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Kentucky Artists Invited to Participate in Bluegrass Biennial 2016


Kentucky artists are invited to participate in the Bluegrass Biennial 2016, a juried exhibition of contemporary artworks of Kentuckians, which will be displayed from June 6 through Aug. 24 in the main gallery of Morehead State University’s Claypool-Young Art Building.

A closing reception and juror’s talk will be held Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 5 - 7 p.m.

The Bluegrass Biennial exhibition is open to all artists 18 years who are residing in Kentucky. Awards will be presented for Best in Show ($500) and Merit ($100 each).

Lindsey Maestri, an artist, curator and arts administrator based in Paducah, will be the 2016 exhibition juror. She spent two years as the Exhibitions and Programs Manager at Tennessee Tech University’s Appalachian Center for Craft before accepting her current position as Executive Director at the Yeiser Art Center.

Prior to her shift into arts administration, she was an adjunct instructor at several institutions including Houston Community College, Murray State University and University of Tennessee, Martin. Maestri earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics and Art Education from the University of Arkansas and Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Arts from Louisiana State University.

Submissions must be postmarked by Friday, March 11.

The Claypool-Young art gallery, an educational resource of the art and design department and the University, features contemporary art for the Morehead State University community and its service region. The gallery, open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment, is free and open to the public. Parking is available on Main Street, and across campus after 5 p.m.

A prospectus PDF and additional information is available by calling Jennifer Reis, gallery director, at 606-783-5446.

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