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Exhibit Proposals - Solo, Group and Concept

Deadline: June 1, 2017

Location: Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio Open to: Anyone can submit a proposal. Artists should bear in mind the need for a consistent and very strong body of work when submitting.

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Nude - 9th Annual International Competitive Exhibit Exploring the Uncovered Human Form in Current Art

Deadline: June 12, 2017

Location: Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio Fee: $36 for up to three entries
Open to: Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works of art.

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MONOCHROME An International Competitive Exhibit of Works Utilizing [primarily] ONE COLOR

Deadline: June 14, 2017

Entry Fee: $36 for up to three entries submitted. $10 per each additional entry. Number of entries is unlimited.
Open to: open to everyone. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter.
Location: Manifest Gallery 2727 woodburn avenue cincinnati, ohio 45206

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notBIG(4) fourth bi-annual small arts competition

Deadline: June 15, 2017

Fee: $25 for the first three images: $5 for each additional image up to five
Location: M S Rezny Studio/Gallery, Lexington Distillery District, 903 Manchester St, Lexington, KY
Open to: an open call for artworks in any medium, no works over 12 inches in any direction
Exhibition Dates: July 25th, - August 31, 2017
Contact: Mary Rezny,

Additional Information: This year’s juried competition has no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”, no works over 12 inches in any direction including frame. This is an open call to artists in the USA for works in any medium. The juror for the competition is Kurt Gohde, Professor of Art, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY. Each artist may submit up to five artworks. $500 1st Prize Award; Three $100 Honorable Mention Awards and Purchase Award. 
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Photo Biennial Contest and Exhibition: “Wounding the Earth/Wounding Ourselves, Healing the Earth/Healing Ourselves: Portraits of Humanity and Nature

Deadline: June 15, 2017

Entry Fee: $25 / 3 entries
Open to: Photography
Exhibition Dates: September 22 - November 11, 2017
Location: Louisville Grows' Healthy House Art Gallery, 1641 Portland Ave, Louisville KY 40203
Additional Information: Photographers are invited to submit portraits of people in relation to the natural world. Submitted works should explore the relationship between environmental health and the health of people in those environments. Works may explore either or both sides of the equation: the wounding of environment and self/the healing of environment and self. We are focused on works that explicitly show individuals in relationship to nature and the connection between the two: humans and environment transforming and being transformed by one another. Manipulated and “constructed reality” photographs are welcome for this show. Juror: Kenneth Laing Herdy, Toronto, Canada. First prize $200, Second prize: $125, Third prize $75.
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Deadline: June 16, 2017

Contact: K.A.S.Gallery,
Exhibit Dates: July 27th - August 31st.
Additional information: K.A.S. Gallery is seeking Abstract Life. We are accepting abstract paintings, drawings, watercolor, digital and colleague, 2D and 3D, ceramic, clay or wood based art. All abstract art is welcome. Abstract art can represent any area such as, free themes, faces, life, nature, etc.,

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Stand Up for the First Amendment!

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Entry Fee: None-- $1000 Cash Prize!
Open to: All artists and mediums
Event Date: October 19, 2017
Contact: Jane Emke,
Additional information: Award dinner emceed by Congressman John Yarmuth and David Hawpe, CJ-Exec. Ed. (Ret.), will honor the lifetime work of Jon Fleischaker to uphold our First Amendment rights and protections. Artists will create an original table top for the dinner showing an aspect of the First Amendment you value most. Themes include freedom of the press, religion, peaceable assembly, speech of all kinds, transparency in government, work of our public defenders, pro bono work by lawyers. Table tops may be created using fiber, textile, ceramic, photography or other visual arts. Tables are round, 72 inches diameter, standard height, seat 8 people. Table tops can include such items as tablecloths, plates, goblets, eating utensils, napkins, napkin rings, placemats, coasters, chargers, fringe, buttons, bows along bottom of cloth. Artists/Groups of artists are welcome to name their tabletop creations and display their own names. You, the artist, can capture the spirit of the First Amendment and Jon Fleischaker’s work better than any of the words spoken at the dinner. All artists creating a tabletop and guests will be honored at a special press reception. Judges will award a $1,000 cash prize at the dinner for the best decorated table top! Submit your proposal to Jane Emke by June 30.

