9th Annual Members Only Juried Exhibition | Bowling Green KY Fine Art Exhibit

Congratulations to the winners of our 9th Annual Members Only Exhibit! If you missed the opening reception, there’s still plenty of time to go by and view the art. The show runs through July 15 at the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

Special thanks to Clark Beverage Group Inc. for being our Event Sponsor!

Other sponsors include: ArtWorks, Inc., Cheree Federico Photography, Edward Jones – Matt Idlett, Ellis Walker Gallery (in memory of Joe Downing), EnSafe, Inc., World’s Greatest Studio Tour, Col. and Mrs. Robert E. Spiller, and Tony and Jayne Pelaski.

Best of Show: Misha Ambrosia – Rim to Rim 2

1st Place: Bill Guffey – Undiscovered
2nd Place: Family – Lynette Haggbloom
3rd Place: Shrimp Boats – Sheila Reeves

Merit: Wakodahatchee Garden – Alan Reeves
Merit: Waters of Flint – Lorie Short
Merit: Zest – Holly Oglesbee

Honorable Mention: Twisty Stand – Chris Radus
Honorable Mention: Ascension – Paul Buhrmester
Honorable Mention: Listen – Alla Gilbert

Rim to Rim II – Misha Ambrosia
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Undiscovered – Bill Guffey
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Family – Lynette Haggbloom
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Shrimp Boats – Sheila Reeves
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Waters of Flint – Lorie Short
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Wakodahatchee Garden – Alan Reeves
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Zest – Holly Oglesbee
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Twisty Stand – Chris Radus
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Ascension – Paul Buhrmester
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Listen – Alla Gilbert
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Guest Speaker Leslie Nichols | Bowling Green KY Art Coalition

Local artist Leslie Nichols was the guest speaker at the ArtWorks, Inc. member meeting in January. Leslie, who creates works with manual typewriters, shared her Artist-in-Residence experiences and work with everyone in attendance.

Leslie’s residencies include:

Women’s Studio Workshop, Letterpress Studio, Rosendale, Sept-Oct 2015

Zion National Park, Springdale, UT, April 2015

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, May 2011

Hopscotch House, Prospect, KY, June 2010

Can Serrat, El Bruc, Spain, June 2002

Leslie explained that residencies can be for one artist at a time or for several artists. At Zion National Park, Leslie was the only artist-in-residence, while she was with a selected group of artists for the other residencies. Some of the group residencies have artists who all work in the same medium and others invite a diverse group to participate.

Most of the programs provide room, board, and studio space, as well as necessary equipment to create art. They are geared toward artists who already know how to create art and are simply providing a creative outlet with freedom, or concentrated time, to create in their desired field.

Generally, the residencies request a presentation from the artist while she is there for her stay. Another requirement might be a donation of one or two pieces of work created during her studio time at the residence.

To learn more about Leslie Nichols’ art, visit her website at www.leslienicholsart.com. You can also find her on Facebook at Leslie Nichols Art.

For resources about Artist-in-Residence programs, visit these sites:

http://www.artistcommunities.org/
http://www.nps.gov/subjects/arts/air.htm

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8th Annual Members Only Juried Exhibition | Bowling Green KY Fine Art Exhibit

Congratulations to the winners of our 8th Annual Members Only Exhibit! If you missed the opening reception, there’s still plenty of time to go by and view the art. The show runs through July 17 at the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

Best of Show: Mike Nichols – Slur

1st Place: Farmland No. 106 – Bill Guffey
2nd Place: Tiffany (Truth 1851) – Leslie Nichols
3rd Place: Columns – Lynne Ferguson

Merit Award: Greek Mesimeri – C. David Jones
Merit Award: Elephant Creaturn – Donna Schulte
Merit Award: Aqua Seas – Jill Gentry

Honorable Mention: After the Rain – Ric Federico
Honorable Mention: Dreaming Sisters – Joe Glaser
Honorable Mention: Plano Exit: Turneresque – Lynn Robertson

