CALL TO ARTIST-Executive Director's Juried Exhibition


              Entry Deadline: April 18th                                                                           Exhibition Dates: May 5-June 13th


STATEMENT: RAAC is seeking submissions for the upcoming juried “Spring in Kentucky”.  Spring is a season of rebirth and new beginnings.  Buds bloom, trees provide a canvas of green, animals emerge, nest building begins: the earth comes to life.  Springtime in Kentucky is a season of immense beauty here in our state.

Works for this exhibition should reveal this burst of beauty around our state during this season of renewal.  The exhibition will be featured as part of RAAC’s Derby Celebration “Hats and Horses” on Saturday, May 5 from 10:30-1:30 at the Richmond Area Arts Center.  (Tickets to attend “Hats and Horses” are available by contacting the RAAC office.)


ELIGIBILITY: The exhibit is open to all artists residing in Kentucky and all mediums are welcome.  Entries must be the original works of the artist.  Each artist may submit up to 3 works.  Maximum size for consideration is 48” w X 40”h including frame.  Works must be framed, or gallery wrapped canvas/panel and WIRED.  NO SAWTOOTH hangers well be accepted.  RAAC reserves the right to disqualify works not suitably presented


ENTRY PROCEDURE:  Entries will be accepted by email in the form of a JPEG or on a CD delivered or mailed to the arts center.  All entries must include the completed entry form (See submission form). Deadline for entry is April 18th.   Artist notification (via email) by April 20thDOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE!


DELIVERY PROCEDURE: Works must be delivered to RAA Center on Friday, April 30 or Tues, May 1 between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm.  On delivery all works must be labeled on the back of the work with artist name and title of work.


PICKUP PROCEDURE: No early removal of artwork. All works must be picked up from the center on June 14th or June 18th between the center’s business hours.  Works not picked up by June 19th become the property of RAAC.


SALES COMMISION: The RAA Center is open M-F to the public and hosts special events at other days and times.  Every effort is made to promote sales of artist’s works.  RAAC will retain 30% commission from all individual sales throughout the duration of the exhibition.


JURIED PANEL:  This RAAC juried exhibition will consist of a panel from the council board members.  Members have varied experience and interest in the visual arts.


ARTIST RECEPTION: An artist reception will be held on Thursday, May 3rd at the Richmond Area Arts Center from 5:30- 7:00pm for the artists, family, and friends.  Richmond Arts Center is located at 399 W. Water St, Richmond, KY. 40475



April 18th -                       Deadline for entries

April 20th -                      Notification to artists of acceptance via email

April 30th & May 1-       Delivery of work to center

May 3rd -                         Artist reception 5:30-7:00pm at the center

May 5th -                         Exhibition included as part of Derby Celebration “Hats and Horses”

May 5th-June 13th-        Exhibition open and free to public during center’s business days and hours.  

June 13th -                      Closing of exhibition

June 14th & June 18th-  Pickup of works



For questions and information, please contact our office between business hours.

Office phone: 859-624-4242




Event Date: 
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 9:00am to Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 5:00pm