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LVA's Plein Air Paint Out - Waterfront Botanical Gardens

ONLY 7 SPOTS LEFT! REGISTER TODAY!

Event Date: Sunday September 17, 2017
Juror: Kay Grubola
Artist Participation Fee: $40 non members, $20 LVA members
Location: Waterfront Botanical Garden, Frankfort Avenue & River Road, Louisville, Kentucky
Additional information: This event is part of the reGeneration Fair. A 12" x 12" canvas will be provided - Artists are asked to bring their media of choice to paint with. Artists are responsible for their own easel (if desired). Canvases will be handed out during check-in the morning of the event. This is a Rain or Shine event. 
1st place award-  $1,000
2nd place award-   $500
3rd place award-  $250
Contact: Amy Chase,  amy@louisvillevisualart.org  
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Call for Portfolios: Neighborhood Mural Opportunities

Deadline: September 11, 2017 @ 5pm

Louisville Visual Art is pleased to announce a new and dynamic partnership with a global brand as we seek artist applicants for the commission of three murals celebrating Louisville's diverse neighborhoods and unique culture. LVA will work with this brand to select three finalists for each of three sites who will be invited to submit a site-specific proposal for one mural. Selected finalists will receive a healthy stipend for their proposals. There is no application fee to enter. This opportunity is open to all artists, but priority will be given to artists living in the Louisville area. The deadline for submissions is Monday, September 11, 2017 at 5pm. For more information, please contact Ehren at ehren@louisvillevisualart.org

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Get Ready, Get Set: Multiples in Clay

Deadline: September 19, 2017


Open to: Kentucky Clay Artists
Exhibition Dates: October 8, 2017 - February 24, 2018
Location: Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, 200 Artisan Way, Berea, KY 40403
Contact: gwen.heffner@ky.gov, or by calling 859-985-5448
Additional Information: This exhibit, "Get Ready. Get Set: Multiples in Clay" will showcase the creative ideas and variety of works made by Kentucky's clay artists. Entries must be multiples or sets of 4 and can be made from any type of clay and may be either functional or non--functional. The overall requirement is that the 4 pieces that make up each entry must relate to each other in subject, theme, form, texture or surface, glaze, shape, function or use. Original works by Kentucky ceramic artists will be considered and no works can exceed 4 feet in any dimension of weigh over 50 pounds.
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Artists in Our Midst

September 22, 2017

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three entries
Open to: All 2D & 3D media will be considered (excluding video)
Exhibition Dates: October 27 - December 30, 2017
Location: Kaviar Forge & Gallery
Contact: Kayla Bischoff, kaviargallery@gmail.com
Additional Information: Kaviar Gallery is currently accepting submissions from artists of Jefferson County (and contiguous counties: Bullitt, Shelby, Oldham, Spencer, Hardin, Clark, Harrison & Floyd.) Artists in Our Midst is our 4th biennial juried group exhibition showcasing the artistic heritage of Louisville and the surrounding area.
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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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The 8th Annual Manifest Prize: $5,000 Cash Award! 

Deadline: October 1, 2017

Fee: $40 for up to up 3 entries, $10 for each additional
Exhibition Dates: December 14, 2017- January 12, 2018
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Contact: Kelia,  hamilton@manifestgallery.org
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Madison Art Club Regional Fall Art Show

Deadline: October 1, 2017

Fee: $50 for non-members, $40 for 2017 Madison Art Club Members
Open to: Age 18+, works in 2-D & 3-D only
Location: Art On Main, 309 West Main St, Madison, Indiana 47250
Exhibition Dates: 10/14-11/1/2017
Contact: Teresa Waller,  artclub.madison.in@gmail.com
Additional Information: This is the 19th Annual Regional Fall Art Show. It is not juried. Maximum 2 entries in 1 or more of 8 categories. Drawing, Fiber/Textiles, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Artisan & Wild Card. Best of Show $1,000, Award of Excellence $500, Duke Energy Award of Excellence $250 and numerous other awards. In 2016 there were19 awards totaling $4,650
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MANIFEST Regional Showcase: ILLINOIS

Deadline: October 4, 2017

Fee: $40
Open to: Illinois Residents Only
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Exhibition Dates: December 15, 2017- January 12, 2018
Contact: Kelia, Hamilton@manifestgallery.org
Additional Information: This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. THIS IS AN OPEN CALL. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental. The only criteria for entry is that works must qualify as works of visual art made by artists living in Illinois. 
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TAPPED: Open Call for Works by Artists and their Professors

