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  • Jun 23, 2017

    Nelson Perez Vodka Bacon Studios

    Discipline: Acrylic

    Statement: Satirical images of social themes, allowing viewers to accept ideas of life, with a candid perspective. I apply acrylic in multiple thin layers, creating a deep rich affect, with a smooth surface.

  • Kevin Zuckerman

    Discipline: acrylic

    Statement: I use acrylic paint and a wide array of brushes and tools to create a broad tapestry of texture and color to my figurative work, bringing a unique expression of who we are.

  • James Threalkill

    Discipline: Acrylic

    Statement: My original works are created with acrylic paint on canvas to depict various subjects ranging from musicians, dancers, children & adults. I utilize a palette knife technique to create textured images.

  • Emilie Trent

    Discipline: Acrylic

    Statement: Bringing into existence a vision inspired by the chaos of life, mixing that vision with emotion and color. Acrylics mixed at times with water and/or a gloss medium, to achieve the effect of fluidity.

  • Debbie Smith Shore Paintings

    Discipline: acrylic

    Statement: Splashing, scraping, masking, rags, finger painting and palette knife are used to create my acrylic paintings for a textured gestural effect. The final details are brush painted.

  • Charles Rice Jr.

    Discipline: Acrylic

    Statement: I use acrylic paint and dimensional canvases and would to give the art varied shadowing and sense of depth

  • Jan 04, 2017

    Big Four Bridge Arts Festival Opening Announcement

    Big Four Bridge Arts Festival presents September 9th and 10th, 2017 an Arts Festival on the lawn overlooking the Ohio River.

    “Call for Artists” starts January 1, 2017 through March 30, 2017. Notification of acceptance is on June 15th.

    This has been 3 years of planning to make this event a pleasant experience for all.




    Downtown Louisville Waterfront Park Big 4 Bridge Lawn
    Louisville, Kentucky (South)

    Phone: 502-435-7602
    Show Dates: 9/9/17 – 9/10/17
    Application Deadline: 5/1/17 Midnight EST
    117 day(s) and 8 hour(s) remaining


    Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

    Fee (application fee(non-refundable)): $25.00

    You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


    Event Summary

    Loacated in downtown Louisville, KY on the Big Four Bridge Lawn, 4 acres of tree lined walks overlooking the Ohio River . Bettter than 2 million people visit Waterfront Park annually for special events. Ample Parking and trolley service for our patrons. Located within walking distance to downtown Louisville’s accomadations, restaurants, Nulu, 4th St. Live, and Whiskey Row. The quality juried artist will be presented in a location that was built to showcase festivals and special events.Three years in the planning to make this a pleasant and profitable experience for all involved. Community inclusion and support for the arts has spawned a loyal and highly engaged audience that will attend  and support our festival. We invite you to join us “Louisville Loves the Arts”. This is a free event for patrons.  The dates for this event are Saturday, September 9th, (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.), Sunday 10th,(9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). There will be a light breakfast for the artist Saturday & Sunday from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.. Friday September 8th will be e-z in out setup 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. and Friday evening is  the free “Premiere Gala” (optional for artist) will be from 5 p.m. till 9 p.m.

    General Information

    All interested applicant artist  will be invited to participate in our annaul “Premiere Gala” at the Big Four Bridge Lawn the evening of Sept. 8th. Which features local entertainment, beverages, snacks, performing arts, and artist booths (optional to artist). An evening with the potential for the invited patron to meet the artist in a relaxed atmosphere. This event can develop a bond for the patrons and sales for the artist.This is all optional for the artist after their set-up on Friday. Hours for the Gala are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please notiify Festival Staff  that you would like to participate in this oppertunity to meet the invited patron that are known to support the arts in Louisville.

    We want the Emerging Artist to participate. If you have interest in participating by showing your work and you are new to exhibiting, we ask that you use web site application. There is a $25.00 non-refundable application fee, you will be juried in the Emerging Artist category. Once you have been accepted  you will be notified and given your schedule of dates. You will be required to attend a class are make arrangements with staff for a alternative . There is only 20 positions for the Emerging Artist category above the 80 – 100 juried artist. Booth fees are 50% of Juried Artist ($212.50, possible scholarship, or sponsorship). All transactions are handled by the Festival Staff of the directly. Application dates start January 1st and end March 30th, 2017@ midnight ET. Staff will notify you of your acceptance by phone are email by April 30th. Please use web site for contact and all information in Emerging Artist category.

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  • Jun 23, 2017

    Bala Thiagarajan

    Discipline: acrylic

    Statement: I create Indian inspired free-hand meditative mandala paintings & capture their ephemeral nature onto enduring surfaces. I use acrylic paints in an impasto technique creating textured dots & lines.

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