Young Artists Exhibition

The inaugural Young Artist Art exhibit is a juried exhibition of artwork, open to artists ages 8-17. Skill level and age will be taken into consideration by our Juror – split into Juniors (8-12 years of age) and Teens (13-17 years of age). This Young Artist Exhibit has been created to foster an appreciation for our young visual artists and their vision.

Cash Prizes
Awarded for First Place only
Junior (age 8-12)
Teen (age 13-17)

Entries must be original works of art completed after January 1, 2017.
Artists must be 8-17 years of age and reside within 200 miles of Louisville, KY.
Artwork must not exceed three feet in any dimension and 50 pounds in weight.
Reproductions, artwork created for class and jewelry are not eligible.

Each artist may submit up to three (3) works. A digital file of each must be uploaded with application.
Artwork should not be photographed through glass.
Do not include artist’s name on the work.
Each digital file must include the artist’s name and title of work.
Complete the entry form online at Artist’s name, title of piece, medium, year completed and dimensions/weight must be included. Entry forms must be submitted by Wednesday, July 25, 2018.
A $10 entry fee for one piece and $5 for each additional piece must accompany the entry form and digital file(s). Payments are non-refundable.

Contact Frank Goodloe, Performance and Visual Arts Director at 502-238-2760 or

Accepted artwork must be available for the duration of the exhibition.
Work other than that chosen by the juror will not be exhibited.
Artists may not submit artwork that has been previously exhibited or entered for jurying in other Patio Gallery Exhibitions.
Digital files become property of The J, who retains the right to reproduce and distribute images to media.
The J reserves the right to photograph accepted works for publicity, documentation and educational purposes.
All accepted works must be suitably framed and wired for hanging. NO clip frames or sawtooth hangers.
Artwork will be insured by The J during exhibit at 70% of the sales price.
The J will retain 35% commission on all sales.

The artist is responsible for delivery of artwork to and pick up from exhibition.
All artwork must be delivered to The J Patio Gallery in person on Wednesday, August 20, 2018 between
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
No shipped or mailed pieces will be accepted.
Artwork must be picked up on Thursday, November 1, 2018 between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Opening Reception at The J Patio Gallery
All exhibiting artists and their guests are invited to an Opening Reception on Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. in The J Patio Gallery. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m.