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Sightlines, 2017-2019

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Fee: $10
Open to: All artists are eligible
Location: South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana
Exhibition/Event Dates: June 17, 2017 - May 19, 2019
Contact: Mark Rospenda, 
Additional Information: The South Bend Museum of Art (SBMA), South Bend, IN, is seeking large-scale two- and three-dimensional artwork for long-term display in Sightlines, a collaborative project between the SBMA and the Century Center. The two year exhibition will highlight 3 new artists alongside 3 current artists. All artists are eligible. Indoor and outdoor sites are available and will be considered for accepted proposals. Artist submission review and selection will be by representatives from the SBMA and the Century Center. $1000 stipend for each selected artist. A modest printed piece will also be produced. Entry deadline is April 1, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST. For full details and to apply securely online, please visit
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Biennial 29: Call for Entries

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Fee: $20
Open to: Open to all artists residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin
Location: South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana
Exhibition Dates: July 8 - October 1, 2017
Contact: Mark Rospenda, 

Additional Information: The South Bend Museum of Art’s (South bend, IN) all media Biennial 29 will present a diverse look into contemporary artwork in the Midwest. The number of exhibiting artists is deliberately limited to allow for the showing of a greater body of work by each artist. This year’s exhibition will be juried by Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum. $1,500 in awards will be selected by the juror and $1,500 in purchase awards will be chosen by the South Bend Museum of Art's Collections Committee. A color brochure detailing exhibiting artists will also be produced.
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Telling Our Stories

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Fee: Free
Location: Creative Art League, Nicholasville, Kentucky
Open to: all textile and fiber artists in Kentucky

Additional Information: The exhibit, “Telling Our Stories” is designed to showcase fiber, fabric and other textile art. Artists are encouraged to utilize these materials in a way that helps to educate the viewing public on the very real role that fabric and fiber play in today’s fine art environment.
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Donate without Loss: Artwork Exploring the Healing Arts

Deadline: April 6, 2017

Fee: $15 for up to three entries
Open to: Artists exploring the various components of health and medicine
Location: Kaviar Forge & Gallery, 147 Stevenson Ave, Louisville, KY
Exhibition Dates: May 26 - August 26, 2017
Contact: Kayla Bischoff, 

Additional Information: Works may include but is not limited to works addressing medical science, medical equipment, anatomy, cellular structure, health personnel, patients, or healing. Through this show we hope to shed light on the prevalence of medicine in our lives. We also wish to raise awareness for blood/bone marrow stem cell donation, and the fact that it’s no longer an invasive procedure in over 90% of cases.
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Deadline: April 17, 2017

Fee: $35
Location: Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W 2nd Street, Michigan City, IN
Open to: 21 and over, nationwide. No international artists
Exhibition Dates: June 10 - October 14, 2017
Contact: CarolAnn Brown, 

Additional Information: Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) in Michigan City, IN has issued an open call for Home, a national juried exhibition. Submissions to Home are open to artists whose work investigates the concept in a variety of ways. Possibilities include artwork about shelter, family, immigration, homelessness, nostalgia, architecture, domesticity and the planet we all share, Earth!
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Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie

Deadline: April 21, 2017

Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie
Fee: $35
Location: The Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 East Spring Street, New Albany, IN
Open to: Artists age 18 or older, living in the United States
Exhibition Dates: July 21 - September 16, 2017
Contact: Daniel Pfalzgraf, 

Additional Information: Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie is an annual juried exhibit of contemporary quilt art held at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana. All works must be quilted (two or more distinct layers held together with stitches). The layers may include fiber and textile materials, but this is not required and other techniques and mediums are acceptable as long as the work is quilted, as defined above. Accepted artists will be eligible for cash awards equaling over $2,650, including a $1,000 Best of Show Award.
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Rules and Play Interactive Installation Art

Deadline: May 8, 2017

Location: Living Arts and Science Center Open to: all entries must be interactive to some extent
Exhibition Dates: July 11-August 18, 2017
Contact: Amanda Hudgins,
Additional Information: Information on specifics surrounding the event, including different unique installation opportunities (virtual reality, site-specific, and planetarium) are available on the website:
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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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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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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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Basketmaking Workshop

March 16, 2017

Entry Fee: $20 workshop fee for 4 hr class plus supply costs
Open to: Beginner & intermediate levels
Workshop Date: March 18, 2017, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Susans Corner Basket Studio - Highlands, Louisville, KY
Contact: Susan Kute,
More information: February classes are February 9 & 16. March classes are March 16,23 & 30. Select Thursdays. Morning & evening classes available

