Arts Council
Arts Council Offers Viewing of the Work of 132 Kentucky Artists

Press Release Date:  Thursday, March 26, 2009  
Contact Information:  Ed Lawrence
Communications Director
(502) 564-3757
ed.lawrence@ky.gov
www.artscouncil.ky.gov
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. Every other year the Kentucky Arts Council offers visual and media artists an opportunity to compete for the Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship awards.  Before the panel of jurors reviews the work, the public, along with arts consultants, artist representatives, curators and gallery owners, will have the opportunity to view projected digital images of the work by each of the 132 visual arts applicants. There are also 11 media arts applicants; however their work will not be available for public review.  The screening will begin at 4:00 p.m., April 14, 2009 at the Lexington Public Library, 140 East Main Street, Lexington, Ky.

 

Professional artists in visual arts and media arts are eligible to apply for the highly competitive program that honors selected artists with Fellowship Award of $7,500 to each recipient. Emerging artists, which includes Kentucky resident undergraduate seniors and graduate students in Kentucky college or university fine arts programs are also competing for an Emerging Artist award of $1,000 as part of the Kentucky Arts Council's Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship program. The results of the competition will be announced in early July 2009.

 

The purpose of the Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Program is to support Kentucky artists engaged in creating artwork of high quality and to recognize creative excellence of practicing, professional Kentucky artists.  The fellowship awards are named after retired Kentucky journalist and past arts council board chair, Al Smith.

 

The Fellowship program utilizes a "blind jurying" process which does not provide the selection panel with applicants' names; the independent panel of out-of-state jurors reviews the work samples and applications according to application numbers only. Criteria for the awards include artistic excellence, professional achievement and the potential of the fellowship award to enhance the artist's development and encourage the continuation of the artist's work.

 

The Kentucky Arts Council is a state agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet that creates opportunities 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, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

 

NOTE TO EDITORS: See listing below of applicants by county.

Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Applicants in Visual Arts

 

Barren

Jane Ward Kehrt

Glasgow

Painting

 

Boone

Oliver Meinerding

Florence

Painting

 

Bourbon

Frosty Rankin

Millersburg

Painting

 

Boyle

Sheldon Tapley

Danville

Painting

 

Breckinridge

Don Lawler

Stephensport

Sculpture

 

Calloway

Sarah Gutwirth

New Concord

Painting

 

Wyatt Severs

Murray

Visual Arts

 

Campbell

Matthew Albritton

Dayton

Photography

 

Kelly Asbury

Cold Spring

Painting

 

Ken Buck

Highland Heights

Painting

 

Anita Douthat

Alexandria

Photography

 

Barbara Houghton

Alexandria

Photography

 

Earl Plowman

Bellevue

Visual Arts

 

Larry Watson

Alexandria

Crafts-Clay

 

Carter

Laura Eklund

Olive Hill

Painting

 

Cumberland

Bill Guffey

Burkesville

Painting

 

Daviess

Bill Kolok

Owensboro

Sculpture

 

Edmonson

Myra Dwyer

Smiths Grove

Painting

 

Fayette

Philis Alvic

Lexington

Crafts-Fiber

 

Don Ament

Lexington

Photography

 

Lucinda Chapman

Lexington

Painting

 

J.T. Dockery

Lexington

Graphics

 

Joel Feldman

Lexington

Visual Arts

 

Kurt Gohde

Lexington

Visual Arts-Experimental

 

Nori Hall

Lexington

Photography

 

Philip High

Lexington

Painting

 

Diane Kahlo

Lexington

Painting

 

Cynthia Kelly

Lexington

Painting

 

John Lackey

Lexington

Painting

 

Lori Larusso

Lexington

Painting

 

Rodney Lindauer

Lexington

Sculpture

 

Marco Logsdon

Lexington

Painting

 

Marianna McDonald

Lexington

Visual Arts

 

Guy Mendes

Lexington

Photography

 

Laura Mentor

Lexington

Crafts-Glass

 

Erica Meuser

Lexington

Graphics

 

Lennon Michalski

Lexington

Painting

 

Robert Morgan

Lexington

Visual Arts

 

Wendell Perry

Lexington

Graphics

 

Monica Pipia

Lexington

Painting

 

Jill Plaisted

Lexington

Graphics

 

Mary Rezny

Lexington

Photography

 

Keith Spears III

Lexington

Sculpture

 

Karen Springate

Lexington

Painting

 

Helene Steene

Lexington

Painting

 

George Szekely

Lexington

Painting

 

Felicia Szorad

Lexington

Crafts-Metal

 

Lawrence Tarpey

Lexington

Painting

 

Robert Tharsing

Lexington

Painting

 

Ann Tower

Lexington

Painting

 

Clay Wainscott

Lexington

Visual Arts

 

Franklin

Jennifer Zingg

Frankfort

Sculpture

 

Henry

Reba Rye

Lockport

Visual Arts-Experimental

 

Jackson

Jack Fifield

McKee

Visual Arts

 

Jefferson

Ann Adamek

Louisville

Painting

 

Erin Behling

Louisville

Sculpture

 

Ashley Brossart

Louisville

Painting

 

Catherine Bryan

Louisville

Painting

 

