Upcoming Exhibits

Scheduled Exhibits
  • Holiday Market 2021 – November 4 to December 23
    a curated holiday shopping experience
  • Appalachia from the Inside – January 11 to March 16
    three inter-related exhibits that explore and celebrate Appalachian Kentucky. Call to artists now open (see below).
  • The Tiny Art Show – March 18
    a one-day pop-up exhibit and fundraiser featuring wee tiny artworks
  • Sabra Crockett – March 23 to April 28
    a contemporary realism exhibit
  • New Birth, New Growth, New Beginnings – May 3 to June 4
    a juried exhibition that celebrates the joy and promise of spring
  • Kids Summer Showcase – Summer 2022

Call to Artists

The Art Center is currently accepting applications for Imagining the Future of Kentucky’s Appalachia.

EXHIBITION DESCRIPTION: Imagining the Future of Kentucky’s Appalachia is an invitation to cast an artistic vision for the future. This will be one of three inter-related exhibits hosted concurrently in the winter of 2022. Kentucky artists who self-identify as Appalachian are invited to submit work that responds to this theme.

JURY CRITERIA: The exhibit committee will be asked to select work (both two and three dimensional) that reflects and expresses the theme of ‘the future of Kentucky’s Appalachia region’ while demonstrating creativity, strength of execution, and overall artistic excellence with the goal of selecting a well-rounded exhibit that showcases a broad range of artistic style and interpretation. 

CALENDAR:
December 4                                         Entry deadline
By December 10                                 Notifications emailed
January 7 & 8                                     Delivery of accepted works, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
January 13 to March 16                   Exhibition dates
Opening reception TBD, pending public health guidelines.

ELIGIBILTY AND MEDIA:  All media will be considered with the exception of live or performance art.  All work must have been completed since January of 2017 and not previously shown in any other Art Center of the Bluegrass exhibitions.

AWARDS:
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $100

SALES:  ALL WORK MUST BE FOR SALE. The Art Center of the Bluegrass retains a 30% commission on the sale price of all works sold in the gallery. The sale price is the price you list on the registration form. Artists will be notified if/when art is sold and must complete and return a W9 form in order to be paid for the sale. 

To enter your work, click here to access our online entry portal. A non-refundable entry fee of $10 allows the artist to enter up to 3 works.