2017 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Entry Fee: Free
Event Location: Indiana University East Campus, Richmond, Indiana
Contact: Carrie Longley,
Exhibition Dates: Jury will make selections and inform artists by: July 7, 2017 Delivery: Selected sculptures must be delivered to IUE between August 1, 2017-August 15, 2017 Exhibition Schedule: August 16, 2017-August 15, 2019
Additional Information: Indiana University East (IUE) invites you to participate in our 2017-2019 juried, on-loan, outdoor sculpture exhibit on the Richmond, Indiana campus. IUE is a regional campus of Indiana University with a vibrant arts program and extensive art collection. Selected artists must be willing to enter into an Art Loan Agreement with IUE and will be awarded an honorarium of $2,000 per piece.
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2017 Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics

Deadline: July 17, 2017

Fee: $45 for 3 entries
Location: Zanesville, Ohio
Contact: Michael Seiler,

Additional Information: Appalachian Hills of Ohio Territory, The Muskingum County Community Foundation, Seilers’ Studio & Gallery and the Artist Colony of Zanesville, with support from the Ohio Arts Council, Mayco, and the Pioneer School of Zanesville Clay Center, present the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, the largest best of show prize in ceramics in the Western Hemisphere. The 2017 Zanesville Prize Best-of-Show award will be $20,000. An additional $11,000 in prizes will be awarded to other successful competitors. This event is the third of a competition for the Zanesville Prize that is now held every two years.
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ViewPoint 49 National Juried Art Competition

Deadline: August 1, 2017

Fee: $50.00 - Single Entry $25.00 - 2nd Entry $25.00 - 3rd Entry 4th Entry FREE (Enter code: VP49) Entry fee is non-refundable
Open to: Open to all artists 18 years of age and older.
Location: Greenwich House Gallery, 2124 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Contact: Contact: Ray Burt,

Additional information: Only totally original work conceived and executed by the entrant after January 1, 2014 will be accepted. All artwork must be for sale. Excluded Media includes photography, crafts, fiber, computer- generated art, painting on photos, and jewelry. Paintings created in workshops or classes are not acceptable. All work must be original in concept and execution. For additional information about the Cincinnati Art Club, visit or
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HORIZON: Contemporary Landscape 2017

Deadline: August 1, 2017

Fee: $25 for 1 to 3 entries, $35 for up to six entries
Location: Community Arts Center, 401 W Main St. Danville, Kentucky
Open to: Open to all media with the exception of live performance-based art
Contact: Brandon Long,
Additional Information: This annual juried exhibition tests the limits of landscape art. While many artists portray traditional landscape paintings, others delve into more abstract realms, submitting everything from collage and photography to mixed media and cast metal sculpture.
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The Views of Cave Hill Cemetery

Deadline: September 22, 2017

Fee: Free
Open to: anyone that has visited Cave Hill Cemetery and taken photographs, 18 years old or older, or with appropriate parental consent if younger than 18 years of age. 

Additional Information: Winning photographs will be used in the production of a Cave Hill Cemetery calendar, as well as within any range of promotional material for Cave Hill Cemetery and any of its subsidiaries.
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2D Contemporary Work call for submission

Deadline: December 17, 2017

Entry Fee: Free Open to: 2D Contemporary artists
Location: 721 E. Washington St, Louisville, Kentucky
Melanie Miller,Contact:
Additional Information: Our showroom gallery space boasts 17' high ceilings with white walls. Show your work alongside 3D Contemporary glass! We are looking to host 4 shows in 2018, large scale Contemporary Work in 2D. Minimum of 3 pieces finished for show consideration that have been completed within the last 36 months. Email or call for details and to set up a time to see showroom space.
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1-person or Group Exhibit

Deadline: January 1, 2018

Fee: Free
Location: The Green Building, Louisville, Kentucky
Contact: Matt Loeser, 

Additional Information: Artist responsible for ready-to-hang works, delivery and pick-up. Submit 3-5 images, Artist's Statement and Bio and small exhibit description via email.
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Deadline: Ongoing

Open to: All Media Artists - Original Artwork
Location: online publication through LVA
Contact: Joshua Jenkins,
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Hollow Forms & Bottle Necks Workshop

Deadline: June 17, 2017

Workshop Fee: 30.00
Presenting Artist: David Westmeier
Time: June 17, 10 am - 12 noon
Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced ceramic experience
Event Location: AA Studio, 2829 South Fourth Street, Louisville, KY
Contact: Alex Adams, 
Additional Information: Students will learn techniques used to create a hollow bottle form and create a bottle neck. Demonstrations followed by personal instruction. Clay and tools provided. Firing costs are additional.
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Rural and Urban Landscapes in Watercolor 4-Day Workshop

