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18th Annual Regional Fall Art Show

Deadline: September 24, 2016

Location: Art On a Main, 309 W Main St, Madison, Indiana
Entry Fee: $50
Open to: Age 18+ 
Exhibition Dates: October 8 - 26, 2016
Contact: Teresa Waller, 
Additional Information: Show is not juried for entry. Entry & award categories are: drawing, fiber art, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, Artisan & wild card. Entry form & fee due 9/24, hand delivery of artwork 9/30-10/2. Best of Show $1,000, Award of Excellence $500 & numerous merit awards. Total monetary awards estimated at $4,000. Max 2 entries for $50. Award reception is 10/15 7-9 pm.
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Traditional Autumn/Halloween Art

Deadline: October 1, 2016

Entry Fee: Free
Open to: All Ages/All Mediums (NO Horror/Gore)
Exhibition Dates: 10/5/16-11/23/16
Location: The Shine House, Somerset, Kentucky
Contact: Lakia Stout/ Tara Helser,
Additional Information: All mediums are welcome! Photography/painting/sculpture/mixed medium/traditional around the world Halloween art/autumn art, including the written word. Suspenseful/creepy/oddities are welcome, horror movie/gore is not. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. All ages are able to submit images to the email provided, this is a juried exhibit.
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The Enduring Figure

Deadline: October 7, 2016

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three entries
Open to: work that explores the theme of the human form; all 2D and 3D media will be considered
Event Location: Kaviar Forge & Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky
Contact: Kayla Bischoff,
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Second Annual Ed Hamilton Art Show

Deadline: October 17, 2016

Entry Fee: Free
Location: Old Walnut Street Family Strengthening Center, 1300 W. Muhammad Ali, Louisville, Kentucky
Contact Erica Bledsaw- Coordinator of Fine Arts @ Louisville Central Community Center, 502-583-8821 x130
More information: Set up day will be Wednesday October 19 th 12:00p - 7:00p; Thursday October 20 th 12:00p - 4:00p. Every artist MUST be set up and ready before doors open @ 4:00p on the day of the show. A 70'x30' folding table and 2 chairs will be provided for each artist. Any additional set up requirements will have to be supplied by the artist. Each artist table must be covered with a tablecloth. Artists will not be allowed to mount art on the walls of the event space. Artists will be allowed to keep 100% of the profit from any art they sell at the show. Someone MUST man your table for the entire show. You cannot set up and leave your table unattended. If you plan to paint "live" you must cover your area with plastic. We are not providing the plastic. You must submit an artist bio to Erica Bledsaw ( no later than Monday, October 17th.

Jeffersontown Arts Program Presents: Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra & Art Exhibit

Deadline: October 21, 2016

Entry Fee: Free
Open to: All Media but no Nudes, Crafts or Jewelry
Event Dates: Friday, November 11, 2016, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Event Location: Jeffersontown Community Center, 10617 Taylorsville Road, Jeffersontown Kentucky
Contact: Rhonda Rowland,
Additional Information: For more details email Rhonda Rowland at

Open Call for Louisville Artists

Deadline: December 1, 2016

Entry Fee: No Fee
Open to: Open to ALL artists in the Louisville Area
Exhibition Dates: Permanent Exhibition 2018
Event Location: Downtown Louisville
Website Link: More information
Additional Information: We are looking for painters, photographers, and sculptors that live / work in the Louisville area! Have your work permanently displayed in an iconic Louisville commercial property - we will be commissioning new artwork, purchasing originals as well as licensing rights for fine art prints.
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Call for Artwork and Poetry for Dialogist a Quarterly Journal

Deadline: December 12, 2016

Entry Fee: Free
Additional Information: Ongoing deadline -
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Cumberland Gallery Artist Exhibition Submissions

Deadline: Ongoing

Open to: All Media-Original Artwork
Location: Cumberland Gallery - Nashville, Tennessee
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Call for Consignment Work - Gallery Store

Deadline: Ongoing

Open to: All Media-Original Artwork
Location: Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky
Contact: email or call 270-442-2453
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First Friday Hop

Deadline: Ongoing

Open to: All Local Artists
Location: Louisville, Kentucky - St. John United Church of Christ invites artists to sell their work during the First Friday Hop each month. Artists can display and sell their art for free.
Additional information: Autumn Lucas,

20 Fiber Workshops at the Fall Fiber Festival

September 29 - October 1, 2016

Fee: Varies
Event Dates: September 29 - October 1
Location: Paducah, Kentucky
Contact: Stacey Reason,
Additional Information: The Yeiser Art Center, MAKE Paducah, and Paducah School of Art & Design are teaming up to host Paducah's First Fall Fiber Festival! We have put together a full line-up of workshops, vendors to shop with, and places to go here in the UNESCO city! There will be pop-up show of large scale woven tapestries, a panel discussion about Fiber and Art and Fiber Art, and lots of great opportunities to see, learn, and talk about fiber art. All activities (except the workshops!) are FREE!!!
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Blocking Wool into a Hat    

