• New Exhibit Opens Friday: "Portrait of a Soul" - Reception 6pm - 9pm from 6pm - 9pm, show continues July 4 & 5 from 1pm to 4pm.
  • The Barn is the perfect setting for your rustic/elegant wedding!

Welcome to The Barn & The Club

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in Uncategorised

This is the website of:

The Woman's Art Club Cultural Center (The Barn)
The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati (The Club)


The Club was founded in 1892 by 19 women artists, in response to the Cincinnati Art Club’s refusal to accept female members. Today The Club is more than 250 women strong and is the oldest Woman’s Art Club operating without interruption in the United States. A bit of history: In 1992, our centennial year, The Club moved to its first permanent address at the Pendleton Art Center.

Then, in 2006, in order to raise funds to restore the Resthaven Barn in Mariemont as a Cultural Center, The Club created the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation (The Foundation). The Barn currently provides space for art instruction, art exhibits, artists’ studios, meetings and events. The Barn continues to be maintained and operated by The Foundation as a State of Ohio Cultural Facility serving men, women, and children of the Greater Cincinnati Area.

Art Summer Camp Schedule 2015 (2)

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in The Barn Events

 Join us this year for summer camp! We've got something for everyone, for kids entering grades 1 to 12 this fall!

Click on the class names below for more information. 



week of time Grades Class Name Fee/week
July 6 - 10 10am - noon 1 - 3 Great Books, Great Art! CLOSED
July 6 - 10 10am - noon 4 - 7 Art of Manga CLOSED
July 6 - 10 10am - noon 4 - 7 Weave a Colorful Scarf $50 plus yarn
July 6 - 10 1pm - 3pm 8 - 12 Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting $35 plus mat'ls
July 6 - 10 1pm - 3pm 8 - 12 Let's Sew a Boho Messenger Bag $55 plus fabric
July 6 - 10 1pm - 3pm 8 - 12 Improv for Teens $30
July 6 - 10 3:30 - 5:30pm 2 - 5 Let's Make a Quillow CLOSED


week of time Grades Class Name Fee/week
July 13 - 17 10am - noon 4 - 7 Acrylic Painting at the Easel CLOSED
July 13 - 17 10am - noon 4 - 7 Making Mandalas $50
July 13 - 17 10am - noon 1 - 3 Knitting Crocheting & Sweater Monsters CLOSED
July 13 - 17 1pm - 3pm 8 - 12 Drawing & Painting from Clothed Model $60
July 13 - 17 1pm - 3pm 1 - 3 Learn to Paint like Van Gogh CLOSED
July 13 - 17 4pm - 6pm 8 - 12 Weave a Colorful Scarf $50 plus yarn
July 13 - 17 4pm - 6pm  4 - 7 Mixed Media and Wearable Art  $45 plus shoes


week of time Grades Class Name Fee/week
July 20 - 24 10am - noon 1 - 3 Paint like a Great Artist CLOSED
July 20 - 24 10am - noon 4 - 7 Mosaic Magic CLOSED
July 20 - 24 10am - noon 1 - 3 Show Choir Camp CLOSED
July 20 - 24 1pm - 3pm 1 - 3 Animal Art CLOSED
July 20 - 24 2pm - 4pm 8 - 12 Monoprinting Workshop $50
July 20 - 24 4pm - 6pm 4 - 7 Upcycling Sweaters into Wearables CLOSED
July 20 - 24 4pm - 6pm 4 - 7 Fabulous Fibers - Exploring Fiber Arts $50 plus Tshirt



Summer Art Camp 2015

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in Classes Blog

 Join us this year for summer camp! We've got something for everyone, for kids entering grades 4 to 12 this fall!

Click HERE to view schedule and registration link

Mariemont Preservation Foundation Funds Third Series

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in Foundation

We are thrilled to announce that Mariemont Preservation Foundation has once again underwritten our family cultural series at the Barn! This year's "Mariemont Preservation Presents" brought such great events as the Playhouse in the Park "Off the Hill" touring shows; Cincinnati Opera's "Pirates of Penzance"; Children's Theatre "The Night Before Christmas"; a Bi-Okoto Drumming Workshop (still to come, on May 2); and three parent/child artmaking events...for only $5 per person. 

Events like these showcase the original Resthaven Barn, which MPF had a hand in preserving, and reflect Mary Emery's life passion: "She embarked on a philanthropic program that endowed or initiated children's programs, ... an art museum, ... various cultural agencies, and other causes that benefited humankind. (Words from "Rich in Good Works" description on GoodReads).

"Portrait of a Soul" Exhibit Opens July 3

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in Exhibits

Opening Reception Friday July 3
from 6pm - 9pm - all are welcome!

Gallery Hours continue July 4 and 5, from 1pm - 4pm.

click on logo above for more information about this new Cincinnati organization

Art to mend where medicine leaves off.

Children suffering with craniofacial conditions are no strangers to physical pain, as they often endure several highly invasive surgeries throughout their young lives. But sadly it’s the thoughtless actions of others—long stares, loud whispers and insulting remarks—that undermine the self worth of these children and cause almost unbearable emotional pain.

Portrait of a Soul’s mission is to help heal these emotional wounds by commissioning world-class portrait artists—typically reserved for only the wealthy and famous—to create stunning works of art that reflect the great worth, beauty and inner vision of these brave children. This special exhibit at the Barn features work by such premier portrait artists as Sue Blaney, Jim Effler, Daniel Grove, Evan Hildebrandt, Ellen Isfort, Tim Langenderfer, Dodie Loewe, Richard Luschek, Jeff Morrow, Deborah Ridgley (her artwork shown at left), Carl Samson and Alison Shepard. 


Partners in healing.

Portrait of a Soul is teaming up with the world-class craniofacial specialists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to help identify children who would receive the most emotional benefit from having a commissioned portrait. Before recommending a patient, a variety of criteria including the emotional needs and physical readiness of a patient is considered. Specialists from Cincinnati Children’s also stay in contact with the children throughout their sittings to make sure it’s a comfortable, positive experience.

Cincinnati philanthropists Lee and Susan Schaefer modeled Portrait of a Soul after the highly praised “Face to Face Portrait Project” started in Philadelphia by Nelson Shanks, founder and artistic director of Studio Incamminati School for Contemporary and Realist Art and Linton Walker, MD, founder of the Craniofacial Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Both men believed in the power of art and medicine to nourish the soul and heal the body.

Contact Us

The Barn, Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center
6980 Cambridge Avenue Mariemont, OH 45227


Phone: 513-272-3700
Email: womansartclub@zoomtown.com

Office Hours
Tuesday through Friday, 9a - 2p

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The Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati is proud to participate in the Find Your Center program, which promotes the many community-based arts centers in the Greater Cincinnati Area.