Exhibitions and Events

2017  January: Development

Join us this year as a Patron of the Arts. Programming for your community is made possible by becoming a member, donor, or programming sponsor.

2017  February-March: Cultural Heritage Contemporary Culture

Past / Present / Future of the Scott County Arts & Cultural Center

February 4, 2017
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“Past, Present, Future”

Preservation, Restoration, Renovation —
Why archive what happened?
Why present it today?
What value is in heritage
… when the future is a moment away?

The Scott County Arts Consortium welcomes you to the Jailer’s House Gallery to look back, look around, and look forward to change. Learn the lessons of the past, save the best, and transform the rest.

February 5, 2017
1p.m. to 6 p.m.
“Welcome Home”

The Jailer’s House will open its doors to Sunday drivers seeking something new in an old home. The Scott County Arts Consortium welcomes you to the Jailer’s House Gallery to look back, look around, and look forward to change.

Sunday, March 12, 2017
4:00 p.m.

An open mic event in honor of Women’s History Month.
Please join us in the Jailer’s House Gallery for an afternoon of reading and refreshments.  All are welcome!  Plan to read your own work or bring an excerpt of your favorite writing to share.

In honor of Women’s History Month, this Wordsongs event encourages the sharing of workmen’s voices and stories.  In this polarizing political climate, we especially want to extend an invitation to voices and subjects that are often marginalized and misunderstood.  This is a safe space. All voices are welcome.

Saturday, March 18 , 2017
10 to 6 p.m.
Patchworks  “Past, Present, Future”

National Quilt day at the Jailer’s House Gallery features the original quilt ART work of Ruth Ann Willis, Doris Emenegger, Georgia Mifflin, Stephen Smith, Barbara Strippelhoff, Liz Cox, Norma Fitch, Edith Linn Clifton,  Judy Apple, Loretta McIntyre, Henry McFadden, Maxine Friedly, Cathy Barbee, and Vickie Martin Mullins.  Set together by Marjorie Lucas, quilted by Catherine Martin.

A creative patchwork of archives from the Georgetown News-Graphic celebrates 20 years of Preservation, Restoration, Renovation by the Scott County Arts Consortium.  Look back, look around, and look forward to change.


2017  April-August: Community Culture

Digital Vision / BIKES bikes bikes / Floral Fusion / Framed Artists

Saturday,  April 1 , 2017
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday,  April 2, 2017
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
“Digital Vision 2017”   The creative works of  Guilherme Silva are framed and hung in the Jailer’s House Gallery April 1 through May 13, 2017.  The Jailer’s House Gallery is open Saturdays 11-1 and by arrangement 502-570-8366

Friday, April 21, 2017
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
“Digital Vision 2017: Emerging Artists Competition”
CDigitalVision2017-EmeeAdams-3328WEBome vote for your favorite entries by Elkhorn Crossing Media Arts students in this annual competition.  This year’s winner will have their creative computer work become one of 22 City of Georgetown Stormwater Street Art Murals for “The Path of Water Trail”  installed on South Broadway.


Friday, May 12, 2017
7 p.m.
“An Evening with the Artist”   
ARTISTS-GuiSilva_3291WEBG. A. Silva will share his passion for artistic expression and some of the techniques he uses to create his colorful digital drawings and fine art photography. Says the artist: “Art is for all of us. It’s about expression. It’s about exploring the intersection between skills and creativity. It’s about giving a visual voice to our individual and collective views of the world. Most of all, it gives us a medium for endless cooperation and sharing.”

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Saturday, May 20, 2017
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
“A GARDEN DAY in the PARKing Lot !” of the Heritage Garden behind the Georgetown & Scott County Museum off of North Mulberry Street.   This City of Georgetown Parking lot location is now a nationally certified Monarch Way-station.  The Girls will be planting a new butterfly wing and there will be plants to share with the public and other volunteer gardens.

If anyone has native Kentucky plants to share (from woodland wildflowers to field plants)  please ask them to bring a donation for  the “Bluegrass Wild Garden” under the murals of prehistoric Kentucky mammals.

We will be bringing transplants of Black-eyed Susan, three colors of Yarrow, Pink Primrose, Dwarf Coreopsis, and hopefully, little baby hostas volunteering from last year’s seeds.  We will also be sharing info on new annual seed nursery beds for sharing accent plants later in June.

The goal of the Georgetown Cultural District Historic Gardens Steering Committee event  “A GARDEN DAY int he PARK” is to increase public awareness of the historic gardens in Georgetown, and to increase volunteer connections to help these gardens grow.   If you are interested in joining the “short sweet simple” action oriented committee, you can!  Call 502-570-8366 and leave a message.

Please share the “YES YOU CAN” concept with others seeking gardens to help with and invite them to come to the Heritage Garden on North Mulberry Saturday, May 20 to find a garden they can help develop.

May 20, 2017 through July 4, 2017
“The Path of Water”  City of Georgetown Stormwater Art Show

Jailer’s House Gallery is open the first weekend of each month, Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m.,  every Saturday 11-1 and by arrangement 502-570-8366.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017
BIKES bikes bikes on Parade !

Win a BIKE ! sponsored by the Bluegrass Cycking Club and Ed Davis Community, Free Bike Helmets & Learn Bicyle Safety, then decorate your bike for the 4th of July Parade!  Come decorate your bike at two free workshops, or at home and then cycle in the 4th of July parade… (more info on 4th of July Parade participation T.B.A.).

Sponsors: Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, Wedco District Health Department, Bluegrass Cycling Club, Georgetown Police Department, Scott County Arts Consortium, Ed Davis Community, Georgetown-Scott County Parks & Recreation.

10  a.m. to 12 p.m.
WEDCO District Health Department bike decorating
300 East Washington, Georgetown

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Ed Davis Learning Center bike decorating
151 Ed Davis Lane, Georgetown


Tuesday, July 4, 2017
4th of July Post Parade Party
11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

American Legion Post 24 will provide the Hot Dogs !

American Pie AFTER the competition between the Georgetown Fire Department vs. Georgetown Police Department !

Featured Tie Dye arts by Quest Farm Connect,
Popcorn courtesy of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth,

Event promotion support thanks goes to Georgetown/Scott County Tourism Commission.

Colomon Elridge iii, George Lusby, Dwaine Green, Tom Prather

Colomon Elridge iii, George Lusby, Dwaine Green, Tom Prather judge teh best American Pie 2016 – criteria “What do you like?”


2017  July-December: Cultural Harvest


Scott County Artists exhibit including James Barber, Maria Castro, Erin Ford, Janice Gray, Jawanna Herd, Brenda Martin, Joan McCarthy, Peggy Roberson, Molly Raye Sigmon, Lemuel Waite, Janet Williams

Brown Bag Artists

Lemuel Waite invites you to bring your lunch and your art to share creative ideas and inspiration:

Saturday 11:30 – 12:30

Brown Bag Artists #1, August 19
Brown Bag Artists #2, September 16
Brown Bag Artists #3, October 14
Brown Bag Artists #4, November 11  11:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Art Journaling

Ribbons & Bows Holiday Market

Shop Local Shop ART during the holiday gift-giving season!  Local artists’ affordable artwork await discovery for special gifts your family and friends will treasure.  Discover the treasures  inside the Jailer’s House Gallery

Saturday, November 25,   11 a.m. to  5 p.m.
Sunday, November 26, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 2,   11 a.m. to  6 p.m.
Sunday, December 3, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 9,   11 a.m. to  6 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tour of Historic Homes

Sunday, December 10,  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Pick up tickets any weekend, or stop by the  Arts & Cultural Welcome Center in the Jailer’s House Gallery first to get your tickets and map to this year’s tour of historic homes – a fundraiser to support the historic preservation of the Old Scott County Jail and Jailer’s House.

….back to the Past:

Exhibitions and Events 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011….

2016 January: Development

Join us this year as a Patron of the Arts. Programming for your community is made possible by becoming a member, donor, or programming sponsor.

2016 February-May: Cultural Heritage / Contemporary Culture

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February 14 – April 2  “Contemporary Expressions” exhibition and fine art sale featuring local and regional artists Aiesha Skinner, Daniel Bell, James Barber, Joyce Johnson, Patrick Mitchell, Sharrif Skinner, and Quinton Parks.

February 14   Sunday 2:30-4:30 p.m.   Open House reception to welcome artists and give you opportunity to meet, visit and consider purchasing a fine gift for AtLee-AAGGKY-GRIMES7146Wvalentine giving (even for yourself!).  Support the ARTs.  Shop local Shop ART.

February 20   Saturday 1-3 p.m.   Open House reception to welcome “Words to Live By” writer Le Datta Denise Grimes as the featured artist for Saturday’s “Afternoon with the Author”.  A meeting of the African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky invites visitors to join in discussions.  Ms. Grimes is an award-winning newspaper journalist whose work has also appeared in national magazines such as People and Newsweek.  She is a PhD candidate at the University of Kentucky where she studies early twentieth century African American communities.  Ms. Grimes researches a body of schools known as Rosenwald Schools, schools built both for and by southern blacks from 1912-1932.  Her work centers on black activism in education or the work southern blacks did on their own behalf in regard to education in the Jim Crow South. She also studies interracial cooperation in education, and her work holds implications for understanding strategies to improve education for the least-served among us.

