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CALL FOR ENTRIES: AquaVenture 2019 - A Water-Based Media Show

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Entry Fee: $35 for Kentucky Watercolor Society members or $55 for nonmembers for up to 3 paintings
Open to: All Kentucky Watercolor Society members and non members who reside in KY, IN, OH, TN, or WV.
Event Location: James Bourne Gallery, 137 East Main Street, New Albany IN 47150
Exhibition Dates: March 16 - April 30, 2019
Contact: Trudi Bellou,, (502) 541-7543
Additional Information: Sponsored by the Kentucky Watercolor Society
All works must be in water-based media. Maximum framed size is 30" x 30"

CALL FOR ENTRIES: MANIFEST GALLERY - DRAWN: An Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing

Deadline: February 8, 2019

Entry Fee: $40
Name: Erin Corley
Open to: All
Exhibition Location: Manifest Gallery | 2727 Woodburn Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45206
Exhibition Dates: April 19 - May 17, 2019
Additional Information: The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, presents an open call for artwork exploring contemporary drawing.
DRAWN seeks to survey and present the broad scope of drawing being made today. This gallery exhibit is completely separate from the annual INDA publication project. DRAWN calls for artists to submit works of drawing in any media relevant to the practice (including non-traditional approaches), any style, and any genre (fine art, illustration, design, conceptual, realism, etc.).
Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental. Past exhibit and book participants are welcome and encouraged to submit.
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'.
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CALL FOR ENTRIES: REVEAL - Large 2D Works by Kentucky Artists

Deadline: February 16, 2019

Entry Fee: None
Open to: Residents of Kentucky 18 years of age and older
Exhibition Location: The Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea, KY
Exhibition Dates: March 16 - June 16, 2019
Contact: Gwen Heffner,, 859-985-5448, Ext 230
Additional Information: - Works submitted must be for sale and available for exhibit from March 16 – June 16, 2019.
- Works selected will be hand delivered by the artist and unsold works picked up by the artist.
- Works will be for sale on consignment basis with 60% of the retail price going to the artist
- Works submitted for entry should be created no earlier than 2016, be no more than 50 pounds in weight, and with at least one dimension (height or width), no smaller than 4 feet, or no larger than 8 feet.
- Entry form available by emailing or calling Gwen Heffner
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CALL FOR ENTRIES: The State of Kentucky Photography Exhibition

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Entry Fee: $25 for 1 to 3 entries, $35 for up to six entries
Open to: Photographs of Kentucky by photographers living in Kentucky
Exhibition Location: Community Arts Center, Danville, KY
Exhibition Dates: April 5 - June 14, 2019
Contact: Brandon Long,
Additional Information: This is an exhibit that represents the “state” of Kentucky, both in terms of place and state of being.
To be eligible for this exhibition, a photograph must have been taken within the State of Kentucky (also known as the Commonwealth of Kentucky) by a photographer currently residing in Kentucky (this includes college students who may be temporarily living in state while completing their degree).
Both digital and traditional photography may be accepted into this exhibit. All work must be framed and ready to display. All work must have been completed since January, 2015 and not previously shown in any other Community Arts Center exhibitions.
Juror: Ed Lawrence.
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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center Spring Art Show

Deadline: April 4, 2019

Entry Fee: Free to Enter, $175 Booth Fee
Open to: Kentuckiana Artists
Exhibition Location: Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center. 1860 Mellwood Avenue. Louisville, KY. 40206
Exhibition Dates: Saturday May 11th 5-9 PM and Sunday May 12th 11-5 PM
Contact: Alexandra Hoge,
Additional Information: MAEC is accepting applications for our 3rd Annual Spring Art Fair until April 4th. Artists may apply for free and must pay a $175 booth fee if accepted. The MAEC Spring Art Show typically has over a thousand attendees and is limited to 50 artists. If you have any questions email or call 502.895.3650.
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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Yeiser Art Center

Deadline: Ongoing

Entry Fee: None
Location: Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway Street, Paducah, KY 42001
Contact: John Paul Henry, / (270) 442-2453
Additional Information: The Yeiser Art Center is seeking consignment artwork to sell in the Gallery Store.  All art and craft media will be considered.  Send five to ten samples, a price list, contact information, a short biography, and instructions for display to:
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Deadline: Ongoing

