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TEXTUALITY: An International Exhibit Exploring Works Which Incorporate Text or Letter Forms
Deadline: June 13, 2018
Entry Fee: $40
Event Location: Manifest Gallery | Cincinnati, OH
Exhibition Dates: August 17 - September 14, 2018
Contact: Erin Corley, info@manifestfallery.org
Additional Information: Manifest is preparing for the grand finalé of its 14th season with a project intended to feature and explore works which incorporate text or letter forms. These may be in ways that are quite straightforward, or which are abstract, fragmented, or in other ways surprising or significantly processed away from recognition. We are eager to see just how artists make work in any media or genre (painting, drawing, collage, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, video, and non-traditional art, etc.) using text or letter forms as a significant element. Manifest last explored this theme in 2012, during our 8th season. TEXTUALITY is open to everyone. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works which address the broad theme as defined by 'text or letterforms'. ANNUAL CASH AWARD: The Manifest Grand Jury Prize end-of-year award process will include at least one work from this exhibition moving on to the final jury for the $2,500 cash prize.
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Art in the Park
Deadline: June 13, 2018
Open to: Must be family-friendly and available for loan for up to 18 months. Will be outside in the Holy Trinity Heritage Park so it must withstand the weather for 15 years. No photography, jewelry or conceptual art.
Event Location: St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities, 702 E. Market St., New Albany, IN
Exhibition: June 28, 2018
Contact: Dawn Bennett, dbennett@stecharities.org,
812-949-7305
Additional Information: We are bringing together artists and art enthusiasts/collectors for an evening of wine and cheese in our newly constructed Holy Trinity Heritage Park. We have one item that was commissioned by a donor that will be a permanent art piece in the park created by William Kolok. Our hope is to facilitate sales of the art pieces that the artists loan to us for display for a 30/70 split.
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Paper Works - Works on Paper
Deadline: June 15, 2018
Open to: Paper must be at least 50% of the finished artwork.
Exhibition Dates: July 24- August 31, 2018
Contact: Mary Rezny, mail@msrezny.com
Location: M S Rezny Studio/Gallery, Lexington Distillery District; Lexington, KY
Additional Information: $500 1st Prize Award; Three $100 Honorable Mention Awards; purchase award
A majority of all artworks begin with a piece of paper, a sketch, a drawing, perhaps a 3D model. This juried competition will look at art on paper as the finished product. The paper can be drawn on, painted, printed, folded, or sculpted. This is an open call in any medium, traditional and non-traditional but paper must be at least 50% of the finished artwork. Accepted artworks do not need to be traditionally framed but may be displayed with magnets, clips or pins. Artist will provide any non-traditional hardware necessary to display artwork. Juror: Doug Stapleton, Associate Curator of Art, Illinois State Museum.
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9th International Painting Annual: A Juried Publication of Works of Recent Contemporary Painting
Deadline: June 30, 2018
Entry Fee: $40
Event Location: Manifest Gallery | Cincinnati, OH
Contact: Erin Corley, info@manifestfallery.org
Additional Information:  Launched in 2010, the International PAINTING Annual (INPA) is a product of the non-profit Manifest Press, and a complementary project to the award-winning International Drawing Annual project (INDA) which was launched in 2005 and the award-winning International Photography Annual (INPHA) launched in 2012. The goal of the INPA is to support the recognition, documentation, and publication of excellent, current, and relevant works of painting from around the world. As a carefully crafted peer-juried book, the INPA enables Manifest to assemble a diverse array of works from around the world, without the limitation of physical availability, gallery space, or shipping logistics. A wide variety of approaches to painting are encouraged for submission, including a range of painting types, from the most academic to the most experimental, but all with some relevance to the artists' honest understanding of the practice of "painting." Works that challenge the common notion that painting must be made with 'paint' are also welcome. Awards and Cash Prizes: First, Second and Third Place awards for works of painting will be decided by the jury committee. Each award winner will have a brief artist's statement included in the publication. There will be three cash prizes of $1200, $500, and $300 for first, second, and third place winners. 
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July Science Center Art Competition for Grades 2-8
Deadline: June 30, 2018
Open to: Artists in grades 2-8
Event Location: The Science Center
Exhibition: July, 2018
Contact: Anna Alphenaar,
etasubmit@gmail.com
Additional Information: The Science Center, in partnership with Education Through Art, is hosting a student art exhibition/competition during one week in July (the exact dates have not yet been determined, though it will most likely be either the week of the 16th or 23rd.) The theme of the competition is "Pioneers in Music and Science," and we ask that students from grades 2-8 send in pictures of artwork (any media type) that they have created showing off their favorite topic in music, science or both. The artworks will be formally printed and showcased at the Science Center for a full week, during which they will be voted on. The winner of the competition will earn up to $200! This competition will be a tremendous opportunity to showcase the talent and imagination of students throughout Louisville.
