FRANKFORT, Ky. — Twenty-six works of art by Kentucky artists were chosen from 163 entries to be displayed in the Governor's Derby Exhibit, part of the Governor's Derby Celebration.
The exhibit showcases paintings, drawings, cut paper portraits, and photographs from artists across the Commonwealth. Any Kentucky artist could submit work for consideration in the exhibit that runs through May 6 in the Capitol Rotunda, 700 Capitol Ave., Frankfort.
The annual show is coordinated by the Kentucky Arts Council on behalf of Governor Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear.
"The arts council was thrilled with the number of submissions we had for this year's exhibit," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "Because the exhibit is open for anyone to apply, we made contact with many artists who have not previously worked with the arts council. We hope we can continue to work with these artists through other programs and help them achieve their professional goals."
Jeffrey Nichols, gallery director for The Living Arts and Science Center in Lexington, served as the juror for the exhibit.
Artwork by the following artists was selected for the Governor's Derby Exhibit:
- Shawn Bowen, Frankfort, photography
- Donna Burr, Prospect, watercolor
- Cece Butcher, Somerset, acrylic
- John Clayton, Louisville, pastel
- Nancy Darland, Lexington, oil
- Damon Farmer, Versailles, acrylic
- Patrick Fretz, Danville, colored pencil
- Leslee Garman, Lexington, oil
- Melissa Hall, Lexington, photography
- Elsie Harris, Lexington, acrylic
- Kathleen Jackson, Corinth, pastel
- Eva King, Murray, paper
- Margie Lakeberg, Fort Wright, oil
- Corie Neumayer, Louisville, acrylic
- Ann Olson, Olive Hill, photography
- Monica Pipia, Lexington, acrylic
- Frosty Rankin, Millersburg, acrylic
- Walter Roycraft, Nicholasville, photography
- Cassandra Russell, Louisville, oil
- De Selby, Nicholasville, oil
- Lanny Taulbee, Lexington, pen and ink
- Carol Ann Tracy, Lexington, photography
- Clay Wainscott, Lexington, acrylic
- Angela P. Wells, Louisville, acrylic
- Nadine Wilkerson, Scottsville, watercolor
- Kathy Stone Wood, Georgetown, pastel
Visitors can view the exhibit Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Capitol, and during the Governor's Derby Celebration from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Many of the works are available to purchase. For more information about purchasing work, contact Kate Sprengnether, arts council administrative associate, at email@example.com or 502-564-3757.
View a video slideshow online at http://artscouncil.ky.gov/KentuckyArt/Derby2013.htm.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, 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.
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