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Art in City Hall 2018-2019

Deadline: July 13, 2018

Open to: Original two-dimensional artwork in any media.
Event Location:
Contact: Sarah Lindgren,
Additional Information: The Louisville Metro Government and Metro Council invite artists to submit works of art for consideration for display in the first annual Art in City Hall exhibition. Selected artworks will be exhibited in the entrance lobby, hallways and public spaces within City Hall. Primary audiences will include the Metro Council representatives, staff, visiting constituents, and members of the public attending Metro Council and committee meetings.
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SALI National Abstract Art Exhibition XIV

Deadline: July 14, 2018

Open to: U.S. residents 18+
Entry Fee: $40 member, $50 non-member for up to three entries.
Event Location: The Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN
Exhibition/Event Dates: October 5 - 27, 2018
Contact: Duane King,
Additional Information: Over $2,000 in cash awards. Prospectus: Download at or SASE to Southside Art League, 299 E. Broadway, Greenwood, IN 46143.
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Kentucky State BBQ Festival

Deadline: July 15, 2018

Entry fee: No fee to submit, $250 booth fee if accepted.
Event Location: Wilderness Trail Distillery; Danville, KY
Contact: Jo Ann McLean,, 703-477-7129
Additional Information: The KY State BBQ Festival is seeking art and craft vendors. The 2017 three-day festival attracted 27,000 visitors to the Wilderness Trail Distillery in Danville, KY. Art vendors will be juried to ensure that each booth offers a unique product. Booth fees are $250 for a 10x10' space. Artists must provide their own tent and proof of insurance. Please send at least three images (.Jpg format) of works and a booth shot to Jo Ann McLean by July 15.
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Southside Community Sculpture Project by PAINT
Deadline: July 18, 2018
Open to: All - must attend meeting July 18, 5:00-7:00 pm
Event Location:
Americana Community Center, 4801 Southside Drive
Contact: Jess Brown,
Additional Information: The Center For Neighborhoods is excited to announce the Southside Community Sculpture Project! In collaboration with Southside Neighborhood and Americana Community Center, a participatory sculpture will be installed in the grassy area near the intersection of Southside Drive, W Kenwood Way, and South 2nd St. This is a project of the Producing Art in Neighborhoods Together Program (PAINT).
INFORMATION FOR ARTISTS: To prepare artists for the conceptual development of their
proposals, all artists must attend the input meeting on July 18th. Interested artists must
submit a brief letter of interest by August 3rd to .
A volunteer, resident-led selection committee will invite up to 5 artists to submit a full
proposal, due August 31st. Full design proposals will be compensated $100.00. The final
selected artist will receive a total project budget of $10,000, which includes artist fees and
materials. Implementation of the sculpture project will occur in September and October
2018. More details on submission guidelines will be provided at the July 18th meeting.
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Riverfront Interpretive Sculpture

Deadline: July 20, 2018

Open to: Artists from the United States
Event Location: Jeffersonville, IN
Contact: Dawn Spyker,
Additional Information: Artists are invited to apply for a commission in Jeffersonville, Indiana to create a permanent, outdoor sculptural artwork rich with river heritage. The area in which the sculpture will live is within 30 feet of our newly developed Fisherman’s Wharf Marina and the mighty Ohio River. The Jeffersonville Public Art and Redevelopment Commissions are looking for a piece that celebrates the community’s long history and connection to the Ohio River and is able to visually assist in telling ‘our story’. It is the desire that the piece be visually stimulating during daylight hours as well as at night. The commission desires work that creates a lively and welcoming corridor in an area that serves a diverse, ethnic and multi-generational community.
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Main & Clay: Permanent Artwork Installation

