Arts & Culture

UK Employees Invited to Submit Art to 2020 Arts in HealthCare Art Call

Photo of framed art in employee art gallery

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2020) – In continued celebration of the many talents of the faculty and staff of University of Kentucky and UK HealthCare, Arts in HealthCare is issuing the 8th annual juried call for art. The purpose of this call is to encourage employees to think about and experience the healing power of art and understand how art enhances the healing environment.

The art call is open to all UK employees and their immediate family members. Participants may submit up to three pieces of two-dimensional art in any medium by emailing a photograph of each piece along with their completed submission form to:

The deadline to submit is Oct. 9, 2020.

Selected artists will be notified via email by Oct. 30, 2020. Notification will include instructions for delivering selected works to Arts in HealthCare. Art should be unframed and no larger than 20x30. If an artist submits photography and it is selected, the photograph(s) must be printed by the artist prior to delivery. No electronic files will be accepted.

The art, selected by an independent jury, will be framed and exhibited in two employee galleries at Pavilion H and UK Good Samaritan. After selection and exhibition in the employee galleries, the art may become part of the UK Arts in HealthCare permanent collection. Donated works will be moved to a clinical location with employee recognition. Donation is not required for participation. If you choose not to donate, your work(s) will be returned to you (unframed) after the exhibits end.

Click here for more information about the call for entries and the submission form.

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.