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Moved to March 2019
A selection of our favorite artworks from throughout the area. This will be a mix of works by Ellis Wilson, Helen LaFrance, Bob Head, Jennifer Fairbanks, Wayne Bates, Ben Walker and other notable regional artists. 
Impressions 2018

Note that Impressions has been moved up one week!

Accepting Entries: Saturday, Oct 27 - Saturday, Nov 3
Opening Reception:    Friday, November 9, 5-7pm
Exhibition:    Friday, Nov 9 - Saturday, Dec 15
Pickup Artwork:    Tuesday, Dec 18 - Saturday, Dec 28

We once again close out our year with Impressions 2018, our annual juried exhibition that is open to visual artists working in Kentucky and the contiguous states. Works must be original, must not have previously been entered in a show at the Icehouse and must have been completed during the past three years. Membership in the Art Guild is not required to submit works to the exhibition. 

A $200 cash award will be given for the artwork selected as “Best of Show.” Cash awards of $100 for first place and $50 for second place will be given in each of the five categories: Painting, Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media including fiber arts, and Sculpture. Honorable mention awards may be given at the discretion of the juror.    A non-refundable fee of $20.00 for up to two works is due at the time of submission. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card. An entry tag must be filled out and secured to the back of each entry. Entry tags are available at the gallery or online at Artists must indicate the category in which each work is to compete. This is a competitive show and not all work submitted will be displayed. Works that are not included in the exhibit can be picked up on the night of the opening reception. We will let artists know by email or facebook PM if their works were not accepted prior to the opening reception.   All two-dimensional work must be substantially framed, with wire attached for hanging.  Three-dimensional work must be freestanding, supplied with its own stand, or be capable of being displayed on the gallery’s pedestals. Consult the gallery prior to submitting works that cannot be displayed in the customary manner or if the artwork you intend to submit is unusually large or heavy; space limitations may prohibit the display of very large works.
Juror for this year’s exhibition is Rita Park. Rita moved to Brookport in 2009 with her husband David, a retired Navy pilot. She earned a B.A. from Vanderbilt and has been making pottery from her own studios for the past 23 years. She feels that the Arts have supplied a new “vibrancy” to her life after retirement and hopes to share this appreciation as she juries this year’s show.
During the Gourd Show, we had to make an “eleventh hour” change to one award because an artist asked that the piece be pulled from the show after it was given an award by the juror. We resolved the problem by keeping the piece in and were able to restore that award. It’s never a good practice to change a juror’s awards and we always try to avoid it. Please make sure that your entries comply with the requirements for the exhibition to help us avoid embarrassing situations such as this.

 Pictured work is by Ben Walker
Contact the Icehouse
Ric Watson, Director

120 North 8th Street
Mayfield, Kentucky 42066
Gallery and Gift Shop Hours
Tuesday-Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm
 Admission is Always Free