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“Big Bold Beautiful Flowers” Adult Watercolor Workshop

by International Artist Birgit O’Connor

Monday ~ Thursday, September 24 - 27

A Christmas Tour of Biltmore with OVAL

Join OVAL November 8, 9 & 10 for a Christmas Bus Tour to the Biltmore. The tour includes the ticket to the Biltmore and two nights in the Grand Bohemian Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in downtown Asheville, N.C. Also included is a box brunch on the bus going to Asheville and wine or tea, cheese and fruit on the bus on the return trip home. For more info contact: jule@ohiovalleyart.org or phone 270-860-1930.

Upcoming: Mid-States Competition

First inaugurated in 1948, the purpose of the MID-STATES ART EXHIBITION was to showcase emerging artists from the Evansville area. As part of the application process, paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and crafts were delivered for exhibition consideration by a jury of two or three arts professionals. The selected works were exhibited in the Museum’s galleries as the Mid-States Art Exhibition. However, due to the enormous number of entries, a separate exhibition for craft objects was implemented in 1960, as the MID-STATES CRAFT EXHIBITION.

Call For Entries: 2012 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit (Tenth Biennial Exhibition)

Call for Entries:

2012 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit (Tenth Biennial Exhibition)
Presented by The Ohio Valley Art League (OVAL) & Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources.

OVAL is accepting entries from June 29 to July 27, 2012.

Opening Reception to be held Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Henderson Fine Art Center (2660 S. Green Street, Henderson, KY)

To download a prospectus go to: http://ohiovalleyart.org/

The Wry Theatre of Robert Jackson at the Evansville Museum

May 27 - August 19
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Robert C. Jackson, described by Evansville Museum Director John Streetman as “among our most important mid-career American realist painters,” has been selected as the Museum’s 2012 Martha and Merritt deJong Memorial Artistin- Residence. In conjunction with his residency and weeklong classes, THE WRY THEATRE OF ROBERT JACKSON will be featured in the Main Gallery May 27 – August 19.

OVAL Presents Two Art Exhibits

"A Point of View" Photography Exhibit

Featuring five area photographers: Rita Kent, Brent Michael, Gerald McDowell, Lisa Ryan-Hutton and T.J. Byrd

OVAL Gallery in RiverBend Academy
2nd and Main Streets, Henderson, KY

June 13-July 28, 2012
Opening reception will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For more information:
http://www.ohiovalleyart.org/exhibits_riverbend.html

"Art of Billy Twymon II" - W.C. Handy Tribute
Henderson County Public Library Rotunda Gallery
101 S. Main Street, Henderson, KY
June 13 - August 8, 2012

Opening Memorial Day Weekend - Treehouses at Cheekwood, Nashville

Treehouses: Great Works of Literature
May 26 - September 2, 2012

Cheekwood has selected seven designers for its 2012 summer outdoor exhibition — Treehouses. Opening Memorial Day weekend, May 26 and running through September 3, Treehouses focuses on great works of literature with whimsical and traditional Treehouses in the landscape at Cheekwood.

This exhibition celebrates the ten year anniversary of the first summer exhibition at Cheekwood, Terrific Treehouses. Previous exhibitions also include Playhouses and Forts, Big Bugs, and most recently, Happily Ever After.

35 Years of Great Art, Part 1 - Owensboro

Now - May 31, 2012

Thirty-five Years of Great art: Part I is the first of three exhibitions scheduled for 2012 designed to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the opening of the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art. The exhibitions will feature highlights of the permanent collection acquired by the museum since it opened in 1977. The collection includes American, European, Asian, African and Australian painting, sculpture and decorative arts dating from the late 1600’s to the present.

Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color - Speed Museum, Louisville, KY

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Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color presents an extraordinary exhibition of modern French masters featuring 55 paintings from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, TN and nearly 30 works from Speed’s collection and public and private collections throughout Kentucky.

This major exhibition features French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, as well as key artists who came immediately before and after them. Among the who’s who of painters included in the exhibition are Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Mary Cassatt, Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Georges Braque, and Marc Chagall. Renoir to Chagall demonstrates how Paris as the art capital of the Western world, produced and attracted artists of great accomplishment.

Patrick Kinkade to Appear at Thomas Kincade Signature Gallery March 2-3

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Pat Kinkade, brother of Thomas Kinkade, will be visiting the Thomas Kincade Signature Gallery at Washington Square Mall in Evansville on March 2nd and 3rd. Pat will tell stories about growing up with his brother Thomas in Placerville, California and greet the public at this event. Attendees to this unique event will experience a personal and rare forum. All canvases purchased during the event will receive a special remarque on the verso side, signifying this occasion.

The Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery has recently relocated to a new gallery space inside Washington Square Mall. With 5000 square feet of display area, the relocated gallery is one of the largest galleries of its kind in the world.