Application for Mellwood Art Center Spring Art Show Submit your app

This is the 2nd year for the Mellwood Spring art show, the intent for this show is to make it accessible to all age artists. Here at Mellwood we are trying to keep costs down for the artist so emerging artists have opportunity to participate. 

Mellwood Art Center Location: 1860 Mellwood ave Louisville KY, 40206 

Fee -Jury Fee: $20.00 none refundable - Booth fee: $175.00 for both days 

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show. Show Dates- February 24th and 25th 2018

Application deadline- January 27th 2018 

Booth Info- 10x10 booth is the only size available at this show. The dividers will be provided for you so there is no need to bring any kind of tent(Back panel will be 8 feet high and both side panels will be 8 feet high). Booth number will be given to the artist upon check in and they will be directed to their number. 

Check- in must be by individual artist, exceptions can be made with reasonable explanation, with assurance that the Artist will be on site during the hours of the show. A photo ID (drivers license or other) and vehicle license number will be required to check in. At check in your booth number will be assigned to you. 


Setup time starts on Friday the 23rd of February at 10am-5pm, door to the event will be locked over night starting at 5:30pm.

Saturday February 24th, show opens at 10am and will run until 6pm. Sunday February 25th show opens at 11am and runs until 6pm, Breakdown will start at 6:15 and all booths have to be cleared out by 8pm. 


Artist Amenities-

Water, a light breakfast, and coffee will be provided by Heine Brothers both mornings.  In addition there will be booth sitters available for artists.  


Jurors will be selecting high quality fine arts that will appeal to a diverse audience. Jurors will view 4 images plus one booth display. Your display image should reveal no names and have no people standing in it. If no booth image is available Artist may submit a group showing of artworks on display. Jurors will look for a high level of professionalism in such a group image. Jurying will be done by an independent panel consisting for 3 or more jurors. 


  • Drawing: Original compositions drawn by the artist’s hand in charcoal, pastel, pencil, ink, etc.
  • Painting: Original oil, acrylics, watercolor, Gouache etc. are in this category. Reproductions of all kinds will be prohibited. Painters wishing to sell any prints must submit a separate application in the Graphics/Printmaking category.
  • Photography: Original photographs by the artist. May include digital alteration or hand painting.
  • Mixed Media: Original work where the primary intent is the union of two or more media. (2D Mixed Media is wall mounted mixed media work - 3D Mixed Media is freestanding mixed media work).
  • Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials.
  • Fiber: Works created from fibers, including basketry, weaving, papermaking, leather, and fabric.
  • Fiber Wearable: Work where the primary intention is to be worn and where the primary material is fiber
  • Jewelry: All jewelry must be original designs made by the artist. Commercial findings are acceptable
  • Ceramics: Created from the imagination and by the hand of the artist from clay, porcelain, stoneware, and/or earthenware. Bisque from commercial molds is prohibited.
  • Sculpture: Three-dimensional works incorporating any material that are carved, modeled, constructed or cast
  • Wood: Functional and sculptural work where the primary material is wood. Original works must be hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.


Contact: If there are any questions or anything is unclear please phone Bridget Clark: 502-895-3650

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