Registration Deadline: October 24, 2016  

Workshop Fee: 350.00
Workshop Dates: October 28-29, 2016 (1st day 12-3 & 2nd day 12-5)
Location: 1860 Mellwood Ave. #111 Louisville, KY 40206
Contact: Jenny Pfanenstiel,
Additional Information: Registration is required. Please contact Jenny to sign up,
Additional information: Each person will learn the different types of wool for blocking and how they are best used. They will learn how to wet and steam the wool to form it over a hat block of your choice to make a shape of a hat. We will be blocking both a crown and a brim separately. Once dry, we will then hand sew the crown and brim together. It will be finished with wiring on the brim, a sweat band in the crown and any embellishments one chooses. Each person will walk away with a beautiful Winter hat that they can wear with pride.
All hat bodies, hat forms, rope, sizing, joiners and wiring will be provided. I would like all attendees to bring embellishments, a sewing kit that includes needles, thread, pins, scissors, thimble, elastic, hammer, nails, tacks, pliers, variety of thread colors and a spray bottle for water and a towel.
12:00pm - 3pm (1st day) October 28, 2016
12:00am - 5pm (2nd day) October 29, 2016
$350 per person (millinery materials included)
2 day class
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Winter 2017 Beginner Blacksmith Class     

January 14 - February 11, 2017

Registration Deadline: 1/13/2017
Registration Fee: $425
Workshop Dates: January 14 - February 11, 2017 - Saturdays from 9am - Noon.
Location: Kaviar Forge, 147 Stevenson Ave., Louisville, KY
Contact: Kayla Bischoff, 
Additional Information: Kentucky artist & blacksmith, Craig Kaviar, is opening his Forge to teach a Beginner Blacksmith Class January 14 - February 11, 2017. 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.
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Forging Tongs with Danny Downs

February 18 - 19, 2017

Registration Deadline: 2/17/2017
Instructor: Danny Downs
Entry Fee: $375
Workshop Dates: February 18 & 19, 2017
Location: Kaviar Forge, 147 Stevenson Ave., Louisville, KY
Contact: Kayla Bischoff, 
Additional Information: This weekend workshop teaches 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.
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Intro to Welding with Acetylene Torch    

March 18, 2017

Instructor: Danny Downs
Registration Deadline: 3/17/2017
Entry Fee: $190
Workshop Date: March 18, 2017, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Kaviar Forge, 147 Stevenson Ave., Louisville, KY
Contact: Kayla Bischoff, 
More information: Intro to Welding & Cutting using Acetylene Torch. "An oxygen acetylene torch is very often misunderstood and under utilized in most shops. In this class students will be instructed in safe oxygen acetylene welding and cutting techniques as well as brazing, silver soldering and heating. Students will need welding goggles with a number 5 shaded lens and light welding gloves. If you have a favorite torch and hose, bring it along. No experience is needed!" - Danny Downs
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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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Makers Crucible

Deadline: September 30, 2016

Open to: Artists of all mediums
Location: Lower Level of the Luckett & Farley Building, Louisville, Kentucky
Contact: Naomi Stuecker -
More information: Immediate need to schedule artists for indoor art vendor space; Mobile Boutique outdoor spots, and for our Makers crucible Boutique. Grand opening Sept. 30th with a trunk show, all on location at Makers Crucible!! Makers Crucible is having a grand opening weekend, September 29-October 2nd 2016!!
All set up will be complete evening of Wednesday September 28th.
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Oldham Arts On CityPlace

Deadline: October 20, 2016

Jury fee: $25, Booth fee: $200
Open to: Original art, prints and giclees
Event dates: 11/12/2016 & 11/13/2016.
Location: CityPlace Expo Center, 112 S 1st St (Hwy 53), La Grange KY 40031
Contact: Marion Gibson, 
Additional information: 5th year for this well received, JURIED, indoor show at a time when craft shows and bazaars dominate the marketplace. The venue is stunning- with 2 new buildings that have soaring ceilings, good access and lighting. Set up is Friday noon - 5pm, Saturday show is 10am - 5pm after a fabulous hot breakfast for artists only. Sunday is 11am - 5pm. Large marketing budget, two food trucks and the charming Historic MAin Street LA Grange one block away.
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2nd Annual Holiday Mart

