BGIF Virtual Art Show

Visit this page on September 6, 2021  to view the BGIF Virtual Art Show.

Experience work by local artists, each of which has created a new, culturally inspired piece. Visit local galleries and studios and meet the artists through an online multimedia experience.  Most artwork will be available for purchase.

September 9: Art Talk hosted by Jack LeSieur

If you are an artist, studio, or gallery owner interested in participating in the BGIF Virtual Art Show, follow the button below for the guidelines and the application.

2021 BGIF Virtual Art Show curator:

Jack LeSieur is the Director and Curator at the Downing Museum at the Baker Arboretum, located in Bowling Green, KY. A Brownsville, native, Jack attended WKU for both undergraduate and graduate studies (Interior Design & Anthropology ’12/Folk Studies ’14). He is an artist who enjoys a mixed media approach to creating, typically achieved through painting, collaging, printmaking, drawing, and stitching, to name a few. A classically-trained pianist (and a former violinist/violist), Jack was a charter member of the Bowling Green Youth Orchestra and has played both professionally and privately for over twenty years. Jack is proud to call Bowling Green home and enjoys working with regional artists from all walks of life. He recently launched a podcast, Art Actuel, where he interviews southcentral KY artists about their inspirations and creations. He enjoys advocating  for the arts and promoting the arts as a means of youth and social expression. Jack lives with his partner (Brent), dog (Edie), and cockatoo (Coco).

History:

The Virtual Art Show is here to stay! Bowling Green artist Andee Rudloff organized the first art show for the Bowling Green International Festival and developed the BGIF Gallery Walk, which ran from 2002-2009, in conjunction with its opening. Organization of the events were later performed by Suzanne Renfrow, Teresa Christmas, and Kim Mason. As part of our 30th anniversary celebration in 2020, BGIF brought back the Gallery Walk in virtual form with Bowling Green artist Jessica Snodgrass as curator. It became a regular fixture in 2021.

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