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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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SKETCH - An International Call for Artwork Made as Process, Demonstration, or Communication

Deadline: May 10, 2017

Location: Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio Fee: $36 for up to three entries
Open to: entries must represent original works which address the theme in some considerable way. Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts 2d and 3d media applicable to the theme.

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In Memoraim - An International Call for Artwork Reflecting Remembrance, Loss, or Transitions

Deadline: May 12, 2017

Location: Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio Fee: $36 for up to three entries
Open to: Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts 2d and 3d media applicable to the theme.

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Exhibit Proposals - Solo, Group and Concept

Deadline: June 1, 2017

Location: Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio Open to: Anyone can submit a proposal. Artists should bear in mind the need for a consistent and very strong body of work when submitting.

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Nude - 9th Annual International Competitive Exhibit Exploring the Uncovered Human Form in Current Art

Deadline: June 12, 2017

Location: Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio Fee: $36 for up to three entries
Open to: Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works of art.

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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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Deadline: June 16, 2017

Contact: K.A.S.Gallery,
Exhibit Dates: July 27th - August 31st.
Additional information: K.A.S. Gallery is seeking Abstract Life. We are accepting abstract paintings, drawings, watercolor, digital and colleague, 2D and 3D, ceramic, clay or wood based art. All abstract art is welcome. Abstract art can represent any area such as, free themes, faces, life, nature, etc.,

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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 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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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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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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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

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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Steamboat Days

Deadline: May 12, 2017

Application Fee: $10  
Open to: Artists 18+
Location: Big 4 Station Park Lawn, Jeffersonville, Indiana

Event Dates: September 1 - 2, 2017
Contact: Sara Simpson,
Dawn Spyker,;
Lisa Gill, 

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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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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 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 - Deadline Passed - 03/19/2017
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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ArtPrize Pitch Night

Deadline: April 26, 2017

Entry Fee: Free
Contact: Karen Gillenwater,
ArtPrize is partnering with 21c Museum Hotels for Pitch Night, an evening where a panel of judges will chose a winner, who receives a $5,000 grant to realize their proposal at Lyon Square during ArtPrize Nine, September 20-October 8, 2017.
Proposals are now being accepted for Pitch Night Louisville through April 26. Artists are invited to submit proposals for an installation on Lyon Square, in the heart of the ArtPrize district. Five artists will be selected to give a five-minute presentation at the Pitch Night Louisville event on May 15 at 7pm, using five slides each. A panel of five expert judges and the audience will be able to ask questions of the artists following the presentations. The panel will select the winner, awarding the winning artist a $5,000 grant to realize their proposal at Lyon Square during ArtPrize Nine, September 20-October 8, 2017.
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Utility Box Mini Mural

Deadline: May 5, 2017

Entry Fee: Free
Open to: anyone eighteen years of age or older, unless it is an “artist team”, in which case, at least one person of the “team” must be eighteen years of age or older.
Event Location: Jeffersonville, Indiana
Contact: Dawn Spyker,
Additional Information: The City of Jeffersonville’s Public Arts Commission invites artists to submit up to three, 2-dimensional plans/drawings for artwork that will be painted on electric utility boxes throughout Jeffersonville’s various districts. The selected artists will be expected to create the designs on the boxes during a weekend long painting event. Ten boxes will be painted during this round. Painting electric utility boxes transforms these necessary utilitarian objects into works of art to enhance the visual landscape. This project celebrates community pride and elevates awareness of public art amongst the citizens and visitors of Jeffersonville. This project will also be an opportunity for local artists to display their talents in the public sphere of our community.
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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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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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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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