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The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery’s

21st Annual High School Art Exhibition

May 22 – Sept 1, 2020

2020 Winners



Elyse Wafula


Northwest High School


"Hands in a Bowl"

Ria Bansal


Northwest High School



Katie Gonzalez


Albert Einstein High School

The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery present the  21st Annual High School Art Exhibition, an annual high school art competition we have sponsored for the past 20 years.

This year the virtual, juried exhibition includes the fine art works by gifted high school students from DMV area high schools. Congratulations to the awardees!


The Friends awarded  First Prize of $500, Second Prize of $250, and Third Prize of $150 with  the help of Plaza Artists Materials, and from financial support of the membership. Plaza Gift Certificates of $25 are also awarded to the 38 other works selected for the exhibition.


In past years, it has been a privilege and honor to meet the talented student participants. We will miss seeing all the students personally this year. However we are excited to share their works online in the virtual show. Selecting the works this year is, Paul Spreiregan, a renowned Architect.

“Making art is, among other things, a process of understanding…That can be understanding of oneself, of objects around us, of the world we inhabit, of the thoughts and ideas that inform us, of the past, of the future.  It is all that the human mind can encompass.  It can express understanding of the seen and the unseen, of what is felt and what is experienced, of despair and hope, of justice and injustice, of what is and what could be.  Making art, in its many forms, makes us human….“

“To make art is to be human… I think it’s mainly about understanding.” -  Paul Spreiregan

Join Walt Bartman, Founder and Director of the Yellow Barn Studio You Tube video presenting this wonderful exhibition!

Thank you’s for 21st Annual High School Exhibition


The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio would like to express our “Thanks” to several very important people and groups without whom this show would not have been possible.


First, a big shout out to the 19 High Schools in the DMV whose teachers motivated their students to produce works of art that were as unique as each one of them. The participating schools included;


Albert Einstein High School, Richard Montgomery High School, St. Andrews Episcopal School, Thomas S. Wooton High School, Hearts Academy, Holton-Arms School, Northwest High School, Montgomery Blair High School, Washington Waldorf, Saint John’s College High School, John F. Kennedy High School, Walt Whitman High School, Winston Churchill High School, Landon School, McLean High School, James Madison High School, Jenkins Homeschool Academy, Sherwood High School, and Yorktown High School.


Next, The Friends are so appreciative to have Paul Spreiregen judge this annual show that exemplifies our mission and supports a new group of young talent. We were fortunate to have Paul judge our Members Show in 2017. He is an architect, author and artist who is known for sitting on the committee to choose the Vietnam War Memorial in 1981.


And, we would like to express our gratitude to Jack Fuller who every year has donated the “Second Place” award in memory of his wife, Mitzi Yater Fuller, a Washington artist and teacher who was a devoted student of the Yellow Barn for many years.


Lastly, we would like to thank Plaza Art and Tara Walsh for their continued support and dedication to The Friends! Plaza donated our “Best in Show” gift certificate for $500 annually for this show.  Our students and teachers will also receive gift certificates from Plaza for the High School Exhibition.  Our events would not be the same without Plaza Art… Yay Plaza!!


Many Thanks to you all !!!

21st Annual High School Art gallery

(browse our astonished gallery of arts. Double click to know more about each talented student) 

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