Winners of the Owensboro Art Guild’s 61st Annual Juried Exhibition were recently announced, with Owensboro’s Stephanie Kinney earning Best in Show. The exhibition will remain on view at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art through May 12.
A total of 81 artists from Kentucky and surrounding states competed for more than $3,500 in Merit Awards in exhibition. From 160 entries, the panel of judges juried the exhibition to 59 two- and three-dimensional works; they selected 10 merit awards.
Kinney claimed the top prize with “Drawing Near,” a work in acrylic and plaster. First place Award went to Michael Nichols (Evansville) for “Scale,” an airbrushed buon fresco painting. Second place went to Leslie Nichols (Evansville) for “Mary Kate (Goldman 1906),” typewritten words on paper. Third place Award was awarded to Rob Millard-Mendez (Evansville) for “Perils of Transparency.” Six Honorable Mentions were distributed to Michael Nichols, Bob Zasadny, Darin Evans, Leslie Nichols, Larry Simpson, and Rocky Cecil.
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.
The museum is located at 9th and Frederica streets. Museum hours are Tuesday-Friday from 12-5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free but donations of $3 for adults and $2 for children are encouraged.