The Third Barn has both curated projects and created collaborative works at its Third Barn site and at other locations including the Allentown Art Museum, Frank Martin Gallery at Muhlenberg College, Susan Arnold Gallery at Lebanon Valley College, and The Castle of Evoramonte in Portugal.  For off-site projects see below or go to the COLLABORATIONS tab.  For on-site projects go to the TTB (the third barn) ON-SITE PROJECTS tab. 

PLAIN & FANCY is a travelling exhibition that will make visible the connections between anonymous, traditional artisans of early American settler communities and contemporary American artists.  Traditional quilts, rugs, tapestries, birth / marriage certificates and house-hold items will be paired with the work of 6 contemporary artists. 

1810 Goundie House
Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

September 21 - February 16, 2019

Center for Visual Research

October 28, 2019 - January 2, 2020

New York City

February 25 - March 21, 2020

The William J. and Pearl F. Lemmon Visitinbg Artist Gallery

October 1 - 30, 2020


The Third Barn curated an exhibition at the Allentown Art Museum: Past Present: Conversations Across Time. 7 artist/teams will respond to early Renaissance painting from the museum's Kress Collection to create new site specific installations. February 22-May 17, 2015 catalog with essay by Stephen Maine

Girl Band explores the paintings of selected women artists, who use a shared abstract language of lines, bands, and linear elements. All of these artists aim to stretch the limits of the traditional abstract language of painted lines and bands. This proposal introduces the work of four mid-career artists, Pat Badt, Marthe Keller, Julie Shapiro, and Kim Uchiyama, who have each developed their work in highly personal and unique ways. Their works reveal an interest in the primacy of vision, the phenomenon of color and the materiality of the support. A sense of touch, texture, and gesture—one step removed—personalizes their work. The interlacing patterns of lines are reminiscent of textiles, weaving and traditional fabrics, but the ideas imbedded in them are far from traditional. Think of stretching the limit, or elastic Bands, reverberating, bouncing. Girl Band at the Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, February 2014 catalog with essay by Stephanie Buhmann

Note: Girl Band exhibited in a slightly expanded form at the Painting Center in 2016