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Manifest Press: The 8th International Painting Annual

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Entry Fee: $36 for 1-3 entries, $10 per additional entry over 3
Open to: All artists and mediums
Location: This is a publication
Contact: Kelia,
Additional Information: This is an annual BOOK project of Manifest Press, an extension of Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, calling for submissions of original works created within 2014-2017, using any media applicable to the practice of traditional painting done in any style or theme. Three cash prizes, $1200, $500, $300 respectively are awarded. Each Selected Artist receives a free copy of the publication.
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Manifest Press: The International Painting Annual 8

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Fee: $40 for 1-3 entries, $10 per additional entry over 3
Open to: all
Location: This is a publication.
Contact Name: Kelia, 
Additional Information: This is an annual BOOK project of Manifest Press, an extension of Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, calling for submissions of original works, created within 2014-2017, created with any media applicable to the practice of traditional painting done in any style or theme. Three cash prizes, $1200, $500, and $300 respectively.Each selected artist receives a free copy of the book.
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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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Image & Word

Deadline: July 14, 2017

Fee:$15 for up to three entries
Open to: All 2D & 3D media will be considered (excluding video)
Location: Kaviar Forge & Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky
Contact: Kayla Bischoff,

Additional Information: Kaviar Gallery is currently accepting submissions from artists utilizing text and exploring written language in their visual art practice. Image & Word will be a juried group show of text-based art.  
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Wounding the Earth/Wounding Ourselves : Healing the Earth/Healing Ourselves, Portraits of Humanity and Nature

Deadline: July 15, 2017

Fee: $25, you may submit up to three images under this entry fee
Open to: Photographers, Visual Artist
Location: Louisville Grows' Healthy House Art Gallery, 1641 Portland Ave, Louisville KY
Contact: Jinn,

Additional Information: As part of the Louisville Photo Biennial, 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.
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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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Fresh Paint Biennial 2017: An International Competitive Exhibit of Contemporary Painting

Deadline: July 28, 2017

Entry Fee: $40 for 1-3 entires, $10 for each additional entry
Open to: Painting
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Contact: Kelia,
Additional Information: Every two years MANIFEST launches its gallery exhibition season by presenting a competitive group exhibition focused exclusively on painting, FRESH PAINT, an international survey of contemporary painting. This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type, style, or media of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must in some way represent an approach to painting. A new annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize will result in the awarding of one significant cash prize ($2500) to a single work selected as the 'best of the entire season'. Winner will be determined by a final end-of-year jury from among a pool of all top-scoring works from each exhibit's jury process across the current exhibition season. 
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AQUACHROME: An International Competitive Call for Contemporary Watercolor

Deadline: July 31, 2017

Fee: $ 40 for 1-3 entries, $10 per additional entry
Open to: Watercolor artists
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Contact: Kelia, 

Additional Information: MANIFEST presents an international call for works utilizing watercolor as their primary media. This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work, allowing submissions to range from traditional to conceptual or experimental.
All top-scoring works are eligible for the Manifest Grand Jury Prize, an award of $2500 to a single work selected as the 'best of the entire season'.
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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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4th Annual Portland Art & Heritage Fair Juried Exhibition

Deadline: August 7, 2017

Fee: $20 for LVA members, $30 for non LVA members. Up to 3 entries.
Open to: all media with the exception of live performance-based art
Location:LVA Gallery, 1538 Lytle Street, Louisville, Kentucky
Additional information: The 4th Annual PAHF Juried Exhibition will be on view at LVA in Portland, 1538 Lytle Ave (behind the Tim Faulkner Gallery) Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 11am-5pm. The exhibition is part of the Portland Art & Heritage Fair and a production of Portland, Now!
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The Garden Variety
Photo Contest Benefit for Waterfront Botanical Gardens

Deadline: August 11, 2017

Entry Fee (The Garden Variety): $25.00 Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $5.00
Location: First Light Image, 1009 East Main Street Louisville, KY
Open to: all photographers both amateur and professional. Images must be focused on the natural world. All styles of photography will be accepted. Recent work is encouraged but not mandatory.

