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Celebration of the Arts Exhibit

Kentucky Museum - 2019 Celebration of the Arts Exhibit

March 2 - April 5

Tuesday - Saturday, 9am - 4pm


The US Bank Celebration of the Arts Exhibit is an open art show featuring the work of professional as well as amateur artists working within a 65 mile radius of Bowling Green, KY. The work is judged and awards  are given.

There is a lot to see in the 2019 exhibit. This year’s show has 191 entries of which 63 are amateur and 128 are professional works. WKU alumni are well represented with 48 entries. There are 28 WKU faculty and staff, and 25 WKU students who have their work on display as well as 90 artists in Bowling Green and the surrounding community.




Kentucky Museum Purchase Award

Shelley Stauffer

Ohio Star

Best of Show

Lynette Frey Haggbloom


World's Greatest Studio Tour Merit Award

Steven Clay

Eye of the Storm

HM Ceramics and Glass

Betsy Shoenfelt

All-Star Bowl

HM Watercolor

Betsy Shoenfelt

All-Star Bowl



1st Fiber Arts

Shelley Stauffer

Ohio Star


1st Mixed Media

Diana McQuady

Before and After


2nd Mixed Media

Abigail Coffell



1st Painting

Joseph Larson

On the Way to James's


2nd Painting

Kim Spradlin Hanna

Stop Sign


3rd Painting

William Schinkler



1st Photography

Jan Trabue

Fox in the Golden Hour


2nd Photography

Mark Titschinger

Turning Point


1st Sculpture

Steve Huskey

Two Toms Tangled in a Territorial Tussle


1st Works on Paper

Jeffrey Purvis



2nd Works on Paper

Laura DeLancey



3rd Works on Paper

Janie Hunt

Jungkook BTS



1st Ceramics and Glass

Lynette Frey Haggbloom



2nd Ceramics and Glass

Donna Schulte

Eastern Gorilla (Gorilla beringei) - Critically Endangered


3rd Ceramics and Glass

Greg Strange

Broken Shield


1st Fiber Arts

Lynne Ferguson

Bird Weave II


2nd Fiber Arts

McKenna Webb

Autumnal Harvest


3rd Fiber Arts

Colleen Hathaway

Waves III


1st Mixed Media

Lynn Robertson

"Ground Zero"


2nd Mixed Media

Bob Brigl

A Melville Landmark


3rd Mixed Media

Charlotte Brindley

The Wailing Cry of the World (Justice Has Forsaken Me)


1st Painting

Sydney Herndon



2nd Painting

Matthew Fleishman



3rd Painting

Connie Erickson

The Scotsman


1st Photography

Sheila Reeves

Morning Blues


2nd Photography

Carelissa Young



3rd Photography

Lauren Milliken

Joy Ride


1st Sculpture

Elizabeth Hoffman



2nd Sculpture

Michael Wheatley



3rd Sculpture

David Marquez

Window 002


1st Watercolor

Steven Clay

Eye of the Storm


2nd Watercolor

Jay Dougherty

Turtle Spotting


1st Works on Paper

Judith E. Gray

The Decorative Approach to a Deliberate Fiction


2nd Works on Paper

Anika Mosby

Fever Dream


3rd Works on Paper

Samuel Clay Hunt

Reflections on a Lisbon Street







Title Sponsor

usbank logo

 Champion of the Arts


Brent M. Stinnett, Attorney at Law

Mike and Leigh Harper

Mike and Julie Hinson

Tom and Portia Pennington

Patron of the Arts


Barbara and John Grider

Sharon Kreke

David and Laura Harper Lee

Friend of the Arts


Nancy Baird

Bente Swenson, Ryan and Bonnie Hannibal Reed, and Wendy Hannibal Astell, in memory of Richard Hannibal

Marcia J. Brown

Drs. Sam and Mary Evans

Corporate Capital Consulting

McWhorter Chiropractic

The World’s Greatest Studio Tour

Media Sponsor



Award Sponsors


Ann Ferrell and Brent Bjorkman

Art Matters Studio and Gallery

ArtWorks, Inc.

Bob and Vicki Fitch

Brent and Holly Oglesbee

Charles and Carolyn Hardcastle

Connie and Tom Foster, in memory of Mrs. Virginia B. Miller

Craig and Deborah Browning

David and Laura Harper Lee

Dr. Raymond Cravens

Ellis-Walker Gallery

Friends of the Kentucky Museum

George and Laurie Kwok

Jack and Lesley Montgomery

James and Anna Jo Johnson, in memory of Ann T. Travelstead

Kate Hudepohl

Kentucky Forge Council

Kristina Arnold and Charles Hurst

Marcia J. Brown

Marilyn Anderson

Michael and Leslie Nichols

Michal and Tiffany Isselhardt

Mike and Leigh Harper

Nancy Baird

Nicole and Michael Talley

Ray Buckberry

Rick and Carol DuBose

Ron and Jennifer Wilson

Sam and Mary Evans

Sharon Kreke

The World's Greatest Studio Tour

WKU League of Sculptors


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 Last Modified 10/25/19