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Sculptural Bike Racks
Deadline: July 6, 2018
Open to: 18+
Event Location: Jeffersonville, IN
Contact: Dawn Spyker, dspyker@cityofjeff.net
Additional Information: The City of Jeffersonville and the Jeffersonville Public Art Commission are seeking designs for permanent, artist-designed outdoor bicycle racks to be located in two specific locations in the City of Jeffersonville. One will be located along the perimeter of a neighborhood community garden and the other will be placed in a major gateway into our City leading into the developing Arts & Cultural District. The purpose of the racks is to provide places where cyclists can safely secure their bikes. The racks will also aesthetically enhance the environment. A total of 2 designs will be selected.
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SALI National Abstract Art Exhibition XIV
Deadline: July 14, 2018
Open to: U.S. residents 18+
Entry Fee: $40 member, $50 non-member for up to three entries.
Event Location: The Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN
Exhibition/Event Dates: October 5 - 27, 2018
Contact: Duane King, duane@duaneking.com
Additional Information: Over $2,000 in cash awards. Prospectus: Download at www.southsideartleague.org or SASE to Southside Art League, 299 E. Broadway, Greenwood, IN 46143.
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Riverfront Interpretive Sculpture
Deadline: July 20, 2018
Open to: Artists from the United States
Event Location: Jeffersonville, IN
Contact: Dawn Spyker, dspyker@cityofjeff.net
Additional Information: Artists are invited to apply for a commission in Jeffersonville, Indiana to create a permanent, outdoor sculptural artwork rich with river heritage. The area in which the sculpture will live is within 30 feet of our newly developed Fisherman’s Wharf Marina and the mighty Ohio River. The Jeffersonville Public Art and Redevelopment Commissions are looking for a piece that celebrates the community’s long history and connection to the Ohio River and is able to visually assist in telling ‘our story’. It is the desire that the piece be visually stimulating during daylight hours as well as at night. The commission desires work that creates a lively and welcoming corridor in an area that serves a diverse, ethnic and multi-generational community.
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HORIZON: Contemporary Landscape 2018
Deadline: August 1, 2018
Entry Fee: $25 for 1 to 3 entries, $35 for up to six entries
Open to: All media with the exception of live performance-based art.
Exhibition/Event Dates: September 7 - November 4, 2018
Event Location: Community Arts Center, 401 W Main St., Danville, KY
Contact: Brandon Long, (859) 236-4054, brandonlong@communityartscenter.net
Additional Information: This annual juried exhibition tests the limits of the word landscape. While many artists portray classic landscape paintings, others delve into more abstract realms, submitting everything from collage and photography to mixed media and cast metal sculpture. 2018 Juror: Isabella LaRocca.
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Fall of the Leaf: Autumn Art Show
Deadline: August 3, 2018
Entry Fee: $15 for 3 entries
Open to: All 2D and 3D work will be considered
Exhibition/Event Dates: September 7 - November 4, 2018
Event Location: Caviar Forge & Gallery
Contact:
Craig Kaviar, kaviargallery@gmail.com, 561-0377
Additional Information: We ask any interested artists to send the completed submission form (found on our website) and up to 3 JPEG images to kaviargallery@gmail.com.
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Call for Artists
Deadline: August 30, 2018
Open to: Artists 18 years and older.
Contact: Esther Randall, esther.randall@eku.edu
Location: Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University
Additional Information: Applications are being accepted for the Fred P. Giles Gallery season for Fall 2018 and Fall 2019. Interested artists should submit a PDF portfolio that includes a cover letter, one page résumé, artist statement, list of works with dimensions and medium, and ten digital images of artwork. Each image should be numbered and titled (ex: 1.Title.Jeg). Established in 1973, Giles Gallery exhibits well-established and promising emerging artists from not only the region but nationally as well. Exhibitions change on a monthly basis during the academic year but is closed over the summer. The Fred Parker Giles Gallery, named for a distinguished past Professor of Art, is located off the main lobby of the Campbell Building. Spacious, well-lit, and flexible, the gallery extends through two levels and accommodates large and/or multiple exhibits.
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HOUSEGUEST: an independent artist-run project space
Open to: All forms of artistry are welcome: painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, installation, poetry, etc.
Entry Fee: $10
Location: 2721 Taylor Blvd.
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 launched in January of 2018. Founded by multi-disciplinary artist and writer Megan Bickel and her husband, chef Jacob Wilson, the gallery's location is in the living room of the couple's house. The space will hold six exhibitions a year: four solo shows and two group exhibitions.  Alongside 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.
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Social & Networking Artist Group
Louisville Artists Syndicate is a grassroots network of local visual artists, filmmakers and musicians who gather monthly to display, discuss and critique artistic projects.
Contact: info@louisvillesyndicate.org


