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



Call for Printmaker Artist

Lexington Parks and Recreation is seeking an artist to produce one monthly print (preferably a block print) which will be reproduced and distributed at local events.


Artist will be responsible for working with Parks to design the print and supply the final cut block design for printing. The artist is not responsible  for creating the reproductions of the print. All prints and the print design will remain the property of Lexington Parks and Recreation.


Please send a current resume, compensation quote, and 3-5 print work samples to mfranzetti@lexingtonky.govby August 15th.



The Memorial Hall Art Committee at the University of Kentucky is seeking artists to create artworks to be installed in two vaulted spaces in the vestibule of Memorial Hall.

The purpose of these works is to establish a rich aesthetic and conceptual dialogue with the building itself and the mural by Ann Rice O'Hanlon that occupies a large wall in the main lobby, framing the entrance doors to the auditorium.

In commissioning these new artworks, the committee is re-imagining the challenge taken up by O'Hanlon in 1934: to depict Kentucky's evolution from a frontier state to a modern Commonwealth. Artists may interpret the complex realities of Kentucky and the United States today.  

 We seek works which can:

  • engage issues of history, race, identity, culture, and diversity
  • exemplify a strong concept and skillful use of materials 
  • contribute to an inclusive educational environment

The all-inclusive project budget is $30,000 which includes artist fee, installation costs, materials, and insurance. A detailed contract will be provided by the University of Kentucky prior to beginning the project.

Application Guidelines (incomplete submissions will not be accepted)

  • Current resume/CV (no more than three pages)
  • One-page statement describing public art experience and interest in the project
  • Up to 10 digital images of past work relevant to this project, including images proposing your Memorial Hall concept


Important Dates
Call for Submissions: July 1-September 1
Artist Notification: September 15
Final Proposals Due: October 15
Public Presentation: October 16-October 31
Selection: November 15
Project completed by Summer 2018

Submit an Application Here



Kroger Mural - Richmond, KY

LexArts Inc. in association with Kroger, is seeking a Kentucky Artist to create an indoor mural that enhances the Kroger located at 890 Richmond Plaza in Richmond, KY. Our goal is to realize the murals by September 20, 2017. There is no application fee to enter.
Project Budget
The  all inclusive project budget is $10,000, which must include artist fee, travel, research, design, execution, insurance, taxes, site preparation and materials.    
Project Site
The selected site is the Kroger at Richmond Plaza in Richmond, KY. The 20' x 8' mural can be painted offsite then attached to the wall once finished.
Deadline for Proposals                                      June 10, 2017
Artist Notification                                             June 23, 2017
Finalize Composition & Artist Contract             June 30, 2017
Mural Installation                                           September 20, 2017





Black & Williams Neighborhood Center

This project has been postponed due to scheduled renovations to the building 



Call to artists: Tattoo Flash Show

LexArts is seeking Kentucky tattoo artists willing to exhibit and sell tattoo flash for an exhibition held at ArtsPlace Gallery Oct 31st-Dec 31st. This will be a juried exhibition to showcase the highest quality tattoo art in our state.



Cynthiana Mural Project

Cynthiana is seeking a Kentucky Artist to create an outdoor mural of the four historical whiskey distilleries from Cynthiana and Harrison County at 218 South Walnut Street in Cynthiana. Our goal is to realize the murals by July 31, 2017. There is no application to enter.

Project Budget: The project budget is $3,500. The wall will be prepared by the building owner. The budget must include travel, research, design, execution, materials, etc.
The selected site is 218 South Walnut Street. The building itself is 25x60 but the mural is not expected to be the length of the building side. We would like for the mural to feature the four whiskey bottles with as close to the original labels as possible.
Deadline for proposals: June 23, 2017
Artist Notification: June 30, 2017
Mural installation:Second or Third week in July
Tomi Clifford
Executive Director
Cynthiana-Harrison County
Chamber of Commerce
201 S.Main St.
Cynthiana,KY. 41031

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.

Other artist studios in the lower level include Anne Kindle Studio, Liz Foley Print Studio, Parker Harlow, Chuck Fowler and Lexington Fashion Collaborative. In addition, ArtsPlace is 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