Deadline: July 30, 2018

Open to: 2-D and 3-D artists 18 years old and over. Priority given to artists living in the Louisville and Southern Indiana areas. Artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply.
Exhibition/Event dates: Installed by November 2018
Event Location: Main & Clay Apartments, 633 E. Main St.
Contact: Amy Chase,
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Louisville Visual Art (LVA) in association with the Main and Clay, are reviewing solo and group proposals from local artists interested in creating a permanent installation for the first floor interior wall of the new Main & Clay building. Artwork will need to be wall mounted and not exceed more than 4" off the wall. Wall measures 100 feet long, 14 feet tall. All submitted work must be available for purchase by Main & Clay. Purchase price must be stated in proposal.
Note: Images of accepted artist(s) may be used for promotional purposes. Selected/purchased artwork will become the sole property of Main & Clay and will become a permanent installation. Artist submitting sketches of proposed artwork created for this space will be asked to provide a more in-depth portfolio to support their style and creative ability.
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HORIZON: Contemporary Landscape 2018

Deadline: August 1, 2018

Entry Fee: $25 for 1 to 3 entries, $35 for up to six entries
Open to: All media with the exception of live performance-based art.
Exhibition/Event Dates: September 7 - November 4, 2018
Event Location: Community Arts Center, 401 W Main St., Danville, KY
Contact: Brandon Long, (859) 236-4054,
Additional Information: This annual juried exhibition tests the limits of the word landscape. While many artists portray classic landscape paintings, others delve into more abstract realms, submitting everything from collage and photography to mixed media and cast metal sculpture. 2018 Juror: Isabella LaRocca.
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Fall of the Leaf: Autumn Art Show

Deadline: August 3, 2018

Entry Fee: $15 for 3 entries
Open to: All 2D and 3D work will be considered
Exhibition/Event Dates: September 7 - November 4, 2018
Event Location: Caviar Forge & Gallery
Contact: Craig Kaviar,, 561-0377
Additional Information: We ask any interested artists to send the completed submission form (found on our website) and up to 3 JPEG images to
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ARCHIVES: An International Exhibit of Works Exploring the Concept of Archives

Deadline: August 3, 2018

Entry fee: Yes
Exhibition/Event Dates: September 28 - October 26, 2018

Event Location: Manifest Gallery; Cincinnati, OH
Contact: Erin Corley,
Additional Information:
This exhibition calls for any form of visual art or design which is NOT photo-based but which does address or explore the theme of ARCHIVES. Commonly defined as an accumulation of records or the place they are located archives contain primary source documents that have been accumulated over the course of a particular span of time, and are kept (or presented) to show the function or history of a particular person, idea, or phenomena. This competitive exhibit calls for works in any media or form (excluding the photographic) which address this theme in some way. ARCHIVES invites artists to consider the meaning of the concepts 'primary source, preservation, collective data, accumulation, time, history, reflection, and so on' as they consider the wide variability of potential for works fitting into or addressing the overarching theme. These may be in ways that are quite straightforward, or which are abstract, fragmented, or in other ways surprising or significantly interpreted. We are eager to see just how artists make work in any non-photo-based media or genre (painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, and non-traditional art, etc.) which in some way addresses the theme of ARCHIVES.
ANNUAL CASH AWARD: The 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'.
$40 for up to three entries submitted. $10 per each additional entry. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited. For the purposes of this process an 'entry' is an individual work of art, regardless of number of images used to represent it in this submission. Entry fee must be paid by U.S. check or money order made payable to MANIFEST, or by credit card via PayPal. (If paying by PayPal PLEASE use the paypal link provided on the page that follows the submission of the online entry form.)
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ARCHIVE [photo]: An International Exhibit of Photo and Lens-Based Works

Deadline: August 5, 2018

Entry fee: $40
Exhibition/Event Dates: September 28 - October 26, 2018

Event Location: Manifest Gallery; Cincinnati, OH
Contact: Erin Corley,
Additional Information: ARCHIVE [photo] invites artists to consider the meaning of the concepts 'primary source, preservation, collective data, accumulation, time, history, reflection, and so on,' as they consider the wide variability of potential for works fitting into or addressing the overarching theme. These may be in ways that are quite straightforward, or which are abstract, fragmented, or in other ways surprising or significantly interpreted. We are eager to see just how artists make work in any photo or lens-based media or genre which in some way addresses the theme of ARCHIVE.
Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.
FotoFocus Biennial 2018 spans 70 museums and galleries across Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio, featuring over 200 artists, curators, and educators.
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THE RIVER - 5th Annual Portland Art & Heritage Fair Juried Exhibition