Entry Fee: None
Location: B3 Gallery, 61 W Main St, Nashville, IN 47448
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CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Galleries for the Arts Council of Northeastern Kentucky

Deadline: Ongoing

Entry Fee: Percentage of Selling Price
Location: Pendelton Art Center, Ashland, KY 41101
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Deadline: January 22, 2019

Fee: $200 / 6 Week Class
Dates: 1/22 - 2/26
Location: Cailin Art Studio, 7910 Floydsburg Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Contact: Sean Fitzgerald,
Additional Information: In this six week class we will take a landscape photo and learn break it down to instructions that can be used for any image. The goal it to create a drawing on canvas and learn the basics for using oil paints and color mixing.
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Deadline: January 24, 2019

Fee: $200 / 6 Week Class
Dates: 1/24 - 2/31
Location: Cailin Art Studio, 7910 Floydsburg Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Contact: Sean Fitzgerald,
Additional Information: In this class we will be expanding on our basic skills on the potter's wheel. The class projects will be comprised of fun weekly skill building exercises presented so you will be able to maximize your time on the wheel. We will be exploring colored terra sigillata and decals.
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Deadline: January 25, 2019

Entry Fee: $60
Open to: Adults and Children
Workshop Dates: Available 7 days or nights a week
Workshop Location: Forest Boone Studio, 1000 Swan Street (look for door behind wrought iron railing), Louisville , KY 40204
Contact: Forrest Boone,, 502-376-7625
Additional Information: Think of this as a fun, clean, "paint-by-numbers" version of sculpting! Our pre-made templates (think metal skeleton) make it super easy! Yet every sculpture is different just like every human. It's for adults and children alike. There is no skill, no previous training, nor even any artistic ability required. We've made sculpting so simple you will wonder why you're never sculpted before!
Our "Quickie Sampler" class is simple, fun, and for everyone! This is our most basic and ongoing workshop. Available 7 days or nights a week.
The workshop lasts 2 1/2-3 hours (it is up to you because we allow you to work at your own pace), within a flex time slot of your choosing. The last available time slot being 6:00 p.m., 7 nights a week.
The ticket includes everything-plenty of Kleen Clay, wooden base, welded internal skeleton, and all studio time. And everybody leaves with their own unique sculpture-a reminder of the quality time they spent with loved ones. Unlike ceramics classes around town, our process is: no mess; no "come back and pick it up later;" no special kilns; no intimidating turning wheel; and no complex glazes.
At home totally at your own convenience, you simple bake it in your kitchen oven, it becomes hard like bronze, and lasts for years to come! Not only will you have the happy memory of talking while sculpting next to your friend or loved one, but you will also have a tangible memento-your masterpiece-that will last, literally, a lifetime.
Good clean fun!
*Please ask us about our special group rates for large parties (birthdays, retirement parties, bachelorette parties, etc.) via email phone.
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Deadline: January, 25, 2019

Workshop Date: January 26, 2019
Entry Fee: $205
Open to: Ages 14+
Event Location: Kaviar Forge
Contact: Kayla Bischoff,
Additional Information: Kaviar Forge is offering a one-day workshop to make your own wizard bottle openers! This workshop is limited to 10 students, and fills on a first come, first serve basis.
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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Deadline: February 2, 2019

Workshop Dates: Thursdays, 10am - 12:15pm
Entry Fee: $450
Location: Lynn Dunbar Hope Mills Studio 1000 Swan Street
Contact: Lynn Dunbar Bayus,
Additional Information: Learn to break down a subject into 3-5 shapes, use a limited palette to produce a myriad of colors, get valuable tips from a pro, studio light and it’s affect on an object.
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Deadline: February 8, 2019

Entry Fee: $205
Open to: Participants 14 and older
Workshop Date: February 9, 2018
Workshop Location: Kaviar Forge & Gallery
Contact: Kayla Bischoff,
Additional Information: Kaviar Forge offers a one-day workshop to make your own knives out of railroad spikes!
This workshop is limited to 10 students on a first come, first served basis.
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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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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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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ARTS ON THE GREEN: Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

