Kentucky artists have an opportunity to help the Kentucky Arts Council celebrate its 50th anniversary by submitting works for possible inclusion in “This is 50,” a visual art exhibit to be featured during Kentucky Crafted: The Market.

Kentucky Crafted: The Market is the state’s premiere marketplace for artwork and craft produced by Kentucky artists. Music Scenes will run in conjunction with The Market, March 5-6, at the Lexington Convention Center, and will be available for viewing by all visitors to The Market.

“We’re looking for artwork that relates to the number 50, but the specifics are up to the individual artist’s imagination. Artists are free to interpret the theme literally, figuratively or metaphorically,” said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. “Show us what 50 means to you and help us creatively celebrate our golden anniversary.”

“This is 50” is open to all Kentucky visual artists, age 18 and older, who may submit up to two entries for consideration. Work must be original, two-dimensional, framed and ready to hang and must have been completed since January 2011. Dimensions must not exceed 36 inches wide and 48 inches tall, and the work must not exceed 25 pounds.

Application deadline is Feb. 8, and images must be submitted by Feb. 10.

For more information, contact Kate Sprengnether, arts council public art and design director, at kate.sprengnether@ky.gov or 502-564-3757, ext. 471 or visit the “This is 50” page on our website.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, fosters environments for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2016 the arts council celebrates the 50th anniversary of its establishment by the Kentucky General Assembly.

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