Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

901 Frederica Street
Owensboro, Kentucky 42301
Phone: 270-685-3181







Saturday, Feb. 16

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Artists from Kentucky and surrounding states will compete for more than $3,500 in Purchase and Merit Awards at the Owensboro Art Guild’s 57th Annual Juried Exhibition, scheduled February 17 to April 12.         

An opening reception is scheduled Saturday, February 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., where awards will be presented.     

More than 150 entries in the exhibition are expected, which will be juried by Kristina Arnold, Professor of Art and Chairman of the Art Department at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. In addition to jurying the entries and selecting merit award winners, Arnold will select a pool of works to be considered for Purchase Awards by local sponsors. 

The Owensboro Art Guild is Kentucky’s oldest continuing visual arts organization operated by artists which sponsors a variety of exhibition opportunities throughout the year.  In addition to the annual juried exhibition, open exhibitions wherein all entries are displayed, are also organized by the guild.  Monthly meetings featuring a wide variety of visual arts topics are held in the Kolok-Ralph Center on Kentucky Wesleyan College’s campus.




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Sponsored by

The Michael E. Horn Family Foundation

ARTLAND, an exciting new dimension in education, is an interactive art studio created especially for children ages 4 to 10. It is a special place designed to challenge and stimulate the imagination while allowing children to create works of art at their own pace.ARTLAND features an art laboratory fully equipped with supplies and materials for making works of art and is complemented by child-sized easels and tables. Instruction for seasonally-themed projects is provided by art students from area colleges and ARTLAND is FREE and open to all.




A Program Funded by the
National Endowment for the Arts

KALEIDOSCOPE KAVE is FREE and open during regular gallery hours:
Tuesday - Friday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Nov. 10, 2018 to Feb. 7, 2019

Exhibition Sponsored by


As a tribute to the grand tradition of Bluegrass Music, some of the best known artists living and working in the Appalachian region celebrate this genre of American Music through the lens of the visual arts.

Print Sponsor:
Greenwell Chisholm Printing Co.



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The dramatic growth and development of the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art in its first 40 years has enhanced Owensboro’s quality of life by its contributions to education, economic development and cultural tourism.

In just four decades, it has become recognized as a regional center for the visual arts, and its programming offers excellence in arts and culture of a quality not usually found outside major urban centers. 

The generosity of Owensboro’s corporate, private and public sectors has enabled it to become the second largest art museum in Kentucky and a premiere educational resource for Western Kentucky.

With the continued support of local corporations, philanthropic families and elected officials, the museum will continue building a legacy for future generations.



Contributions from Friends of the Foundation support educational programs for area schools, special entertainment events for families, exhibitions, preservation of the art collection and the historic facility, and help keep the museum open and free to the public six days a week.

Friends of the Foundation receive discounts on museum activities, classes and Gift Shoppe purchases, as well as invitations to gala previews and special events.

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Museum Hours:
Tuesday - Friday - 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Monday and National Holidays

Voluntary Admission:
Adults - $3
Children under 13 years - $2