March 7   Monday   5:30-6:30 p.m.  reception  6:30 – 8:30 p.m. presentation “Wordsongs” a patchwork of words on display and an evening of spoken words.   A casual reception 5:30-6:30 will be followed by presentations 6:30 to 8:30 p.m..  The public is invited to submit their prose and poetry for the paper patchwook quilt by February 28, and sign-up to participate in an evening of sharing.  Call 502-570-8366 for information on how to participate – please leave a message with phone contact.
AtLee-Wordsongs_Herd-WEBIn honor of George Ella Lyon’s poem, “Where I’m From,” the Scott County Arts Consortium is participating in the  “Where I’m From”:  A Poetry of Place  initiative of the Kentucky Arts Council by hosting an evening of WordSongs — an evening to share our community’s original  “Where I’m From”  poems on Monday, March 7 at 6 pm. 

We encourage you to write your own  “Where I’m From”  poem and bring it along to read out loud–or simply attend the event as a listener. We will hear one another’s stories and encourage the voices of our local community. Those who want to join us for refreshments before the readings can gather at 5:30 pm.

From the Kentucky Arts Council website:

“Create a memory poem to share with your family, friends, community and the state.

Kentucky’s “Where I’m From”: A Poetry of Place explores the Commonwealth through memory poems written by those of us who live here. Don’t panic—a memory poem isn’t as difficult as you may think. A “Where I’m From” memory poem is simply a list of what’s important to you.

Kentucky Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon wrote “Where I’m From” as a list of people, places and things that were important to her during her childhood. The popular poem is used all over the world as a template for others to write their own memories. Schools, businesses and gatherings of all kinds have found that creating and sharing “Where I’m From” poems is a great way for people to become acquainted.”

George Ella Lyon Original Poem

Download a template:   Where Are You From?

For information on participating in the evening call the SCAC at 502-570-8366

April 15 – June 4  Digital Vision 2016 Emerging Artists 

Digital mixed media

“Sojourn” Digital mixed media by Bruce Frank

Youth Arts & Education Emerging Artists any age K1-12 going to pubic or private school in Scott County may enter up to 3 digital media creations formatted to 8.5″ x 11″.   Deadline for digital and printed entries is 6:00 pm. Saturday, April 9.

Friday, April 15, 6:30 p.m.

Entries will be judged both by professional artists and by you and the youth participating in this open competition.

BIKES 2016:   Adopt a recycled bike during “A GARDEN DAY in the PARK” April 16, or decorate your re-purposed bike for a street side exhibits downtown Georgetown to welcome the Bluegrass Cycling Club’s Horsey 100 visitors from out-of-town and our own home-town during Memorial Day weekend.

2016 June-August: Community Culture

4th of July Post Parade Party:  11:45 – 1 p.m.  American Legion hosts FREE hot dogs for a new post-parade tradition, followed by the BEST American Pie contest.


BIKE Brigade Parade:  ***ALL AGES *** Decorate your bicycle at home or at a FREE workshop – then join the parade on the 4th of July !

The Scott County Arts Consortium Youth Arts & Education program is offering FREE decorations workshops and supplies for your bicycle.
WHERE:  the Scott County Library
WHEN:   June 29,  10 a.m. to noon   AND  July 1, 1  to 3 p.m.


WHERE:  Georgetown College parking lot across from the Student Center
WHEN:    July 4, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Parade line-up begins at 10:30 a.m.

BRING YOUR BIKES decorated or in need of decorations…. Meet in the Georgetown College parking lot across from the Student Center at 10:00 for free decorations for your bicycle and then join in the bike brigade down Main Street starting at 11 a.m. ! ! !

4thofJULY_HOTdogsICEcream-8274WEBAFTER the 4th of July Parade, come to the POST PARADE PARTY at the Scott County Arts & Cultural Center on North Water Street with a welcome by the American Legion Post 24 providing free hot dogs, Quest Farm Connect Artists Tie Dye t-shirts and crafts, and the American Pie Contest between the Scott County Library and Georgetown Fire Department.  The Scott County Historical Society will introduce the community to the Year of the Log Cabins project promoting the restoration of Royal Spring Park’s historic cabins, and the Georgetown Police Bicycle Unity will be there on their bikes to share safety tips.

Brenda Martin joins Floral Fusion designers Joan McCarthy and Rolanda Cummins in front of FRAMED artists, Bernice Wood and Jack Cochran's work on display in the Red Gallery of the Jailer's House Gallery at the Scott County Arts & Cultural Welcome Center.

Brenda Martin joins Floral Fusion designers Joan McCarthy and Rolanda Cummins in front of FRAMED artists, Bernice Wood and Jack Cochran’s work on display in the Red Gallery of the Jailer’s House Gallery at the Scott County Arts & Cultural Welcome Center.

July-August   “FRAMED for artists with artists by artists”  features member artists Brenda Martin, Joan McCarthy in the North Gallery, Nancy Holloway, Jack Cochran, Jawanna Herd,  Wyman Rice, Sowmya Vijaraghavan, Elizabeth Sands Wise, and Bernice Wood, in the Red Gallery, and introduces Nancy Royden in the Strippelhoff Gallery. This Summer’s artists will be fused during the annual “Floral Fusion – art in nature” reception July 29.   

2016 September-December: Cultural Harvest

American Academy of Equine Art Fall Open Juried Exhibition and Sale September 17 through October 31
Equine artists from across America compete for placement in this exhibit.  Visitors will be delighted and awed by the quality and diversity of artistic representation and expression showing the of the horse using media from graphite to bronze. The Jailer’s House Gallery hours will be Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with private tours by arrangement 502-863-3068 / 502-863-3068.
"Exercise Rider, Keeneland", Oil, 14.5x19 by Joanne Mehl

“Exercise Rider, Keeneland”, Oil, 14.5×19 by Joanne Mehl

October 22, 2016 Youth Arts & Education:   Scott County Girl Scouts Outdoor Art Badge projects begin at the Scott County Native Plant Arboretum on Georgetown College to explore Kentucky trees and outdoor photography.  Hockensmith’s Fine Art Gallery hosts a discovery of wide angle and close-up photography, and the Jailer’s House Gallery welcomes arts instructors Mary Napier and Angie Kilby to lead art projects with objects found in nature.

2016 November-December: Cultural Harvest

“Ribbons & Bows Treasure Hunt”

Saturday,  November 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jailer’s House Gallery welcomes you to a Ribbons & Bows Treasure Hunt.  Discover the gems inside the gallery and win a free holiday gift from the Treasure chest.
Friday, December 2, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  “Welcome Home”
You are invited to “Home for the Holidays”  celebration at the Jailer’s House.  The 1870’s residence was the Jailer’s family home from 1892 to 1990.  Reopened in 2006 as a home for the arts, Phase 1 of the Scott County Arts & Cultural Welcome Center, visitors have enjoyed the best of the Bluegrass right here in Scott County.  Residents of all ages participate in programs and share ideas showcasing their creative minds. Come home for the holidays as we look forward to Phase 2, transforming and re-opening the Old Scott County Jail.
IMG_9097Framed Artists’ Hung for the Holidays Featuring local artists, a sneak peek into the Jail by Amy Sammons Clark, Butch and Linda Glass returning home from Cuba, Equine and Fine Art Sculptor/Painter Shelley Hunter, sculptural ceramic artist Anne Leader, Barbara Strippelhoff resurfacing as the artist she is, Georgetown College professor Guilherme Silva black & white visions, and Lemuel Waite, Free Art Friday-Georgetown artist’s poetry in vision “Framed” are hung in the Jailer’s House for a warm Holiday Homecoming.  Scott County Arts & Cultural Welcome Center, 117 North Water Street, Georgetown. 502-570-8366

Saturday, December 3,  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Saturday Stocking Stuffer
Sunday, December 4,   1 p.m. to 6 p.m.  
Sunday Stocking Stuffer

“Home for the Holidays” celebration welcomes you to the Jailer’s House stocking stuffer hunt through the Jailer’s House Gallery. Ribbons & Bows Treasure Hunt opens the Jailer’s Home welcoming you to an afternoon exploring the past, present, and future.  Fun for the family, gems are hidden in the gallery waiting to be discovered.  Find all the gems to win a free gift from the treasure chest.   Scott County Arts & Cultural Welcome Center, 117 North Water Street, Georgetown. 502-570-8366Sowmya's Hand embellished ornaments

Sowmya’s Hand embellished ornaments



2015 January: Development

Join us this year as a Patron of the Arts. Programming for your community is made possible by becoming a member, donor, or programming sponsor.

