Now showing at the Icehouse Gallery is the “Arts in the Community” exhibition. This annual event gives everyone in the community the opportunity to exhibit artwork in the Gallery without having to be a member of the Art Guild or any other arts organization. The exhibition includes works by artists of all ages and all levels of expertise. The deadline for submitting works was July 30.
This year’s exhibition continues through August 29th. Some of the featured works include Wil McKay’s “Gloucester Dragger,” a seaport view in oils, a beautiful seashore scene in acrylics by Guild member Cheryl Gilliam, “Blue Ribbon,” an oil painting of a prize cow by Guild member Natalie Higdon from Fancy Farm, and a very nicely-done scratch-point image called “Furry Friends” by talented young artist Ellagrace Kirby. Also showing are ceramic works by Wayne Stebbins and by Josh and Justine Riley along with folk art sculpture by Kenneth Tyler. Two large ink and resin “light box” works are being exhibited by John Romang. A reception is planned for Friday, August 21 from 6 until 8pm to give the participating artists the opportunity to meet each other and to meet other members of the Art Guild. The public is cordially invited to attend. Works will need to be picked up from Tuesday, September 1st through 8pm Thursday, September 3rd.
Gourd Patch Arts Festival
Gourd Patch Arts Festival 2015
We’re now planning this year’s Gourd Festival that will be held on Saturday, September 19th. We think this will be the best event yet! We have some new members on the Planning Committee (the “Gourd Board”) and they’ve brought a lot of new ideas with them. Along with the Gourd Derby Race Car Contest, Silent Auction, rows of vendor booths stocked with Art-related items and a live band, we are planning to have a large children’s amusement area with rides and entertainment, a “Food Truck Court” with a variety of menu offerings and an eating area, and a Church “Choir-Off” Competition.
Gourd Art by Dana Heath
All About Gourds Exhibition
The All About Gourds Exhibit will open on September 8th and will run through October 3rd. It will be the feature exhibit during the Gourd Patch Arts Festival. Gourd artworks may be brought to the Gallery beginning Tuesday, September 1st. Deadline for receiving works is 8:00pm Thursday, September 3rd. Artwork shipped by USPS, FedEx or UPS must be received by September 3rd and must include pre-paid return postage. Labels for artwork are available here, or may be obtained at the Gallery when you bring your work in. This year’s categories are: Real and Imaginary, Visionary Vessels, Nature’s Inspiration and Miscellaneous Up to three works may be entered by each artist. The entry fee is $20 for one, two or three works. The Best of Show Award this year is $150 cash. There will be two prizes awarded in each of the four categories: $50 for first place and $25 for second.
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The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to the Mayfield/Graves County Art Guild with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.