2021 Jerry E. Baker and Jack Lunt Memorial Art Exhibition

Highlighting artistic excellence in southcentral Kentucky for over 30 years

Baker/Lunt Memorial Exhibition (then Jack Lunt Memorial Exhibition), 2016


The Jack Lunt Memorial Art Exhibition began in 1987 as a collaboration between philanthropist Jerry E. Baker and the Capital Arts Alliance in Bowling Green, KY as a tribute to Baker’s late partner, Jack Lunt. For over twenty years, the exhibition was shown at the Capital Arts Center Houchens Gallery and featured a variety of artists from across the state. The Downing Museum, constructed by the late Jerry Baker in honor of Kentucky-born artist, Joseph Dudley Downing, is proud to serve as the parent institution for this exhibition. All art media will be accepted for consideration, including installation and video-based media.


Tiffany Calvert has exhibited her work in the US and abroad including Lawrimore Project in Seattle, E.TAY Gallery in New York, the Speed Museum in Louisville, Susquehanna Art Museum in Pennsylvania, and Cadogan Contemporary in London. Residencies include the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, I-Park, and ArtOmi International Arts Center where she received a Geraldine R. Dodge Fellowship. Calvert has received grants from the Great Meadows Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Her work was recently profiled by critic John Yau in the online journal Hyperallergic. Her curatorial projects include “Some Abstraction Occurs” at 65GRAND Gallery in Chicago and “Magic” at Mercer College (featuring work by Chris Martin, Karla Knight, and Sarah Peters), which identified a trend in artists whose works address the otherworldly or magical. Calvert’s current paintings investigate the relationship between digital media and the reception and perception of images, and utilizes diverse technologies such as fresco, 3D modeling and data manipulation through code. She is Associate Professor of Art at the Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville.

Rules and Procedures

  1. Digital entry form can be found below.
  2. Mailed entries should be RECEIVED no later than Saturday, October 30 at 5pm. Please include all required photographs of your work. Printable form located HERE. You may also drop off form and photographs at the Downing Museum.
  3. All artists must be 18 and over and reside within a 150 mile radius of Bowling Green, KY.
  4. Artists may submit one piece of work for consideration.
  5. All work must be less than five years old.
  6. ALL WORKS ACCEPTED MUST BE EXHIBITION-READY. Two-dimensional works must be equipped with WIRE HANGERS OR WALL-MOUNTED CLEATS ONLY. The Downing Museum reserves the right to reject any work of art that doesn’t meet the hanging/dimension guidelines.
  7. Two-dimensional pieces must be at or under 50” horizontal and 100” vertical. Indoor 3D sculpture must be at or under 36” x 36” base and no more than 10′ tall. Installation proposals should include a rough-dimension of project. Video-based projects will be displayed on a provided screen.
  8. Works previously exhibited at the Downing Museum for ANY exhibition are not eligible. Exceptions to this policy must be arranged with Director prior to application deadline.
  9. Artists will be informed of acceptance by email. Delivery of accepted works will be November 8-13. Alternative arrangements can be accommodated.
  10. October 30, 5PM: Deadline for all entries
  11. November 6/7: acceptance/rejection emails sent
  12. November 9-13: drop off for accepted entries, 10am-4:30pm
  13. November 20: Opening reception and awards ceremony, 6-8pm
  14. November 23-December 31: exhibition open during regular business hours (Tue-Sat, 10-4)
  15. January 4-8, 2022: pickup (Tue-Sat, 10AM-3PM)


Best of Show:  $250

Sponsored by Sarah & Harvey Johnston

in Memory of Joe Downing


1st Place:  $200

Sponsored by the Jerry E. Baker Foundation

in Memory of Jerry E. Baker


2nd Place:  $150

Sponsored by Nancy and Keith Carwell


3rd Place:  $100

Sponsored by Ann Ferrell and Brent Björkman


Honorable Mentions:  $50

(up to three)

Sponsored by Jill, JP, and Spencer Nixon,  Jack LeSieur and Brent Cardin in Memory of Bryan LeSieur, and Emily Hendricksen in Memory of Arnold Lobb

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      PLease upload at least one overall, cropped photo of your work, as well as an image of the frame (if applicable) front and back. You may include additional detail photos if necessary. Max file size is 64MB. If upload fails, you may email your images to [email protected]
      Terms 1. I understand this exhibition is a juried art show. Submission of work does not guarantee acceptance. The Downing Museum and it’s staff are not responsible for the jurying process. 2. The Downing Museum reserves the right to reject works of art that are ineligible for jury, including artwork that is vulgar and/or in poor taste or pieces that do not otherwise meet the exhibition requirements outlined on this form. 3. I understand that the Jerry E. Baker Foundation, dba the Downing Museum cannot handle transactions, however, they will contact me with interested buyers if my work is for sale. 4. If my work is selected for exhibition, I give the Downing Museum permission to exhibit my work from November 20 to December 31, 2021. 5. After the close of the exhibition, I agree to pickup my work January 4 - 8, 2020 between 10AM-3PM. The Downing Museum must have written permission to release any piece of work to anyone other than the artist. 6. I agree that photographs and/or descriptions of my work taken by the Downing Museum may be used for marketing, education, and programming. This includes sharing of promotional and marketing materials on social media platforms with proper credit to the artist. 7. I agree that the insurance value of my work listed on this form is valid.