Wednesday, August 31, 2011

'Spots in Time' Juried Photography Exhibit

Call for entries at the 930 Art Center in Louisville. There is no fee to apply. The deadline is Monday, September 5. Click HERE to find out more and apply online!

Deadline to enter: Monday, September 5, 2011
Exhibit dates: September 23 - October 30, 2011

“There are in our existence spots of time
That with distinct pre-eminence retain
A renovating virtue, whence . . . our minds
Are nourished and invisibly repaired.” - William Wordsworth, The Prelude

The Romantic poet William Wordsworth penned the phrase ’spots of time’ before the dawn of photography as a way to talk about life-shaping moments in his past. Photographs though, are quite literally ’spots of time’. In photography, place and time conjoin with perfect specificity. Each photograph references a particular place at a particular slice of time.

Photography has majorly shaped the way memory works. We often remember photographs rather than actual memories. Many of us recall memories as still photographs rather than as moving pictures. This juried photography exhibit hopes to bring together photographs that hint at memory, photographs that integrate place and time in ways that conjure up nostalgia and longing.

Click HERE to read more.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Go, Go Galleries!

The GC Art Galleries have lots of exciting things going on this week! 
Join us for the following:

Wednesday, August 31, 3:30PM - Room 104 WAB
Student Gallery & Faculty Workers' Info Meeting
Wednesday, August 31, 4:00PM - Room 104 WAB
Art Tigers Student Guide Program

Thursday, September 1, 2:00PM - Public Sculpture Check-Up Event
Meet in WAB Lobby 
(GET OUTSIDE, and check out some of the campus's sculpture with Greg Mueller!)
with Greg Mueller Talk at 5:00 (NEXUS Event) 
in the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery.  

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Welcome Back!

Welcome and welcome back to our art majors and all art students! We've got a number of events planned for the fall, beginning this week. Join us Wednesday, August 31, beginning at 3:30 for the following:
3:30 Art gallery workers/student assistants meeting -- if you wish to work in the galleries, come to this meeting. Each of our faculty need at least one assistant as well. If you're interested in working for a faculty member, come to this meeting!
4:00 Art Tigers - for all students interested in learning more about the galleries and the opportunity to earn NEXUS credit while sharing their love for art!
4:30 Kappa Pi/SODAH/Art Club & Art History Reading Group meetings
5:00 London meeting for those interested in taking "The Making of the Modern Museum" w/ Dr. Decker over Christmas break
and, a teaser for this week's artist talk on Thursday night with Greg Mueller. . .
Stay tuned for further events, information, and updates.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Opportunity: call for artists

Horizon Contemporary Landscape Juried Exhibit

Entries due: August 31


The Community Arts Center in Danville, Kentucky is getting ready to host its 2nd annual "Horizon" Contemporary Landscape juried exhibition, to be held October and November 2011. Chris Segre-Lewis, nationally-known artist and Professor of Art at Asbury University, will serve as juror.

Horizon exhibit


Artists are asked to submit work (both two-and three-dimensional) that reflects and expresses the theme of contemporary landscape, while demonstrating creativity, strength of execution, and overall artistic excellence. Selected works will be on display at the Arts Center during the months of October and November 2011.

All visual media will be considered, but must have been completed since January 2008 and not previously shown in any other Community Arts Center exhibitions. Requirements include a $25 entry fee for 1-3 works or $35 for up to six entries.

$500 will be awarded for best in show.

The complete prospectus can be downloaded online and entries can be uploaded at

The deadline for entries is August 31, 2011. (NEXT WEDNESDAY.)

For more information contact:

Brandon Long
Programming Director
Community Arts Center
401 W. Main Street
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 339-1387

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Opportunity: call for artists

ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists
Call for Entries form

ROY G BIV is Gallery for Emerging Artists in Columbus, OH. A non-profit space featuring the work of thousands of emerging artists since 1989 and announcing the release of 2012 Exhibition Season Call for Artists (for a month-long exhibition in our space).

