HENDERSON, Ky. -- The juror for the 2018 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit presented by Ohio Valley Art League and the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources will present a lecture that is free and open to the public on Sunday, Sept. 23.
Kathy Kelsey Foley, director of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, is the juror for the wildlife exhibit. Her lecture is set for 4 p.m. in the Stagg Room at Preston Arts Center, 2660 S. Green St. The arts center is located on the campus of Henderson Community College.
Foley's lecture will include a PowerPoint presentation that will include some of the artworks chosen for the the 2018 KNWA exhibit. She will talk about why certain works had the right qualities for the exhibit.
The juror has the distinction of serving as director of the Woodson Art Museum twice, her tenures separated by seven years. Ms. Foley received her undergraduate degree in art history from Vassar College and a Master's degree also in art history from The John Hopkins University.
Her museum training and corporate experience include stints at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., The Dayton Art Institute, Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art and the Gap, where she served as manager of corporate internal communication. She was inducted as a Fellow of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters in April 2014.
The KNWA exhibit will open with an awards presentation from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Former OVAL director Jule McClellan is guest curator for the exhibit.
Artwork: "Hidden Treasures" by Judy Schrader