The Art Board of The Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green recognizes the important role the visual arts have played in personal expression and in religious life through the ages. As part of our church outreach ministry, our gallery displays art in a variety of media. Through periodic exhibits, artist receptions, and participation in local art events, our gallery contributes to the creative dialogue between church and community.
BRUSH AND LENS, an exhibit of
members, opened July 19 in our church gallery, Fellowship Hall.
Artists include Shannon Dyche, Myra Dwyer, Doug Humphrey, Linda Leigh, Tim Leigh, Alan Reeves, Sheila Backfisch Reeves, Bud Schlinker, Diane Simmons, Gail Smrtic, Peg Truman, and Mark Hendershot with Peg Truman.
Daily exhibits can be viewed Monday thru Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Fridays and Sundays from 8:30am to 12:30pm.
The Presbyterian Church Arts Board invites artists to submit to the exhibits in Gallery TPC. The gallery in the Fellowship Hall is used by church members, but also serves as an event space for the entire south central Kentucky community.
Eligibility and Selection
Open to all artists, amateur and professional, working in two-dimensional media, including photography. Wall mounted three-dimensional work will also be considered. The exhibit space will serve as a public art space and artists should take all persons, including children, into consideration and submit appropriate artwork. Available dates are listed in the online application.
The Fellowship Hall is a 50’x60’ space with can lights along the walls which light individual works of art. All work is hung from a traditional picture rail. Please be prepared to hang each piece with this format in mind. The Fellowship Hall is open to the public weekdays from 8:30am until 4:30pm (until noon on Fridays) and on Sunday morning, so feel free to stop by before submitting to VIEW the exhibit space.
Sales are encouraged, although it is not mandatory to have artworks for sale to be eligible for an exhibit. No percentage on any sale is taken by the church. Artists provide contact information for prospective buyers who then contact artists directly to arrange payment and delivery following the end date of the exhibit.
Artists interested in this opportunity should submit an application. Artists may submit an application one of three ways.
- To apply online. Click here: Artist Application Form
- To send an application via email, include the information in the online application and send to Diane Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Send a written application that includes the information in the online application and mail to The Presbyterian Church - 1003 State Street - Bowling Green KY - 42101 - Attention: Shannon Dyche
Once an application is received, artists are contacted and asked to send images representative of the art proposed for exhibition.
The Presbyterian Church participates in Bowling Green Gallery Hops, an evening of visits to art venues in Bowling Green. Our gallery's downtown location among other art galleries and excellent restaurants makes it a popular stop.
Hop Dates for 2019 and Art Exhibit Receptions at Gallery TPC
March 15 — reception for our historical photo exhibit
May 31 — reception for quilt exhibit
July 19 — Church Member Exhibit and reception
October 18 — Sunny Sixteen Photo Club Exhibit
Dec. 6 — Artworks Inc. 12th Annual Exhibit