Chautauqua Update

acrylic on canvas, 50" x 40"

“Study of Two Lotus Blossoms”, 2015, acrylic, graphite and charcoal on panel 24″ x 20″

My painting, “Study of Two Lotus Blossoms”, 2015, has received a Merit Award from juror John P. Begley. It’s one of two paintings that were included in the Chautauqua National Exhibition, “What If?” at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky.

The exhibit opened January 25, 2016 and closes February 19, 2016. The show is mounted in the Giles Galleries, the Department of Art and Design, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, Kentucky 40475.  All gallery shows and events are free and open to the public.http://art.eku.edu/fred-parker-giles-gallery

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Installation Views from Huntington Museum of Art

Painting on left by Louisville, KY artist Kenneth Hayden, "All That Glitters", 2015, acrylic and mica flakes on canvas, 7' x 5'

Painting on left by Louisville, KY artist Kenneth Hayden, “All That Glitters”, 2015, acrylic and mica flakes on canvas, 7′ x 5′

Painting on left by Louisville, KY artist Kenneth Hayden, "All That Glitters", 2015, acrylic and mica flakes on canvas, 7' x 5'

Painting on left by Louisville, KY artist Kenneth Hayden, “All That Glitters”, 2015, acrylic and mica flakes on canvas, 7′ x 5′

I just received two installation views of my painting, “All That Glitters”, currently on display at the Huntington Museum of Art in the juried show Exhibition 280 which runs through February 14, 2016. My thanks to Linda Sanns the Registrar at the museum for providing these images.

If you are interested in experiencing the exhibit in person here is the location information:

Huntington Museum of Art
2033 McCoy Road
Huntington WV 25701
304-529-2701

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Exhibit Announcement

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll have two paintings included in the Chautauqua National Exhibition, “What If?” at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond. The exhibit, curated by juror John P. Begley, opens January 25, 2016 and closes February 19, 2016. An opening reception will be held January 28 from 5:00-7:00pm. The show will be mounted in the Giles Galleries, the Department of Art and Design, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, Kentucky 40475. All gallery shows and events are free and open to the public.http://art.eku.edu/fred-parker-giles-gallery

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Last Painting of 2015

Here’s a bad cell phone photo of a painting with a rare appearance by me in the shot!
“Birth of Venus (after Botticelli)”, 2015
acrylic on linen
70″ x 60″

Birth of Venus (after Botticelli), 2015 acrylic on linen 70" x 60"

Birth of Venus (after Botticelli), 2015
acrylic on linen
70″ x 60″

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Resume, January 2016

Kenneth E. Hayden Artist Resume Jan 2016

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Horizon: Contemporary Landscape exhibit

A link to an article discussing the 2015 Horizon: Contemporary Landscape exhibition at the Community Arts Center.

http://kathleen-obrien.com/artist-friends-at-horizon-contemporary-landscape-reception/

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Lotus Landscape – new painting

painting by Kenneth Hayden, Louisvile, KY USA

Lotus Landscape, October 2015, 8″ x 16″, acrylic and graphite on two panels, diptych.

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News – Oct, 2016

I’m honored to have work included in two exhibits opening this month. Both of the pieces listed are included elsewhere on my blog.

Chickasaw Park Lotus: A Memoriam to Nimrud” has been named Best of Show in the exhibition, “2015 Horizon: Contemporary Landscape” at the Community Arts Center in Danville, Kentucky.  Artist and gallerist Mary Rezny, the 2015 juror, selected the award-winning piece.

Exhibit Hours:
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Address:
Community Arts Center
,
401 W. Main Street
Danville, KY 40422
859-236-4054

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Secondly:
My painting, “All That Glitters”, 2014, acrylic and mica flakes on canvas, 84” x 60”,  is included in “Exhibition 280” at the Huntington Museum of Art, in Huntington, West Virginia.

“More than 430 submissions were received from 159 artists from throughout the region.  From those submissions, 69 works were selected for inclusion by this year’s juror.”

Information on the Juror:

“We are pleased to work with Patterson Sims, our juror for this year’s competition. Sims has an impressive background in the arts, concentrated in the modern and contemporary field with a specialty in American modernism and contemporary art. He served as Director of the Montclair Art Museum from 2001 – 2008. He was Deputy Director for Research Support at The Museum of Modern Art from 1996 – 2001. He served as Associate Director of Art and Exhibitions and Curator of Modern Art at the Seattle Art Museum. Additionally, he worked at the Whitney Museum from 1976 – 1987. He has authored books on Ellsworth Kelly, Jan Matulka, Willie Cole and Philip Pearlstein as well as writing on a wide range of artists including Viola Frey, James Surls, Georgia O’Keefe, Ad Reinhardt and Charles Burchfield.”

This exhibit runs from October 10, 2015 – February 14, 2016
From the Museum’s website:

Opening reception for this event takes place on Saturday, October 10, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Throughout the history of the Huntington Museum of Art, one of its most important roles has been providing a venue for regional artists. Exhibition 280 is a regional, juried exhibition, presented by the Huntington Museum of Art, in altered versions, since 1953 – one year after the founding of the institution. Originally, the radius for eligibility was small, reaching out to artists living in an 80-mile radius of Huntington. Later, the boundaries were widened to 180 miles, then, 280. Now, all artists who are 18 years of age or older who reside in West Virginia and her contiguous neighbor states (Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland) may participate.

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Two New Paintings, June, 2015

Lotus - In Memoriam for Nimrud, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 50" x 40"

Lotus – In Memoriam for Nimrud, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 50″ x 40″

Lotus Study #1, June 2015, acrylic and graphite on panel, 9" x 12" ©2015 Kenneth E. Hayden

Lotus Study #1, June 2015, acrylic and graphite on panel, 9″ x 12″ ©2015 Kenneth E. Hayden

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Portraits of Matt Distel

Matt Distel of Cincinnati, Ohio. Matt curated the current exhibition at Zephyr Gallery in Louisville, KY. Here are some location portraits I created for gallery PR use.

Matt is the Exhibitions Director for the Carnegie in Covington, Kentucky.

 

Potrait of Matt Distel, June 2015

Portrait of Matt Distel, June 2015 ©2015 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA All Rights Reserved.

Potrait of Matt Distel, June 2015

Portrait of Matt Distel, June 2015 ©2015 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA All Rights Reserved.

Potrait of Matt Distel, June 2015

Portrait of Matt Distel, June 2015 ©2015 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA All Rights Reserved.

 

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