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The Community Arts Center is seeking entries into its upcoming “State of Kentucky” photography exhibition. This is an exhibit that represents the “state” of Kentucky, both in terms of place and state of being.

To be eligible for this exhibition, a photograph must have been taken within the State of Kentucky (also known as the Commonwealth of Kentucky) by a photographer currently residing in Kentucky (this includes college students who may be temporarily living in state while completing their degree).

Both digital and traditional photography may be accepted into this exhibit. All work must be framed and ready to display. All work must have been completed since January of 2015 and not previously shown in any other Community Arts Center exhibitions.

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2019

Exhibit Dates: April 10 to June 14, 2019

Apply online at: www.communityartscenter.net/stateofkentucky

1st Place – $300
2nd Place – $150
Third Place -$75

A non-refundable entry fee of $25 for 1 to 3 entries and $35 for 4 to 6 entries allows the artist to enter up to six art works. The fee must be submitted with the completed registration form. The entry fee does not cover the costs of shipping, which are the responsibility of the artist.

About the Juror:

Ed Lawrence has been making photographs since first receiving a Kodak Brownie flash camera for his ninth birthday. The hobby continued through film and darkroom days to our current digital era. His work can be found in public collections in Kentucky and privately throughout the country.

The book “Kentucky 120,” a county-by county portrait of Kentucky’s landscape was photographed, authored, designed and published by Ed Lawrence in 2014, with a second printing in 2016.

Lawrence is retired from the Kentucky Arts Council and served as arts marketing director for most of his career. He currently hosts the TV show “Art with Ed” on Frankfort Community Television. Ongoing projects include photographing Woods and Water Land Trust sites in the lower Kentucky River watershed and Japanese Gardens in America.

Ed Lawrence is an advocate of all forms and approaches to the art of photography.

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