25

Sat. Nov. 29, 10am – noon
Holiday Hanging Basket Workshop

Greens, berries, cones, ornaments, and ribbon combine to create a welcoming decoration outside your home. Cost: $60 (includes all materials)

Tuesday Dec 2, 10am – noon

Floral Demonstrations of both elegant and whimsical arrangements to brighten the home for the Christmas holidays. Cost: $25

Thursday Dec. 11th, 2 sessions: 2pm – 4pm & 7pm – 9pm

Flower Arrangement Flower Arrangement Workshop with a Christmas ThemeMake a topiary and floral wreath – and a surprise whimsical small arrangement. Fee: $80, includes all materials. Class limited to 12.

For more information please contact Nicky at 513-321-5278 or email to

To enroll, please send check along with your name, phone number and email to:
Nicky Bade
1127 Salisbury Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio  45226

Instructor:  Nicky Bade (Former Directress of the Flower Guild at the Church of the Redeemer); participant and award winner at the Cincinnati Flower Show and participant in Art In Bloom at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  Nicky is an avid gardener and often relies on material in her own yard for arranging. 

Artoberfest at the Barn

Artoberfest at the Barn – October 18 – Cold Brews & Hot Blues

It’s back…another fun fall night of Arts, Brews & Blues!

The Art: Drink in the annual “All Members Show” featuring new works by the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati

The Brews: Taste 10 delicious styles from 4 local brewers. Rest assured, these brews have been tested repeatedly, and are highly recommended by our crack staff.

The Blues: Semi-acoustic music by 46 Long

Win Win Win games of chance and skill, the famous “Wheelbarrow of Cheer” raffle, or pumpkin contest!

Purchase your tickets now and save five bucks!
Artoberfest Mariemont

The Barn: After School Drawing and Painting

BarnAfterSchoolDeborah Ridgley  teaches this after-school drawing class for ages 10 through high school. Open to all levels of ability, the “After School Drawing and Painting” will take the talented student to the next level. Alternating from working from the students still life or reference material, students will receive plenty of one-on-one instruction and class demonstrations will be given as needed. Get ready to explore your highest creativity, learn a ton, and have lots of fun!

$100. – for 4 classes or $275. – for the 12 weeks)

Fall Session – September 3 to November 19

Wednesdays – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
To register, email Deborah at

Deborah Ridgley

Deborah Ridgley

The Barn Turns 90 this year!

The Barn Turns 90 this year!

The Annual Campaign is in Full Swing

The building which houses The Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, fondly known as “The Barn”, turns 90 this year! If you have visited the Barn you have seen the amazing transofmration that ha taken place under direction of the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundatin. Due to the tireless efforts of friends, volunteers and generous donors, the vision of a few has become the reality of many.

The next stage of the transformation is twofold. The exterior of the building needs new paint and a new roof, and the vision for the “hayloft” is to create a space for performing arts as well as other art instruction.

Our 2014 campaign is designed to both maintain and enhance our venerable 90 year old building. We ask you to please consider a donation to the Woman’s Art Club Foundation to ensure that the barn will continue operating for another 90 years as a vibrant cultural center serving the Cincinnati Community. If you have already given, please accept our sincere thanks!

The Barn – currently known as the WAC Cultural Center – was originally built by Mary Emery to “serve the community at large”. Erected in 1924, Hubert Reeves designed the Barn to serve the farm and livestock of the growing community.
We hold classes, meetings, and workshops in the “milking” area of the Barn and the “tack room”. The Barn Proper is now a state-of-the-art Gallery and the “horse stalls” provide studio space for working artists. Summer Camp, artisan showcases, and ongoing cultural programming filled the calendar this past year.

No barn would be complete without a hayloft, and the WACC Cultural Center has one waiting for reconstruction. The possibilities for use of this space seem endless, and will expand our ability to host educational programs and cultural experiences.

Giving Levels.

Party with van Gogh Update at the Barn


Dr. Brettell’s lecture at the Taft Museum is sold out –
but you can meet him the starry, starry night of April 25
at a special Van Gogh themed party at the Barn.   

Provençal cuisine by La Petite Pierre
Music by Frenchaxe
Mais oui! French Wine & Dessert Included
Win Magnifique Raffle Prizes
Photos of you in the “Bedroom at Arles” by
Get Creative Photo Booths 

For Online Reservations, click here. $50 admission

Oh là là! All proceeds to benefit future lectures & operations at Le Barn    

Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center

6980 Cambridge Avenue, Mariemont, OH  45227

Party with Van Gogh at the Barn