All Bitterroot Valley 9th-12th grade students were invited to participate in ATR's 'Old Barns of the Bitterroot Valley' Art Contest. Typically a barn is large building for the storage of feed, animals or farm equipment. Artwork should depict an old structure of this type located on land in the Bitterroot Valley (not including metal buildings).
The top four entries in EACH category were awarded as follows: 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd, $150, 4th $100. In addition, one entry was awarded an additional $150 for "Best of Show", and one awarded $200 for "President's Award".
The schools with the most Top-3 winners received the following for their art program: 1st $500, 2nd $350, 3rd $250, 4th $100. Total prizes awarded in this contest total $4,700!
As a bonus this year, ATR selected their personal favorite barns in the Bitterroot Valley. If a student's barn that they've selected for their artwork matches one on our list, they'll get an extra $50 bonus! We will reveal the list during the Awards Ceremony.
Entries were due by April 1st, 2022.
Submitted artwork must be original. Each entry must include an artist's statement, the title of the work, address/location of the barn, and a photo to verify the location. All artist statements must be typed. No hand-written statements accepted. No late entries accepted.
Local artists from Artists Along the Bitterroot judge this annual contest. Entries were judged equally in four areas: creativity, craftsmanship, composition, and interpretation of the theme.
Lee Metcalf Barn
Porter Barn From Past
If Barns Could Talk
Teller Wildlife Refuge Barn
Winter in Montana
Creekside Homestead Barn
Inside and Out
Porter Hill Barn
Porter Hill Barn