Vennita Cantrell

Louisville

Visual Arts

 

Geoff Carr

Louisville

Photography

 

James Caudill

Louisville

Sculpture

 

Ashley Cecil

Louisville

Painting

 

Diane Deaton-Street

Louisville

Photography

 

Lynn Dunbar

Louisville

Painting

 

Mitch Eckert

Louisville

Visual Arts-Experimental

 

Denise Furnish

Louisville

Painting

 

Daniel Gimbel

Louisville

Sculpture

 

Lida Gordon

Louisville

Sculpture

 

Albertus Gorman

Louisville

Visual Arts-Experimental

 

Wyatt Gragg

Prospect

Sculpture

 

Dominic Guarnaschelli

Louisville

Visual Arts-Experimental

 

Robert Halliday

Louisville

Visual Arts-Experimental

 

Kenneth Hayden

Louisville

Painting

 

Robert Higgins

Louisville

Painting

 

Shayne Hull

Louisville

Visual Arts

 

Janis Kirstein

Louisville

Painting

 

Bruce Linn

Louisville

Painting

 

Debra Lott

Louisville

Painting

 

Sarah Lyon

Louisville

Photography

 

Joshua Mather

Louisville

Sculpture

 

Mary Jo McDonald

Louisville

Painting

 

Robert Mitchell

Louisville

Photography

 

Mary Newton

Louisville

Painting

 

Michael O'Bannon

Louisville

Painting

 

Cean Peevey-Rosenthal

Louisville

Visual Arts

 

Mark Priest

Louisville

Painting

 

Clair Raabe

Louisville

Crafts-Glass

 

Molly Rucks

Louisville

Photography

 

Christopher Rudasill

Louisville

Painting

 

Rachel Seed

Louisville

Visual Arts

 

Roxann Slate

Louisville

Crafts-Glass

 

Deborah Thomas

Louisville

Visual Arts

 

Matthew Weir

Louisville

Sculpture

 

Sharon Weis

Louisville

Painting

 

Brad White

Louisville

Sculpture

 

Michael Winters

Louisville

Photography

 

Brenda Wirth

Louisville

Visual Arts

 

Jessamine

Laura O'Neal Segre-Lewis

Wilmore

Painting

 

Christopher Segre-Lewis

Wilmore

Painting

 

Kenton

Collin Taylor

Latonia

Crafts-Clay

 

Knott

John Haywood

Litt Carr

Painting

 

Madison

Crimson Duvall

Richmond

Sculpture

 

Tina Gebhart

Berea

Crafts-Clay

 

Darryl Halbrooks

Richmond

Sculpture

 

Esther Randall

Berea

Sculpture

 

Jeannette Rowlett

Berea

Visual Arts

 

Brandon Smith

Richmond

Painting

 

Jennifer Zurick

Berea

Crafts- Fiber

 

David Zurick

Berea

Visual Arts

 

McCracken

Elise Beattie

Paducah

Painting

 

C. Todd Birdsong

Paducah

Photography

 

Stefanie Graves

Paducah

Painting

 

Paul Lorenz

Paducah

Painting

 

Deb Lyons

Paducah

Painting

 

Teri Moore

Paducah

Visual Arts

 

Gretchen Smith

Paducah

Painting

 

Michael Summers

Paducah

Graphics

 

Mercer

Jennifer Bacon

Harrodsburg

Painting

 

Kathleen O'Brien

Harrodsburg

Graphics

 

Morgan

Dean Hill

West Liberty

Photography

 

Nicholas

Arwen Donahue

Carlisle

Graphics

 

Oldham

Amanda Matthews Fields

Pewee Valley

Sculpture

 

J. Barry Motes

Prospect

Painting

 

Owen

Greg Seigel

Owenton

Visual Arts

 

Pulaski

David Cazalet

Somerset

Painting

 

Dan Dutton

Somerset

Visual Arts-Experimental

 

Rowan

Kira Campbell

Morehead

Sculpture

 

Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido

Morehead

Sculpture

 

Jeffrey Nichols

Morehead

Crafts-Clay

 

Scott

Boris Zakic

Georgetown

Painting

 

Warren

Tallon Chalmers

Bowling Green

Visual Arts-Experimental

 

Ronnie Jaggers

Bowling Green

Visual Arts

 

David Marquez

Bowling Green

Sculpture

 

Michael Nichols

Bowling Green

Painting

 

John Oakes

Bowling Green

Painting

 

Woodford

Ronald Davis

Midway

Graphics

 

Ben Durham

Midway

Visual Arts

 

Guy Kemper

Versailles

Painting

 

Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Applicants in Media Arts

 

Campbell

Leland Schuler

Newport

Video

 

Fayette

Louis Guida

Lexington

Video

 

Jeff Jones

Lexington

Film

 

Dmitry Strakovsky

Lexington

Video

 

Michael White

Lexington

Video

 

Franklin

Wilson Bessinger

Frankfort

Video

 

Jefferson

Joe Gray

Middletown

Video

 

Richard Straw

Louisville

Film

 

Patrick Yen

Louisville

Film

 

Letcher

Nicholas Szuberla

Whitesburg

Video

 

Muhlenberg

Jeremy Browning

Central City

Audio

 

 

 

 

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