Deadline: March 31, 2019

Entry Fee: Free Application on Zapplication, Jury Fee: $25, Booth Fee: $200, Electric $20
Open to: All
Event Dates: June 1 and 2, 2019. Saturday: 10-5; Sunday: 10-4.
Event Location: 100 West Main Street, Historic Downtown Lagrange, Kentucky
Contact: Mary Klausing,
Additional Information: It’s our 20th year for Arts on the Green, Fine Arts and Crafts Festival. Please join the Arts Association of Oldham County to celebrate this milestone of bringing together the finest arts and crafts in La Grange.  Easy load in/out - free parking - golf carts available.  Set up Friday TBA and Saturday before 9 am.  Discounted rates at local hotels.  Complimentary breakfast both days.  Awards totaling $2000.  Winners listed on website.  Best of Show 2019 is featured artist for 2020.  Friendly and supportive staff, booth sitting.  Estimated attendance: 8,000 -10,000.  This event is a favorite among artists and visitors
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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.


RESIDENCY: 2019 Bernheim Regional Artist in Residence

Deadline: January 21, 2019

Entry Fee: $0
Dates: Selected artist(s) work with Bernheim in arranging residency dates based on their desired time and availability within an April – December 2019 time frame.
Location: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, KY 40110
Open to: Any artist currently living in the state of Kentucky and in Clark and Floyd counties of Southern Indiana.
Contact: Jenny Zeller,
Additional Information: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a private, non-profit educational and recreational nature preserve, located on a beautiful 16,000 + acre property, 25 miles south of Louisville in Clermont, Kentucky.

Bernheim’s Artist in Residence Program promotes multi-disciplinary explorations of our relationship with the natural environment through artistic expression, expanding upon Bernheim’s long history of art in the landscape. This world renowned program is available to all visual and mixed media artists, including sound, architecture and land art. Established in 1980, this program annually awards up to four artists the opportunity to live and create site specific work inspired by their total immersion experience at Bernheim. Bernheim is most interested in work that further expands the artist’s practice and the interplay between visual art and the natural world.

In conjunction with this annual call is the dedication of one residency to a regional artist which provides the artist with comfortable rustic housing, a $1000 honorarium, studio space, staff support and year round access to Bernheim resources for the creation of new work that connects people to nature. In exchange, artists will create a site-specific sculpture, artwork, temporary installation or project as a donation to the Bernheim Foundation. Recipients are also asked to interact with the public in ways which may include (but are not limited to) demonstrations, workshops, lectures, and/or participation in one of Bernheim’s programs or annual events. High profile public and private events attract art enthusiasts and media attention, providing the artist an opportunity to advance their skills and career while enhancing awareness of Bernheim’s goals and mission regionally, nationally and internationally. See for more information.
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Public Art Installation in South Louisville about Volatile Organic Compounds

Deadline: January 25, 2019

Entry Fee: $0
Exhibition Dates: permanent in South Louisville or mobile art piece - to display outdoors in spring 2019
Location: permanent in South Louisville or mobile art piece
Contact: Lauren Anderson,, 270-314-1656
Additional Information: The University of Louisville’s new Envirome Institute is interested in having a piece of art created that can help people understand what we do!  At the Envirome Institute we research how the environment impacts people’s heart health, diabetes, and obesity.  We have two major projects in South Louisville that are focused on air pollution, specifically volatile organic compounds from car exhaust (Green Heart Louisville) and a former landfill (Superfund Research - Lee's Lane Landfill).
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Deadline: FEBRUARY 1, 2019

