LexArts

Artist Opportunities

Artist Opportunities

This page is dedicated to providing artists with information on calls for artists, RFPs and RFQs - both locally and nationally.If you are an artist and would like to sign up to be on our artist directory, click on the link to the left and fill out the short form.

If you have any questions, please e-mail our Community Arts Director Nathan Zamarron, at nzamarron@lexarts.org or call 859.255.2951. 

Call to Artists

    • LexArts Gallery

      Exhibit:  Kentucky Landscapes
      Exhibit dates:  September  12 - October 31, 2019
      Deadline to Apply: August 23, 2019
      Free to Apply

      LexArts seeks Kentucky Artists to display artwork in any media that represent or are influenced by Kentucky Landscape.   Artworks will be curated into an exhibit for LexArts Gallery located on the first floor of 161 North Mill Street in Downtown Lexington, KY. 

      Each artist may enter up to three artworks. LexArts retains 30%, artist receives 70% of works sold. 

       

       

       

      Fayette Fest

      September 15, 2019   

      Red Mile

      Southland's Tahlsound Music Festival

       

      Tahlsound Music Festival is now accepting applications for vendors for our 2 day festival this September. We are a neighborhood music festival featuring local artists and musicians from Lexington and nearby areas. We have space available, with or without power hookups, for artists and craft vendors who would like to sell their work. The festival dates are September 21-22 2019. The gates open at noon both days at the Oleika Temple Great Lawn on Southland Drive, closing at 10pm Saturday and 8pm Sunday. This is the festival's third year and attendance is expected to be higher than ever. 

       

      We are offering the following vendor packages:

      Standard Vendor: $100, 10x10 ft space, 2 festival tickets

      Deluxe Vendor: $150, 10x10 ft space, 120v A/C Power, 4 festival tickets

      Spaces are limited so please contact us ASAP if you are interested. Applications will be juried by our board of directors. Please email vendor@tahlsound.com with examples of your work to apply, or to ask any questions you may have. We look forward to your applications!

       

      Lexington Art League

      Call for Art: 2019 PRHBTN Exhibition

      Location: Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY

      Exhibition Dates: October 18 - November 8

      Exhibition Reception: October 18, 6-10pm

      Deadline for Submissions: September 15, 2019 - Midnight
      Selections Announcement: September 27,2019
      Artwork Drop-off: October 9-10, 10am- 4pm

      Artwork Pickup:  November 12/13, 10am - 4pm

       

      PRHBTN and The Lexington Art League are seeking submissions for the 2019 PRHBTN Exhibition, a radically inclusive salon style exhibition in celebration of Kentucky visual artists. This exhibition is produced in tandem with the 9th annual PRHBTN public art/mural festival that enlivens our community with new public murals in Lexington, KY each fall. The PRHBTN Exhibition began eight years ago as a fundraiser to launch PRHBTN which is now responsible for facilitating nearly 30 major murals by artists from all over the world, and covering some of Lexington’s most prominent walls. The exhibition has taken pride in being known for a no-holds-bar ethos which has resulted in displaying some of the most provocative artwork in the city each year. This exhibition still the best opportunity for Kentucky artists of all disciplines to present artworks regardless of age, experience, media, discipline, or subject matter. 

       

      Eligibility: Open to Kentucky artists of all ages and experience levels, all media, all subject matter. 

      Submissions: Artists may submit up to (10) ten total works of art for consideration. Selections will be made per artwork submitted. Selections will be made by PRHBTN and Lexington Art League staff. *Submission does not guarantee entry into this exhibition. 

      Submissions should be emailed to lalexhibitions@gmail.com with “PRHBTN 19 Call” in the subject line. Electronic submissions only. Please include the following in a single email. Use google docs or .doc files.

      Up to ten individual digital images of works in a single email Google doc or .Doc file: Image list labeled with corresponding image, size, title, media, year and price. - Please keep image sizes to under 5mb each. - Audio/video, files should be sent as embedded .html links. - Submitted applications must be received by September 15th, 2019.

      http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/prhbtn-exhibition.html 

       

      KY Nude Biennial 

      A showcase of nude figurative art by Kentuckians  

      Exhibition Dates: December 6th, 2019 - January 5th, 2020

      Reception: December 6th 5-9pm

      Deadline for Submission: October 20th, 2019.