February 2015:   Cultural Heritage

Exhibitions celebrate community growth as individuals explore the past sharing images of personal history, and share their present with expressions of thought through contemporary art

February 1 – March 28:   “Underground Railroad Quilts”  Elhorn Creek Guild presents an educational exhibition displaying one of their annual themed projects. Tuesday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the gallery will hosted by members of the Elkhorn Creek Quilt Guild

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Bear Paw by Penny Gift, Jacob’s Ladder by Yuki Cooper, Underground Railroad Sampler by Earlene Arnett

February 1 – 28  “Scott County African Americans: A Timeless History” 

Thursdays 10 to 1 p.m. the gallery will be hosted by Shirl Marks, native of Stamping Ground will be available to speak about the Stonetown Haven restoration and history of Scott County African Americans traveling from Scott County, Kentucky to establish the town of Nicodemus, Kansas in the 1870’s. Members of the First Baptist Church, (our contemporary Georgetown Cultural District neighbor Actors Playhouse of Georgetown at 209 West Jefferson) migrated with other church groups to create a bond between generations of Scott County families.


February 1 – 28  Fine Art Exhibition and Sale Quinton Parks,  Daniel Bell,  James A. Barber

February 26   “An Evening with the Artists”  7-9 p.m.  Open house reception welcomes the public to visit the exhibitions and meet the artists

Quinton Parks,  Daniel Bell,  James A. Barber


March  Scott County Cultural Heritage Exhibitions celebrate contemporary culture as individuals explore the past, and share their present with expressions of thought through contemporary art
March 6 – April 5  
“Weavings”  Women’s’ words and images intertwine during a month of introspection and exhibition featuring an “Inexplicable Obsession” installation by Annie Brady

You are invited to join in the adventure of exploration and introspection…

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1:30 to 3 p.m. Opening Reception  “Inexplicable Obsession” by Annie Brady

Monday,  March 9
6p.m. to 7 p.m.  “Pot Luck”  Share a pot-luck dinner before an evening of words, poetry, prose, stories and songs

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  “Word Songs” Women’s Weaving: intertwining words and images of mind, heart, soul celebrating cultural heritage  during Women’s Month

“Underground Railroad Quilts”  exhibition presented by the Elkhorn Creek Quilt Guild on display in the West Gallery

“Barn Quilt Banners” by the Stamping Ground Buffalo Gals

April 17 – May 25:   Contemporary Culture

“Digital Vision: Computers as Media 2015”

Professional artists’ exhibition jury the top 10 “Emerging Artists Age Under 25 ” open competition, complimented by a new “Digital Painting” invitational progressive exhibition welcoming local photographers and artists inspired by the exhibit to print their own 8.x x 11″ or smaller images to add, unframed/un-matted, to the Digital Gallery.  This is an ongoing, growing collection which will be celebrated during the closing reception “Afternoon with the Artists” May 22, 12- 2 p.m..

April 17,  7-9 p.m. Opening Reception welcomes artists Philis Alvic, Bruce Robert Frank, Philip High, Michael Levin, Stephen A. Moore, Mary Rezney, Jeff Rogers

April 25 ,  10 a.m.- 2 p.m.:  “A GARDEN DAY in the PARK”   

Join us at the Scott County Arts & Cultural Welcome Center and Georgetown & Scott County Museum April 25 between 10-2 to enjoy the second  “A GARDEN DAY in the PARK” event promoting the Historic Gardens of Georgetown. This event is a partnership between the Scott County Arts Consortium, Georgetown Main Street, and the Scott County Cooperative Extension Office for their annual Master Gardener Expo..  Activities include Girl Scouts projects, demonstrations, workshops, local horticulture businesses, and representatives of the Scott County Native Plant Arboretum, Royal Spring Pioneer Garden, Ward Hall Estate Gardens, Old County Jail Victorian Garden, Yuko-En on the Elkhorn, and the Heritage Butterfly Garden being installed this coming year behind the Georgetown & Scott County Museum.  There will be plant and seed exchanges for available for visitors to the event.

May 22, 12-2 p.m. “Afternoon with the Artists” welcomes you to a gallery walk an talk with artists Philis Alvic, Bruce Robert Frank, Philip High, Michael Levin, Stephen A. Moore, Mary Rezney, Jeff Rogers.
May 22 – July 4:   “BIKES” welcomes everyone to share an image in this open exhibition of photos, art, and decorated bikes downtown as a friendly “hello” to Bluegrass Cycle Club’s Horsey 100 visitors to Georgetown and Scott County
July 4, 11:45 p.m. :   “4th of July Post Parade Party” back by popular demand featuring FREE hotdogs, HOT cars, Tie Dye and All-American Pie Contest following the annual parade through historic downtown Georgetown

June-August:  Community Culture

June 27 – July 25FF 2015 Annie BradyLOGO-WEB:   “Floral Fusion Art in Nature 2015”

July 12, 12-4 p.m.: FF-2015_Fusion_5406WEB  “Floral Fusion – Art in Nature 2015” 
The Floral “FUSION” fundraiser displays creations of floral designers who present their floral interpretations of artwork, fusing ceramics and sculpture with paintings, prints and fibre art. This fundraiser welcomes the public to participate by choosing “Peoples’ Choice Best of Show” of their favorite art, floral design, and “FUSION” to be announced at 3 p.m..  Admission is $5 to view “Floral FUSION”.
July 12, 3 p.m.:  “Rain Barrel Auction”  Come choose your favorite rain barrel painted by local artists and donated to the SCAC fundraiser, place a bid, and if you win – enjoy your own functional artwork at home!
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August 2015:  FRAMED for artists with artists by artists



Artists of any age and any ability who live or work in Scott County or are members of the Scott County Arts Consortium, may participate in this progressive community event.

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Visit the Gallery installation of over 50 exceptional works of art – paintings, sculpture, drawings in all media juried in as a prerequisite for achieving membership to the American Academy of Equine Art featuring selected works celebrating the horse created by distinguished artists from across the continent, and the world.  

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Open 10-4 .m. Saturday and Sunday Oct 31 & Nov 1, and by arrangement through November 2, 2015

November 21-December 19:   “Gallery & Gifts Holiday Market 2015”

 This year “Ribbons & Bows Treasure Hunt” will be held on November 21 and December 5,  welcoming you to the search for the “gems” in Scott County 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..    The Arts & Cultural Center features quality affordable art created by local and regional artists for special gift-giving during the holiday season every Saturdays 12 to 4 p.m. and by arrangement through December 19.  Enjoy the beautiful gallery surroundings during your own holiday event – host a party or luncheon here for friends and family this holiday season! 

November 21,  10-4 .m.:    Artist’s Trunk Show and Sale featuring affordable gifts created by regional artists, artisans, and authors.
December 5, 12, 19,  12 – 4 p.m.:  Ribbons & Bows Treasure Hunt featuring fine art gifts for special gift giving. Come seek the clues to open the treasure chest for your choice of free gift!
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IMG_9097December 6, 1-5 p.m.:   Tour of Historic Homes  A tradition since 2001 the afternoon features homes of architectural and historical distinction.  This annual fundraiser supports historic preservation, restoration and renovation projects of the Scott County Arts & Cultural Center’s 1870 Jailer’s Home and 1892 Old Scott County Jail.  The homes’ histories began before the year 1900, but in history the heritage of this tour begins in 2001 when the Scott County Art Consortium, Inc. (SCAC) held it’s first fundraising event focused on introducing residents and visitors to historic architecture in downtown Georgetown and Scott County.  Since October 10, 1997, the SCAC began its mission to save the Old Scott County Jail, built in 1892 and the Jailer’s home – a residence built circa 1870, a new beginning as the Scott County Arts & Cultural Welcome Center.117 North Water St WEB
The Present: Restoration

This year, one year short of the 1oth anniversary of the re-opening of the Jailer’s Home, we welcome you to explore the past by discovering 5 gems of architectural history – right here in historic downtown Georgetown, all within walking distance.

Tour of Historic Homes December 6, 1-5 p.m. – a walking tour of five homes for those who enjoy crisp Winter strolls are located on either side of South Broadway off of the south corner of Garth Elementary School –  Clayton Avenue to the East and Highland Court to the West.

Begin at the Scott County Arts & Cultural Welcome Center for tickets and a map, or start at any of the homes beginning at 1 p.m. the day of the tour.   Featuring the Old Scott County Jailer’s home and five private residences, tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance when visiting historic downtown Georgetown at Gretchen’s Heirlooms & Stained Glass, or the Georgetown Antique Mall, both located on West Main Street.

604 South Broadway
514 Estill Court
105 Highland Avenue
109 Highland Avenue
116 Highland Avenue

…. Back to the PAST Exhibitions and Events 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011…


February 7 – March 22, 2014:  Digital Vision

Digital Vision: Computers as Media 2014  welcomes you to explore the possibilities of mind and media presented by professional artists who also serve as jurors for the Emerging Artists Age 25 and Under open juried competition for exhibition.  Please greet artists Dobree Adams, Phil Bloomfield, Bruce Robert Frank, John Stephen Hockensmith, Darrell Kincer, Michael Levin, Fred Reaves, Mary Rezny, Jeff Rogers who handle digital tools as well as  traditional ones.  

