Arts Council
Kentucky Arts Council seeking artists for Architectural Artists Directory

Press Release Date:  Monday, July 13, 2015  
Contact Information:  Tom Musgrave
Communications Director
502-564-3757, ext. 489

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting applications for its Architectural Artists Directory through Aug. 17.

The directory is an adjudicated marketing program for Kentucky’s finest architectural artists who have an established history of working on special architectural or design-oriented projects and installations.

The directory is open to Kentucky artists whose work includes architectural elements, custom-made fixtures, uniquely crafted building materials and design elements.

“The Architectural Artists Directory is a valuable resource for builders, designers and even private clients to find a talented artist to complement their designs,” said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director.

Karine Maynard, who with her husband, Matthew, operates Maynard Studios in Lawrenceburg, has been in the directory since 2011. She said the directory is a good jumping-off point for clients to view artistic options to go with their building designs. The Maynards are designers, blacksmiths and metal artists who use metal and architectural space as their media. As a husband-and-wife team, they specialize in hand-forged custom stair rails, furniture and applied design.

“This is a wonderful resource for clients who have already discovered our work,” Karine Maynard said. “For me to be able to have a brochure that I can refer them to other architectural artists that can help them complete their work is just great for architectural art all around.

“And it’s nice to have all these great architectural artists in one book,” she said. “The artists in it already have a certain level of respect. The directory has been a terrific resource, and it elevates all Kentucky artists.”

For more information on the Architectural Artists Directory, contact Kate Sprengnether, arts council public art and design director, at or 502-564-3757, ext. 471.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, fosters environments for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The arts council, along with the NEA, is celebrating 50 years of service in 2015, which the arts council is recognizing as the Year of the Arts in Kentucky.

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