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Mazin Annual Art Exhibition

Deadline: October 28, 2016

Entry Fee: $25 entry fee for one piece and $5 for each additional piece
Open to: original works of art completed after January 1, 2014.Artists must be 18 years of age or older and reside within 200 miles of Louisville, KY. Artwork must not exceed three feet in any dimension and 50 pounds in weight
Location: 3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville,  Kentucky
Contact: John R. Leffert, 502-238-2753,
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National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society International Online Open Exhibition

Deadline: November 14, 2016

Entry Fee: $30 for up to three entries, $10 for each extra (5 max)
Open to: 8 and older, must work in oil or acrylic medium
Event Location: Online
Contact: Michelle Murray,
Additional Information: Cash prizes and online recognition
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The Chautauqua National: ORDER AND CHAOS

Deadline: November 21, 2016

Entry Fee: $30 for up to 3 entries
Exhibition dates: Jan 23 2017- Feb 22 2017
Open to: Any artist, 18 years or older, is eligible to enter work in any medium except video. All entries must be the original work of the artist.
Exhibition Dates: 01/23/2017 - 02/22/2017
Event Location: Giles gallery on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond KY
Contact: Esther E. Randall,

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HALF-TRUTH - An International Call for Works Addressing such Concepts as Distortions, Falseness, and Double-meanings.

Deadline: November 21, 2016

Entry Fee: $36 for up to three entries submitted. $10 per each additional entry. Number of entries is unlimited.
Open to:HALF-TRUTH is open to everyone. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works which address the theme in some considerable way. Open to all media and all genre (abstract, narrative, realism, conceptual, etc.)
Event Location: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Appalachian Arts and Crafts Christmas Fair

November 25, 2016

Fee: $20-50, depending on needs of artist
Location: East Kentucky Expo Center, 126 Main St, Pikeville, Kentucky
Event dates: December 3, 2016, 12-6p
Contact: Asha Reed, 606-444-5504,
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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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Demographically Speaking

Deadline: December 9, 2016

Entry Fee: Free
Exhibition Dates: January 13 - February 20, 2017
Location: Lexington Art League
Contact: Stephanie Harris,
More information: The Lexington Art League is seeking submissions for "Demographically Speaking, a Figurative Exhibition," curated by Daniel Pfalzgraf, of the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, IN. While representations of the figure are at the forefront of this exhibition, Pfalzgraf lends a uniqueperspective to this exhibition by also requiring that artists complete a survey to accompany their work that focuses on diversity. The Lexington Art League’s mission is to reflect diversity and inclusion in all of their exhibitions and intends that this exhibition will reflect the vibrance of its community through the inclusion of works that speak to a diverse audience.
Given the power of figurative art to tell the stories that identify who we are, Demographically Speaking will also address the inequities found within gallery and museum exhibitions posing the question, "whose stories are being told in the art world?“ 
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Interested artists should submit the following materials:

- Digital images of up to three works made within the past five years. Images should be in jpeg format at 300 dpi and roughly 4x6 inches.
- Short two page resume & artists bio, pdf format only.
- Completed survey scanned and sent in pdf format.
- Email submissions should be sent to with "Demographically Speaking" in the subject line. Electronic Submissions only please.
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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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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,

West Louisville Career Fair

October 21, 2016       

Workshop Fee: Free
Workshop Date: October 21, 10am-2pm
Location: at the Louisville Central Community Center (LCCC), 1300 West Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, Kentucky
Contact: (502) 574-4100
More information: You can pre-register online at or, arrive early to register and even print your resume. If you need help with your resume or other career assistance, visit one of our Kentucky Career Center locations. Bring Photo ID/Social Security Card, Bring copies of your resume or work history, Dress to meet employers.

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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Blocking Straw into a Derby Hat Making Workshop

Deadline: November 8, 2016

Registration Fee: $350.00
Workshop Dates: November 11-12, 2016
Location: Forme Millinery Hat Shop - 1860 Mellwood Ave. #111 Louisville, KY 40206
Contact: Jenny Pfanenstiel, 
Additional Information: Each person will learn the different types of straw for blocking and how they are best used. They will learn how to wet and steam the straw to form it over a hat block 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 Derby 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. A reservation is required. Please contact Jenny to sign up.
12:00pm - 3pm (1st day) November 11th
12:00pm - 5pm (2nd day) November 12th
$350 per person (millinery materials included)
2 day class
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Coiled Linen Basket Workshop  

November 23, 2016   

Class Fee: $50.00
Workshop Date: Saturday, November 26, 2016 10 am - 1 pm
Location: Otter Creek Retreat 5165 Old Mill Road, Brandenburg, KY 40108
Contact: Pauline Bramer,
Saturday, November 26, 2016 10 am - 1 pm
In this class, you will learn how to make your own miniature coiled basket. You will be able to customize your basket any way you wish. 3 hour class.  Class Fee includes linen, cord, needles. Student must bring: Small sharp scissors. Sign up as soon as possible class size is limited to the first 8 registered.
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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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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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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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Cut and Sew Flat Pattern Maker    

October 31, 2016

Contact: Jenny Pfanenstiel,
Additional Information: I am in need of a person to create 5 hat patterns for a project. You must be able to create a flat cut and sew pattern from a drawing. This is an immediate opening and pays well. Please contact us if interested.
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Art Sanctuary: Art Critique     

November 13, 2016

Open to: All visual artists.
Date: November 13, 2016 (Second Sunday of every month)
Location: Art Sanctuary, 1433 S. Shelby Street, Louisville, KY 40217 (in Germantown - enter on McHenry St. at Lydia St.)
Contact: Britany Baker,
Additional Information: Art Sanctuary is hosting it's usual 2nd Sunday Art Critique on Sunday, November 13, 2016, 6-8 pm open to visual artists of all media. Bring a piece of your own artwork, finished or in progress, to participate. This is not a top down crit session. Everyone attending is encouraged to share positive feedback, insight and constructive criticism. This monthly event is aimed at all of us becoming better at what we do, together, by building a sense of community for the artists in this area.
Amount of time given to each piece based on number attending, limit 50, greater numbers means breaking into smaller groups.
Art Sanctuary is located at 1433 S. Shelby St. in Schnitzelburg. Enter at the McHenry St. entrance. Parking located on Shelby St. or in lots for Dairy Del, Oscar's Hardware, and Metro Restoration Services.
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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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Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship

Deadline: February 15, 2017

Open to: Professional Kentucky artists (writers, composers, choreographers, and visual and media artists) who are responsible for creating their own work, not interpreting the work of others.
Fee: none
The Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowships are unrestricted $7,500 awards given to Kentucky artists who have achieved a high level of excellence and creativity in their work.
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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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