February 28, 7-9 p.m. Opening Reception  welcomes you to share an evening of enjoyment with the artists and your friends. 

March 22, 2-4 p.m. Afternoon with the Artists welcomes you to meet the artists and ask your questions during this casual, informative and inspirational afternoon of show and tell.





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April 11 – May 26, 2014:   Scenes of Scott County

“I lived there.”  said Jamie Hoffman.  The Scott County resident and farmer recognized the gate off of Muddy Ford Road. “I have been through that gate hundreds of times…”  “Misty Morning on Muddy Ford Road” was taken by the late Jayanthy Venguswamy, photographer and friend to many.  More of Jay’s photos will be displayed as banners on Georgetown Main Street later this month as a fundraiser for the Scott County Arts & Cultural Center.

Joining the celebration of Jay’s life with scenes of Scott County at the arts center April and May are local artists, authors, and artisans Janis AtLee, Annie Brady, Pam Clegg, Floyd Dever, Brenda Fogle, Diana Link Forn, Mason “Butch” Glass, Janice Gray, Carmen Heymans-Poorman, Donna Hoffman, Grace Kidwell, Joan McCarthy, Melissa McQueen, Evy Okerstrom, Lyndsay Whitaker-Prewitt, Marshall F. Smith, Regeana Thompson, and Sowmya Vijayaraghavan.

“Scenes of Scott County” opens Friday, April 11 at the Scott County Arts & Cultural Welcome Center, 117 North Water Street with a reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and will be open to the public through Memorial Day, May 26.  Special groupings of “Red Gates”, “BIKES” will be at the arts center, and the “Historic GEMS” will be on display at the Georgetown & Scott County Museum.  The Arts & Cultural Center Gallery is open Thursday 12-4 p.m., Friday & Saturdays, and Memorial Day 10 to 6 p.m., and by arrangement for private tours by calling 502-570-8366.  Facebook group: Georgetown/Scott County Arts and Cultural Center.

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Photo “Misty Morning on Muddy Ford Road”  by Jayanthy Venguswamy

June 6 – July 12, 2014:   “Floral Fusion: art in nature”

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The eighth annual fun fundraiser for the Scott County Arts & Cultural Center challenges  floral design enthusiasts to create   arrangements using flowers and natural materials inspired by 2-D (2 dimensional – paintings, prints, photos, fiber art, collage, etc.) hanging on gallery walls, with 3-D (3 dimensional – ceramics, sculpture ) art offered for selection by local and regional artists.    This year participants include: Dobree Adams, Janis AtLee,  Roger Bain, Kristin Bearden, Annie Brady, Broadway Clay, Jack Cochran, Kathy Conroy, Sharon Flynt,  Brenda Fogle, Bruce Frank, Linda Glass, Debbie Graviss, Janice Gray, Seth Green, Nancy Holloway, Mike Key, Anne Leader,  Joan McCarthy, Evy Okerstrom, Anna Marie Pavlik, Grace Perreiah, Larry Prather, Molly Raye Sigmon, Barbara Strippelhoff, Sowmya Viji, Janet Williams, Bernice Wood, Kathy S. Wood, Meliza Zimmerman.  

First selections of art that inspires design begins Friday June 6, 5-7 p.m. at the welcome reception open to the public.  If you would like to “FUSE” 2-D and 3-D art with a flower arrangement, you are welcome to join in!  Clip boards are available to visitors throughout the month to select your favorite for  the Floral FUSION  Gayla Celebration July 11, 5-8 p.m.

The gallery is open by arrangement Sunday-Wednesday, Thursday 12-4 p.m., Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Call for more information or to arrange a tour:  502-570-8366.

August 1-30, 2014:   FRAMED: for artists with artists by artists


Artists’ ideas are put on public display in the Old Scott County Jail complex Jailer’s House Galleries during the month of August.

Open House Artists’ Reception
Saturday, August  23, 6-8 p.m.

Each individual has the key to thought and expression… holding the power to lock their minds up or unlock their potential.

UNLOCKED:    Ed Boden     Annie Brady     Mary-Alice Claussen     Jawanna Herd     H. Milton Patton    Anna Marie Pavlik    Molly Raye Sigmon

JawannaHerd_WEB1199The Scott County Arts & Cultural Center Gallery is open
Sunday-Wednesday by arrangement,
Thursday noon- 4 p.m.,  Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m..
P.O. Box 1126 /117 North Water Street, Georgetown, KY 40324





“Word Songs: an evening of words, poetry, prose, stories and songs”


Monday,  July 28  6:30 p.m.  Pot luck at 5:30 p.m to start
an evening sharing words….  join this  opportunity for folks
to bring passages of your own words and music to share.
There is more to art than paint.  Each day what you say shapes your environment and the people around you.
Share your thoughts and words by signing up to present during the next “Word Songs” event at the Arts Center.
Call 502-570-8366 to pre-register if you wish to present your own words!


September 13-October 25, 2014:  American Academy of Equine Art Fall Open Juried Exhibition and Sale

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Featured artwork by Amy Larson



Saturday, September 27  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join in on the fun of an old fashioned


on the grounds of the Old Scott County Jail.

Artists and Members of the Scott County Arts Consortium
are donating art works, sketches, art supplies, prints,
carvings, ceramics and more for your own home decorating and use !

Come enjoy the hunt for something perfect for yourself or gift giving

    and then

Saturday, September 27
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. …


Historic Georgetown Main Street will host a
Festival of the Horse Parade entry for
children who want to enter in the
Friday October 3  Colt & Filly Parade !

for children ages 5- 10
held at the Scott County Arts & Cultural Center
Saturday afternoon 2-4 p.m.

ALL supplies provided. Call 502-570-8366 to register.


November 6 – December 20, 2014


Annual fundraiser for the Scott County Arts & Cultural Center features new exhibitors and local artists’ affordable art every Wednesday, Thursday, 12:00 – 4:00 PM; Friday, Saturday 10:00 – 6:00 PM, Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 PM and by arrangement call 502-570-8366.

Sowmya's Hand embellished ornaments

Sowmya’s Hand embellished ornaments


David Woods woodworks

David Woods woodworks


Jack Cockran's Oils

Jack Cockran’s Oils











Saturday, November 22
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.   

Artists’ Showcase Trunk Show and Sale featuring new artists never before seen in our gallery.
Unique original gift items for your holiday shopping. Treat your favorite loved ones to original art by our best local and regional artists. Fine art, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, silk and more. $5 Tickets to the TRUNK Show will open the door to new artists affordable art and special door prizes by area merchants.  Come discover these treasures for yourself!

Shop Small Town Shop Local Shop ART
Exceptional gifts MADE IN AMERICA with a chance to speak
with artists and representatives supporting your local cultural community!
$5 Tickets to TRUNK TREASURES Show and Sale fundraiser
gets you in the door greeted with a friendly “hello”
by featured artists AND then receive a chance to pull …
FREE door prize gifts from local sponsors !
A BIG “Thank You” to our TREASURE TRUNK event sponsors: $100 gift certificate from John Stephen Hockensmith Fine Art Editions Gallery & Press / Mark Sweazy’s Custom Art Framing; Kentucky Horse Park admission for a family of four; TWO gift certificates for Georgetown NTB oils change; $20 Gift Certificate from Unique Gifts & More; TWO DOZEN cupcakes from LeAnne’s Cake Creations ; Carriage House Gifts & Flowers tote bag; Frankfort Planet Salon gift coupons; TWO gift certificates for PIES from FAVAS; TWO $10 gift certificates from GALVINS: Scott County Arts Consortium members and volunteers donations of books created by Susan Rea Caldwell, Jonathan Green, Gray Zeitz, and art by Joan McCarthy, Dorothy Cline, Annie Brady and . . . many more!
FEATURED Guest Artisans bring you joyful gifts: Rick Paynter – Wooden it Woodshop, Puzzle Boxes, Walking Sticks, Heirloom Toys, wooden earrings; Jayne Napier – R Jazzy Jewelry, Handmade Dichroic Glass Jewelry; Denise Coonley – Bluebonnets and Bluegrass Alpaca Farm – alpaca clothing – shawls, ponchos; Amy Smith – Pandora’s Yarn – Fiber artist, silk chiffon, yarn, handmade creations, boxed yarn projects, ; Tia Craig Nerium representative; Brenda Martin and Joan McCarthy of Artistic Days Innovative Adornment will expand their display for the event; Cathy Tomlinson will demonstrate her silver jewelry making ; L.Beth Stone will showcase Renu28 products; Meg Campbell offers the discovery of candle treasures.
FEATURED Local Artists present a holiday selection of paintings, prints, jewelry, recycle art, ornaments wood and fiber arts: Jan Albers, Roger Bain, Jack Cockran, Marta Dorton, Janice Gray, Brenda Martin, Joan McCarthy, Molly Raye Sigmon, Geri Street, Cathy Tomlinson, Sowmya Vijayaraghavan, Janet Williams, Kathy Wood, David Woods.
We hope you come explore the treasures within the Old Jailer’s House at 117 North Water Street, Georgetown, 502-570-8366

Sunday, December 7,  1-5 p.m. :   Tour of Historic Homes

$10 fundraiser tickets available at the featured homes

117 North Water Street
100 North Court Street
209 South Broadway Street
306 North Hamilton Street
316 North Hamilton Street
324 East Jackson Street
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Scott County Arts Consortium Open Meeting
Saturday, December 6, 2014   2:30 to 3:30 p.m.    Welcome to the Scott County Arts & Cultural Center
Patrons of Public Art at City Hall
Saturday, December 6,  4-6 p.m.  Presentation at 4:30 p.m.    Opening reception presenting art by local artists purchased from local galleries for display in public places.




