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


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

Lexington Art Infusion Artist Workshop #1

There is an artist workshop taking place on June 7th at ArtsPlace from 2 - 4 pm on Social Media Marketing for artists.
This will be an interactive presentation with a Q&A session at the end. Our guest speaker is Courtney Sandora, founder of Go Social, a social media marketing agency based out of Louisville.
Artists who have donated their artwork and are involved in the Lexington Art Infusion Project will have free access to this workshop. Artists who have not will be charged $25 for this event at the door.
There are about 45/60 artworks donated for the Lexington Art Infusion project. Help us reach our goal by donating a piece and gaining free access to our upcoming workshops on framing your artwork and photographing your artwork in July and August. If you are interested in donating an artwork, please click here for info and to fill out an application


notBIG(4)  fourth bi-annual small arts competition

An open call for artworks in any medium, no works over 12 inches in any direction

Cash awards!


Entry Deadline: June 15th , 2017
Exhibition Dates: July 25th, - August 31, 2017
This year’s juried competition has no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”, no works over 12 inches in any direction including frame.  This is an open call to artists in the USA for works in any medium. The juror for the competition is Kurt Gohde, Professor of Art, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY.   Each artist may submit up to five artworks.  There is a $25 entry fee for the first three images and $5 for each additional image 
$500  1st Prize Award; Three $100 Honorable Mention Awards and Purchase Award
Hosted by M S Rezny Studio/Gallery, Lexington Distillery District, Lexington, KY
Complete prospectus and entry link  https://www.msrezny.com/notbig-4
M.S. Rezny Studio/Gallery - Lexington’s Distillery District
msrezny.com   mail@msrezny.com
903 Manchester Street, Suite 170, Lexington, KY  40508



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