Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

901 Frederica Street
Owensboro, Kentucky 42301
Phone: 270-685-3181


Feb. 17 to April 13, 2018

Artists from Kentucky and surrounding states competed for more than $3,500 in Purchase and Merit Awards at the Owensboro Art Guild’s 56th Annual Juried Exhibition.

One-hundred and sixteen were juried to 68 to comprise the exhibition by Brent Oglesbee, Professor of Art, Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

In addition to jurying the entries, Oglesbee will also select Merit Awards and a pool of works to be considered for Purchase Awards local sponsors.

Award winners included; Best-in-Show, Bob Lockhart, Louisville, KY; First Place, Iris Gentry, Henderson, KY; Second Place, Martin Wall, Fordsville, KY; Third Place, Carol Bosko, Newburgh, IN; Honorable Mentions, Brian Murphy, Owensboro, KY, Selma Weisenberg, Owensboro, KY, Jan Frazier, Georgetown, TX, Janice Greene, Evansville, IN and Kazhia Kolb, St. Meirad, IN.




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Sponsored by

The Michael E. Horn Family Foundation

ARTLAND, an exciting new dimension in education, is an interactive art studio created especially for children ages 4 to 10. It is a special place designed to challenge and stimulate the imagination while allowing children to create works of art at their own pace.

ARTLAND features an art laboratory fully equipped with supplies and materials for making works of art and is complemented by child-sized easels and tables. Instruction for seasonally-themed projects is provided by art students from area colleges and ARTLAND is FREE and open to all.






Monday, April 2


Constructing and Manipulating Marionettes

Tuesday, April 3


Crafting Beaded Jewery

Wednesday, April 4


The Exciting Art of Paper Collage

Thursday, April 5


Build Musical Instruments

Friday, April 6


Self-Portraits in Black & White


Call 270-685-3181 for Reservations


Click here for a Video Tour

The dramatic growth and development of the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art in its first 40 years has enhanced Owensboro’s quality of life by its contributions to education, economic development and cultural tourism.

In just four decades, it has become recognized as a regional center for the visual arts, and its programming offers excellence in arts and culture of a quality not usually found outside major urban centers. 

The generosity of Owensboro’s corporate, private and public sectors has enabled it to become the second largest art museum in Kentucky and a premiere educational resource for Western Kentucky.

With the continued support of local corporations, philanthropic families and elected officials, the museum will continue building a legacy for future generations.



Contributions from Friends of the Foundation support educational programs for area schools, special entertainment events for families, exhibitions, preservation of the art collection and the historic facility, and help keep the museum open and free to the public six days a week.

Friends of the Foundation receive discounts on museum activities, classes and Gift Shoppe purchases, as well as invitations to gala previews and special events.

Click here to donate





An Interactive Video Gallery
“Recollections 5” by Ed Tannenbaum
A Program Funded by the
National Endowment for the Arts
KALEIDOSCOPE KAVE is FREE and open during regular gallery hours:
Tuesday - Friday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Museum Hours:
Tuesday - Friday - 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Monday and National Holidays

Voluntary Admission:
Adults - $3
Children under 13 years - $2