Deadline: August 6, 2018

Fee: $20 for LVA members, $30 for non-members. Up to 3 entries.
Open to: all media (with the exception of live performance-based art) that focuses on or is an interpretation of the river.
Location: Marine Hospital, Northwestern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40212
Additional Information: The 5th Annual PAHF Juried Exhibition is a juried exhibition and will be on view at the Marine Hospital in Portland,  Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 11am–5pm. The exhibition is part of the Portland Art & Heritage Fair and a production of Portland, Now!

1st place:     $500
2nd place:   $200
3rd place:    $100

PORTLAND ART & HERITAGE FAIR Saturday, September 29, 2018, 11 am to 5 pm, FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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9th International Painting Annual: A Juried Publication (DEADLINE EXTENDED!)

Deadline: August 8, 2018

Entry Fee: $40
Event Location: Manifest Gallery | Cincinnati, OH
Contact: Erin Corley,
Launched in 2010, the International PAINTING Annual (INPA) is a product of the non-profit Manifest Press, and a complementary project to the award-winning International Drawing Annual project (INDA) which was launched in 2005 and the award-winning International Photography Annual (INPHA) launched in 2012. The goal of the INPA is to support the recognition, documentation, and publication of excellent, current, and relevant works of painting from around the world. As a carefully crafted peer-juried book, the INPA enables Manifest to assemble a diverse array of works from around the world, without the limitation of physical availability, gallery space, or shipping logistics. A wide variety of approaches to painting are encouraged for submission, including a range of painting types, from the most academic to the most experimental, but all with some relevance to the artists' honest understanding of the practice of "painting." Works that challenge the common notion that painting must be made with 'paint' are also welcome. Awards and Cash Prizes: First, Second and Third Place awards for works of painting will be decided by the jury committee. Each award winner will have a brief artist's statement included in the publication. There will be three cash prizes of $1,200, $500, and $300 for first, second, and third place winners.

NOTE: As this is a BOOK project, works that are not otherwise available (i.e. physically) may be submitted for consideration. All that is required of accepted artists is a print-quality hi-res digital image of accepted works. All artists selected for inclusion receive a complimentary copy of the finished book.
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Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Sculpture and 2d Art Work

Deadline: August 17, 2018

Entry fee: $15
Open to: The LASC’s Day of the Dead Exhibition is open to professionals and students 18 years of age or older who reside in Kentucky. All work must be original and properly prepared for displaying. We are a non-profit community organization that provides many classes and educational opportunities to young students. Work that contains overtly sexual, violent, or drug-related content will not be accepted. All work, unless indicated as NFS, will be available for sale during its exhibition at LASC. The LASC will collect 30% commission on any work sold during the exhibition. Any work not adhering to these eligibility guidelines may be disqualified.
Event Location: Living Arts and Science Center; Lexington, KY
Contact: Jeffrey Nichols,
Additional Information: The LASC’s Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition brings together the rich visual traditions of the holiday Dia de los Muertos that celebrates the memories of family, friends and other public figures. Presented in conjunction with the Living Arts and Science Center’s Day of the Dead Festival (Thursday, November 1st, 2018), the LASC’s Day of the Dead Exhibition generally features artists of Latino heritage or artists that make work in response to the Mexican holiday: Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead.
For this year’s Day of the Dead Exhibition, the LASC is seeking freestanding or pedestal based sculpture and 2d art works created to the theme of Day of the Dead to be displayed leading up to the Living Arts and Science Center’s Day of the Dead Festival on Thursday, November 1st from 5:00PM to 9:00PM.
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Call for Proposals