…. Back to the PAST Exhibitions and Events 2013, 2012, 2011…


January 22 through February 22, 2013:   “Cultural Heritage: Wildlife and Landscapes of the Bluegrass”

Saturday Feb 9 1-2 p.m.  “Afternoon with the Artist” James Archambeault

tells a tale of his life journey through the wilderness with a camera.

Sunday Feb 10 2-4 p.m. “Meet the Artists”Open House Reception

Monday Feb 18, 6:30 p.m. “Word Songs: an evening of words, poetry, prose, stories and songs”, an “open mic” night with pot luck at 5:30 p.m.

This year we focus our vision on cultural heritage that runs through time, from the beginnings of what attracted indians, frontiersmen, and settlers to the beautiful cane lands of  “Can-tuc-kee”,  or  Iroquois “Ken-tah-ten,” which means land of tomorrow.

Respected Scott County artists James Archambeault, Gary Bertram, Kathy Conroy and Jamie Donaldson are joined by Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife artist Rick Hill with his original sketches for the painting of  “Small Stream Ecosystem”.   Ceramic artists Steve Heartsill, Ezra Haggard, painter James Barber and gourd artist Angie Kilby will show their works in the West Gallery and Red Gallery Gift Shop along with works by local and regional artists Jan Albers, Annie Brady, Brenda Martin, Jessica Mayes, Joan McCarthy, Wyman Rice.   Local authors Susan Rea Caldwell,  Loni Friddle, Fannee Hilander, and Margie Rigney are included with a selection of books written by regional literary artists Gray Zeitz, and Jonathan Greene represented by Broadstone Books,  Gnomon Press, and Larkspur Press.  The art of catching fresh water fish forever is provided courtesy of Georgetown’s Fours Seasons Taxidermy creating an outstanding exhibit celebrating the core of our culture in Scott County – our environment.

Visit artists who have shown their works at the Scott County Arts & Cultural Center including Steve Heartsill, Gary Bertam, Kathy Conroy, Pam Clegg, and Hockensmith Fine Art Editions and Press and others at the upcoming Kentucky Crafted Market March 2 and 3 at the Lexington Convention Center.




March 1 through March 31, 2013:  “Digital Vision: Computers as Media”

“Opening Reception” Friday March 1,  7-9 p.m. Welcome the artists and the award winners of the emerging artists juried selections

“Afternoon with the Artists” Saturday March 2, 1-2 p.m. Gallery talk / Questions and answers

Digital Vision: Computers as Media: Exhibit coordinator Bruce Frank invited professional artists Phil Bloomfield, John Stephen Hockensmith, Darrell Kincer, Michael Levin, Fred Reaves, and Arturo Alonzo Sandoval who also served as jurors for the “Top 30 Emerging Artists” ranking the top 10 selections for sponsored awards and certificates of merit.   You will have two opportunities to meet and speak with the featured artists about their insights and techniques of visual expression.  Robert “Bruce” Frank, a well established professional artist from Scott County has participated in exhibitions at the Scott County Arts & Cultural Center since it opened December 2006.  In this exhibit he provides outstanding examples of “digital visions”, melding his own photography of natural subjects through the use of computer software.  He is generous with his time to help new artists learn and grow, so we are fortunate he offered to coordinate this outstanding exhibition of professional artists who use computers to create – and emerging artists new to the spotlight of gallery exhibitions.

This event of invited professional artists includes a juried exhibition of emerging artists  bringing in 71 entries from Elkhorn Crossing School, Georgetown College, University of Kentucky, Spencerian College, Bluegrass Community Technical College, and individuals age 25 and younger.

“If available in his day, would Picasso have used a personal computer and graphics tablet to create his art, or Ansel Adams used Photoshop as his digital darkroom? In my estimation they would have embraced the digital format, if only because artists constantly strive to perfect their craft using the all available tools at their disposal.

From my perspective, working with computer hardware and software allows me to explore endless variations of color and composition, combining images instantly and with precision, until the final result coalesces to become my vision.

The artists in this exhibit have all used computer processes in multiple and extraordinary ways.  Computers are a constantly evolving contemporary media that will continue to expand the creative horizons of artists for generations.”

— Bruce Frank, exhibit coordinator

The Juried exhibit of Emerging Artists:

” A key purpose of this exhibit is to give young artists under 25, who may not have done so previously, the opportunity to be involved in a gallery exhibit, and to open their eyes to the possibility of becoming a professional artist, along with all that entails. Presentation, pricing, and developing an artist’s statement are all part of the process. In my opinion, the young artists in this show have all risen to the occasion, and exceeded my already high expectations by way of their enthusiastic participation and creative thinking. “

— Bruce Frank, exhibit coordinator

Emerging Artists March 2013:
1 Katie Babbage “Fly Away Tears” receives juried “Best of Show” $100 award sponsored by Spencerian College

2 Alana Freeman “When He Changed” receives $50 gift certificate award sponsored by “Hockensmith Fine Art Editions and Press” Mark Sweazy, 146 East Main Street, Georgetown

3 Taylor Parks “Simple Dreamer” receives $25 gift certificate award sponsored by “Railroad Street Framing” Jeff Traylor, Midway

4 Maddy Fritz “Study of Freedom” receives $25 gift certificate award sponsored by “Mark of Fine Framing” 106 West Main Street, Georgetown

5 Corey Phelps “Shadows of Life” receives $25 gift certificate award sponsored by “UPS Store” Matthew Wood 1002 Lexington Road, Georgetown

6 Taylor Parks “Clockwork” receives certificate of merit award

7 Maddy Fritz “Appropriation of Hercules” receives certificate of merit award

8 Katie Babbage “Motionless” receives certificate of merit award

9 Kelly Gibble “Peregrine” receives certificate of merit award

10 Tony Nguyen “Requiem” receives certificate of merit award

(in alphabetical order):

Sarah Baker “Secrets”

Sarah Baker “Spitting Embers”

Hannah Carlson “Shatter”

Cameron Cool “One Eyed Apple”

Timothy Coons “Presidents of United States”

Rachel Diamond “Don’t Let Your Dreams Pop”

Rachel Diamond “Star Light, Star Bright”

Shelby Eden “Breakfast with Audrey”

Hope Hendricks “Pajaros “

Mallory Meisner “Garden of the Gods”

Mallory Meisner “Clay Phase” “

Emily Miller “Seedsower

Christian Nichols “Citrus Dreams”

Christian Nichols “Revival”

Zach Perry “Never Enough Time”

Shelby Riddell “Miss American Pie”

Lindsay Ruth “Through My Door”

Shelby Sumrall “Girl with Red Balloon”

Jessica Wallin “Their Kind”

April 12 through May 10, 2013:    “Landscapes of the Bluegrass”

The Scott County Arts & Cultural Center welcomes the annual renewal of Spring and life with an introduction to exploring Scott County as we prepare the ground for NEXT YEAR !  This exhibit, educational workshop, and outings initiates a “Call to Artists” for “April 2014 Scenes of Scott County” – an open exhibition featuring scenes of our own environment.  Artists,  photographers, writers, and musicians are encouraged to explore the simple beauty and contrasting complexity of our surroundings.   Established artist Yvonne Todd will showcase her “plein air”  sketches and paintings and offers beginners and experts an opportunity to experience using oil paint on canvas while “out in plain air “.  Local and regional photographers have been invited to share their favorite “plein air’ landscape photograph of the Bluegrass region which will be on display in the West Gallery and Upstairs Studio Gallery. The first field trips begin in April and will be offered through-out the year to provide participants small group explorations of new vistas.  Come join us this month to Celebrate Spring in the Bluegrass!