Deadline: October 6, 2017

Fee: $40
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Exhibition Dates: December 15, 2017- January 12, 2018
Contact: Kelia,  hamilton@manifestgallery.org
Additional Information: Out of respect for the artist-teacher bond, and in honor of professors working hard to help artists tap into a higher mind relative to art and life, we offer an annual international open call, calling for works of art by current or former professor/student pairs, with no predetermined theme, style, size, or type of work to be selected.
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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: Melanie@HylandGlass.com
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, matthew@thegreenbuildinggallery.com 

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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ARTEBELLA

Deadline: Ongoing

Fee: FREE
Open to: All Media Artists - Original Artwork
Location: online publication through LVA
Contact: Joshua Jenkins, josh@louisvillevisualart.org
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GLASS WORKSHOP: Creating Layered Imagery in Fused Glass

September 16 & 17

Location: Devin French Glass Art Studio at Hope Mills,  954 E. Kentucky St., Louisville, KY 40204
Dates: Saturday, September 16. 10am-4pm / Sunday, September 17. 10am-4pm
Fee: $190.00
Additional Information: Participants will learn how to capture imagery in fused glass.  We will explore pattern and illustration through a variety of methods, including: layering, silkscreening, drawing, painting, sifting and stenciling.   The workshop will focus on the unique capacities of fused glass to create distinct designs, vibrant colors and depth of imagery. This class is open to all levels of experience.  Beginners will appreciate the experience of making their first pieces of glass art, experienced artists will learn new creative techniques applicable to other media, and experienced glass makers will expand their range of skills.  This weekend workshop will focus primarily on experimenting with new processes, and will also provide time for creating a finished piece of glass art.

Workshop price includes the following ($45 value):
Kiln firings, use of ceramic molds for slumping, and use of tools
Frit (colored powdered glass) Four sheets of 8" x 8" glass (clear & white), 8 sheets of 3" x 3" glass (clear & white)
Colored glass sheet pieces, stringers
*More glass is available for purchase if needed.
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Ceramic Artist: Deb Schwartzkoph Workshop

Registration Deadline: September 29, 2017

Workshop Fee: $75/Louisville Clay member, $125/Non-member
Louisville Clay membership: $30
Reception and Slide Show Presentation: September 30 (6p-9p) FREE
Location: Kentucky Mudworks, 506 Baxter Ave, Louisville, Kentucky
Workshop Dates: September 30 (9a-5p) & October 1 (10a-4p)
Additional Information: Louisville Clay and Kentucky Mudworks are proud to host the Deb Schwartzkoph workshop. Deb is a nationally recognized ceramic artist from Seattle, Washington and will be demonstrating her techniques, explaining her processes and creating her amazing artwork in this 2 day workshop. This is an event you don't want to miss!
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Woodford Reserve Mural

Deadline: September 22, 2017 @ 5pm

Entry Fee: None
Contact Name: Ehren Reed, ehren@louisvillevisualart.org

Additional Information: Louisville Visual Art is pleased to announce a new partnership with Woodford Reserve in the creation of a Woodford Reserve-inspired mural! We welcome portfolio submissions from artists who would like to be considered for this large-scale outdoor commission. LVA will work with Woodford Reserve to select 3-5 finalists who will be invited to tour the Woodford Reserve distillery and submit a site-specific proposal for the mural. Selected finalists will receive a $250 stipend for their proposals. There is no application fee to enter. This opportunity is open to all artists, but priority will be given to artists living in the Louisville area. For more information, contact ehren@louisvillevisualart.org.
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Gilding Workshop by Charles Douglas

Deadline: October 21, 2017

Workshop Fee: 1 day is $245, two days is $445
Open to: artists, and anyone who wants to learn how to apply gold leaf
Workshop Dates: October 21st and 22nd 2017
Location: Art Sanctuary, 1433 South Shelby Street 40217
Contact: Sabra Crockett, Charles Douglas, charles.studio@usa.net
Additional Information: A special weekend of Gold Leaf Gilding classes are scheduled October 21st and 22nd at Art Sanctuary, 1433 South Shelby Street ! Join us for one or both days as we explore a variety of methods of gilding - Oil Gilding, Traditional Water Gilding, water-based emulsion, Kölner 'Instacoll' mordant from Germany, as well as gesso and clay bole, composition and aluminum leaf, and genuine 23k gold! All levels including Beginners are welcome. Suitable for Fine Artists, Frame and furniture makers, or those who simply have always wanted to explore a hands-on approach to this beautiful and mysterious centuries-old art. All materials provided with class projects to take home.
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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, judy@schrodart.com 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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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, studioanchorage@gmail.com 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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Louisville Orchestra Art Exhibit

Deadline: November 10, 2017

We need Artists to show and sell their art pieces for this family friendly event. Our Community Center holds up to 500 people and there will be a connected room for the Art exhibit.  Artists get into the performance for free, but the public pays $20.00. We will market this event and there are no fees for the artists.  Great way to gain some exposure and sell some of your work.  Need to be set up by 6:30 and stay until 9:30.  Tables and chairs provided by request.  Email for more information:  Rhonda Rowland, Arts Program Manager @ rrowland@jeffersontownky.gov


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LVA's Plein Air Paint Out - Waterfront Botanical Gardens

ONLY 7 SPOTS LEFT! REGISTER TODAY!

