LVA strives to work with innovative thinkers, enthusiastic supporters, and those in the community who want to help us move forward—Artebella is just one way we make that happen! Through explorative investigations written by curators, featured articles, interviews, and vignettes, Artebella delves into not only artists’ work and history, but also the larger artistic and cultural contexts surrounding them.

Meet The Faces Behind Artebella

Keith Waits, Writer & Coordinator

Born and raised in Louisville, Keith Waits has been involved with the LVA off-and-on since the late 1980s, eventually joining LVA as Facility Manager in 2006, where he now manages the day-to-day operations of the gallery space.

Keith studied Fine Art at three institutes of higher learning, including the Louisville School of Art. He has also been involved with Walden Theatre, including support work in set design and construction and managing the operation of a visual art exhibition space at the Theatre. Keith has also worked professionally as a Manager and Purchaser in retail bookselling.

In addition to his work at the LVA, Keith is also the Managing Editor of a website,, which covers local visual arts, theatre, and music in Louisville.

Joshua Jenkins, Coordinator & Editor

Although he is primarily from up North, Joshua Jenkins has always had family ties to Kentucky. He has been a Louisville resident since the Summer of 2011 and has since made it his permanent home. Joshua joined LVA as an Artebella Coordinator back in the Spring of 2015 and has since help lead the way of revamping what Artebella has become today. He is also one of the pioneer residents at the new LVA Studios—located on the second floor of LVA's new location in the Portland neighborhood.

Joshua has a Bachelor's degree in Digital Media with a minor in Studio Art from Marist College (Poughkeepsie, NY). Since graduating college he has managed to establish himself as a self-employed artist and freelance graphic designer.

You can check out his art on his website at and follow him on almost every social media app.

Artebella's History

You can view the Artebella Daily archives by clicking here.

You can view the Artebella Daily archives by clicking here.

Artebella Daily was an on-line initiative launched in October 2012 by Louisville Visual Art.  Artebella Daily was, for nearly four years, a five-days- a-week email highlighting individual artists working and exhibiting in the Louisville area. In that time, Artebella Daily has delivered over 700 individual emails showcasing the work of more than 300 artists. Thousands of subscribers from all around the world have been learning about artists from the Kentuckiana region.

Beginning in September 2016, Artebella dropped the Daily and was rebranded to reflect a new vision of representing visual artists in Louisville and the surrounding area. Drawing on feedback from artists and arts professionals within the community, as well as the metrics that tell us what your viewing habits are, Louisville Visual Art staff has developed a revised blog format and schedule for the four-year- old online program that will provide a fresh delivery system for Artebella material.

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Photos by Sarah Katherine Davis. Entire contents copyright © 2016 Louisville Visual Art. All rights reserved.