2019 HBM at NCCCIAP, Sloss Furnaces, AL
Brought to you by “Lifetime Guarantee” Artists Kristen Tordella-Williams and Jenny Hillenbrand 

“We invite you to bring any handheld, tradeable items to barter with fellow participants! Bring some small pieces of art, tools, raw materials, or swag, you can also get creative with an “IOU” ie. help with yard work or cooking a meal. The purpose of this event is to bring artists of all backgrounds and career stages together equally to have a go at self-promotion, negotiation, valuing goods, networking, and taking chances! Most importantly we want to have fun! One folk's patch is another folk's treasure. Come one, come all, come barter!”

The event includes megaphones and sound. Earplugs are available.

Limited seating. Free and open to all ages.



Find out how you can host a Harder Barter Market in your creative community here!


Performance documentation by Ashley Seilhammer from the first HBM on April 8, 2017 at the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art Practices, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL

Performance documentation by John David Carcache from the tenth HBM on April 7, 2023 at the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art Practices, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL


Video of the 7th HBM by Jesse Blumenthal
Performed at the 8th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, 6-8PM, June 2, 2018, Bogart Court in Scranton, PA



8th Harder Barter Market presented during the 2019 salem2salem residency
5-6PM August 8, 2019
Salem Art Works, Salem, NY