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FEBRUARY 7, 2020

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
1701 W Muhammad Ali Blvd, Louisville, KY 40203


Louisville Visual Art Honors...
Louisville Visual Art is now accepting nominations for the 2020 LVA Honors.
Nominations can come from anyone and should recognize the nominee in one of the following categories:

Emerging Artist Award - Recognizes an emerging artist in the Kentuckiana region. The artist receiving this distinction will be considered a new and or up and coming artist, however, age will not be a determining factor. The winner of the award will separate his or herself from the rest of the candidates by demonstrating a widely acknowledged expert skill set in their respective field. Commercial success will help in distinguishing candidates, however, it will not be the most determining factor. The Emerging Artist Award will be an individual who's future is bright in terms of commercial success and positive impact on the local art community. 

Visual Art Educator Award - Given to an individual in the Kentuckiana region who is widely recognized for longstanding, impactful teaching that inspires and empowers rising generations of artists. This individual will demonstrate uncommon dedication to cultivating Louisville’s art ecosystem through continuous, thoughtful education of students of art. 

Benefactor Award - Recognizes remarkable, ongoing support for the local artist community through activities such as funding of art education initiatives, sponsorship of art-centric events, or philanthropic gifts to artists or art organizations. This individual will have made a lasting, positive impact on the local arts community. 

Legacy Award - Honors an individual who has positively impacted and improved the arts community in many different over a span of decades. This person embodies the commitment to make the world a better place, and their vital contributions will be felt, seen, heard, and appreciated for generations to come.

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The 2019 LVA Honors honorees: Monica Stewart (Emerging Artist) Professor James Grubola (Visual Art Educator Award), Reverend Alfred Shands III (Benefactor) and Ed Hamilton (Legacy Award) standing with Louisville Visual Art Executive Director, Lindy Casebier.

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The 2018 LVA Honors honorees: Porter Watkins (Benefactor), Vinhay Keo (Rising Star), Wilma Bethel (Educator), and Elmer Lucille Allen (Legacy) standing with Louisville Visual Art Executive Director, Lindy Casebier.

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