Friday April  12,  7 to 9 p.m.: Open House Reception for Scenes of the Bluegrass:   Plein Air Painting with Yvonne Todd and  Kentucky landscape photos by area photographers

Saturday April  13,  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: “Morning & Afternoon with the Artist”  Plein Air Workshop with Yvonne Todd; register by April 10.  Fee: $100 SCAC Member  / $120 Non-member.  Call to register and get details 502-570-8366

Sunday April 14,  12:30 p.m.: “Kentucky WIldflower Tour”  A treat for artists,  photographers, and writers to explore hidden treasures along a special stretch of stream bed filled with flowers – nature willing.  Call to register and get details 502-570-8366

Monday April 15, 6:30 p.m.: “Word Songs: an evening of words, poetry, prose, stories and songs”, welcomes you to participate.  Pot luck at 5:30 p.m.   Call to register and get details  502-570-8366

Saturday May 4,  9:30 a.m.: “Bluegrass Hosta Farm Tour”  Come bring your camera, sketch-book, or writer’s notebook to experience the fresh splendor of emerging hosta in spring greens accented by wildflowers and evergreens.  Call to register and get details 502-570-8366

May 16 through June 22, 2013: “BIKES” by the Sunny 16 Photographers and “Floral Fusion – Art in Nature”

Friday May 17,  5 to 7 p.m.: “BIKES” by the Sunny 16 Photographers and “Art in Nature” opening reception when Floral Designers choose the art works they will “fuse” with a floral arrangement at the gayla! celebration June 20.  Light refreshments, FREE admission.

Third Thursday Antiques and Art Walk May 20,  5 to 8 p.m.:  “Floral Fusion” gayla! fundraiser for the Arts & Cultural Center celebrating Floral Art.  Best of Show Peoples’ Choice awards chosen by visitors to the exhibit.  FREE wine and cheese reception open to the public – yet please come support the artists and arts center with your purchases and donations!

July 1 – 31, 2013: “Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen”


Juried members of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, including several members live here in Scott County,  showcase a special selection of their works demonstrating the professionalism and wide range of works this group has for sale in Berea around Kentucky, and right here Georgetown.  Artists and craftsmen include:  Pamela Clegg’s tranquil pastel landscapes showing a depth in vision and thought; Kathy Conroy’s detailed detail etchings of wildlife brought to reality one scratch at a time; Jamie Donaldson trims the rough from Scott County wood to reveal the beauty of nature’s resource shaped into elegant of forms using the intelligence of an artist’s mind, watchful eye, and  skilled hands; Marta Elam Dorton creates artwork gems with treasured gift card originals; Elsie Harris’s landscapes escape reality with wild color and shapes;  Steve Heartsill’s heavy fire works fusing ceramics with metal; Deborah D. Herndon’s photographs come artfully alive with shimmering metallic prints; veterinarian Dacelle B. Peckler’s wire sculpture binds imagination creating equine art and jewelry;  celebrated Kentucky photographer Ed Newell shares his vision of Kentucky with the skill demonstrating his earned achievement of excellence; photographer Walter Roycraft brings home the heart of the Bluegrass with barn images framed so well in wood with character, Nora Swanson hammered copper and brass hand finished jewelry imparts old world warmth with today’s elegance; Diana Smith Thomas blends clay and design into amazing intricate and refined jewelry.

Visit the new home of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen’s Gallery and Visual Arts Academy at 116 North Broadway Street, Berea, KY 40403

Phone: 859.986.3192

August 4 through September 2, 2013:   “FRAMED: for artists with artists by artists”

Jailer’s Open House Reception: 5-7 pm Thursday,  August 15th

WANTED: ARTISTS of ALL AGES and ABILITY who live or work in Scott County for the August exhibition “FRAMED – for artists with artists by artists” at the Scott County Arts & Cultural Center.  Join in on the fun of exploring the behind the scenes of an art gallery and exhibition. This event is a sharing experience – those who have and those who will participate will work together to learn how to prepare and present art for public viewing. 15 names will be drawn from a hat to become the next artists “FRAMED” for public exhibition at the Old Scott County Jail Complex – and the New Scott County Arts & Cultural Center. Deadline for “call to participate” is 2 PM Sunday August 4.  Show will be “in progress” by the artists beginning at 2 PM to be designed and developed for an open house “FRAMED artists” reception Thursday, August 15, 5-8 p.m. during the Third Thursday Antique and Art Walk. We welcome you to participate, to learn from others and share what you know with each other…Call the Arts Center at 502-570-8366 to put your name on the list.

September 14 through October 19, 2013:   American Academy of Equine Arts Fall Open Juried Exhibition

“Read Run” oil painting by Sonia Reid

The galleries are filled with fantastic art from around the content. 75 paintings, drawings, etchings and sculpture created by 53 equine artist have been juried in to this exhibition and sale by the salon judges of the American Academy of Equine Arts.

The American Academy of Equine Art, Inc. was established in 1980 by a group of ten distinguished artists, individually famed for their work on equine subjects. Their aim was to maintain a degree of excellence within the genre, and to promote the academic representation of the equine form in drawing, painting and sculpture. Loosely based on the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the AAEA serves to educate and encourage a broad awareness and appreciation of contemporary equine art as a specific and distinctively worthy segment of fine art in America.

In fulfillment of its mission, the AAEA organizes and presents exhibitions throughout the United States. An annual exhibition features works of Founders, Full members and invited artists. A yearly, open, juried exhibition spotlights the works of aspiring or emerging equine artists. Each year, the Academy sponsors workshops in equine drawing, painting and sculpture in Kentucky and other locations in the USA. An AAEA Artist in Residence program has been initiated to further the organization’s goals.

Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday noon-4 p.m. or by arrangement call 502-570-8366

Arts & Cultural Center Gallery Exhibitions 2013: AtLee BOWonITcolumn_WEB_8436Gallery & Gifts Holiday Market

November 5 through December 28, 2013

Welcome to a wonderful annual fundraiser for the art center!  The galleries glow with special treasures created by local and regional artists who showcase affordable art work for special gift giving.

November 21, 5-8 p.m.:  Third Thursday “Thank You” reception welcomes you to meet artists, volunteers, members of the Scott County Arts & Cultural Center.  Come explore the gallery for special gifts, meet the volunteers and members who provide a “home for the arts”.  Join us this year by giving yourself, family and friends a gift membership.

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December 1, 1-5 p.m.:  “Tour of Historic Homes” celebrates art & architecture. Our annual fundraiser for the Scott County Arts & Cultural Center is held this year during Thanksgiving weekend to give you and your family and friends an opportunity to tour six downtown homes and businesses.  Owners open their doors to visitors so you can see for yourself what was and what is so special about architectural design and art.

$10 Tickets are now available at five locations: The SC Arts & CulturalCenter, 117 North Water Street, open noon-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; Heirlooms & Gretchen’s, 136 West Main Street open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.; Georgetown Antique Mall, 124 West Main Street open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sundays 1-5 p.m.; Hockensmith’s Photographics and Fine Art Editions Gallery & Press, 146 East Main Street open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; Country Peddler Shoppe, 128 East Main Street open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

December 19,  5-8 p.m.:  Third Thursday “Tie a Bow on It” open house opens the door welcoming you to find that next to last minute gift from a wide variety of affordable art work created by local and regional artists.  Give something special with meaning to those who deserve something special.  Gift certificates are available for classes, purchases….and even memberships.  Shop local, shop art, support the local economy and the arts in your community!


….Back to the Past Exhibitions and Events 2012, 2011….


February 10-March 17, 2012:    “The Homeplace: Photographs from Historic African American Hamlets in Kentucky’s Inner Bluegrass Region”

Sarah Hoskins, documentary photographer comes home to the Bluegrass

Getting Ready To Plant


February 1-March 17, 2012 :   
Red Gallery Artists’ “Landscapes”

Paintings by Robert L. Williams, and drawings by William Gdaniec, Jr.; select handpress books and cards by Gray Zeitz / Larkspur Press; handmade paper beads and jewelry by Eunice Martin

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Gray Zeitz / Larkspur Press

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March 25-April 29, 2012:    “ENSŌ  Tapestries Photography Poems”


Dobree Adams and Jonathan Greene are welcomed to the Georgetown, Scott County Arts & Cultural Center March 25 through April 29 with their exhibition “ENSŌ  Tapestries Photography Poems”.

The exhibition will open on Sunday, March 25, with a reception for the artists from 3:00 until 5:00 p. m. at the arts center which is located adjacent to the historic 1890’s jail at 117 North Water Street. The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Mary Bailey Fitts Van Meter, a high school classmate of Dobree Adams.
Weaver/photographer Dobree Adams and poet/publisher/book designer Jonathan Greene have forged a unique multifaceted collaboration of vision and voice from their separate worlds, their life together on a Kentucky River farm north of Frankfort, their travels and their common interests.

Dobree Adams, long recognized as one of Kentucky’s finest contemporary fiber artists and represented by Capital Gallery in Frankfort and New Editions Gallery in Lexington, is also an accomplished photographer. The impressionistic influences of color and light in her tapestries relate to the intimate landscapes in her photographs in subtle and mysterious ways.

