Arts Council
Submission deadline for Governor's Derby Exhibit is Feb. 20

Press Release Date:  Thursday, February 12, 2015  
Contact Information:  Tom Musgrave
Communications Director
502-564-3757, ext. 489

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting artists' submissions for the Governor's Derby Exhibit. The application deadline is Feb. 20.

The Governor's Derby Exhibit is associated with the annual Governor's Derby Celebration. The exhibit is open to all Kentucky artists who are 18 years of age or older. This year's exhibit theme is tied to celebrating the Year of the Arts in Kentucky.

The arts council is celebrating 2015 as the Year of the Arts in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the arts council by Gov. Edward T. Breathitt and the 50th anniversary of the creation of the National Endowment of the Arts by Congress.

"The Kentucky Derby is an event unique to the Bluegrass State, and the Governor's Derby Exhibit is a special part of the celebration," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "This is one of the only exhibits the arts council sponsors that is open to all Kentucky artists, and it is especially appropriate during the Year of the Arts, as we celebrate Kentucky art from every corner of the state."

All submissions must be original work by the artist, two-dimensional and ready to hang. The overall dimensions, including frame, should not exceed 36 inches in width.

The annual show is coordinated by the arts council on behalf of Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear.

For more information or to submit work, visit the arts council's website or contact Kate Sprengnether, public art and design director, at or 502-564-2787, 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.

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