Deadline: July 17, 2017

Entry Fee: 435.00
Open to: Adults, 18 and older
Exhibition/Event Dates: 7/17/17-7/20/17
Event Location: Berea, KY
Contact: Judy Sizemore,
Additional Information: Supplies not included but can be available, if needed. Contact the artist with questions at
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Beginner Blacksmith Class

Deadline: August 29, 2017

Workshop Fee: $425 (includes all materials)
Open to: ages 14 and up
Workshop Dates: September 30 - October 28, 2017 (every Saturday)
Location: Kaviar Forge, 147 Stevenson Ave. Louisville, Kentucky
Contact: Craig Kaviar,
Additional Information: In this class, students will learn the skills, foundation, and art of blacksmithing. While learning basic techniques the students will make several items for themselves including J hooks, nails, leaves (for keychains) and finally a forge welded fireplace poker. Students keep all that they make during the class.• 5 consecutive Saturdays from 9am - Noon. Limited to 10 students and fills on a first come, first serve basis
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Oil Painting Class - "Working Beyond the Limitations of a Photograph" 

Deadline: Ongoing

Workshop Fee: varies
Location: Studio Anchorage, 2125 Cave Spring Road, Anchorage KY
Open to: Beginner to Advanced
Contact: Susan Tolliver, 502.639.4957
Additional Information: Learn the fundamentals of painting in oils and manipulating "Beyond the Limitations of a Photograph". Class offerings run contiguously in bands of 6 to 8 weeks. Brushwork, edges, the essence of pushing warm and cool tones; working with a limited palette; using a palette knife; components of good composition; avoiding linear drawing are just a few of the routine principles incorporated into classes routinely. Beginners initially have a more specified program structure to establish core oil painting foundation skills. Call Susan at 639-4957 for more details or check the website for more complete information.
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The Schrodt Method

Deadline: Ongoing

Workshop Fee: $32/week
Location: Schrodt Art Studio, 4014 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 13, Louisville, Kentucky
Contact: Judy Warren, 502.893.2842
Additional Information: A practical approach to oil painting using proven, teachable methods suitable for beginning to advanced. Classes run consecutively in 12-14 week sessions.
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September Art Fair

Deadline: August 1, 2017

EntryFee: $290  
Open to: visual artists
Location: Mellwood Art Center, Louisville, Kentucky

Event Dates: September 9th & 10th
Contact: Bridget Clark,

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Veterans for Peace Mural Volunteers

Location: California Community Center, 1600 St. Catherine Street (502) 456-8100
Contact: Ehren Reed,
We are excited to announce an innovative new partnership between Louisville Visual Art, KY National Association for Black Veterans (KYNABVets), Indiana University Southeast (IUS) student veterans groups, and Peace Postcards. With funding provided by the Fund for the Arts' ArtsMatch program and the Center for Neighborhoods, we will create our “Veterans for Peace” mural on the exterior of Metro Parks and Recreation’s California Community Center. In addition to the creation of a new mural at the Community Center, we will be re-painting the building’s entire exterior, giving a much-needed facelift to this vital community resource. To tackle a project of this scale, we will be engaging a great number of volunteers- neighborhood residents, local businesses, student groups, church congregations and many more. We welcome any and all community members to join us as we transform this community space!
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Artist Professional Development Grants

Due to the success of the inaugural round of Artist Professional Development Grants, this grant program will now run three times a year.
Grants can be employed in the period January 6 through June 30, 2017.

Cycle 3. 2017
Grant Cycle September 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018
Application deadline: Midnight on Sunday July 23, 2017
Notification date: August 25, 2017
Report deadline: March 21, 2018
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Call for Emerging Artists

June 1, 2017

Entry Fee: $0
Open to: artists who have completed their formal education and are in the early stages of their career, who are not earning significant income selling work and have not already done major shows or galleries.Applicants must primarily reside or work in Kentucky, or Floyd or Clark counties in IN, have not participated in a juried, ranked art show, and have not applied as a regular artist to the SJCAS.
Exhibition/Event Dates: October 6 - 8, 2017
Location: Historic Old Louisville
Contact: Elaine Steele, 
Additional Information: This is a 2 year program. Please read through the expected dates for Year 1 & Year 2 located on the website.
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Swag/Merchandise Design Competition