This collection of her work, which was inspired by travels in Japan and by design aesthetics which are an inherent part of Japanese culture as well as guiding principles for the traditions of Japanese art and craft, includes three new large tapestries as well as a large number of new photographs.
On Sunday, April 1, Jonathan Greene will give remarks and a reading, Asian Influences in American Poetry, at the gallery at 4 p. m. Meet Jonathan at the Yuko-En Japanese Garden in Georgetown at 2 p. m. to walk the friendship paths before his presentation at the Arts & Cultural Center.
Jonathan Greene, the author of more than 30 books including the recently published collection of poems Distillations & Siphonings from Broadstone Books in Frankfort, is also recognized as the publisher of Gnomon Press and as a typographer and award-winning book designer. His poems are heavily influenced by Asian poetry and Buddhist thought. They provide another dimension to this exhibition, evidence of the intertwining of the voice and vision of these two artists and their shared life on a Kentucky river bottom.
April 15 and 29 Dobree will offer a workshop “ON SEEING”, photography and bookmaking, beginning at the Yuko En Garden will explore lines and contours, the impact of color, and the effect of light…Come learn to see differently and then compose your own book with images of your new sight. Call the Arts & Cultural Center for details.
The Scott County Arts & Cultural Center is open Tuesday – Saturday from noon until 4 p. m. and by appointment for a time you request.

Come enjoy downtown’s Third Thursday Antique and Art Walk,  August 16. Open House reception is 6-8 PM at the old Scott County Jailer’s House, Phase 1 of the Arts & Cultural Center, 117 North Water Street. Free admission, donations welcome!


May 11 – July 1, 2012:   “Floral Fusion – Art in Nature”

May 11   Friday   5-7 PM  “Art in Nature” Opening Reception welcomes visitors with light refreshments during an evening highlighted by floral designers making their selections for the June 29 “Fusion” of 2-D and 3-D art.

June Schedule: See the Arts & Cultural Center June schedule for workshops and classes in the Gallery and  ArtZone.

June 29   Friday   7-9 PM  “Floral Fusion”

Come enjoy a “Gay-la !”  celebration of  Floral Art Best of Show Peoples’ Choice Awards chosen by visitors to the exhibit, silent auction fundraiser wine & cheese reception,  free admission, donations welcome!


 July 15 – August 31, 2012:  “FRAMED for artists with artists by artists”

August 1- August 31, 2012: Featuring the Scott County Shooters Photographers and artists who live or work in Scott County.

Scott County Shooters and artists are hung in the 1870’s Jailers House ! Once a year locals gather at the old Scott County Jail for “Framed: for artists with artists by artists” where each participant has a hand in hanging their own work. This is a unique opportunity for artists and photographers to learn the ins and outs of hanging an exhibition, and preparing for a public viewing. July 15- 31 participants designed their exhibition and prepared its presentation.

Artists and Photographers hang their own show

August 16  Thursday 6-8 PM





September 15 – October 24, 2012:    American Academy of Equine Arts Fall Open Juried Exhibition and Sale

AAEA 2012 Wellborn, M., Moving to Greener Pastures, 20×24

Once again the gallery at the Scott County Arts & Cultural Welcome Center is filled with incredible talent demonstrated by equine artists from around the world and our own Kentucky fields of bluegrass.  Artists compete to be included in The American Academy of Equine Arts’ Fall Open Juried Exhibition, showcasing 11 sculptures and 58 framed works of art celebrating the horse September 15 through October 24, 2012. The Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday noon-4 pm and by arrangement for you, your guests, visitors, tours, meetings and receptions. Contact the Arts Center at 502-570-8366, AAEA Frances Clay Conner 859-281-6031, or Janis AtLee 502-863-3068.

The mission of the Academy is to establish a standard of excellence in the field of contemporary Equine Art, and to broaden public awareness of Equine Art through education, exhibitions, and demonstrations. Primary interest to the Academy is the encouragement and promotion of the development of aspiring Equine Artists. Come discover the talent of these artists, and choose quality art for your home or business.

November 6 through December 20, 2012:   Gallery & Gifts Holiday Market

The sixth annual Fall fundraiser begins November 6 as artists, artisans, and authors from around Scott County and the Commonwealth of Kentucky join us at the Arts & Cultural Center Galleries with affordable art for special gift giving. This season, select something original, created with quality and care by people you may know, but never realized how talented they are! Find new treasures and treats waiting for stocking stuffers or the perfect present – even for you!

“Afternoon with the Artist” Saturdays 12-4 pm
Come meet the artists at work – showing the skill and knowledge in shaping media into art.

November 17: Jessica Mayes of Starry-eyed Glassworks shapes glass with flame into one of a kind beads by lampworking – “a very old art form where glass rods are melted in a gas flame onto a metal mandrel and formed inot beads or small sculpture. Many glass chemistries, tools, and techniques are used to shape and decorate the glass, making each piece unique!”

December 8: Annie Brady of Anniemals pencils pleasure with each stroke of imagination while “Drawing from the Heart” 12 – 4 pm, then 2-4 pm “Afternoon with the Author” Loni Friddle will share turns with book signing and readings from “And When I Die” will join Margie M. Rigney and her “Food is Love – Life, Humor and Sustenance for the Southern Soul”.

“Tis the season to celebrate what is good in our community, and it awaits your visit to the annual Gallery Gift Shop exhibit!


Quest Farm Creative Artists Work for Special Gift Giving


….Back to the Past Exhibitions and Events 2011….

Jan 7- Feb 4th: Stitches in Time: Quilts from Kentucky

“Stitches in Time: Quilts from Kentucky” features the work of the two remarkable quilting groups: Elkhorn Creek Quilters, quilters from Scott County and our sister city in Tahara, and The Kentucky Six, a group of textile artists from Lexington and surrounding areas. The exhibit demonstrates the skill and talents of women who have taken a humble craft and transformed it into an art form. The exhibit opens on Friday, January 7th at 5 pm with a reception for the artists, continues with a month of event driven activities, and closes on February 5, 2011.

Feb 11-March 18th: Celebrate Black History Month at The Arts & Cultural Center

Opening Reception: 5-7 pm Friday February 11th

“The Story behind the Art, the Art behind the Story” Celebrating Black History Month, Local and regional African American artists exhibit their work and emphasize the personal stories in their art. The West Gallery will feature linoleum cuts from Rorkes Drift, South Africa from a private collection. Upstairs in the moveable education gallery will feature “Pieces of Africa and Haiti” textiles, crafts from private collections, and materials about Dave Drake, the extraodinary potter and poet from South Carolina who lived much of his life in slavery. There will a space for hands on activities at the AC&C as well as next door at the ArtZone@Artworks. The opening for this show is Friday, February 11 at 5 pm with a month filled with opportunities to explore our arts and cultures. The exhibit closes on March 18, 2011. Teachers, call us about school tours.

“The Story behind the Art, the Art behind the Story” 

Local and regional African American artists exhibit their work  and emphasize the personal stories in their art.  Elmer Lucille Allen, Bobby Scroggins, Sonja Brooks, REEKO, Barbara Tyson Mosley and Georgetown artists Yolanda Poston, William McIntyre and James Barber present with a stunning array of textiles, paintings, drawings,collage, monumental ceramics, photographs and assemblages  – this is a not to be missed exhibition.The West Gallery will feature linoleum cuts from Rorkes Drift, South Africa from a private collection. Upstairs in the moveable education gallery will feature “Pieces of Africa and Haiti”  textiles, crafts from private collections, and  materials about Dave Drake, the extraodinary potter and poet from South Carolina who lived much of his life in slavery. There will a space for hands on activities at the AC&C as well as next door at the ArtZone@Artworks.  The opening for this show is Friday, February 11 at 5 pm with a month filled with opportunities to explore our arts and cultures. The exhibit closes on March 18, 2011. Teachers, call us about school tours. Our brown bag lunch series continues with “The Art of Kara Walker Reinvents the Silhoette”, a hands on microworkshop with Dr. Carol Freid Feb 24, noon-1pm, and “Linocuts and Woodblocks:  The Art of the Multiple” with Professor Daniel Graham on Thur. March 3rd.  Join us for our Open Mic – read selections from your favorite African American writers from 7-8 pm. Come early at 6 pm to see the show and view additional art from students at Ed Davis Learning Center as they respond to the life of Dave Drake.

March 25-April 29th: Larkspur Press

Opening Reception:  2-5 pm Sunday March 27th

Larkspur Press: The Art of Printing & Binding. Located in Monterey, KY Larkspur,  is a hand set letterpress publisher producing broadsides and exquisite hand bound books of writings  by some of  Kentucky’s most luminary poets, authors and book artists.  This exhibit of  work is the first to be shown in decades and features the work of James Baker Hall, Wendall Barry, Thomas Merton, Bobbie Ann Mason, Silas House and many of Kentucky’s Poet Laureates.  The educational gallery will include an exhibit of bookbinding techniques and tools, artists books and  hands on display of examples of printmaking and bookbinding. AC&C is coordinating with Georgetown College, King Press and the Cardome Center for the Written Word,  in presenting a  number of events that feature book arts. Teachers,  please call us about school tours.

Join us for the following activities:

April 6, Wednesday, 7 pm. A Poetry Reading with Richard Taylor and Susan Richards at the Arts & Cultural Center.

