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Art on the Lawn: Barbara Berney
  • Rockford, IL
  • United States
  • Fine art show in various media
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Art on the Lawn: Barbara Berney's Discussions

Art fair or full-blown festival?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda A Shields Jun 14, 2011. 3 Replies

On Sunday, as I made the rounds of all the artists at Art on the Lawn, I had some interesting conversations on the subject of art fairs and festivals that include other things. We all know that the…Continue

Artist studio space questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Art on the Lawn: Barbara Berney Dec 30, 2010. 2 Replies

This is not strictly an art fair issue, but it concerns artists in general, especially in economically depressed cities such as the Midwestern one where I live.I'm an officer on the board of a local…Continue

Tags: community, rental, school, artists, space

Battery powered clip on lights for ProPanels??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paula Galle Nov 12, 2010. 8 Replies

I've scoured the Internet looking for a source for battery powered clip on lamps for ProPanels, and have had little luck. The Rockford Art Guild, of which I'm now president, has 20 knockdown…Continue

Tags: show, lighting, on, clip, powered

How NOT to get accepted into a show

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Mar 28, 2010. 52 Replies

I'm on a rant this morning. If this is you, please don't be offended, be educated. If it's not you, bless you, on behalf of all show directors. Every year, as the applications for the shows I direct…Continue

Tags: fair, show, festival, acceptance, rejection.


Art on the Lawn: Barbara Berney's Page

Profile Information

Your Medium
Fine art show in various media
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
In the late 1990s, I organized and directed several smaller shows. In 2000, the College of Medicine at Rockford hosted the first Art on the Lawn, a juried one-day show of fine arts and high end fine craft in various media. Now in our 14th year, the show is held on the grounds of Rockford College at 5050 East State Street in Rockford. I have directed the show since its inception. Always the second Sunday in June, the deadline to apply is usually mid-March.
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
All the wonderful artists and beautiful art!
Best show ever and why
Why, Art on the Lawn 10th anniversary! Perfect weather, wonderful artists with a great mix of art and sales were very healthy.
Worst show ever and why
Rock Valley College arts and crafts fair...full of buy/sell, items in plastic marked "Made in China", even though the rules clearly forbid it. Didn't make a single sale, but the booth across from me selling $3 necklaces made a killing.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
An accident of fate.

There's a person behind the Art on the Lawn name

Hi, my name is Barbara Berney. I'm a digital collage artist, jewelry designer and art show director, arts advocate, graphic artist, editor and writer. I'm also the president of the Rockford Art Guild. My work is represented regionally in Illinois and Wisconsin by five galleries, and I still exhibit regularly.

I manage two annual regional shows in Rockford, Illinois. Art on the Lawn at Rockford College is held the second Sunday in June. The Rockford Artists Fair, now in it's 40th year, sponsored by the Rockford Art Guild is held the third weekend in September in beautiful Beattie Park downtown along the river.

I'm always interested in hearing from artists about what they like to have in a show and what they think makes a great show. I take my role as the show director seriously, and my goal is to make my shows the best they can be, kinda like the Army.

Send me a message or post a comment. I'd love to hear from you!

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Comment Wall (14 comments)

At 10:50pm on January 20, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Hello again Barbara! I'm glad that you've added a page for "Art on the Lawn too! It's great to have you here again!

At 5:10pm on January 23, 2010, Sharon Meriash said…
Hi Barbara,

I have actually been to Art on the Lawn. I lived in the Amana Colonies and Galena, Il for about 2 years. I had a small gallery in both places and did alot of shows in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, West Des Moines, Galena and Chicago. Have friends all over the area. I go back from time to time. Have a great day!
At 11:06am on January 31, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Art on the Lawn: Barbara Berney a gift
Thanks for your vigilance for keeping the spammers at bay.
At 8:17pm on March 24, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Art on the Lawn: Barbara Berney a gift
Happy birthday, Barbara! I hope this year is full of fun, friends and dreams coming true. Thanks so much for being so active here. What excellent contributions you have made to all of us.
At 3:32pm on April 20, 2010, Kathleen Krucoff said…
Hi Barbara!

I grew up over in Freeport. Some times it really is a small world. Nice to meet you here.
At 2:28pm on April 18, 2011, Linda A Shields gave Art on the Lawn: Barbara Berney a gift
At 11:06pm on April 19, 2011, Meghan Jones Turley said…

Hi Barb!  We still meeting tomorrow?


At 12:07am on April 23, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Art on the Lawn: Barbara Berney a gift
Thank you, Barbara, for referring Meghan Jones Turley to Art Fair Insiders.
At 4:21pm on June 07, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Art on the Lawn: Barbara Berney a gift
Many thanks for your continued support, Barbara!
At 8:18am on January 12, 2012, Kathleen Neff gave Art on the Lawn: Barbara Berney a gift
I thought about going 'in the hole' and ordering up something REALLY PRICEY for you, but decided there's nothing more special than a Red Ribbon for those who put the FINE in ART. THANKS! KATHLEEN

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