Deadline: June 14, 2017

Entry Fee: $20.00 per entry
Event Location: The St. James Court Art Show Louisville, Kentucky
Additional Information: The St. James Court Art Show will host a design competition for the 61st annual Art Show to be held October 6, 7 & 8 in historic Old Louisville. As part of the event, the show sells t-shirts and other items at a merchandise booth on St. James Court. The winning design in this competition will also be included in promotional venues, both print and electronic. Your design should reflect the “feeling” of the Art Show and historic Old Louisville. Some examples of common motifs are the St James Court Fountain, Victorian architecture and other features of the Court. The final design must be camera-ready, integrating the following text: St. James Court Art Show, 2017.
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Poster and promo design

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Entry Fee: Free
Location: Flea off Market, Sullivan University and various other locations
Contact: Stuart Ungar:
Additional Information: Evolve KY is Kentucky's electric vehicle group. We are an all-volunteer non-profit that is devoted to promoting electric vehicles as a cleaner transportation option. We are looking for talented designers to help create promotional materials for Kentucky Drive Electric Week -- our biggest event of the year. We also have other design needs (we are producing a documentary film and our website needs some TLC right now). Since we run on a shoestring budget, pro-bono is preferred, but a small stipend may be possible, so we are open to discussion.
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Call for Artwork and Poetry for Dialogist a Quarterly Journal

Deadline: December 21, 2017

Entry Fee: Free
Contact: Jennifer Palmer,
Additional Information: Submit up to five files for initial review. Images must be at or within the range of 800-2,000 pixels, in any direction, and free of unintentional visible compression/digital artifacts. If an image is accepted, we may later request a larger, print-quality version in a lossless format.
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Call for Artists

Entry Fee: Free
Additional Information: LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY: we are on the hunt for painters, photographers, printmakers, sculptors, fabricators, and all artisans in the Louisville area for purchase and placement in a newly constructed iconic building in the heart of downtown.  We will be commissioning original artworks, large scale sculpture, and fine art prints.  Honor the city's rich history and authentic character, be a part of this landmark project!
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Train Mural Opportunity

Location: Island, KY
Additional Information: Community project commission to paint a train mural on an existing structure, Budget TBD
The contact for this commission is:
Scott Hillard
Friends of Island
PO Box 106
Island, KY 42350

Art Camp Teacher

Teaching Artist needed for two Art Camps in Jeffersontown KY, in July 2017. This person should have experience Teaching Art to children. Qualifications include being artistic, fun, organized, patient, kind and a leader. The camps are Monday thru Friday for three hours a day. The weeks of July 10th and 17th and trying for an am class one week and pm class the other week. You plan and execute the class including instruction in mixed media, sculpture, painting, drawing, collage and print making. There are 15 children in a class and they are ages 7-12 with different levels of artistic abilities. Your fee includes you supplying the art supplies. The classes are held at the Jeffersontown Community Center, 10617 Taylorsville Road. Volunteers are provided to help the children and teaching artist. The families pay for the children to attend the week long camp. Rhonda, Arts Program, handles signing up the children and checking them in and out of the camp. Snacks are provided by the Arts Program. For more information please email: Rhonda Rowland, Arts Program Manager at

Project Manager: Curate Now Residence
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
Temporary Position
The Curate Now Residence Program will help K-12 teachers answers these questions with their students. Students participating in this program will experience three major areas of the creative journey - artmaking, presentation, and curation. In year one, twelve schools will be selected to have a maximum of four classes participate in this year long experience connecting the classroom with KMAC Museum staff and professional artists.   KMAC Museum is seeking a Project Manager to oversee the initial program development including stakeholder identification and involvement, strategy for cohort selection, and implementation of selection process.  The project manager will work with KMAC Museum’s Education Department.
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Requests for Exhibit Proposals

Deadline: Ongoing
The Gloria Singletary Gallery at the Living Arts and Science Center in Lexington, Ky., invites a variety of artist proposals for four to eight week exhibitions. Independent curators, collaborative teams of artists and individual artists are encouraged to submit proposals for exhibition.
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Social & Networking Artist Group

Deadline: Ongoing
Louisville artists Syndicateis a grassroot network of local visual artists, filmmakers and musicians who gather monthly to display, discuss and critique artistic projects.
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Rural and Urban Landscapes in Watercolor 4-Day Workshop

Deadline: July 17, 2017

Entry Fee: 435.00
Open to: Adults, 18 and older
Exhibition/Event Dates: 7/17/17-7/20/17
Event Location: Berea, KY
Contact: Judy Sizemore,
Additional Information: Supplies not included but can be available, if needed. Contact the artist with questions at
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