Seventy-four artists from Kentucky and surrounding states competed for more than $3,500 in merit and purchase awards in the Owensboro art guild’s 60th annual juried exhibition.
Entries were judged by Bob Lockhart, Professor Emeritus, bellarmine university, Louisville, Kentucky. From 142 entries, Lockhart juried the exhibition to 72 two and three dimensional works and distributed eleven merit awards.
The traditional gala and awards presentation held in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition has been delayed until Saturday, March 26 due to pandemic restrictions. Online events will include a virtual tour of the exhibition and special programming presented by some of the winning artists.
The Owensboro art guild is Kentucky’s oldest continuing visual arts organization operated by artists and sponsors a variety of exhibition opportunities throughout the year. In addition to the annual juried exhibition at the Owensboro museum of fine art, open exhibitions, wherein all entries are displayed, are also organized by the guild.