Please forward any questions to the gallery

director, Emily Moorhead, at

Opportunity: Position in Graphic Design

Markey Research Communications Office Staff Associate Position See

Thursday, August 18, 2011

36th Woodland Art Fair is this weekend!

On behalf of the Board of Directors for the Lexington Art League, I would like to invite you to our 36th AFB Woodland Art Fair!

For more info log onto Facebook or the LAL website for all the details. A complete list of artists is available here. The Fair map is attached below. I will be working the event, so please stop by the LAL info booth and say hello.

Boris Zakic

The Lexington Art League’s programs are made possible through the generous support of LexArts. The annual Campaign for the Arts has raised millions of dollars in support of the visual, literary and performing arts in Lexington. Through the success of the Campaign, LexArts supports The Lexington Art League with an allocation of $62,000 for general operating support. We thank the many individuals whose passion for the arts compelled them to give generously of their time and money. Together these donations helped LexArts raise more than $1 million for the arts community.
Special thanks to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and the Kentucky Arts Council for their continued partnership in ensuring a flourishing future for the arts in Lexington and central Kentucky. The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports the Lexington Art League with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Opportunity: Internships at Paso Fino

Horse Registration, Editorial, Marketing, Event Management: All interested applicants are encouraged to apply. Prefer applicant with equine experience, good written and verbal communication skills, good time management skills, and a hard worker.

Website Production: HTML experience, self-motivated

Graphic Design: Studies in Graphic Design, previous experience creating ads, logos, or similar items. Will need your own computer and software. Internship can be completed virtually.

Contact: Donald A. Vizi, 4047 Iron Works Parkway, Suite 1, Lexington, KY 40511, (859) 825-6003 Fax: (859) 258-2125


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Opportunity: Internships at LexArts in development

Three internship offering for the Fall. Contact LexArts directly:

LexArts’ Donation Management (Development) Internship: LexArts’ Donation Management Internship is open to any undergraduate or graduate student. The intern will be a critical thinker, analytical, process-oriented with a strong attention to detail. This internship offers the chance to learn, experience and put to practice valuable skills in donor cultivation and relationship management, gift tracking and processing and data management. Additionally, the internship will provide deeper understanding of how donation management processes contribute to a strong development program.

LexArts’ Marketing and Press Relations (Development) Internship: LexArts’ Marketing and Press Relations Internship is open to any graduate student. The intern will be creative, possess strategic and critical thinking skills and be highly attentive to detail. A working knowledge of fundraising and development would be a plus.

LexArts’ Development and Fundraising Internship: LexArts’ Development and Fundraising Internship is open to any undergraduate or graduate student. The intern will be creative and self-motivated, strategic and analytical with a strong attention to detail. This internship offers the chance to learn, experience and put to practice valuable annual fund, major gift, donor relationship management and event planning skills within an non-profit arts environment.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Opportunity: the LAL


The Lexington Art League is seeking qualified interns for the spring 2011 professional intern program. Ideal candidates for these positions possess the following characteristics:

- Undergraduate student earning a degree in a field related to visual art

-GPA of 3.0 or higher

-Strong work ethic

-Positive attitude

-Interested in gaining experience and acquiring knowledge related to all departments of a non-profit visual art organization: development, marketing, events, front-of-house, exhibitions and programs

An orientation and training will be provided for all participants in the professional intern program. LAL interns will initiate or manage individual projects, as well as assist with existing projects of the organization under the supervision of staff members.

Interns at the Lexington Art League do not receive monetary compensation.

For more information regarding LAL, please visit:

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume and two professional references to Becky Alley, LAL Exhibitions and Programs Director, at by Sept. 1, 2011.

“Futureless” at Liverpool and Manchester?

