BEREA — Kentucky artists are invited to submit entries for the exhibit “Great Impressions: Prints by Kentucky Artisans” to be held March 5 through Sept. 10, 2016, at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
Each year the Kentucky Artisan Center develops and presents several special exhibits to showcase works by Kentucky artisans. These exhibits focus on a specific medium, theme, technique, or subject and often include artists and works not regularly on display at the center.
The center’s “Great Impressions” exhibit will showcase the array of printmaking styles and methods used by Kentucky artists. For this exhibit “print” will be defined as work resulting from marks made when a plate, block, or other material/object to which wet color/ ink has been applied is pressed onto a flat surface such as paper or fabric. Works submitted can be created using relief print processes such as block prints & engravings, and intaglio processes such as etching, drypoint and mezzotint. Screen prints, monotypes and lithographs will also to be included. Digital prints will not be considered.
Information about the exhibit and an entry form are on the Participate/Exhibit Opportunities page the center’s website at www.KentuckyArtisanCenter.ky.gov You can also request an entry form and prospectus by mail at: Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Attn: “Impressions,” 200 Artisan Way, Berea, KY 40403 or by calling 859-985-5448. The deadline for entry is Jan. 9, 2016.
The center features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. Special exhibits currently on display include, “It Takes Two: Collaborations by Kentucky Artisans,” through Feb. 27. For more information about events call 859-985-5448, go to the center’s website at www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kentucky.artisan.center.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is located at 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 at Berea Exit 77. The center’s exhibits, shopping and travel information areas are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the cafe is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.