April 11-16,  Monday – Saturday. Word & Image Week.

April 11, Monday, 12 pm. A Luncheon  with Gray Zeitz founder of Larkspur Press by reservation only $5.oo per person contact

April 12-16,  Tuesday – Saturday,  12 – 8 pm. Poetry Block Installation at the  Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery at Georgetown College.

April 12, Tuesday, 12 – 8 pm.  Poetry Block installation and opening with Professor Emma Bolden and students at the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery.

April 13, Wednesday, 12 – 8 pm. Poetry Block Installation and Block Fest Spoken Word Performance with Tyneka McDaniels at 6 pm at the Anne Wright Wilson Gallery.

April 14, Thursday, 6 pm.  Arts & Cultural Center Open House followed by a talk, “The History of Small Presses in Central Kentucky by Jim Birchfield of UK Kings Press at 7 pm at the Cardome Center for the Written Word.

April 15, Friday, 2:30 pm. “Reading Graphic Works” with Josh Hamilton at the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery at Georgetown College.

April 16, Saturday, 9 am.  Book Arts Teacher/Student Workshop.  Registration and Gallery viewing at 9 am at the Arts and Cultural Center.   The workshop will be held from 10 am – 1 pm at the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery.  For information contact, Workshop fee is $10.00 for teachers, students are free.

March 25-April 29th: Larkspur Press

Opening Reception: 5-7 pm Friday March 25th

The Heart of Printing & Binding: Kentucky’s Larkspur Press: Located in Monterey, KY Larkspur is a hand set hand printing press that features regional writers and artists producing exquisite hand bound books. This exhibit of their work is the first in decades.The educational gallery will include an exhibit of bookbinding techniques and tools, artists books and hands on display of examples of printmaking and bookbinding. AC&C is coordinating with Georgetown College and King Press a number of events that feature book arts. Teachers, call us about school tours.

The ArtZone will present classes both at the AC&C and next door at the ArtZone. Keep checking back as new events related to the exhibitions are added and expanded class offerings are listed.

May Events:   Folk Art of the Region

We are thrilled to present Folk Art of the Region: Art of the Soul, a three tier exhibit that includes Made to be Played: Traditional Art of Kentucky Luthiers (instrument makers); The Folk Art of the Coopers: Jessie & Ronald – Paintings & Sculpture; and Folk Art in Kentucky & Kentucky Traditional Music – a hands on display from the Kentucky Folk Art Center.

Made to be Played: Traditional Art of Kentucky Luthiers is the result of field work conducted by the Kentucky Folklife Program, an interagency program of the Kentucky Arts Council and the Kentucky Historical Society, sponsors of this portion of the exhibit. Original funding was provided in 2007 by a National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces grant. The exhibit has toured the Commonwealth through funding provided by The Kentucky Arts Council and will end its long run this year.

The exhibit highlights the creative talents of master luthiers in making and repairing guitars, fiddles, banjos, mandolins, dulcimers and other original stringed instruments. The elaborate displays include a workshop of Homer Ledford master luthier, craftsman, instrument inventor and musician. Other featured artists include Roy Bowen, Scott Leedy, Gary Cornett, Cathy Currier, Bryan England, Arthur Hatfield, Neil Kendrick Donna Lamb, Lewis Lamb, Warren A. May, Art Mize, Douglas Naselroad, Frank Neat, Frank Pittman and Jimmy Robertson. The Art & Cultural Center is the fortunate benefactor of this wonderful exhibit.

Folk Art of the Coopers: Jessie & Ronald – Paintings & Sculptures, demonstrates the breath and depth of Kentucky’s legendary folk artists. The Coopers have been making art for decades and are internationally known. The pieces in the exhibit represent art on loan from the artists and their extended family. Their work, complex and intricate, represents the soul of the Southern Folk Art tradition.

The third tier of this exciting exhibit is a hands on display of The Folk Art Tradition in Kentucky and The Sound of Kentucky Traditional Music from the Kentucky Folk Art Center in Moorehead. The KFAC houses a great collection of regional folk art and serves the Commonwealth by circulating these displays to schools, libraries, community centers and cultural centers. Along with the displays are audio/visual materials created to enhance a visitors experience in the gallery.

The exhibit opens on May 3, 2011 and will run through June 6, 2011. We will be offering special programs for school groups (educators and leaders please contact us) and the following events and programs for the general public:

Wine & Cheese Preview Opening May 3, 5-7 pm Dulcimer Music provided by Betty Ratcliffe & Marty Walker

Gallery Reception & Celebration of Art & Music May 15, 2-4 pm

Brown Bag Lunch with Ronald Cooper Date tba, Noon – 1 pm – Beverages provided

Folk Art Workshop – Paint A Shoe – with Jamie McIntosh 11-1 pm Fee $10 prepayment/registration required – materials provided – bring your own shoe!

Music/Song/Poetry – Open Mike May 24, 7- 8:30 pm Join us for a lively, entertaining evening featuring residents of Georgetown, Scott County and beyond

All events will be held at the Arts and Cultural Center in the Gallery.

June – July Exhibit:  “Floral Fusion – Art in Nature”

Floral Fusion time again! Welcome to our fourth annual “Floral Fusion – Art & Nature“!

Located at the Arts & Cultural Center, 117 North Water Street in Georgetown, each year at this time the Scott County Arts Consortium issues invitations to local and regional artists and ceramic artists to take part in as wonderful fusion of art and nature. Beautiful paintings and photographs, and some of the finest pottery in the region will be on view. Don’t miss it!

Opening on June 16, 5 – 7 PM, Floral Fusion welcomes the public to the first viewing of this annual exhibit, at which time the floral designers will choose the two dimensional art they want to interpret and the pottery for their container. This reception is part of the summer Art & Antique walk in downtown Georgetown. You can visit the art galleries, antique stores, and other shops, and listen to the music on the courthouse square – an all round evening of fun for the family!

There will be a Wine & Cheese Gala on July 22 from 7 – 9, when all the floral designs will be on display. You’ll have the opportunity to vote for Best of Show in three areas: Floral design, two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. This is a joyful, fun-filled event, so please put this it on your calendar, and plan to come and bring friends! We look forward to having you!

August Exhibits: FRAMED for artists with artists by artists

August 2-27 Reception: 5-7 pm Friday August 12th

We invite you to enjoy the life experiences of 9 local artists “framed” in an exhibit at the Arts & Cultural Center August 2- 27, and join them the evening of Friday, August 12, 5-7 PM for a reception with the Sunny 16 Photographers who are displaying “Say Cheese – Caught on Camera!”

“Framed”  has a lot of meanings: the subtle reference to the origins of the Arts & Cultural Center, to the psychological process of reinterpreting key experiences of one’s life, to the obvious – what one does with a 2 dimensional work of art to say  “I am complete!”

“Framed – for artists with artists by artists”:

Jan AtLee, Annie Brady, Susan Rea Cauldwell, Janice Gray, Jawanna Herd, Anne Leader, Jamie McIntosh, Molly Raye Sigmon, Geri Street

The Sunny 16 Photographers, a group of like-minded friends with cameras to share their thoughts and visions, present to you a catching collection of informal shots, so say “cheese” when you come to the wine and cheese reception August 12, 5-7 pm!

“Say Cheese – Caught on Camera” The Sunny Sixteen photographers: Jan Albers, Sherry Bynum, Jonathan Dickinson, Leslie Flanders, Keith Flanders, Linda Glass, Butch “Mason” Glass, Artie Janow, Judy Kushner, Marietta Lyons, Larry Prather, Jenna Ross, Mark Sweazy

September 2-October 15: American Academy of Equine Art Open Juried Fall Exhibition

Reception Friday, September 16, 6-9 pm  Open to the public

Scott County Arts Consortium, Inc. After Hours Reception
Tuesday, September 27, 5:30-7 pm
Open to the public

Exhibit and event schedule web updates are in progress….

Please check back for The Red Gallery featured artist’s work for sale, Wyman Rice, Annie Brady, Judy Kushner, and Karen Mitchell LaBach.

The Red Gallery also features artist’s work supporting fundraisers for four non-profit organizations: American Academy of Equine Arts, Inc. (AAEA), Historic Georgetown Inc., Toys-for Tots, and of course, the Scott County Arts Consortium, Inc. that manages the three-phase development of the Arts & Cultural Center Gallery and ArtZone where this organization sponsors ArtWorks classes.

The Upstairs Studio Gallery will display a hands-on educational exhibit, and there will be equine artist demonstrations for painting and sculpting at the ArtZone! Check back again and hopefully the updates will greet you!

November 12-December 17:   Gallery & Gifts Holiday Market Annual Arts & Cultural Center

“Creative Artists Work” Fundraiser

Open House Receptions Open to the public:

Wednesday, November 16, 1-3 PM Quest Farm Artists
Friday, December 2, 6-8 PM Artists’ Evening
Wednesday, December 7, 1-3 PM Quest Farm Artists




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