      Artists Notifications: November 8th 

      Artwork Drop-off: November 26th, 9am-5pm

      Artwork Pickup: January 6th 9am-5pm


      The Lexington Art League has hosted ‘The Nude’ annual exhibition for most of the past 30 years. It has grown to be one of the most anticipated annual exhibitions in Lexington. With redefining, and a return to its founding mission to ‘create opportunities for Lexington area artists and those who appreciate their work,’ the Lexington Art League is proud to present the Kentucky Nude as a biennial. This exhibition showcases contemporary nude figurative art by Kentucky artists. Juried by Don Ament and Helene Steene. 

      Eligibility: 
      Open to Kentucky residents, professional artists and students, 18+ years of age. Individual artists and artist groups are acceptable. Any media. Subjects must explore the nude human form. Artworks must be produced since 2018 and have not been shown previously at the Art League. 

      http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/ky-nude.html 

       

      In 2019 the Lexington Art League introduced a new exhibition structure, which greatly enhanced opportunities for solo exhibitions and collaboration projects over the next two years.

      They are now accepting proposals for solo and group exhibitions by artists and curators of local artwork in the greater Lexington area for as soon as January 2021 for their individual galleries. Local organizations are also invited to submit proposals. Visual artists of all experience levels are encouraged to submit proposals.

      It is recommended that artwork be made for sale, although this is not a requirement. All sales are processed by the Lexington Art League who collects 30% commission during the exhibition. Exhibition agreement will be sent upon acceptance of any proposal. Artists must assist Exhibition Director during installation, provide initial copy of show statement, and meet other agreed upon deliverables in accordance with an agreed upon timeline.

      For required information to include visit: http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/call-for-exhibitions.html
      Direct all applications to Logan Dennison, Exhibition Director at lalexhibitions@gmail.com

       

       

      Call for Consignments
      Local Art Store


      The Lexington Art League is launching its first ever permanent Local Art Store this November. The store will occupy the prominent Woolfolk Gallery on the main level of the historic Loudoun House and will be open to the public during all exhibition receptions and gallery hours, which are always free to attend. 

      Eligibility: 

      ·        Current Lexington Art League Members. (Memberships may be attained for as little as $3/month - prior to submission at http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/membership.html

      ·        Residents currently living and working in Central Kentucky, Fayette and the adjoining counties.


      Participation

      ·        Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements and complete a submission form electronically (instructions below.)

      ·        Consignment items may be selected for a 4 or 6 month initial term (or case by case basis.)

      ·        Selected consignees will be required to complete a W9 before delivering items.

      ·        Selections will be made by Lexington Art League staff. 

      ·        All sales will be processed by the Lexington Art League for a 40% commission. 


      What will be considered? 

      ·        Art, craft, design and other unique creative items will be considered, including but not limited to: Two and three dimensional original fine artworks, prints, postcards, literature, stickers, custom made art supplies and sketchbooks, clothing, jewelry, and ceramics. 

      ·        Items between $1- $100.

      ·        Two dimensional items under 12”x12” 

      ·        Three dimensional items under approximately 6”x6”x”6 which may be displayed on a shelf. 

      ·        You may submit a total of ten different unique items. Offering up to four pieces of inventory each. Maximum of forty consigned items per consignee. 

      http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/local-art-store.html 

       

      Call for Art

      Holiday Market


      Application Deadline: October 1st, 2019
      No Application Fee
      When: Saturday November 23rd, 12-7pm
      Where: Loudoun House, Lexington, KY

      This winter the Lexington Art League introduces a brand new one day holiday market exclusively for Kentucky artists. This market will give art lovers a perfect opportunity to find artwork and holiday gifts by over 20 local artists, all in one location. Hosted at the historic castellated villa, the Loudoun House, this market will provide the perfect setting to kick off the season. 