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Louisville Clay Juried Show

Deadline: August 15, 2017

Fee: Free for LC Members, $30 for nonmembers
Location: Mantle Galley/KY Mudworks, 506 Baxter Ave, Louisville, Kentucky
Open to: Ceramic medium. No greater than 30" in any dimension or 30 lbs.
Contact: Alex Adams ,

Additional Information: This Louisville Clay sponsored show is open to all LC members. If you are not currently a member, you can join for only $30. This show will be up September 15 - October 10, 2017 during the Deb Schwarzkopf workshop! Juror: Mike Imes from Waukesha, WI. Up to two (2) high resolution images can be submitted via email. Please send email submissions to: All submissions must include: Artist name, email, title, cost, materials, type of firing, and dimensions.
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Art Through the Lens

Deadline: August 26, 2017

Entry Fee: $15.00
Open to: Artists may submit unlimited photographic entries, including video and moving images, with multiple images and media files allowed per entry to portray a single artwork as accurate as possible. All photo-based imagery created through photographic processes is eligible including non-lens made images. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in an Art Through the Lense (formerly Paducah Photo) exhibition.  
Location: 333 Broadway St, Paducah, Kentucky 42001 and 200 Broadway St, Paducah, KY
Additional Information: $2,000 in cash awards.
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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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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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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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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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Executive Director – Community Arts Center

Deadline: June 30

Location: Community Arts Center, Danville, Kentucky
The Community Arts Center is seeking an Executive Director to provide strong direction and leadership for the organization. Duties will include, but not be limited to, major donor development; public representation of the organization; alignment of programs to strategic plan; oversight of educational programming, marketing and promotion; and management of human resources.
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Staff Curator - National Quilt Museum
Paducah, Kentucky
The National Quilt Museum is a destination art museum that sees visitors annually from over 40 countries around the globe.  A mission-driven organization, the museum works to introduce the world to the art of today’s quilting community. We are looking to hire a Staff Curator. This person will play a key role in creating and maintain the gallery/exhibit experience of the museum.  Duties include, but are not limited to, exhibit installation and maintenance, procuring temporary exhibits for the museum, managing the museum's existing collection, and managing the logistics of the museum's traveling exhibits.  In addition, qualified person must be willing to work with every department in the museum to achieve mutual goals. 

Applicants Must Have: Experience working in a museum atmosphere, Experience changing exhibits in a quilt or other art museum or gallery setting, Experience working with third party vendors and partner to achieve project goals, Very good organizational skills, Working knowledge of Microsoft office suite.

Beneficial: Degree in a Museum Sciences related field, Professional presentation skills.

Interested parties should email with a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements if applicable.  The subject should read “Curator Position”.
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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 Portfolios: Jeffersonville, Indiana

Deadline: July 7, 2017

Entry Fee: Free
Open to: all artists. Priority given to artists living in the Louisville and Southern Indiana areas.
Location: Jeffersonville Kroger - Jeffersonville, Indiana
Louisville Visual Art in association with Kroger, seek portfolios from local artists interested in creating a large-scale indoor artwork in Jeffersonville, IN.  This artwork will have high visibility and will be prominently displayed within Kroger. There is no application fee to enter and all artists asked to submit a proposal will receive a $250 stipend. From the artists asked for a proposal, one will be selected to create the artwork for each location. Payment to Selected Artist: $7,500-$10,000. 
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Botanica Plein Air Paint Out

Registration deadline: September 11, 2017

Registration deadline: September 11, 2017
Juror:  TBA
Event Date: Sunday September 17, 2017
Artist Participation Fee: $30 non members, $20 LVA members
Location: Waterfront Botanical Garden, Frankfort Avenue & River Road, Louisville, Kentucky
Additional information: 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,  
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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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