Deadline: August 30, 2018

Open to: Artists 18 years and older.
Contact: Esther Randall,
Location: Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University
Additional Information: Applications are being accepted for the Fred P. Giles Gallery season for Fall 2018 and Fall 2019. Interested artists should submit a PDF portfolio that includes a cover letter, one page résumé, artist statement, list of works with dimensions and medium, and ten digital images of artwork. Each image should be numbered and titled (ex: 1.Title.Jeg). Established in 1973, Giles Gallery exhibits well-established and promising emerging artists from not only the region but nationally as well. Exhibitions change on a monthly basis during the academic year but is closed over the summer. The Fred Parker Giles Gallery, named for a distinguished past Professor of Art, is located off the main lobby of the Campbell Building. Spacious, well-lit, and flexible, the gallery extends through two levels and accommodates large and/or multiple exhibits.
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Small Works

Deadline: September 4, 2018

Exhibition/Event Dates: September 4 - November 6, 2018
Event Location: Gallery on Main; Richmond, KY
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Madison Art Club 20th Annual Regional Art Show

Deadline: September 28, 2018

Entry Fee: $50
Open to: 18+
Exhibition/Event Dates: October 13 - 31, 2018
Event Location: Art on Main; Madison, IN
Contact: Teresa Waller,
Additional Information: Entry Fee is for 1 or 2 entries in 1 or 2 of 7 Entry categories: Drawing, Fiber/Textiles, Painting, Photography, 3-D, Artisan & 'Wild Card'
Entries must be hand-delivered between October 5 - 7, 2018
Show is not juried.
Over $4,000 in monetary awards, $1,000 Best of Show
Judge is Mr Kim Krause of Cincinnati, OH.
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Beginner Knife-Making Workshop

Deadline: July 13, 2018

Workshop Dates: July 14-15, 2018
Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-4pm
Fee: $400
Open to: Ages 14+
Event Location: Kaviar Forge & Gallery
Contact: Craig Kaviar,, 561-0377
Additional Information: Kaviar Forge is offering a weekend workshop to make your own knives out of railroad ties!
Students will keep all they make in the class. Payment in full and a completed registration form are required to ensure a spot.
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Beginner Blacksmith Workshop

Deadline: July 15, 2018

Workshop Dates: July 16-20, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm (After class, students are welcome to continue working in the forge the rest of the day).
Fee: $445 (includes all materials)
Open to: Ages 14+
Event Location: Kaviar Forge & Gallery
Contact: Craig Kaviar,, 561-0377
Additional Information: Due to the nature of the working space and safety, classes are limited to 10 students. Payment in full and a completed registration form are required to ensure a spot. Students are expected to have their own safety equipment; gloves, leather shoes and eye protection are required. Students are also required to use ear protection which will be provided. The Forge does supply all needed tools and materials for each project but you are welcome to bring your own.
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Oil Painting Classes

Workshop Fee: $200 for 8 weeks
Dates: July 16/17 - Sept. 3/4, 2018

Contact: Claudia Hammer,
Additional Information: I instruct each person on their project. Some students work on portraits, some do a still life set up and paint it in one session (called a daily), some bring landscape references to paint from. I also teach technique, whether it is glazing, painting wet into wet, brushstrokes, color mixing, palette knife work, especially composition and drawing skills, which is needed in all painting. In general, I can help you with what you want to learn. Each person brings in their own reference material and painting supplies. I provide instruction, easels, and small tables. I can only teach 4 students at a time. You pick the day and time you want to come. If you have to miss, you can do make-ups on a different day.
Class times:
Monday morning 9:30 - 12:30
Monday afternoon 1:30 - 4:30
Tuesday morning 9:30 - 12:30
The class is ongoing - at the end of 8 weeks, you can sign up again if you need more instruction. You will get a supply list when you sign up.

