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KSP - Wildlife Exhibit w/1 PIC

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By Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

Free National Wildlife Art Exhibit opening Oct. 3

Showcasing some of the nation’s finest works of wildlife art, the 13th biennial Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit officially opens Oct. 3 and runs through Nov. 29 at the Preston Arts Center.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The Ohio Valley Art League and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources featured an exclusive presentation by nationally-recognized juror Kathy Kelsey Foley Sept. 23, who discussed the defining qualities of select pieces chosen for the exhibit.

Foley serves as director of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. The museum, known for its Birds in Art exhibit, won the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Services.

Foley’s background includes an undergraduate degree in art history from Vassar College and a master’s degree in art history from The John Hopkins University. In 2014, she was inducted as a Fellow by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters.

Select pieces on display at the exhibit will be available for purchase.

A separate reception and awards presentation for the National Wildlife Art Exhibit will be held Oct. 20, 5-7 p.m., and is also free and open to the public at the Preston Arts Center.

To view artwork from past exhibits online, visit ohiovalleyart.org.

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“Gone Fishin” acrylic painting by Kathleen Cencula | Courtesy of Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

The 13th biennial Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit officially opens Oct. 3 and runs through Nov. 29 at the Preston Arts Center.