More than 70 artists from Kentucky and surrounding states competed for more than $3,500 in merit and purchase awards that will be presented at the Owensboro Art Guild’s 60th Annual Juried Exhibition reception this Saturday. The exhibition will continue through April 22.
The traditional gala and awards presentation, usually held in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition, was delayed until this Saturday due to pandemic concerns. The ceremony will go from 6-8 p.m. at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art.
Entries were judged by Bob Lockhart, Professor Emeritus at Bellarmine University. From 141 entries, Lockhart juried the exhibition to 72 2- and 3-dimensional works and selected 11 merit awards.
The exhibition will continue through April 22 and will be open during regular museum hours, which are Tuesday-Friday from 12-5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
The Owensboro Art Guild is Kentucky’s oldest continuing visual arts organization operated by artists and sponsors a variety of exhibition opportunities throughout the year. In addition to the annual juried exhibition sponsored by the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, open exhibitions are also organized by the guild.
For more information visit the museum’s website omfa.us or call 270-685-3181. Admission is free but donations of $3 for adults and $2 for children are encouraged.