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2021 US Bank Celebration of the Arts Exhibit Entry


For 2021 the annual US Bank Celebration of the Arts Exhibit is moving to an online format.

  • Online Entry Form, below on this page
  • E-mail a photograph of your work, see photo requirements below
  • Juror will determine awards from your photograph(s)
  • Facebook/Youtube Video Opening Award Presentation
  • Online Flickr Gallery Exhibit
  • NO ENTRY FEE - US Bank is covering all 2021 entry fees

ELIGIBILITY

All residents 18 years of age or older, living in a Kentucky county within a 65-mile radius of Bowling Green.
ONE ENTRY PER ARTIST.   Enter as a Professional or Amateur artist.

Professional Artists include college students, persons with significant art training and persons who regularly sell their work.
Amateur Artists include persons with limited art training who enjoy art as a hobby.

 

 CATEGORIES

 PAINTING
 WATERCOLOR
 WORKS ON PAPER
 FIBER ARTS
CERAMICS and GLASS
SCULPTURE
MIXED MEDIA
PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Artwork substantially based on existing imagery such as movies, television, literature and all other forms of media will not be accepted. No copies. Greenware, utilitarian kits and over the counter craft items are not eligible. Exhibit organizers reserve the right to determine appropriate categories and to disqualify work from consideration that does not meet acceptable standards.

Video, Slide, and CD presentations as well as digital animated work will not be accepted.

 

AGREEMENT
The exhibition committee reserves the right to reject any work that does not meet the criteria. Organizers reserve the right to reproduce any work submitted for educational or promotional purposes. Submission of any entry to the 2021 Celebration of the Arts Exhibit will be understood to indicate agreement on the part of the artist with all conditions.

  • ALL ENTRIES MUST BE ORIGINAL AND COMPLETED DURING THE PAST TWO YEARS.
  • Entries must be received no later than Friday, February 12, 2021 at 11:59 PM.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO CORRECTIONS OR SUBSTITUTIONS

PHOTOGRAPHY REQUIREMENTS

  • 2D work — one jpg image
  • 3D work — one/two jpg images of the same entry with different views for artwork In the round & one image for  artwork in relief.
  • File Format: jpg
  • Dimensions: 1920 pixels on the longest side
  • Resolution: 72 ppi

Do you need some help with the digital image that will accompany your entry?

  • Tips for photographing your artwork using your cellphone: 

     

  • FREE PHOTO EDITOR: https://pixlr.com/e/
  • NOTE about image size: If you are using a photograph taken by an iPhone and emailing from your phone you should select to reduce the image size to  the large format (1006kb).

All JPEG image files must be labeled as follows PRIOR to emailing them:

Last name _ First name _ Title _ Medium _ Size (hxwXd)
(Example: White_Mary_BlueBird_Ceramics_10x6)

NOTE: Please don't use quotation marks or special characters when labeling image.

The Kentucky Museum reserves the right to reformat and resize digital images to meet these technical specifications: jpg file format, 72 ppi and 1920 pixels on the longest side.  Entries accompanied by digital images that cannot be reformatted or resized to meet these specifications will not be included in the exhibit.

Have a question about the above criteria?  Email kymus.shows@wku.edu before submitting your entry.

 

EMAIL Photograph(s) to: kymus.shows@wku.edu

ENTRY FORM BELOW

 

Please choose if you are a Professional or Amateur Artist.

Please choose one.

Include your street address, city, state and zip code

Phone number where you can be reached during the day.

Title, Category, Medium, Dimensions.

Answer YES or NO. If you want your work to be considered for the $500 purchase award.

 

 

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Entries Due - February 12

  • Deadline for online entry form and photo is 11:59 PM.

Opening - March 5

  •  Opening Awards Presentation via Facebook/Youtube Video begins at 6:00 PM 

Exhibit opens online 6:00 PM


AWARDS & PRIZES


AWARDS
• $500 Kentucky Museum Purchase Award
• $250 Best of Show
• $100 World’s Greatest Studio Tour Merit Award


PRIZES
Prizes will be awarded within each category:
• 1st Place: $175.00 (Professional)
$75.00 (Amateur)
• 2nd Place: $125.00 (Professional)
$50.00 (Amateur)
• 3rd Place: $100.00 (Professional)
$25.00 (Amateur)



JUDGE
An experienced art professional outside of the region will judge the works in all categories listed above. All awards are made at the discretion of the judge.


The following individuals are ineligible for awards: Kentucky Museum employees and board members, US Bank employees, US Bank Show Committee members.


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 Last Modified 1/19/21