ARTEBELLA

Deadline: Ongoing
Open to: All - original artwork
Location: online publication through LVA
Contact: Keith Waits, keith@louisvillevisualart.org
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Painting Studio - Intro to Acrylics
Workshop Dates: May 30 - August 1, 2018
(Wednesdays, 6-9 pm)
Fee: $160 for 8 classes
Instructor: Dawn Johnston
Event Location: Preston Arts Center
Contact: Kathy Brennan, kathy@prestonartscenter.com, 454-9954

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Watercolor and Beyond
Workshop Dates: June 4 - July 9, 2018
(Mondays, 10am-12pm and 6-8pm)
Fee: $120 for each session
Instructor: Pat Ritter
Event Location: Preston Arts Center
Contact: Kathy Brennan, kathy@prestonartscenter.com, 454-9954

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Oil and Acrylic Painting
Workshop Dates: June 4 - July 23, 2018
(Mondays, 2:00-4:30pm)
Fee: $160 for 8 classes
Instructor: Lou Ann Iler
Event Location: Preston Arts Center
Contact: Kathy Brennan, kathy@prestonartscenter.com, 454-9954

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My First Drawings
Workshop Dates: June 18 - 22, 2018
(M-F, 9:30-10:45am)
Fee: $75 (includes supplies)
Instructor: April Martin
Event Location: Preston Arts Center
Contact: Kathy Brennan, kathy@prestonartscenter.com, 454-9954

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Painting for Fun
Workshop Dates: June 18 - 22, 2018
(M-F, 11:30-1pm)
Fee: $80 (includes supplies)
Open to: Ages 8-12
Instructor: Lynn Busch
Event Location: Preston Arts Center
Contact: Kathy Brennan, kathy@prestonartscenter.com, 454-9954

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Clay Station
Workshop Dates: June 18 - 22, 2018
(M-F, 11:30-1pm)
Fee: $80 (includes supplies)
Open to: Ages 8-12
Instructor: Harrison Fogle
Event Location: Preston Arts Center
Contact: Kathy Brennan, kathy@prestonartscenter.com, 454-9954

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Intro to Drawing
Workshop Dates: June 21 - July 26, 2018
(Thursdays, 2-4pm)
Fee: $120 for 6 classes
Instructor: Jeremy Miller
Event Location: Preston Arts Center
Contact: Kathy Brennan, kathy@prestonartscenter.com, 454-9954

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Drawing Studio
Workshop Dates: June 21 - July 26, 2018
(Thursdays, 6-9pm)
Fee: $120 for 6 classes
Instructor: Jeremy Miller
Event Location: Preston Arts Center
Contact: Kathy Brennan, kathy@prestonartscenter.com, 454-9954

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My First Paintings
Workshop Dates: June 25 - 29, 2018
(M-F, 9:30-10:45am)
Fee: $75 (includes supplies)
Open to: Ages 6-8
Instructor: April Martin
Event Location: Preston Arts Center
Contact: Kathy Brennan, kathy@prestonartscenter.com, 454-9954

