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JUN 8 – AUG 3 Interpreting the Figure

Eleven Tri-State artists have artworks in the exhibit: Ginger Adams Ted Byrom Bill Burton Todd Derr Iris Gentry Janice Greene Cedric Hustace Jule McClellan Connie McConaughy Susie Rideout Dianne Wham These artists are using a variety of media; oil, pastel, mixed media, watercolor, acrylic and graphite pencil, as each artist interprets the figure giving the viewer the human figure in many forms from portraits to action. OVAL will be hosting a Meet the Artist Reception on THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017 from 5-7PM that is free and open to the public. Please join OVAL to greet these artists and also meet and greet new OVAL Executive Director, Jordyn Myracle. OVAL City Center Gallery, 230 Second Street, Henderson, KY  ...

Jordyn Myracle appointed new OVAL Executive Director

June 12, 2017 The Ohio Valley Art League Board of Directors proudly announces the appointment of Ms. Jordyn Myracle as the new Executive Director for this non-profit organization. Ms. Myracle, from Evansville, Indiana, is a graduate of Ivy Tech Community with a degree in Graphic Design. She received many awards in this field of study and among them was a 2015 Student Gold Addy Award for Publication/Book Design along with being named the 2016 Outstanding Graduate in Applied Science -Visual Communications. “I am truly honored to be a part of this organization and I look forward to successfully taking on the role and responsibilities of this position. It will be my goal to create fresh, new and innovative ideas for the arts community in the Tri-state,” says Ms. Myracle. “We are thrilled to have Ms. Myracle in this leadership position as the new Executive Director. Her background experience and skill set in design, advertising/marketing and photography as well as her creative ability and career goals combine for a great fit with the organization. We invite everyone to meet Ms. Myracle on June 22nd from 5 – 7 pm at the OVAL Gallery located at 230 Second Street in the Citi­ Center during the Opening Reception of a new exhibit titled Interpreting the Figure”, says Marcia Baker, OVAL President. “Henderson and this organization have been blessed in countless ways to have Jule McClellan as OVAL’s Curator and Executive Directive for twenty five years. She has resigned to move to Lexington, Kentucky to be near her family. We can’t thank her enough for all that she has done and certainly wish...

Outgoing OVAL Executive Director Jule McClellan will be missed

As one of the founding members of OVAL, Jule has worked tirelessly since its’ inception to make it one of the most recognized supporting visual arts organizations in Henderson and the surrounding area.  The respect that OVAL has is in no small part a result of her professional and passionate leadership. The fervor and passion for the arts that she has exhibited on a daily basis shows that this was so much more than just a job for her.  It was a labor of love. Our community is a better place because of the program, exhibits and support of OVAL.  Jule has had the vision for much of what has been accomplished over the years.  The sculpture on the grounds of Henderson Community College and the Women’s Honor Court will stand as lasting examples of her vision and passion for the arts. As Jule prepares to move to Lexington, Kentucky to be near her family we wish her well and assure her that she will be missed.  We hope for much happiness in the days ahead as she begins the next chapter in her...

JUN 9 -AUG 4 Interpreting the Figure

Interpreting the Figure Exhibit Presented by Ohio Valley Art League June 9 to August 4, 2017 Area artists are invited to display 2 artworks of people at the OVAL Gallery beginning June. This can be a person or a crowd of people in a scene or in a pose. No nudes will be displayed. There is no charge to display artwork. Pen & ink, oil, watercolor, acrylic, collage or mixed media may be exhibited. Artworks must be framed with wire on the back for hanging. OVAL asks you to fill out the attached form and email it back so we will know the number to be displayed, also the names of artists bel be included in the press release. • Please email FORM to OVAL by May 25, 2017 • Deliver artworks to Citi Center Gallery, 230 2nd St, Henderson, KY, June 7 from 10 am to 12 noon • Pickup artworks August 8 from 10 am to noon PDF FORM: Interpreting the Figure...

AUG 8 – OCT 1 “Just Jule”

An exhibit of artworks “Just Jule,” a retrospective of Jule McClellan’s work, will be shown August 8 to October 1. Meet the Artist reception announced at later date.

KY National Wildlife – SEE ONLINE

October 3 to November 30 – Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit (Henderson Fine Art Center) SEE THE 2016 EXHIBIT and all AWARD WINNERS Henderson, Kentucky, home of John James Audubon hosts the twelfth biennial Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit. John James Audubon lived and painted in Henderson from 1810 to 1819, it is here that he set the course toward painting every bird in North America. The purpose of the exhibit is to increase awareness for the preservation of wildlife and to recognize artists who derive inspiration and imagery from the wildlife and environment. The contributions listed below make-up the 2016 KY Wildlife Award: Anonymous $500 • Anonymous $500 • A.D. Sprague Award $250 • Lorna Littrell $200 (In Memory of Hubert Phillips) • Hazex Construction CO $150 • Sonnie Nolan $100 (In Memory of George E. Nolan, Jr. and Ronald D. Smith) • Simon’s Shoes $100 • Ron & Susie Moore $50 – KENTUCKY WILDLIFE AWARD $2000 – Calm Interrupted $600 Nell Dorsey Memorial Award presented by: Mitchell & Victoria Deep, John & Ann Hodge, Scott & Jennifer Keach, Dorsey & Glenn Ridley, and Dr. Kurt Wilson – NELL DORSEY AWARD $600 – Out of the Mist Sponsor: Friends of Wildlife $1500 2016 Awards & Linked Winners Ronald David Smith Memorial Award $1000 – Painted Bunting Henderson Breakfast Lions Club Award $1000 – Barren Land Beauty Precision Cooling Towers Award $1000 – Resilient Recluse Independence Bank Award $500 – Olympic Canopy Whittaker Gun Award $500 – Life is a Picnic Proof LCC Award $500 – Catching Dinner Chuck Stagg Memorial Award $500 – Inspiration for Basket Weavers Merritt Deitz Memorial Award $500 – Go Your Own Way John Richard Warren Award $500 – A Magical Encounter Ed D. McClellan Award $400 – Vortex Jule McClellan...