ArtWorks Exhibition Committee Award: Untitled Display Stand – Steve Haggbloom

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ArtWorks, Inc. Members Only Reception - Bowling Green KY Fine Art

Wellness Center features artist Deborah Eaton

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2014

The Medical Center – Bowling Green features ArtWorks Inc. Member Deborah Eaton

(Health & Wellness Center will display Eaton’s works through September 30)

Bowling Green, KY – August 23, 2014 – Local professional artist Deborah Eaton has works on display at The Medical Center – Bowling Green’s Health & Wellness Center. (http://www.mcbg.org/internal/wellness/Health_and_Wellness_Center/) The eleven pieces, both photography and paintings,  can be viewed through September 30 during regular business hours.

Deborah Eaton is a versatile artist who paints, creates mixed media pieces, and dabbles in fine art photography. She is inspired by God’s beauty in nature and living things, attempting to capture it through the lens of her camera and her brush on canvas. Deborah has a B.A. in Visual Studies from Western Kentucky University.

The Wellness Center is curated by AWI Secretary and Curator, Cheree Federico.

“The center will feature different ArtWorks Inc. member artists every six to twelve weeks,” says Federico. The Medical Center Health & Wellness Center located off Cave Mill Road in Chandler Park is South Central Kentucky’s premier health resource center.

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© 2014 Deborah Eaton – “Friesian Beauty”

ArtWorks, Inc. is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization of artists, patrons & supporters dedicated to creating a sustainable art community in Bowling Green KY. Members include artists, patrons and supporters dedicated to creating a sustainable art community in the area by increasing visibility, vitality and economic growth for the visual arts.

Contact Information:
Art Works, Inc.
PO Box 66, Bowling Green, KY 42102
www.artworksinc.org

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Wellness Center features ArtWorks, Inc. Artist Matthew Fleischman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2014

The Medical Center – Bowling Green features ArtWorks Inc. Member Matthew Fleischman

(Health & Wellness Center will display Fleischman’s works through August 8)

Bowling Green, KY – July 2, 2014 – Local professional artist Matthew Fleischman has works on display at The Medical Center – Bowling Green’s Health & Wellness Center. (http://www.mcbg.org/internal/wellness/Health_and_Wellness_Center/) The nine pieces can be viewed through August 8 during regular business hours.

Fleischman’s art is very colorful and a specific story can be told for
each piece. Many of the pieces have animals incorporated into them and the eye is immediately drawn to the vivid paintings.

The Wellness Center is curated by AWI Secretary and Curator, Cheree Federico.

“The center will feature different ArtWorks Inc. member artists every six to twelve weeks,” says Federico. The Medical Center Health & Wellness Center located off Cave Mill Road in Chandler Park is South Central Kentucky’s premier health resource center.

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© 2014 Matthew Fleischman – “Neptune’s Realm”

ArtWorks, Inc. is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization of artists, patrons & supporters dedicated to creating a sustainable art community in Bowling Green KY. Members include artists, patrons and supporters dedicated to creating a sustainable art community in the area by increasing visibility, vitality and economic growth for the visual arts.

Contact Information:
Art Works, Inc.
PO Box 66, Bowling Green, KY 42102
www.artworksinc.org

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7th Annual ArtWorks, Inc. Members Only Exhibit Opens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2014

7th Annual ArtWorks, Inc. Members Only
Exhibit Opens

(Exhibit will be open through June 6))

Bowling Green, KY – May 22, 2014 – The 2014 Members Only Exhibit opened on Friday, May 9, with a reception and awards ceremony. There were ten cash prizes awarded thanks to donations and sponsorships provided by Clark Distributing Company, Inc., Janet L. Young, World’s Greatest Studio Tour, Tony and Jayne Pelaski, Baker Arboretum, Public Theatre of Kentucky, and Col. and Mrs. Robert Spiller. Catering for the event was provided by Chef Clyde “CJ” Miller. Music was provided by Michael Strader and Cameron Federico.

The exhibit is open Thursdays and Fridays from 11-4 and Saturdays from 11-2 through June 6. The exhibit will also be open for the June 5 BG Gallery Hop Be sure to stop by and view the beautiful art, most of which is available to purchase.

