Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

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





FEB. 17 - APRIL 12

Artists from Kentucky and surrounding states competed for more than $2500 in Merit Awards in the Owensboro Art Guild’s 57th Annual Juried Exhibition which opened at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art February 16.

Entries were judged by Kristina Arnold, professor of Art and Chair of the Art Department, Western Kentucky University. From 106 entries, Arnold juried the exhibition to 51 two and three dimensional works and distributed nine Merit Awards.

The Best in Show Award was won by Amy Delap of Vincennes IN, for a larger than life-size realistic portrait “Ingrid and Rosalind”.   The First Place Award was won by Bill Whorral of Shoals IN.

A local ceramic artist, Martin Wall of Fordsville, KY., received the Second Place Award for a large raku clay vessel and the Third Place Award winner was Kazhia Kolb, director of the art gallery at the St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana.

Five Honorable Mentions were distributed by the juror to Cynthia Watson and Carolyn Roth, both of Evansville, IN,; Owensboro educator, Brian Murphy; Iris Gentry, Henderson; and Rick Huffman, New Harmony, 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.




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.


Spring Break Art Camp

April 2-5

ARTBREAK, an April 2-5 art camp for children ages 6 to 16 is scheduled to coincide with Spring Break for regional schools and will be led by artists featured in the exhibition. The camp will offer instruction in media and techniques utilized by the artists. The camp will be offered free to the region’s children through the sponsorship of Owensboro Grain Company.

The camp will feature a 2-day painting seminar April 2-3, with Owensboro artist Rex Robinson. Sessions for ages 6 to 11 will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. for ages 11 to 15. “The Art of Collage” will be led by DCPS Srgho Elementary instructor, Brian Murphy on Thursday, April 4th. On Friday, April 5th, Stephen Marks will lead morning and afternoon sessions creating 3-dimensional constructions composed of found objects.

Registration is required for attendance at the camps. To register, call the museum at 270-685-3181 or send an email to info@omfa.us.

Art Camp Registration Form



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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.

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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