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Artists at work in Mellwood’s courtyard….

In Art Classes, Call to Artists, Kentucky Artist on July 11, 2011 at 7:38 pm

The Mellwood Art Center is located at 1860 Mellwood Avenue, Louisville Kentucky. This unique building is located between Zorn Avenue and Brownsboro Road. Mellwood is known to many Louisville  natives as the old Fischer meat packing plant.

Now, Mellwood houses roughly over 200 tenants from artist and art galleries, to a cafe, dance studios and novelty shops.  The tenants of Mellwood has formed a non-profit organization named M.A.C., which will host demo days on the courtyard, the second Saturday of each month.

This allows artist to work outside their studio and gain exposure. Patrons my see performers, painters, wood carving or learn how to create a glass center piece. If you are an artist and would like to be a part of Demo Days, send an email to


Call to Artists: More is More

In Call to Artists on March 1, 2011 at 7:25 pm

More is More examines a common tendency towards multiples and repetition in contemporary art. Our love and worship of multiples takes on many forms, including both repeating objects and images. Are we responding to an influence from industry, technology, materialism and consumerism? Or is this exponential growth from a more abstract desire or compulsion? Regardless where the pattern originated, these serial acts have profound implications about the society that created them. This national juried exhibition offers artists’ exploring the concept of multiples, repetition or abundance, in any media, a chance to exhibit the results. LAL invites artists to openly and creatively interpret this theme.

Artists may submit images and/or videos of their work along with an entry form, exhibition statement, and resume for consideration.  All media will be considered.

Eligibility and Media
All artists and designers, age 18 and older, are eligible to enter More Is More. All media and styles will be considered. No reproductions will be accepted.  All works must have been completed since 2005 and not previously shown in any LAL gallery.

For more information, click here.

Call for Volunteers!

In Call to Artists on February 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Kentucky Art Speaks is hosting an art exhibit from April 25-29 at the Mellwood Art Center with the Kids Center

We need VOLUNTEERS to team up with a child to create art pieces for the exhibit.

All of the proceeds earned from the Art Exhibit will benefit the Kids Center which works with children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, etc.

 We Need Your Help!!!

Email us for more information:

Tonya Smith at and Linda Boice at

Since 1959, the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies has been helping children with special needs. Each week we see over 300 children facing challenges such as autism, Down syndrome, spina bifida, and cerebral palsy. We help these children and their families discover the ability in disability.

Call to Female Artists: National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

In Call to Artists on December 21, 2010 at 10:52 pm

Fashionista, original fine art print by sixthandmain on Etsy


The National Association of Women Artists is the oldest professional women’s fine art organization in the United States, and it is currently looking for women artists to apply for the “Open Small Works” Exhibition, which will be February 1-22 in the N.A.W.A Gallery in New York, N.Y. The maximum size a work can be is 15×15. Deadline is December 31st, entry fee is $20. For more information download the application form.


Call to Artists: International Art Competition

In Call to Artists on December 18, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Call to Artists: LVAC’s “Multiplicity”

In Call to Artists on November 24, 2010 at 1:48 pm

On October 9, 2010, Cave's exhibition titled Meet Me at the Center of the Earth, debuted at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach


Louisville Visual Artists Collective is seeking artists for “Multiplicity” to take place on Dec 11th. They want work in any medium as long as it consists of multiple pieces on any theme. $15 entry fee and NO limit on number of pieces. This will be their first jured show. Contact Keith Linton for more information at LVAC

Call to Artists: Photographer’sFORUM Magazine for the Emerging Professional

In Call to Artists on November 9, 2010 at 5:05 pm


Photo by Abhijt Nandi, a previous finalist.

sponsored by NIKON

EARLY Entry Deadline:
October 18, 2010 ($3.95 each)

FINAL Entry Deadline:
November 22, 2010 ($4.95 each)

[ Click Here to Enter Online ]

FIRST PLACE :: GRAND PRIZE :: $2,000 cash grant
PLUS Nikon D90 camera and lens system (or equivalent)

SECOND PLACE :: $1,000 cash grant
PLUS Nikon D90 camera and lens system (or equivalent)

THIRD PLACE :: $500 cash grant

5 FOURTH PLACE AWARDS Five $100 grants

All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the May 2011 issue ofPhotographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

Winning photos will be published in the May 2011 issue ofPhotographer’s Forum and entered into Nikon’s Emerging Photographers Hall of Fame. All contest finalists, top 8% of all entries, will be published in the hardcover book Best of College Photography 2011.

  • Early entry fee is $3.95 per photo entered.
    (uploaded or postmarked on or before October 18, 2010)
  • Final entry fee is $4.95 per photo entered.
    (all entries must be uploaded or postmarked on or before November 22, 2010)
  • Rights remain with photographer.
  • Subject matter is open.
  • Finalists notified by January 28, 2011.
    Winners notified by February 14, 2011.

This contest is open to all high school and college students in the U.S., Canada, and around the world.

Photographer’s Forum Magazine is published by Serbin Communications, Inc.


Call to Artists: Revelry Gallery and Boutique

In Call to Artists on October 31, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Revelry Gallery and Boutique, located in Louisville, is looking for printmakers/ screen print artists to participate in a group art show scheduled for early February. Original art, prints, and other boutique items will be considered.

Please contact: for more details!

Call to Artists: Request for Design Concept Submission

In Call to Artists on October 18, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Aero Agoceris, Mark Baltes.

Submit a design concept and up to five sketches for a site-specific kinetic sculpture that will hang from the ceiling of the Rotunda at the Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center in Clarksville, Indiana. This sculpture must embody the theme, At the Crossroads of Water, Land, Time, and Life, and will precede the installation of all-new, state-of-the-art exhibits in the Center’s interpretive gallery.

Submitted works must be original ideas, and the chosen design will be one that serves as a dramatic and dynamic focal point in the Rotunda. The Falls of Ohio Interpretive Center caters to tens of thousands of visitors per year, with the vast majority consisting of school groups ranging from K-12.

Commission: $35,000

For the complete prospectus and materials packet in a PDF format, please contact Angela Fleitz at or visit here.

Deadline for Submission of Concept Proposal is NLT 5:00 pm EST Friday, November 5th, 2010.

The Louisville Visual Artists Collective is Looking for Artists Like You!

In Art Organizations, Call to Artists, Kentucky Art Exhibits on September 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm

The LVAC is hosting an art sale that will take place on October 15th from 6-11 and October 16th from 1-6. The “ARTfordable Show” will feature  artwork priced at $50 or less from jewelrymakers, painters, photographers, and printmakers from around Louisville. Artists get to keep 100% of their sales.

The LVAC is still seeking artists for this show!

For more information about the “ARTfordable Show” or submitting your work, click here.