Call for Entries for Fall Exhibit at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

Contact: Gwen Heffner, gwen.heffner@ky.gov 


Kentucky artists are invited to submit entries for the exhibit “Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans” which will run from Sept. 17, 2016 through Feb. 25, 2017, at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Each year the Kentucky Artisan Center develops and presents several special exhibits to showcase works by Kentucky artisans. These exhibits focus on a specific medium, theme, technique, or subject and often include artists and works not regularly on display at the center. 

The center’s “Have a Seat” exhibit will showcase an array of chairs made from any material or in any medium. Artists can also re-purpose an existing chair to create a new work. Chairs can be functional or non-functional, but should be recognizable as a 3-dimensional chair form. Chairs can be tiny or large, but not to exceed 4 feet in height and 3 feet in width. Both innovative and traditional chairs are sought for this exhibit.

Information about the exhibit and an entry form are available on the center’s website. You can also request an entry form and prospectus by mail from the: Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Attn: “Have a Seat,” 200 Artisan Way, Berea, KY 40403 or by calling 859-985-5448. The deadline for entry is July 2, 2016. 

The center features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. Special exhibits currently on display include, “Great Impressions: Prints by Kentucky Artisans,” through Sept. 10, 2016 and on display in the lobby “Kentucky Clay: A Continuing Tradition.” For more information about events call 859-985-5448, go to the center’s website or visit us on Facebook.

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is located at 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 at Berea Exit 77. The center’s exhibits, shopping and travel information areas are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the cafe is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. 

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.



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