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Fleshtones in Alcohol Inks
Workshop Date: June 30, 2018
(9:30am-12:30pm)
Fee: $75 (includes supplies)
Instructor: Kevlen Goodner
Event Location: Preston Arts Center
Contact: Kathy Brennan, kathy@prestonartscenter.com, 454-9954

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Easy Printing with Gelli Prints
Workshop Date: June 30, 2018
(2-4pm)
Fee: $49 (includes supplies)
Instructor: Dawn Johnston
Event Location: Preston Arts Center
Contact: Kathy Brennan, kathy@prestonartscenter.com, 454-9954

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Hand Building Ceramics
Deadline: July 7, 2018
Workshop Dates: July 7 - August 11, 2018
Fee: $200
Open to: Adults
Event Location: AA Clay Studio & Gallery
Contact: Alex Adams, contact@aaclay.com, 287-9666
Additional Information: This 6-day workshop includes instruction and direct experience with basic hand building techniques. Students will learn by making functional and sculptural forms, with attention to surface decoration and glaze application. Finished pieces will be fired and glazed. Intermediate level students are encouraged to work on independent projects with guidance from the instructor. In this six week course we will learn about: slab, coil, surface treatment, glaze application.

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Beginner Knife-Making Workshop
Deadline: July 13, 2018
Workshop Dates: July 14-15, 2018
Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-4pm
Fee: $400
Open to: Ages 14+
Event Location: Kaviar Forge & Gallery
Contact: Craig Kaviar, kaviargallery@gmail.com, 561-0377
Additional Information: Kaviar Forge is offering a weekend workshop to make your own knives out of railroad ties!
Students will keep all they make in the class. Payment in full and a completed registration form are required to ensure a spot.
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Beginner Blacksmith Class
Deadline: July 15, 2018
Workshop Dates: July 16-20, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm (After class, students are welcome to continue working in the forge the rest of the day).
Fee: $445 (includes all materials)
Open to: Ages 14+
Event Location: Kaviar Forge & Gallery
Contact: Craig Kaviar, kaviargallery@gmail.com, 561-0377
Additional Information: Due to the nature of the working space and safety, classes are limited to 10 students. Payment in full and a completed registration form are required to ensure a spot. Students are expected to have their own safety equipment; gloves, leather shoes and eye protection are required. Students are also required to use ear protection which will be provided. The Forge does supply all needed tools and materials for each project but you are welcome to bring your own.

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Beginner Blacksmith Class
Deadline: September 14, 2018
Workshop Dates: September 15 - October 20, 2018
(Class will not meet September 22)
Fee: $425 (includes all materials)
Open to: Ages 14+
Event Location: Kaviar Forge & Gallery
Contact: Craig Kaviar, kaviargallery@gmail.com, 561-0377
Additional Information: Students will learn the skills, foundation, and art of blacksmithing. While learning basic techniques the students will make several items including J hooks, nails, leaves (for keychains) and a forge-welded fireplace poker. Students keep all that they make during the class.
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Tong Forging Workshop
Deadline: October 26, 2018
Workshop Dates: October 27-28, 2018
Fee: $400 (includes all materials)
Open to: Ages 14+
Event Location: Kaviar Forge & Gallery
Contact: Craig Kaviar, kaviargallery@gmail.com, 561-0377
Additional Information: This weekend workshop will teach fledgling blacksmiths to forge their own sets of tongs! Students will keep all tongs made during the class, usually 3-5 pairs, depending on skill. This workshop is limited to 10 students and fills on a first come - first served basis.
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Working Beyond the Limitations of a Photograph
Workshop Fee: varies
Location: Studio Anchorage, 2125 Cave Spring Road, Anchorage, KY
Contact: Susan Tolliver, studioanchorage@gmail.com, 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.
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The Schrodt Method
Workshop Fee: $32 per week
Location: Schrodt Art Studio, 4014 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 13
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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First Friday Hop
Open to: Local artists
Exhibition Dates: First Friday of each month
Location: St. John United Church of Christ
Contact: Autumn Lucas, saintjohnucc@gmail.com
Additional Information: St. John United Church of Christ invites artists to sell their work during the monthly First Friday Hop. Artists can display and sell their art for free.