A celebration of art by Owensboro and regional artists will open at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Saturday, March 5, with a preview and reception for artists from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibition is designed to showcase the accomplishments of local and regional artists featured in the Owensboro Art Guild’s 54th Annual Juried Exhibition.
The Guild’s adjudicated show continues a tradition established in the early 1960’s when the organization for local artists was formed to advance the quality of local art and to function as an advocacy group for the visual arts in the community.
According to OAG President John A. Medley, Jr., “The Guild’s 2016 competition for regional artists working in two- and three-dimensional media will award Merit and Purchase Awards of more than $3,500.” Juror for the exhibition is art educator Miwon Choe, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art, Western Kentucky University, who will jury the exhibition from regional entries and designate Merit Awards. Purchase Awards will be chosen by award sponsors from a special pool of works selected by the juror. The award-winning entries will be announced at the March 5 preview.
Dr. Choe is art education coordinator at the university where she teaches undergraduate courses and directs action research for the teacher leaders program. Her international service and research work include Cuba, where she developed a community arts program and is an associate to the Erasmus Mundus Social Economy Project, coordinated by York St. John University, England. Choe also serves as a faculty sponsor for the student exchange program between WKU and Hanyang University, South Korea.
The exhibition will continue through April 29 and will be open during regular museum hours:
- Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Friday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Admission to the museum is FREE although voluntary donations are suggested of $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children. Access for physically challenged individuals is provided at the Atrium entrance in the 9th Street parking lot.