Christina Tarkoff Oil Paintings

Every Painting Tells A Story

Register to Vote - Let's Connect Exhibit/Competition at the Barnes

Christina Tarkoff
VOTE for my painting, "City Girls," at the Barnes. Inspired by "Country Girls" by Edith Dimock. 

VOTE for my painting, "City Girls," at the Barnes. Inspired by "Country Girls" by Edith Dimock. 

What is Let's Connect at the Barnes?

Artists throughout Philadelphia were given free access to the Barnes and asked to select a work of art in the collection to use as a departure point for creating their own 8x10 inch work of art.

How to Vote


Click this button to register:


Visit the Barnes -

When you visit the Barnes, speak with the Barnes staff when you enter. They will direct you to the Let's Connect staff to sign you in, give you free entry, and direct you to the exhibition gallery.


Select your favorite artworks in the exhibition

At the exhibition gallery, the staff will hand you a ballot. You’ll be asked to view the Let’s Connect exhibition and select a minimum of three pieces of artwork. There is no maximum, so vote for all your favorites, but remember to vote for at least 3 artworks




Enjoy your FREE visit to the Barnes.

Let me know your favorite painting in the Barnes collections! Mine is the red-headed Modigliani, right around the corner from the Let's Connect Exhibition.

Artwork submitted by artists to the Let’s Connect competition is displayed at the Barnes from May 21-June 4, 2018. During that time, the public and a team of curators can vote for the artwork they feel best conveys an original interpretation of the Barnes artwork.

Winners of the competition will be invited to a three-month residency in the Mural Arts Studio at the Barnes, provided a $1,000-per-month expense allowance, given come-and-go access to the Barnes, and asked to connect to the public by hosting open studio hours.

The Barnes is open from 11am to 5pm Wednesday through Monday. Extended hours on Sunday, June 3, open until 8pm for the Barnes on the Block event.

All voting is onsite at the Barnes. You must be registered to vote prior to your visit to the Barnes.

Barnes Exhibition runs:

MONDAY, MAY 21 - JUNE 4, 2018

11am to 5pm Wednesday through Monday