Arts & Culture

Artists Invited to Submit Work for 'Fine Tuned' Exhibit

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 31, 2020) – Artists of all ages and ability levels are invited to submit artwork to “Fine Tuned,” an exhibit that addresses themes of health, healing and wellness through the power of music and movement. This exhibit will feature works influenced by music, dance and other forms of movement with a focus toward revealing the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of engaging in these activities.

The exhibit will be showing at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center in Lexington, and is presented by UK Arts in HealthCare with sponsorship by CREATE, a grassroots art organization that focuses on the expansion and promotion of the ways in which the arts effect health and wellness.

Original two- and three-dimensional works will be considered, including representational and abstract work. Exhibitors may choose to offer their works for sale, but this is not required. CREATE will retain 20% of the price of any work that is sold during the exhibit.

To have work considered, submit up to three images along with artist name, address, phone number and email address to, or text to 502-320-3275. Please include title of artwork, medium, dimensions and either price or Not For Sale (NFS) designation.

Artists accepted into the exhibition will receive instructions about preparation of work and delivery instructions. There is a fee of five dollars due at drop-off for accepted work. The fee will be waived for disabled artists.

Important dates to remember:

  • Submission deadline – Wednesday, July 29, 2020
  • Notification of accepted work – Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020
  • Exhibit date – Sept. 4 – Oct. 31, 2020
  • LexArts Hop opening reception – Friday, Sept. 18, 2020
  • Art pick up date – Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion three years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for four straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.