Alexandria Museum of Art show (La.)

My painting, “Lotus Landscape”, 2015 will be exhibited at the Alexandria (La.) Museum of Art in September. This piece has been previously exhibited at Eastern Kentucky University. I’m very pleased that it will be traveling to Louisiana. The show runs September 2 through November 19, 2016. An artists’ reception and a gallery talk featuring this year’s juror, Francis Pavy will be held on September 2, 2016.

painting by Kenneth Hayden, Louisvile, KY USA
8″ x 16″, diptych on two panels, acrylic and graphite.

Alexandria Museum of Art
933 Second Street
Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

“Firmly Rooted” exhibition in Lexington, Kentucky USA

Original art by Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USAOasis, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 50" x 40"
Oasis, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 50″ x 40″, ©2016 Kenneth Hayden, Louisville, KY USA

 

A piece from a new series of paintings commenting on gun violence and the lives lost will be  included in the juried exhibition, “Firmly Rooted” at the M.S. Rezny Studio/Gallery, Lexington, KY USA. “Oasis“, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 50″ x 40” utilizes a combination of realism and abstract elements to express the anger, confusion, and hopelessness that can accompany acts of uncontrolled hatred or retaliation. Following my motif of the past few years, I continue to include the lotus in these works; here serving as a means of reflection and as a totem for peace, understanding and alternatives to violence.

Of the more than 285 artworks submitted from across the nation  Juror, Stuart Horodner, Director of The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, chose 30 artworks to be a part of the show. In making his selections Mr. Horodner said that he looked for “… some diversity of approach and simply responded to things that had a solid skillful or conceptual approach, favoring things that went a bit further than simplest of ideas.”  Mr. Horodner was previously artistic director of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. And he has held positions as visual arts curator at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Ore.; was director of the Bucknell University Art Gallery, Lewisburg, Pa., and was co-owner of the Horodner Romley Gallery, New York.

Exhibition dates: July 12th – August 20th, 2016
Artists reception and awards:  July 15th ,2016, 5-8pm.

M.S. Rezny Gallery
903 Manchester St, Suite 170
Lexington, KY  40508
Phone:
859 252 4647
http://www.msrezny.com/#!firmly-rooted-2016/m9ncm

 

 

 

2016 Owensboro Art Guild Juried Show

Lotus Study, Blue/Orange, 2015, by Kenneth Hayden, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, acrylic and graphite on canvas, 48" x 36"
Lotus Study, Blue/Orange, 2015 acrylic and graphite on canvas, 48″ x 36″

 

**UPDATE: I was honored with a Merit Award for this painting.

2016 is getting off to a good start. I just received notice that my painting, “Lotus Study: Blue/Orange #2”, 2015, was accepted into the 2016 Owensboro Art Guild Juried Show to be held at the Owensboro (KY) Museum of Fine Art.

From the Art Guild:
“Juror, Dr. Miwon Choe was very impressed with the number and quality of this year’s entries and had a difficult job to narrow the show from such a large and diverse group of outstanding artworks. Only 59 works were chosen from the 129 two and three dimensional works entered by 66 regional artists.”

The opening reception is Saturday, March 5 from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm Central Time. The exhibition closes April 29. Complete information on the museum’s hours, exhibits and collections is available on their website: http://www.omfa.us/

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

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

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

Horizon: Contemporary Landscape exhibit

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

Artist Friends at Horizon: Contemporary Landscape reception

News – Oct, 2015

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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