Entry Fee: none
Location: Cailin Art Studio, 7910 Floydsburg Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Contact: Sean Fitzgerald,
Additional Information: CO-OP (CERAMIC) ART STUDIO MEMBERSHIP - $95/MO (Shared space only.)
⁃ Access to 900 square foot open floor plan shared studio space.
⁃ Use of all communal tables, communal equipment and open wall space.
⁃ Personal shelf for supplies and ware storage.
⁃ 24/7 access.
⁃ Glaze and claybody formulation assistance available.
⁃ Utilities: Climate Control, Wi-Fi, Water, electric.
⁃ Two electric kilns, cone six glazes, slips.
⁃ Refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave.
⁃ Resource library.
⁃ Photo documentation of work available.
⁃ Optional participation in Member pop-up shows at Studio.
⁃ Kiln firing available: $32 full bisque $45 full glaze, by the piece or the shelf.
⁃ Gas and Raku kilns available for rent.
⁃ Moist clays for sale.
⁃ Additional glaze/slip materials available for sale.
The studio is housed in a renovated store front in Oldham County. Plenty of secure parking.
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2019 Brickscape Artist Residency & Exhibition

Deadline: February 15, 2019

Entry Fee: $15
Residency Dates: May 5th - July 14th
Location: Charleston, WV
Contact: Jack O'Hearn,
Additional Information: Brickscape is an artist residency and exhibition that celebrates the history & culture of Charleston, WV by inviting local and national artists to create immersive installation art in underutilized historical spaces. The residency takes place from May 5th to June 15th with the exhibition opening from June 15th to July 14th. Free housing and $700 stipend upon acceptance. Visit for more info and to apply.
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Arts Council Rooftop Deck Sculptural Furniture

Deadline: February 21, 2019

Additional Information: The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana is seeking an artist or team of artists to create furniture for the new 212 Main Street Rooftop Art Deck, to be opened in spring of 2019. The ideal proposal(s) will use weather proof materials to create seating and tables to be permanently located on the Art Deck. Furniture must be functional sculpture or artistically designed, and must have a guaranteed lifespan of at least ten (10) years.
The Art Deck will be used for outdoor events, receptions, concerts, and other performances and gatherings, and will be open to the public during Arts Council business hours.
Click here to download the proposal.
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Deadline: Rolling

Priority Deadline: December 1, 2018. KyCAD has a rolling admissions process. After our priority deadline for each semester, application and scholarship review will occur on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are strongly encouraged to meet the preferred deadline.

Date: Spring Classes Begin January 7, 2019
Location: Kentucky College of Art + Design, 505 West Ormsby Avenue, Louisville, KY 40203
For its inaugural class, KyCAD is excited to offer competitive 4-year renewable full-tuition scholarships for a select number of students.
In keeping with our mission, these scholarships allow KyCAD to bring an arts education to students who might not have found their way into Higher Education for a wide variety of reasons.
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Deadline: Ongoing

Entry Fee: $0
Open to: Local artists in the Louisville Metro Area
Exhibition/Event Dates: Monthly
Additional Information:  Louisville Artists Syndicate is a grassroots network of local visual artists, filmmakers and musicians who gather monthly to display, discuss and critique artistic projects.
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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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Art Mentors Needed

Contact: Patrick Erdley,
Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for 8-10 volunteers to serve as mentors to students from The Academy at Shawnee who are interested in pursuing a future in the Arts.  This is a great way to make a significant impact on a young person in our community and foster their passion for art.  
School to Work (STW) is a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana workplace mentoring program. It combines the benefits of 1-to-1 mentoring with the opportunity to provide students with exposure to workplace skills, career opportunities in the arts, and soft skills development. School to Work removes one of the biggest barriers to volunteering as mentor (available time) by bringing students into a workplace once a month for on-site mentoring that includes a custom curriculum provided by BBBS. For this particular program, on-site visits will take place at various arts organizations near downtown.
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Contact: Tracy Pennington,, 502-895-3650
Rental Fee: Varies
Open to: Local Artists and Craftspeople
Location: Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center. 1860 Mellwood Avenue. Louisville, KY. 40206
Additional Information: Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center (MAEC) offers affordable artist studios located in the Clifton neighborhood. We have developed spaces as small as 100 square feet and undeveloped areas as large 30,000 square feet. MAEC is located on Mellwood Avenue near access to US 71 and within ten minutes of downtown, the highlands, and Saint Mathews. Studio spaces are open to renters 24/7. Spaces can be customized to create the studio or small business of your dreams. Call 502.895.3650 to set up a tour today!
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Deadline: Ongoing
Open to: All - original artwork
Location: online publication through LVA
Contact: Keith Waits,
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