American Founders Bank Woodland Art Fair, now in its 38th year, is produced in partnership by the Lexington Art League and Lexington Fayette Urban County Government's Division of Parks & Recreation.
LAL believes in supporting the work of artists throughout the Central Kentucky region. This commitment is shown through the selection of at least 50 Kentucky artists to participate in the American Founders Bank Woodland Art Fair each year.
Top Awards include Award of Excellence, Cutting Edge and Best of Kentucky. There are also Merit Awards given to the top artist in each represented medium category. Winners will automatically be accepted into the 2014 art fair.
All applicants, including 2012 Award Winners, must apply through ZAPPlication™.
A total of 5 digital images are required to complete the application. Four (4) should represent individual artworks; the 5th image should be of your booth set-up with work displayed. Artwork will be evaluated on the criteria of Technique/Craftsmanship, Design/Aesthetics and Presentation/Impact. Digital images are the sole criteria considered during the jury process; no other information, including (but not limited to) names and past acceptance will be provided to the jurors. Your images will be viewed simultaneously. LAL reserves the right to determine accepted artists by standards other than juror’s scores to achieve a balanced representation of all forms of media.
Categories and application rules are available on ZAPPlication™.
Checks are to be made payable to Lexington Art League. When purchasing via check, please proceed through checkout on ZAPPlication™, selecting "payment with a check" as your payment option. All fees must be paid through ZAPPlication™. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Application Fee: $35
Single Booth Non-member: $375
Single Booth LAL Member: $325
Double Booth Non-member: $575
Double Booth LAL Member: $525
Corner Booth Upcharge: $125
Rear Rental Space: $50
Cancellation fees and information for wait-listed artists are address on ZAPPlication™. There is a $25 fee for any check returned for insufficient funds to LAL. Artists will be responsible for paying this $25 fee to LAL.
ACCEPTANCE & NOTIFICATION
Only 200 artists will be accepted into the Fair. Notification letters WILL NOT be mailed as applicants will be able to view their acceptance status on ZAPPlication™ in early May. NO ACCEPTANCE INFORMATION WILL BE GIVEN OVER THE PHONE. Invitations to exhibit must be accepted and all fees must be paid by June 22nd. Checks are to be made payable to Lexington Art League.
Specifics about booth dimensions, load in/load out procedures, and other logistics for accepted fair artists are addressed on ZAPPlication™.
TRAVIS TOWNSEND studied at Kutztown University and Virginia Commonwealth University. He has recently presented solo exhibitions at Manifest Gallery (Cincinnati), Bloomsburg University (PA), Doppler PDX (Portland), the Southwest School of Art and Craft (San Antonio), Weston Gallery (Cincinnati), and the New Arts Program (PA), and been included in group exhibitions at Rosenfeld Gallery (Philadelphia), Spaces Gallery (Cleveland), and Zone: Chelsea (New York). Images of his artwork have been published in The Penland Book of Woodworking, New American Paintings, and the Manifest International Drawing Annual.
His awards include an Emerging Artist Grant from the American Craft Council, a Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, three grants from the Virginia A. Groot Foundation, and a National Young Sculptors Award from Miami University. Townsend has participated in residencies at Oregon College of Art and Craft, Penland School of Crafts, Vermont Studio Center, Peters Valley Craft Center (NJ), and the Emma Lake Collaboration.
He currently teaches drawing, design, and concepts at Eastern Kentucky University. Ongoing projects include a series of collaborative installations with the SmithTownsendCollaborative.
FELICIA SZORAD earned her BFA from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, and her MFA from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. Felicia currently lives in Lexington, Ky., and is a professor of art and metals program coordinator at Eastern Kentucky University.
Felicia exhibits her creative work nationally, most recently in Alchemy, the 13th Juried International Enamel Exhibition, which traveled, and in an upcoming solo exhibition at Edinboro University. Additionally, she teaches metalworking workshops nationally at both universities and craft centers such as Penland School of Craft and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
Felicia has received grants to support her creative work from the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Images of her work have been published in Metalsmith magazine, the Art of Enameling, and 500 Enameled Objects.
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 31. GOOD LUCK!
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