Event Date: Sunday September 17, 2017
Juror: Kay Grubola
Artist Participation Fee: $40 non members, $30 LVA members
Location: Waterfront Botanical Garden, Frankfort Avenue & River Road, Louisville, Kentucky
Additional information: This event is part of the reGeneration Fair. A 12" x 12" canvas will be provided - Artists are asked to bring their media of choice to paint with. Artists are responsible for their own easel (if desired). Canvases will be handed out during check-in the morning of the event. This is a Rain or Shine event. 
1st place award-  $1,000
2nd place award-   $500
3rd place award-  $250
Contact: Amy Chase,  amy@louisvillevisualart.org  
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Woodford Reserve Mural

Deadline: September 22, 2017 @ 5pm

Entry Fee: None
Contact Name: Ehren Reed, ehren@louisvillevisualart.org
Additional Information: Louisville Visual Art is pleased to announce a new partnership with Woodford Reserve in the creation of a Woodford Reserve-inspired mural! We welcome portfolio submissions from artists who would like to be considered for this large-scale outdoor commission. LVA will work with Woodford Reserve to select 3-5 finalists who will be invited to tour the Woodford Reserve distillery and submit a site-specific proposal for the mural. Selected finalists will receive a $250 stipend for their proposals. There is no application fee to enter. This opportunity is open to all artists, but priority will be given to artists living in the Louisville area. For more information, contact ehren@louisvillevisualart.org.
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Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 Proposals

Deadline: September 25, 2017

The Imagine 2020 Steering Committee, Mayor Greg Fischer, and Fund for the Arts announce a call for proposals to activate strategies and actions identified within the Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 plan. 
 Individuals, groups, organizations, and partnerships are encouraged to submit creative proposals addressing how arts and culture can help the region grow, compete, thrive, and solve community problems.  Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 was introduced in early 2017 as the arts and cultural plan for the region.  Arts and culture have the power to transform, to help advance a more competitive, economically stronger, more educated, creative, and compassionate Greater Louisville.  This plan provides a shared vision for the role arts, culture and creativity can play in this stronger future.
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Fischer Prize for Visual Art

Deadline: October 9, 2017


The Bill Fischer Award for Visual Artists is designed to make a meaningful impact on the career of a visual artist residing in the Louisville Metro Area by providing support in the form of grants for the execution and exhibition of artwork and other efforts to foster a professional career as a visual artist.
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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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Fiber Experience Weekend - Coiled Linen Basket Class

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Entry Fee: One Class - $40 + materials fee of $10
Open to: Limited number of space available
Workshop Dates: Saturday November 11 - Sunday November 12, 2017
Location: Otter Creek Retreat - 5165 Old Mill Road (S.R. 1638) Brandenburg, Kentucky
Pauline Bremmer, ottercreekretreat@gmail.com
Additional Information: Fiber Experience Weekend is an opportunity to take classes in several techniques. Class fees do not include materials. These fees will be paid to the instructor the day of class.
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Call for Artwork and Poetry for Dialogist a Quarterly Journal

Deadline: December 21, 2017

Entry Fee: Free
Contact: Jennifer Palmer,  jenniferlaurapalmer@gmail.com
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
Contact: artist@locallanguageart.com
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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HOUSEGUEST: an independent artist-run project space

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Entry Fee: $10
Location: 2721 Taylor Blvd, Louisville, Kentucky
Contact: Megan Bickel, houseguestgallery@gmail.com
Additional Information: HOUSEGUEST is an independent artist-run project space located in the south end of Louisville, Kentucky. The space will be launching in January of 2018. Founded by multi-discplinary artist and writer Megan Bickel and her husband, chef, Jacob Wilson; the gallery's location is within the living room of the couple. The space will hold six exhibitions a year: four solo shows and two group exhibitions. All forms of artistry are welcome: painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, installation, poetry, etc. Along side each exhibition will be a small supper pop-up collaborative event which will be by invitation only. We encourage artists to interact and activate the space while exploring new ideas and concepts, with full control over what they create.
To apply: To apply, please visit https://www.houseguestgallery.com/artist-submissions/. For any questions or for a copy of the gallery map, please contact Megan at the above email.


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
270-608-8670


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.
More info: info@louisvillesyndicate.org