“Ivy-Covered Barn” to be Auctioned at Junior League Benefit

“Ivy-Covered Barn” – Copyright Anne M. Freeman

Event: “Ivy-Covered Barn,” an art print depicting an old ivy-covered barn located in Mercer County, NJ, will be auctioned as part of the Junior League of Greater Princeton’s third annual fundraiser, The Artful Palate.  The Artful Palate will include wines, cheeses and chocolates, and will feature over 150 wines and champagnes from around the world. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a silent art auction that will include “Ivy Covered Barn.”  The Artful Palate will be held at the Trenton Country Club on Saturday, November 3, 2012, 7-10 PM.  For more information and to register for The Artful Palate event, click here.


About “Ivy-Covered Barn”:  This art print began life as a digital photograph of an old white barn I see every day on my commute from Hunterdon County, NJ, to my job at the Department of Education in Trenton, NJ.  The barn is situated on a farm off a county road in the northern end of Mercer County.  I’ve always been attracted to its white siding, faded red door, and green, climbing ivy, not the typical color combination for a barn.  Once the photograph was taken, I manipulated it using Photoshop software to transform the photograph to a likeness similar to pen and ink with watercolor.  I particularly like the soft, whimsical feeling this technique produces.  The final art print is framed in a walnut-stained wood frame.


About the Junior League of Greater Princeton:  The JLGP promotes “voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.”  Members are accepted from Mercer County, NJ and Bucks County, PA, as well as surrounding counties.  Headquarters are located at 27 Federal City Road Ewing Township, NJ 08638 (609) 771-0525.  I am pleased to be invited to participate in this event.


2 thoughts on ““Ivy-Covered Barn” to be Auctioned at Junior League Benefit

  1. Hi Anne, I’d have stopped and taken a photo of this barn as well. Did you have a chance to get closer and take more photos? It would be a fun one to capture from various angles and get some closeups of details, if there are any.

  2. Hi Kate – I’d have to trespass to get any closer. This shot was taken with a zoom lens from the side of the road. It’s such a pretty setting. On the other side, there is a hole in the roof – sadly. I hate to see people letting these lovely old buildings deteriorate – although they make for interesting photos! People in this area really like the barn shots, too. A lot of folks have a country interior design. Thanks for stopping by, Kate.

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