Kentucky Art Speaks

Call to Artist’s

In Uncategorized on December 27, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

200 Artisan Way     Berea, KY  40403    

Ph# 859/ 985-5448      Fax  859/ 985-5449

 Exhibit – Call for Entries   

Entry Delivery or Postmark Deadline – Feb. 28    (Entry Form is Attached)


About Face

Kentucky Artisan Works Inspired by the Human Face

March 3 – Aug. 19, 2012



Exhibit Description

Throughout time the human face has been a fascination for and inspiration to artists. This exhibit will feature works by Kentucky artisans in which the human face is a critical element, focal point or inspiration. The exhibit will explore a range of ways artists work with the human face and will include two and three dimensional works, and realistic and abstract interpretations.


Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is a state center that displays and sells the works of over 650 Kentucky artisans and promotes cultural heritage travel in Kentucky. The Center, located just off I-75 at exit 77 at Berea, annually welcomes over 270,000 visitors.


Requirements/ Restrictions

Entrants must be residents of Kentucky. Up to three entries may be submitted. Works designed to hang on the wall must be “ready to hang.” Size of work is limited to 50 pounds in weight and 5 feet in length or width. Works selected can be shipped or hand delivered to the Center. Shipped works must be sent in a re-usable container with return postage provided.



Works must be for sale and will be consigned, with the artisan receiving 50% of the retail price when the work sells. Works leave the exhibition when purchased and the Center may ask for replacements if available.


Exhibition Calendar

Jan. 28                         Entry Application and images due at the Center (postmarked date)

Feb 4                           Results of jury will be sent to artisans

Feb 16-18                    Works must arrive at the Center (shipped or delivered)

March 3                       Exhibit opens

Mar 18                         Meet the Artisans Reception (Sunday, 1 – 3 p.m.)

Aug 19                         Exhibit closes

Aug 30-Sept 1             Works must be picked up (or return shipped if shipped)


How to Enter

To enter, submit a completed entry form, an artist biography or statement, images of up to three works, and a short statement for each work that explains the work’s relationship to the theme. 


Images must be of the actual works that would be on exhibit if selected. 

  • Images should include one overall image per entry and detail images (close ups that show interesting details, and/or craftsmanship)
  • Color photos, slides, or digital images will be accepted.
  • Digital images must be in JPEG format, at least 300 dpi, and submitted on a CD.
  • All images must be numbered to correspond with the number on the entry form.



 Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

ATTN: About Face     200 Artisan Way     Berea, KY    40403



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