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Barn logo project

 
PUT BARNS ON THE KANSAS MAP!

To support Kansas's Sesquicentennial birthday in 2011 and to honor barns, the Kansas Barn Alliance is encouraging each county to have at least one barn painted with a sesquicentennial logo painting sometime during 2011.

The whole idea was launched at KBA board member, Susie Haver's, barn near Concordia and a protype was painted on her barn.

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          Pete's Place before                 Logo being painted          Satisfied Barn Owner


 The first official logo was put on Grady and Shannon Martin's barn near
Dexter by artist Kerry Unrein.

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       Stone Barn Mercantile before logo                   Watching paint dry

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     Kerry painting from the cherry picker                 The finished product!

 
LOGO PAINTING DETAILS
 
The logo can be painted on a barn roof, side of a barn, or applied temporarily to the barn. The logo must be visible on the barn through 2011.

It's preferable that the logo be painted in a location so that the public does not have to come on private property to view it. However, if you're willing to erect a sign that welcomes people onto your property for viewing, that would be fine.

The logo must contain:

* a sunflower design of your own choosing

* the word Kansas

* the years 1861-2011 

Any addition to the official logo that symbolizes the heritage of the county is welcomed. We'd appreciate seeing it first. E-mail Sally Hatcher at sdhatcher@kc.rr.com.

It is preferable that the barn logo be done by Kansas Day, January 29, 2011.

Here is the barn logo for Grant County!


 
 
WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THE PROJECT?

The project can be done by a single barn-owner, a family, a city, a county, or an organization. The key is a willing barn owner!

 
STEPS TO PARTICIPATE WITH THE 
 KANSAS BARN ALLIANCE

1) Please notify the Kansas Barn Alliance with your plans and the barn owner and location of the barn via e-mail. Send to sdhatcher@kc.rr.com

2) At anytime, send the KBA a digital photo of the barn prior to the logo painting. This will be posted on the web by county or town.

3) Let the KBA know who your artist is, sponsor (if you have one and would like the sponsor noted), and any times that the public can come watch the logo being painted.

4) Notify KBA of completed project and send digital picture.


WHERE ARE THE BARN LOGOS?

This website will be updated as barn logos are finished. The page will show a picture of the barn logo(s), will give directions, and tell a little bit about the barn. 



FUNDING

Funding is the responsibility of each individual project. You are welcome to apply for grants. Do check with the Kansas Arts Commission.