The gallery is located at 1945 Thoroughbred Square, just behind Rafferty’s on Scottsville Road.

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2014 Members Only Award Winners

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© 2014 Bill Guffey – “Grist Mill” – Best of Show

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© 2014 Steve Clay – “The Door is Always Open” – First Place

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© 2014 Lynn Robertson – “Plano Exit: Snow” – Second Place

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©2014 Paul Buhrmester “Great Balls of Fire” – Third Place

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©2014 Theresa Smith – “Desolate” – Merit Award

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© 2014 Chris Radus – “Cherry Cherry” – Merit Award

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© 2014 Bill Guffey – “Barns and Walnut” – Merit Award

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© 2014 Jill Gentry – “Kentucky Agate Bangle” – Honorable Mention

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© 2014 Jay Dougherty – “A Visit from the Exotics” – Honorable Mention

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© 2014 Claude Robertson – “Audrea” – Honorable Mention

ArtWorks, Inc. is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization of artists, patrons & supporters dedicated to creating a sustainable art community in Bowling Green KY. Members include artists, patrons and supporters dedicated to creating a sustainable art community in the area by increasing visibility, vitality and economic growth for the visual arts.

Contact Information:
Art Works, Inc.
PO Box 66, Bowling Green, KY 42102
www.artworksinc.org

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Wellness Center features Yellowstone Display from ArtWorks, Inc. Member

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2014

The Medical Center – Bowling Green features ArtWorks Inc. Member Julie Barrick

(Health & Wellness Center will display Barrick’s works through June)

Bowling Green, KY – May 7, 2014 – Local amateur photographer Julie Barrick has photographs from her trips to Yellowstone National Park on display at The Medical Center – Bowling Green Health & Wellness Center. (http://www.mcbg.org/internal/wellness/Health_and_Wellness_Center/) Mrs. Barrick enjoys wildlife and nature photography, both of which are evident in her exhibit.

Julie says, “Yellowstone National Park will absolutely capture your heart. I have never been more affected by a place in my life. It is magnificent beauty in every direction…the land, the animals, the geysers, the mountains and the waterfalls. Two million acres of raw beauty! Yellowstone is, to me, Heaven on earth!!”

All photographs on display were taken in Yellowstone or the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

The Wellness Center is curated by AWI Secretary and Curator, Cheree Federico of Cheree Federico Photography.

“The center will feature different ArtWorks Inc. member artists every six to twelve weeks,” says Federico. The Medical Center Health & Wellness Center located off Cave Mill Road in Chandler Park is South Central Kentucky’s premier health resource center.

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© 2014 Julie Barrick

ArtWorks, Inc. is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization of artists, patrons & supporters dedicated to creating a sustainable art community in Bowling Green KY. Members include artists, patrons and supporters dedicated to creating a sustainable art community in the area by increasing visibility, vitality and economic growth for the visual arts.

Contact Information:
Art Works, Inc.
PO Box 66, Bowling Green, KY 42102
www.artworksinc.org

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ArtWorks Members to Display Works During BG Gallery Hop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2014

ArtWorks Gallery features several members’ works for upcoming BG Gallery Hop.

Bowling Green, KY – March 19, 2014 – ArtWorks, Inc. has joined the BG Gallery Hop for the 2014 season and the first Hop of the year is set for this Friday, March 21 from 5-9pm.

Several Artworks members have their works on display for the Hop at the ArtWorks Gallery which is located behind Rafferty’s  in Thoroughbred Square on Scottsville Road.

Those with works on display for the Hop include:

Matthew Fleischman – Oil Paintings
Michael Trapasso – Photography
Tony Wycihowski – Photography

 

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Be sure to stop by the gallery and support our artists while you’re on the full tour of all the studios on the Hop. For more information about the venues that will be open Friday evening, please visit BG Gallery Hop. Happy Hopping!

ArtWorks, Inc. is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization of artists, patrons & supporters dedicated to creating a sustainable art community in Bowling Green KY. Members include artists, patrons and supporters dedicated to creating a sustainable art community in the area by increasing visibility, vitality and economic growth for the visual arts.

