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225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky's History

March 25, 2017 - Sept. 23, 2017

Entries are due March 1, 2017

Kentucky celebrates the 225th Anniversary of becoming a state in 2017, and the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea honors that history with the exhibit 225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky’s History.

With a long and rich history behind it, Kentucky offers artists a multitude of historical subjects, ideas, traditions and connections. This exhibit looks for works by artists that record, capture, embrace and celebrate a facet or subject from Kentucky’s rich 225 year history. Kentucky history should be an integral part of each creation as conveyed by choice of subject or it may connect style wise to a historic creative tradition – such as the KY Shakers.

Original works by Kentucky artists that use this history as a subject, focal or starting point will be considered.

This exhibit is open to any medium in 2-D or 3-D formats. Works can be functional or non-functional, with maximum dimensions of 4 feet in height or width. As part of this exhibit, artists will be asked to write about the particular Kentucky history that inspired their work and give some background and insight into their creative processes.

Exhibition Calendar
March 1 Entry application and images due at the Center (postmarked date)
March 11 Results will be sent to artisans
March 14-18 Works must arrive at the Center (shipped or delivered)
March 25 Exhibit opens
March 26  Meet the Artisans Reception (Sunday, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.)

How to Enter
To enter, submit a completed entry form, an artist biography or statement and two images for each entry. Images must be of the actual works that would be on exhibit if selected.
? Images should include one overall image and one detail image per entry.
? High quality color photos or digital images will be accepted.
? Digital images must be in JPEG format, at least 300 dpi, and submitted on a CD.

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea • ATTN: “225” • 200 Artisan Way • Berea, KY • 40403

Download an Entry form here or request by E-mail or by calling 859 - 985-5448.

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