      As co-hosts of the Woodland Art Fair, Lexington’s largest art fair, the Lexington Art League will provide marketing for this holiday market to an expansive and engaged local audience. 

      Participation: 


      ·        No application fee

      ·        Artists keep 100% of sales. All sales must be processed by artists. Artists must provide cash and credit card payment processing options

      ·        Accepted artists notification by October 15th

      ·        Accepted artists pay $125 booth fee by November 1st

      ·        All applicants must have a current Lexington Art League membership. Memberships can be obtained as $3/monthly subscription or $40/annual one time fee at http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/membership.html

      ·        Artists are responsible for bringing any and all displays they require for a booth setup. 

      ·        Artists will be provided with a display space which may include a wall with the option to hang work. 

      http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/holiday-market.html  


 

 

 


 

 

Lexington Art Infusion Project

The goal of The Lexington Art Infusion is to create and place artworks in community centers and public service buildings across Lexington / Fayette County, KY.  The improvements will create a more inviting and richer experience for the individuals and families served by the centers.

This goal will be realized through three activities:

  • Facilitation of an artwork donation program from local artists to place high quality individual works of art throughout each center.
  • The creation of site specific works on the exterior and/or entryway of each center.
  • The center patrons will have an opportunity to participate in the creation of a large site specific artwork under the leadership of the artist selected.  

Artist incentives to participate:

  • Artists will be provided materials or stipend for materials.
  • Artists will be provided free admission to a series of professional development workshops including a framing workshop. Other workshop topics include:  marketing your art, Ask a CPA (tax assistance) and intellectual property rights.  
  • Artists will be celebrated at a dedication ceremony when the installation is complete.

 

Projected Timeline


Call To Artists

August 2018

Frame Making Workshop with Lynn Sweet

September 8 2018

 

 

 For more information on this program or to donate artwork, please email nzamarron@lexarts.org 

 

lexington arts league 

In 2019 the Lexington Art League is introducing a new exhibition structure, which will greatly enhance opportunities for solo exhibitions and collaboration projects over the next two years.

They are now accepting proposals for solo and group exhibitions by artists and curators of local artwork in the greater Lexington area for as soon as January 2019 for their individual galleries. Local organizations are also invited to submit proposals. Visual artists of all experience levels are encouraged to submit proposals.

It is recommended that artwork be made for sale, although this is not a requirement. All sales are processed by the Lexington Art League who collects 30% commission during the exhibition. Exhibition agreement will be sent upon acceptance of any proposal. Artists must assist Exhibition Director during installation, provide initial copy of show statement, and meet other agreed upon deliverables in accordance with an agreed upon timeline.

For required information to include visit: http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/call-for-exhibitions.html
Direct all applications to Logan Dennison, Exhibition Director at ldennison@lexingtonartleague.org

 


Artist Studio available for rent in artsplace

 
Are you looking for Space to Create? Join the many creatives who call ArtsPlace home! Studio 1, situated in the lower level of ArtsPlace, is available for rent immediately.

Our historic Beaux Arts building, once home to Lexington's YWCA, is located at 161 North Mill Street, at the northwest corner of Church and Mill. Among the many benefits are its location in the heart of downtown, a creative and inspiring atmosphere, and a bustling Gallery Hop opportunity.

In addition to artists Chuck Fowler and Christine Kuhn, ArtsPlace is also home to the Lexington Philharmonic, Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, the Lexington Ballet and many others.
 
Come join us at ArtsPlace...your next Space to Create!
  • 775 sq. ft.
  • $544 per month
  • Large space can easily be shared by two or more artists
  • Two artist tables, one with tempered glass
  • An abundance of natural light
  • In-studio sink
  • Flat files
  • Immediate availability

To schedule a showing, please inquire to info@lexarts.org or call 859-255-2951

 


Central Bank

John G. Irvin Art Gallery at Central Bank

300 West Vine Street Lexington, KY  40507                                                                                       

Seeking exhibition proposals. Interested artists should contact:   Patricia Wheatley pwheatley@centralbank.com (859) 253-6346