Contact Information:
Art Works, Inc.
PO Box 66, Bowling Green, KY 42102
www.artworksinc.org

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ArtWorks, Inc. Members Are Winners at US Bank Celebration of the Arts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2014

US Bank Celebration of the Arts Winners Include Several ArtWorks, Inc. Members

(Exhibit will be on display through April 5, 2014)

Bowling Green, KY – March 2, 2014 – The opening reception for the US Bank Celebration of the Arts Exhibit was this past Friday at the Kentucky Museum located on the campus of Western Kentucky University. As always, the opening drew a large crowd and created quite a buzz for many artists whose works are on display.

This exhibit is an annual juried event that draws artists within a 50 mile radius of Bowling Green. Works remain on display through April 5, 2014 and can be seen during the normal operating hours of the museum. Hours are 9-4 Monday through Saturday and 1-4 Sundays. For more information, visit the Kentucky Museum online.

There were many entries from ArtWorks, Inc. members with several of those receiving awards. The following is a list of members who were award winners:

Professional Ceramics – First Place Award
Suzanne Renfrow “Teapot with 2 Teabowls”

Professional Mixed Media – Third Place Award
Lynn Robertson “Google Map: Grand Canyon and Beyond”

Amateur Mixed Media – Third Place Award
Pamm Douglas “Sunlight Siren”

Professional Painting – Second Place Award
C. David Jones “Catfish”

Professional Painting – Third Place Award
Jay Dougherty “Jennie Snaps a Selfie”

Professional Photography – First Place Award
Theresa A. Smith “Tears of Red”

Professional Sculpture – Third Place Award
Paul Buhrmester “Colored Pear Illuminated”

Professional Watercolor – First Place Award
Steve Clay “Amish Clothesline #3”

Professional Watercolor – Second Place Award
Misha Ambrosia “War, Compassion, Crystal and Silver”

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Be sure to stop by and see the exhibit and catch a glimpse of these winning entries, as well as many other pieces from ArtWorks members and other area artists. It’s certainly a great show to see!

ArtWorks, Inc. is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization of artists, patrons & supporters dedicated to creating a sustainable art community in Bowling Green KY. Members include artists, patrons and supporters dedicated to creating a sustainable art community in the area by increasing visibility, vitality and economic growth for the visual arts.

Contact Information:
Art Works, Inc.
PO Box 66, Bowling Green, KY 42102
www.artworksinc.org

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Local Public Theater Features ArtWorks, Inc. Artists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2014

Public Theater of Kentucky’s Phoenix Theater features ArtWorks, Inc. Artists

(Current works will be displayed at PTK through March 2, 2014)

Bowling Green, KY – February 20, 2014 – In conjunction with the Public Theater of Kentucky – Phoenix Theater, Artworks, Inc. members display works during the School Day performances of Barefoot Children in the City of Ward. (View the scheduled performance times at http://ptkbg.org/)

PTK is curated by AWI Secretary and Curator, Cheree Federico of Cheree Federico Photography.

“We are happy to have this opportunity for our artists to continually display their art at the Phoenix Theater throughout the 2013-2014 season,” says Federico. The Public Theater of Kentucky always has a great variety of plays scheduled each season and Barefoot Children in the City of Ward is sure to be a crowd favorite.

Artists with works on display for the current show are:

Barry Blann – Photography
Paul Buhrmester – Pyrography
Deborah Eaton – Photography
Cheree Federico – Photography
Nadine Wilkerson – Pastel
Tony Wycihowski – photography

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© 2014 Nadine Wilkerson – Artist
ArtWorks, Inc. is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization of artists, patrons & supporters dedicated to creating a sustainable art community in Bowling Green KY. Members include artists, patrons and supporters dedicated to creating a sustainable art community in the area by increasing visibility, vitality and economic growth for the visual arts.

Contact Information:
Art Works, Inc.
PO Box 66, Bowling Green, KY 42102
www.artworksinc.org

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