Call Detail

2018 Bluegrass Biennial: A Kentucky Juried Exhibition
Jennifer Reis, Gallery Director
attn: Bluegrass Biennial 2018
108 Claypool-Young Art Bldg.
Morehead State University
Morehead KY 40351

Entry Deadline: 3/16/18
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6

Entry Fee (2018 Bluegrass Biennial: A Kentucky Juried Exhibition): $20.00

Eligibility and Fees:

Artists 18 and older currently residing in Kentucky are eligible to apply who work in any media.  The submission fee is $20.  Submissions are only accepted through  Artists currently employed full time at Morehead State University cannot exhibit in the Bluegrass Biennial. The juror will choose one work as Best in Show to receive a $500 award, and several works to receive Merit Awards in the amount of $100 each.

Deadline is Friday, March 16, 11:59 pm (EST) to submit.

Juror information:

Daniel Pfalzgraf is a curator and occasional artist who has been exhibiting work for nearly twenty years. He is currently the Curator for the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana. Pfalzgraf was also previously Director of The Green Building Gallery, Director of Media Services at B. Deemer Gallery, and an assistant preparator at the Speed Art Museum (all in Louisville, Kentucky) and Media Coordinator at the Lowe Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. He has also independently curated exhibitions under the name  Pfalzgraf’s art is represented by Swanson Contemporary in Louisville, KY.  He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Murray State University (1999) in sculpture and drawing, and is currently finishing a Master of Business Administration degree at Indiana University Southeast.


March 16 Submission Deadline

Early April Exhibition Jurying

Mid April Artist Notification

May 17-18 Artwork Delivery

June 4 Exhibition Opens

August 29 Exhibition Closes with Reception/Jurors Talk

September 4-7 Return Shipment/Pickup of Artwork (or immediately after the closing reception)

Submission information:

Artists will submit with quality images approximately 300 dpi at 4 x 6 inches through their portfolio.  Image file names should include artists last name and a short version of the title, plus an indication of being a full or detail image (for example: Reis_Flower_Full.jpg or Reis_Flower_Detail.jpg).  Images must accurately reflect artwork to be submitted/exhibited or risk being excluded from the exhibition.

Artworks will be juried only from images submitted through; no original artworks will judged, nor will emailed or mailed submissions be accepted.

Artists should be prepared to have an artist statement and bio to submit at time of submission and/or acceptance of work. 

All media is accepted for the Bluegrass Biennial, including new media and installation. All 2D work must arrive in the gallery ready to hang, with either a wire, cleat or other professional hanging mechanism.  Work with unframed glass or other materials that will potential harm gallery staff cannot be accepted.  3D work must be self-supporting and stable in composition.  Nontraditional and/or installation work (including work hung from the ceiling) will necessitate the artists involvement with installing the art.  Any work deemed a liability to the gallery, the staff or the audience may not be exhibited.  Artwork accepted in the exhibition must stay in the gallery for the run of the exhibition.  Work should not exceed 8 x 8 or 100 lbs weight, and must be able to pass through a standard-sized door. 


All artwork will be insured based on the value stated by the artist (no greated than $10,000 per work) from May 17 - September 7, during the installation and exhibition of artwork, as noted above.

Art Sales:

The gallery collects 20 percent commission on works sold while on exhibit. The price list can include works for sale, not for sale (NFS), or price on request (POR), per artists request.

Shipping information:

Upon notification of acceptance, works can be shipped during the time scheduled through common carrier or by artist delivery.  Artists are responsible for all shipping costs to and from gallery.  Return shipments MUST include a pre-paid shipping label ready to used by the gallery director at a shipping center (FedEx/UPS account numbers and/or shipping order forms cannot be used).  Works that remain in the Claypool-Young Art Building longer than 60 days become property of Morehead State University.

Notification of acceptance:

Artists will receive notification in mid April through AND directly from the gallery director. Results and/or exhibition information provided to artists by the gallery director should be considered the most accurate and current as the platform can erroneously send rejection notifications for "detail" images.