Image Transfer Class

March 19, 2017

Workshop Fee: $35 - all materials/firings included
Instructor: Jennie DiBeneditto
Date/Time: 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 19
Location: Silica Ceramic Studio, 222 W 6th St, Jeffersonville, IN
Additional Information: Think in reverse as we create pieces using a fun image transfer technique! Participants will be lead through the process of designing a mug and sandwich plate set using tissue paper and glazes to create a detailed image that could be hard to create with traditional methods. This technique creates beautiful surfaces that have a slightly distressed look.    
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Spring Beginner Blacksmith Workshop    

March 31, 2017 

Entry Fee: $425 - includes all materials
Workshop Date: April 1 - 29, 2017, 9am - Noon
Location: Kaviar Forge, 147 Stevenson Ave., Louisville, KY
Contact: Kayla Bischoff, 
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. Limited to 10 students and fills on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to secure your spot in the class, we require payment in full and a signed registration form which can be found on our website. ABANA members receive 5% off!
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Art Materials and Methods T-RExpo      

April 7, 2017

Entry Fee: FREE for event, Seminars are $10.  
Expo Date: Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8, 2017
Location: Preston Arts Center, inc., Louisville, KY
Contact: Kathy Brennan, 
Additional Information: Meet manufacturers, see demos, do workshops, network with artists, door prizes, sale.
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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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Call For Artists for the 61st Annual St. James Court Art Show

Deadline: March 31, 2017

EntryFee: $40  
Open to: all clay, fine crafts, fiber, glass, images 2D, jewelry, metal, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, photography, sculpture, and wood artists.
Location: Historic Old Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Event Dates: October 6, 7 & 8, 2017
Contact: Karen
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The St. James Court Art Show in Louisville, Kentucky is an autumn tradition that draws 180,000+ visitors who come to purchase unique handcrafted items and fine art directly from the hands that crafted them. Always held the first full weekend of October, the St James Court section of the St. James Court Art Show has been running continuously for 60 years. Artist amenities include booth sitters, artist breakfast, and friendly volunteers. A very organized and friendly staff works hard all year long to put on a well-run show voted the Top Ten Art Shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine.
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Call For Artists

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Entry Fee: $25.00
Exhibition/Event Dates: September 9 & 10, 2017, September 8th Premiere Gala

Event Location: Big Four Bridge Lawn, Waterfront Park
Contact: Amy, Maryjane & Louis 
Additional Information: "Call for Artist" This is a event that has been 3 years in the planning. We are expecting 35,000 to 50,000 curious patrons our first year. This is a juried show with a limit of 100 booths. Many applications are in. All artist that are excepted by jury 2017 will by-pass jury 2018. Scholarships and Grants possible for Emerging and Demonstration Artist. Come join us at a venue that is next to none in Louisville. Ample parking with trolley service to and from all parking areas. International cuisine, national and regional artist, large patron base that supports the arts, activities for the kids, family friendly, musical entertainment, magicians, sailboat regatta, Dragon Boat Canoe Races and in a venue that is known to all in this area. With the extra benefit of the Pedestrian Bridge and the Ohio River view. We ask you to support this LOCAL annual event that will be great for all and a bonus to the City of Louisville.
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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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Merchandise Design Competition

Deadline: June 14, 2017

Entry Fee: $20  
Open to: visual artists and graphic designers
Location: Historic Old Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Event Dates: October 6, 7, 8 2017
Contact: Margue Esrock,
Additional Information:
Call for Submissions-Design for merchandise to be sold at the St. James Court Art Show ($,1000 award). 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.
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Artist Professional Development Grants

Deadline: March 19, 2017

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 1. 2017 - Deadline Passed - 11/20/16
Grant Cycle January 6 through June 30, 2017
Application deadline: Midnight on Sunday November 20, 2016
Notification date: December 30, 2016
Report deadline: July 21, 2017

Cycle 2. 2017
Grant Cycle May 1 through October 31, 2017
Application deadline: Midnight on Sunday March 19, 2017
Notification date: April 24, 2017
Report deadline: November 21, 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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Deadline: March 24, 2017

Open to: Artists of all mediums ages 18 and older.
Contact: Amy Chase at
Additional information: Be a part of the largest number of talented local artists to be found in one location! Artists are invited to submit one finished 8" x 8" canvas. (Canvases are provided FREE compliments of LVA & Preston Arts Center). Pick up locations and times listed here. All works donated to art [squared] will be exhibited anonymously and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. As each piece is sold, the buyer learns the identity of the artist, and a placard with the selling artist's name will replace the artwork on the wall. Imagine the powerful sight of 200+ works of art and artists' names hung in support of scholarships for 1000+ young artists!  Participating artists receive free admission to the event. Finished canvases due March 24, 2017.
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Sculpted Drinking Fountain