Growing up in Serbia in the late 80s and early 90s, I have an odd kinship with the UK circumstance. My teen days were smack dab of declining economy, spiraling inflation, school violence and hooliganism that went well beyond just venting at soccer games. The lack of prospects, followed by a kind of victimology – I called it Weltschmerz in a blog a year ago – was exactly what the secessionist factions manipulated into a full-fledged civil conflict. The war was inevitable. The non-option for a youth was simple: dodge the army draft for a lost cause while giving into the hopeless nightlife of slow self-destruction, all under the international embargo and on the parents’ last dime, of course. It was a prescription for escapism, through art, sport, music, an excessive study of whatever you can give your hours to. I was seventeen. If only social networking had been around then? Who knows, maybe things would have turned different.

Flow of Youth, 1995, oil and wax on canvas, 24x36 inches

Consider rioting of this week. Here is a litany of reports on the poor living environment of many British youth, as speculated to be the cause:

British youth most alienated in Europe

Britain the worst place in developed world to bring up children

UK is violent crime capital of Europe

UK schools worst in Europe for bullying

British girls worst binge drinkers of Western world

Britain has highest rate of youth not in education or employment in Europe

UK has lowest rape conviction rate in Europe

This may be so, but the destruction was not warranted. I would like to channel what my artist-colleagues from Liverpool suggested And from Manchester, I was forwarded the article this morning. Seems as if the cause has been hijacked by the petty few. The cycle is vicious indeed: the more destructive the force, the more excessive the suppression. For that matter, Mayor Boris Johnson was politic not entertain the panicky calls for army deployment. If only restrain could bring the community together. While in Athens, for example, I was able to observe the well-publicized and peaceful demonstrations (the few out-of-hand days at Syntagma notwithstanding, see my photo below). The demands were clear, and the orchestration was a blend of political pressure with all-sacrificing-but-manageable disruptions. Too bad, that youth can’t just go on peaceful strike.

Syntagma, June 28th

Friday, August 12, 2011

Opportunity: Free Art Classes for Youth

An invitation from Yolanda Poston: Hello Everyone! If you are looking for arts in the community for children in and around the Scott County area the Georgetown Ice House Gallery is offering free classes for the month of September for a 6-8 group! We would like for the children who sign up to be part of our month-long activities extravaganza. Four activities have been chosen for one day a week ! All creations will stay @ the Ice House until the last session. We will have a display time for parents, friends and family at the end of the month! So if you are at all interested call (502)370-7273 & leave a message on Yolanda Poston's phone. All entries will be first come/ first serve. If your child is really into art call today!

For more details please consult the attached flyer! Stay tuned for the month of October in which we will be featuring 9-11 year olds! See ya @ the Ice House!

The Georgetown Ice House Gallery is located at 114 South Water Street, just one building behind the Water Company in Georgetown, KY 40324! For more gallery info. please call (859)312-1676!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Opportunity: Archives and Special Collections Coordinator

Archives and Special Collections Coordinator (Part-Time) Georgetown College, Ensor Learning Resource Center, Georgetown, KY This part-time position, at 15 to 20 hours per week, is responsible for collecting, managing, arranging, listing, and preserving materials pertaining to the history of Georgetown College. The Coordinator will also manage the Rankin Collection of Civil War materials and other rare book collections. Archival collecting areas of particular strength and distinction include regional history, emphasizing Georgetown College and Scott County, KY.

Position Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Archives and Special Collection Coordinator works collaboratively within the Library department to set priorities and determine appropriate approaches to accessioning collections and preparing them for use. The Coordinator interacts with faculty, students, and the community to identify needs and promote the Archives and the Library.

Essential Duties: The Archives and Special Collections Coordinator plays a leading role in the processing and management of all archival and manuscript collections, including setting and enforcing policies, accessioning, preparation of processing plans, arrangement and description, and preservation of materials in all formats and collecting areas. The Coordinator develops and implements uniform arrangement and description standards and ensures that materials are efficiently and effectively processed. The Coordinator has responsibility for creating, revising, and encoding finding aids. The Coordinator may also participate in digitization projects, preparation of exhibits, acquisition of manuscript and archival collections, donor relations, and grant proposals as appropriate.

(Text above abbreviated from Job Posting) Please email questions to: Telephone inquiries are to be made to Sandy Wilfong (502-863-8035).