Deadline: November 11, 2016

Location: Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, Evansville, Indiana
Event dates: Saturday and Sunday, December 3 – 4, 2016
Additional Information: The 2nd Annual Holiday Mart, hosted by the Begley Museum Shop of the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, will take place at the Evansville Museum in Evansville, Indiana on the weekend of December 3-4, 2016.  This event will be a holiday shopping opportunity offering unique and hand-made items as well as fine art and crafts.  The guest admission for the Holiday Mart is the general admission to the Evansville Museum and Museum Members are free.
Vendors must submit images of types of items for offering at the Holiday Mart and images of Set-up at art shows or festivals if available for the screening process. 
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Experienced Hand Sewer

Deadline: September 30, 2016

Paid Position
Employment Dates: 4 month project
Event Location: 1860 Mellwood Ave., Louisville, Kentucky
Contact Name: Jenny Pfanenstiel,
Additional Information: I am in need of 2 more experienced hand sewers to work on a hat project. It will last 3-4 months, is a paid position and will start the beginning of October.
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Mural Opportunity (inside a drug rehab facility for women)

Deadline: October 1, 2016

Contact: Ronyal Horton,
Entry Fee: Free
Mural Location: 1218 West Oak Street, Louisville, KY
Additional Information: Volunteer opportunity for mural in an all female residential drug rehab. Lunch will be provided.

Artist Professional Development Grants

Deadline: November 20, 2016

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
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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Artist Studio Space Available

Deadline: Open until filled

Not a live-in space.
Rent: $300/month
Over 500 square feet of studio space in beautiful, pastoral setting 20 minutes from downtown; south east Louisville metro. Kiln room available with appropriate plug ins. Well insulated Morton Building with covered side porch. Great natural light, many shared power tools available. Barn built as a shared artist’s studio with artist’s needs in mind. In the past we’ve had painters, mixed media artists, sculptors, clay & glass artists and woodworkers- space appropriate for all media. Across the street from the Parklands if you like to hike, cycle or kayak after a long day in the studio. Will be available October 1st .
Call Brad to come take a look. 502-599- 9856

Executive Director

Deadline: Open until filled

Location: Clifton Cultural Center - Louisville, KY
Job Type: Full-time
Required education: Bachelors degree
Description: The Board of Directors for Clifton Cultural Center in Louisville, Kentucky is
searching for an Executive Director. The successful candidate must have a
minimum of five years of experience in a senior management position at a nonprofit
organization, preferably as an Executive Director and preferably within a
cultural or arts organization. The Center is in the midst of a critically important
fundraising initiative to support its programming and educational outreach goals
for upcoming seasons, so candidates must demonstrate hands-on experience at
planning and executing fundraising campaigns. The position also requires a
proven track record in working with non-profit boards and in effectively
managing a small staff and volunteers. A Bachelors Degree or equivalent
experience is required.
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Museum Collections Manager

Deadline: Open until filled

Location: 21c Museum Hotels, Louisville, KY
Description: The Collections Manager is responsible for management, maintenance, storage, movement, and installation of artworks at all 21c Museums and the associated storage facility. The position requires a broad variety of experience, flexibility, and demonstrable hands-on abilities with a range of tasks. In collaboration with the entire museum team, the Collections Manager acts as a custodian for collection and loaned objects. The Collections manager will oversee collections work including art packing and unpacking, assembling and disassembling artwork, preparing works for exhibition, shipping and receiving, and other collections-related projects.  Must be willing to travel to install and deinstall exhibitions for duration ranging from 1-2 days to 2 weeks. Travel may include driving heavy duty trucks over long distances. Position requires occasional work on weekends and evenings as necessary. 
About 21c
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Ceramics Class Instructor

Location: Kentucky Mudworks, Lexington, KY
Description: The role of Adult and Kids’ Instructor includes demonstrating proficient and/or professional skills at teaching adults and/or children the basics of handbuilding and wheelthrowing.
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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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SAVE THE DATE - Upcoming Kroger Proposals
Keep an eye out for multiple Kroger mural opportunities throughout 2016-17. Each location will be looking for different styles to fit their community.

Upcoming Kroger mural opportunities include:

Holiday Manor Kroger - Call for Proposal will open on June 3, 2016
Mural to be commissioned for the Holiday Manor Kroger in Louisville, Kentucky

Buechel Kroger - Call for Proposal will open on August 26, 2016
Mural to be commissioned for the Buechel Kroger in Louisville, Kentucky

Info for all murals listed above:
Payment to Selected Artist: $7,500-$10,000
Entry Fee: Free
Open To: All artists. Priority given to artists living in the Louisville area.
Louisville Visual Art in association with Kroger, seek local artists interested in creating a large-scale indoor artwork in Louisville, KY.  This artwork will have high visibility and will be prominently displayed within Kroger. There is no application fee to enter.
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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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