Our Purpose

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.

current exhibit:

A photo history

of church life,

1819-2019


A collection of 62 photographs from our church's history, featured in celebration of our 200th year.

Reception:  March 15th, 5-8pm.  Fellowship Hall, aka GALLERY TPC.  The exhibit ends April 17th.


Notable Photographs

  • a postcard of the church postmarked March 6, 1911
  • a copy of Daily News photograph from  "The way it was" featuring a crowd listening to the World Series via broadcast of a telegraphed ball game
  • a series of wedding photographs
  • a series of photographs of mission projects
  • architectural drawing and versions of the building
  • a list of pastors from 1819 to 1949
  • a list of purchases and contributions by subscribers to the construction of the church and an academy for girls


Daily exhibits can be viewed Monday thru Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Fridays and Sundays from 8:30am to 12:30pm.




Call to Artists

Overview

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. Please consult our home page for open dates in the coming year.

Exhibit Space

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

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.

how to apply

Artists interested in this opportunity should submit an application.  Artists may submit an application one of three ways.

  • To apply online. Click here.
  • To send an application via email, include the information in the online application and send to Shannon Dyche. shannonlilgirl@gmail.com
  • 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.


Bowling Gallery HOP

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 — new exhibit and reception, tba 

October 11 — new exhibit and reception tba 

Dec. 6 — lighting of square, exhibit and reception tba