LexArts Calls For Artists

LexArts Artist Opportunities track and connect artists with the latest RFPs, RFQs, artist calls and the like, both locally and nationally. New opportunities pop up frequently, so make sure you check back.


Our Kentucky Home: Hispanic/Latin American Visual Art in the Commonwealth | Traveling Exhibition

The Kentucky Arts Council (KAC), in partnership with Casa de la Cultura Kentucky and alDía en América, announces a call to Hispanic/Latinx/Latin American artists in Kentucky to submit visual art for consideration in a new traveling exhibit. Goals of this exhibit are to share Hispanic/Latinx/Latin American experiences in the commonwealth today, and recognize the amazing expressions these individuals, families and communities contribute to Kentucky’s cultural landscape.

Artwork will be chosen by a panel of Hispanic/Latinx Kentuckians and other cultural specialists. This exhibit will travel to galleries, museums and other sites across the commonwealth from Nov. 2021 to Oct. 2022.

Deadline: September 30, 2021


All Hallows Ink Virtual Exhibit | Bluegrass Printmakers, Lexington, KY

Get in the Halloween spirit by participating in Bluegrass Printmakers’ annual All Hallows Ink gallery.

Artists of all ages are welcome to submit work in any medium for the All Hallows Ink virtual gallery exhibit. Work will be posted on Bluegrass Printmakers website and social media from October 4-November 4, 2021. Viewers will be able to vote for their favorite piece, with the top two vote-getters receiving Blick Art Supply gift cards. Those who cast votes will be entered to win a print from a member of Bluegrass Printmakers.

Deadline: September 30, 2021


Art by Nature | City of Lexington, Lexington, KY

The City of Lexington is seeking submissions for Art by Nature, a celebration of our local environment. This exhibit is focused on trees, featuring 23 trees from around Fayette County. Visual artists of all types – painters, photographers, fiber artists, jewelry makers, sculptors and more – are encouraged to participate.

Art by Nature was previously known as Paint by Nature and is in its fourth year. The program highlights how residents can improve and enhance the natural world by spotlighting local native landscapes and plants as represented by local artists.

Deadline: October 4, 2021


The Nude | Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY

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 the 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.

Deadline: October 8, 2021


Frankfort Sculpture Trail | Franklin County Arts Council, Frankfort, KY

The Josephine Sculpture Park and FrankArts are seeking contemporary public artworks for a 2-year outdoor exhibit. Frankfort Sculpture Trail is a curated exhibition of sculpture displayed throughout the heart of downtown Frankfort. Sculptures will be placed in both city spaces/sidewalks as well as in public parks and walking trails.

Deadline: October 20, 2021


Open Call | John G. Irving Gallery, Lexington, KY

The John G. Irvin Gallery was created to promote Kentucky’s visual artists and opened in March 1987. The creation of the gallery was a labor of love and a passion of the late Irvin, a Lexingtonian and former employee of Central Bank. Over the years the gallery has hosted exhibitions by Kentucky’s finest artists, as well as new and emerging artists exhibiting for the first time. Inquiries to David Goodman, dgoodman@centralbank.com

Deadline: Rolling


For additional information contact Nathan Zamarron or call 859.255.2951 ext. 109.

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