Simple Strokes: A Painterly Approach

Deadline: July 21, 2018

Workshop Dates: July 21, 2018
Fee: $65 (includes supplies)
Instructor: Catherine Bryant
Event Location: Preston Arts Center
Contact: Kathy Brennan,, 454-9954
Additional Information: Want something fun to do on the weekend? How about trying your hand at acrylic painting? Paint your own landscape masterpiece! Learn some new skills or hone some old ones. Grab some friends or come solo. Join prominent Louisville artist Catherine Bryant. All supplies are included, although experienced painters may want to bring their own brushes and/or painting kit.
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Beginner Blacksmith Workshop

Deadline: September 14, 2018

Workshop Dates: September 15 - October 20, 2018
(Class will not meet September 22)
Fee: $425 (includes all materials)
Open to: Ages 14+
Event Location: Kaviar Forge & Gallery
Contact: Craig Kaviar,, 561-0377
Additional Information: Students will learn the skills, foundation, and art of blacksmithing. While learning basic techniques the students will make several items including J hooks, nails, leaves (for keychains) and a forge-welded fireplace poker. Students keep all that they make during the class.
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Tong Forging Workshop

Deadline: October 26, 2018

Workshop Dates: October 27-28, 2018
Fee: $400 (includes all materials)
Open to: Ages 14+
Event Location: Kaviar Forge & Gallery
Contact: Craig Kaviar,, 561-0377
Additional Information: This weekend workshop will teach 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. This workshop is limited to 10 students and fills on a first come - first served basis.
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Working Beyond the Limitations of a Photograph

Workshop Fee: varies
Location: Studio Anchorage, 2125 Cave Spring Road, Anchorage, KY
Contact: Susan Tolliver,, 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.
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The Schrodt Method

Workshop Fee: $32 per week
Location: Schrodt Art Studio, 4014 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 13
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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First Friday Hop

Open to: Local artists
Exhibition Dates: First Friday of each month
Location: St. John United Church of Christ
Contact: Autumn Lucas,
Additional Information: St. John United Church of Christ invites artists to sell their work during the monthly First Friday Hop. Artists can display and sell their art for free.



Open Studio Weekend Registration

Studio Registration Deadline: July 31, 2018

Open to: Artists 18 and older residing in the Louisville Metro/Southern Indiana areas.
Artist Participation Fee: $50
Location: Louisville, Kentucky & Southern Indiana
Contact: Amy Chase,

  • Two days of commission-free sales opportunities
  •  Promote your services (i.e., workshops, lectures, etc.)
  •  Building relationships
  •  Help educate the public about your artwork - and what time, training, tools and equipment go in to producing quality original artwork
  •  Inclusion of your studio in the 2018 Studio Guide and Artist Directory - directing the community to your studio with guided maps
  •  Opportunity to exhibit in the OSW Juried Exhibition at the Cressman Center for Visual Art

If more than eight artists are participating in one location, you may be eligible for a group rate.
Please contact Amy for further information:
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LVA's Plein Air Paint Out

Deadline: August 27, 2018

Open to: Artists 18 and older.
Artist Participation Fee: $30 LVA members, $40 non members
Location: Butchertown Greenway (Bear Grass Creek) Due to construction on the Waterfront Botanical Gardens, this years festivities will be held at the Butchertown Greenway. Parking will be available at Eva Bandman Park (handicap parking will be accommodated)
Contact: Amy Chase,
Additional Information: A 12" x 12" canvas or watercolor paper 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 and paper will be handed out during check-in the morning of the event. Check-in will be at Eva Bandman Park
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HOUSEGUEST: an independent artist-run project space

Open to: All forms of artistry are welcome: painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, installation, poetry, etc.
Entry Fee: $10
Location: 2721 Taylor Blvd.
Contact: Megan Bickel,
Additional Information: HOUSEGUEST is an independent artist-run project space located in the south end of Louisville, Kentucky. The space launched in January of 2018. Founded by multi-disciplinary artist and writer Megan Bickel and her husband, chef Jacob Wilson, the gallery's location is in the living room of the couple's house. The space will hold six exhibitions a year: four solo shows and two group exhibitions.  Alongside each exhibition will be a small supper pop-up collaborative event, which will be by invitation only. We encourage artists to interact and activate the space while exploring new ideas and concepts, with full control over what they create.
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Deadline: Ongoing
Open to: All - original artwork
Location: online publication through LVA
Contact: Keith Waits,
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