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Title Sponsor

usbank logo

 

Media Sponsor

WNKY 40

 

Arts Champions

Barbara and John Grider

Scott Gilbert and Beth Hester

Mike and Julie Hinson

 

Arts Patrons

Ellis-Walker Gallery

McWhorter Chiropractic

Nancy Baird

Ray Buckberry

Sharon Kreke

Tom and Portia Pennington

 

Arts Allies

WKU League of Sculptors

Marcia J. Brown

David and Laura Lee

James and Anna Jo Johnson

Brent and Holly Oglesbee

 

Award Sponsors

Art Matters The New School

ArtWorks, Inc.

Ellis-Walker Gallery

Kentucky Forge Council

McWhorter Chiropractic

The World's Greatest Studio Tour

WKU League of Sculptors

Dorothy Grider Art Exhibition Fund

Marilyn Anderson

Kristina Arnold and Charles Hurst

Nancy Baird

Brent Bjorkman and Ann Ferrell

Marcia Brown

Craig and Deborah Browning

Drs. Sam and Mary Evans

Connie and Tom Foster, in memory of Virginia "Ginny" Miller

Charles and Carolyn Hardcastle

Michael and Tiffany Isselhardt

James and Anna Jo Johnson, in memory of Ann T. Travelstead

Sharon Kreke

George and Laurie Kwok

David and Laura Lee

Brent and Holly Oglesbee

Yvonne Petkus and CJ Johansen

Ron and Cathy Rhoades

Joe and Amy Ross

Dr. Bruce and Mrs. Donna Schulte

Nicole and Michael Talley

Richard and Leslie Weigel

2021 Celebration of the Arts Exhibit


 

US Bank Celebration of the Arts

Online Exhibit HERE

Award Reception Youtube Video HERE

The Kentucky Museum presents a unique art exhibit which is truly a celebration of this region’s art. Any Kentucky resident over the age of 18 and living within 65 miles of Bowling Green was eligible to enter a piece of their original artwork that will be on virtual exhibit for this special show. We are grateful that title sponsor US Bank covered all artists fees for this year's exhibit. Artists submitted their work using an online form and emailed images of their artwork. The work was juried from the digital images artists submitted and monetary awards are given in eight amateur as well as professional categories. 

The artwork will only be on exhibit virtually. There will be no artwork on exhibit at the Kentucky Museum.

Thank you to the 227 artists who made work and entered the 2021 Celebration of the Arts during this difficult time of Covid-19. You took time to register and submit your images in a new way. This year’s show includes 83 amateur and 146 professional works. WKU alumni are  represented with 41 entries. Twenty eight WKU faculty and staff and 40 WKU students have their work on display as well. The remaining 118 works are from artists in Bowling Green and the surrounding community.

 

 

 

Best of Show

Diagnosis

Yvonne Petkus

 

World's Greatest Studio Tour Merit Award

All Tore Up

Brenna Pepke

 

Kentucky Museum Purchase Award

Carnival Variation

Neil Peterie



 

AMATEUR

1st Ceramics and Glass

Salute to Frank Lloyd Wright

Lynn Hines

 

2nd Ceramics and Glass

Heart of Passion

Bernadette Rivette

 

3rd Ceramics and Glass

Garden of Flowers

Joanna Fransen-Gilliam

 

1st Fiber Arts

Quilt Sampler in Blue

Shelley Stauffer

 

2nd Fiber Arts

Window of Worship

Jill C. Vaught

 

1st Mixed Media

Monarch

Rhonda Pryor

 

2nd Mixed Media

Bad Timing Winter Jude

Jenna Dold

 

3rd Mixed Media

Game Changer

Leigh Peyton Mikovch

 

1st Painting

The Old Deacon

Gary Bewley

 

2nd Painting

Kaos

Cynthia Chaney

 

1st Photography

An October Dawn

Saundra Amos Cornett

 

2nd Photography

Short Eared Owl in Flight

Julie Barrick

 

3rd Photography

Back Alley

Richena Holbert

 

1st Sculpture

Blooming Iron

Brandon Flowers

 

2nd Sculpture

RescueBot#9

Steven Haggbloom

 

3rd Sculpture

Genuine Native American made Traditional Coharie Necklace for "Black Feather" Bone, Red Tiger Eye, Jasper”

Vickie Ahlers

 

1st Watercolor

Lilly Meets Slurp

Brenda Roberts

 

2nd Watercolor

Desert Sunset

Pamela Schmaltz

 

3rd Watercolor

Appalachia Dreaming

Sharon Wasson

 

1st Works on Paper

Rocky

Jeffrey Purvis

 

2nd Works on Paper

Grandfather

Julia Patterson

 

3rd Works on Paper

Does Anybody Hear Us?

Holly Oglesbee


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 PROFESSIONAL

1st Ceramics and Glass

I Want to be Free

Paul Johnson

 

2nd Ceramics and Glass

Fired

Cecilia Morris

 

3rd Ceramics and Glass

Hope Survives

Kelly Zachary

 

1st Fiber Arts

Gathered

Beth Hester

 

2nd Fiber Arts

To leaf or not to leaf

Laura G. McGee

 

3rd Fiber Arts

Rays of Sunshine

Shelby Riley

 

1st Mixed Media

Self

Tara Shade

 

2nd Mixed Media

Apart Together

Alla Gilbert

 

3rd Mixed Media

Masked Isolation

Ashlyn Crawford

 

1st Painting

Avedon

Johnai Lerner

 

2nd Painting

:-)

Christina Scott

 

3rd Painting

Farm Labor

Alan Vance

 

1st Photography

Memories Remain

Lesley Montgomery

 

2nd Photography

Sedona Sunset

Sheila Reeves

 

3rd Photography

Sacrifice

Margaret Crowder

 

1st Place Sculpture

Perplessità

Andrew Wielawski

 

2nd Place Sculpture

Seven Peaks Above the Lake

Jessica Snodgrass

 

3rd Place Sculpture

Shrine

Scott Gilbert

 

1st Watercolor

Madonna and Child

Jay Dougherty

 

2nd Watercolor

Santa Maria dei Frari

Samuel Clay Hunt

 

3rd Watercolor

Farm Fresh

Katy Scherr

 

1st Works on Paper

Ghost Pony with the Green Orb

Jonahs Coel

 

2nd Works on Paper

Vaishnavi (Beauvoir 1949)

Leslie Nichols

 

3rd Works on Paper

Map of the World

Cynthia Schott

 

 

 

 


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