Deadline: March 24, 2017 - 4pm

Open to: Professional artists/artist teams with public art experience working in materials that would be suitable for this project. The project is open to all professional artists ages 18 and older.
Contact: Dawn Spyker at
The final artist/artist team chosen to sculpt the piece will be awarded a contract in the amount of $8,000 honorarium. This amount is to include all artist fees including but not limited to design fees, materials and installation of the drinking station. The contract will be paid ½ before work begins and ½ upon successful completion (within 3 weeks of notification and agreement of completion.)
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Call for Portfolios: New Albany Kroger Mural

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Entry Fee: Free
Open to: all artists. Priority given to artists living in the Louisville, Brandenburg and Southern Indiana areas.
Location: New Albany Kroger -  200 New Albany Plaza, New Albany, IN
Louisville Visual Art in association with Kroger, seek portfolios from local artists interested in creating a large-scale indoor artwork in New Albany, 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. 
Learn more about what Kroger is looking for in mural proposals.

P.A.I.N.T. Mural Opportunity - Center for Neighborhoods

Deadline: April 10, 2017


P.A.I.N.T. Mural Opportunity - Center for Neighborhoods
Entry Fee: None
Event Location: New Cut Road
Contact: Jess Brown,
Additional Information: NEW CUT ROAD MURAL PROJECT
Center For Neighborhoods is excited to announce a partnership with Councilwoman Vicki Welch, Metro Council District 13 for a P.A.I.N.T. project on the New Cut Road corridor to develop a public mural.
To be eligible to participate in the P.A.I.N.T. Program, you must attend a mandatory workshop scheduled on: Saturday, February 25th, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Antioch Church, 7315 Southside Drive.
Additional Information: NEW CUT ROAD MURAL PROJECT Center For Neighborhoods is excited to announce a partnership with Councilwoman Vicki Welch, Metro Council District 13 for a P.A.I.N.T. project on the New Cut Road corridor to develop a public mural. To be eligible to participate in the P.A.I.N.T. Program, you must attend a mandatory workshop scheduled on: Saturday, February 25th, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Antioch Church, 7315 Southside Drive. Please RSVP for the February 25th workshop to by February 23rd.
On April 17th, Center For Neighborhoods will announce the winning project proposal.  The selected P.A.I.N.T. project must be completed/installed by June 17, 2017. The total award (including artist’s commission, installation, equipment and/or supplies) is $10,000.
Questions? Email
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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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Shop Sales Associate
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
Part-time Position
Provide a complete shopping experience for customers at KMAC;Perform reception duties at the front desk. Job Requirements: Prior retail and point-of-sale experience, Ability to interact with the public in a welcoming, informative, diplomatic manner, Possess basic mathematic calculation and computer skills, Flexibility to work weekends and evening events, Ability to sit at a desk for long periods of time if necessary, Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
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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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Family Engagement Specialist: Tiny Art Tales
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
Part-time Position
KMAC Museum is seeking a Family Engagement Specialist who will plan, lead, and support families in completing activities that are easily replicated at home. The ideal candidate will have a broad range of experience in early childhood education and development with an understanding of informal literacy instruction.  This candidate must be comfortable teaching music, movement, and visual art. In addition the preferred candidate will have experience working with diverse populations.
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Studio Assistant: ArtsReach Safe Space
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
Part-time Position
The ArtsReach Safe Space at KMAC is an open art studio for young people ages 14-24 where participants can freely create art or learn from a teaching artist.  We are seeking a visual artist to assist participants during the open art studio time.  We need a fun, enthusiastic, and welcoming person to help prepare, oversee, and maintain a safe space for art creation.  This individual will also assist a teaching artist as needed.  A working knowledge of drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking is preferred.  An art portfolio of at least 6 work samples is required.
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Art Instructor

Louisville Creative Arts Academy - Louisville, KY
Status: Part-time

Louisville Creative Arts Academy (LCAA), a new home school program in the Louisville, KY area, is seeking qualified teachers for the 2016-2017 school year (32 weeks). This innovative home school program for middle and high school students focuses on various disciplines of creative arts including theater, music, visual art and digital arts to provide instruction and opportunities to apply learned skills beyond the classroom. Classes meet one time a week on either Tuesday and Friday during two semesters of study.

We are currently seeking an instructor to develop the art program for LCAA by teaching two Visual Art courses. Grade level: Middle School and High School. Ideal candidate should be an experienced artist with instructional skills. Familiarity with a wide variety of art mediums and appropriate skills to teach various methods and techniques.
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Part-time Instructors

Location: Living Arts and Science Center, Lexington, Ky.
Seeking part-time instructors with experience teaching visual art, creative writing or other art disciplines.
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