Derby Celebration

Governor's Derby Art Exhibit

Visitors to the Capitol during the Derby season had the opportunity to see the work of Kentucky artists in the Governor’s Derby Exhibit, March 26-May 4, 2015, in the Rotunda. The show of paintings, drawings and photographs was the result of an open call to artists coordinated by the Kentucky Arts Council on behalf of Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear as a part of the Governor’s Derby Celebration. See pieces by clicking on the link to the right.

Artwork by the following artists was selected to be in the Governor’s Derby Exhibit:

  • Dennis Albetski, Lexington
  • Virginia Alcott, Glasgow
  • David Bartlett, Morehead
  • Debbie Jackson Wagers Billips, Jeffersonville
  • Gloria Ferreira, Lexington
  • Eric Johnson, Versailles
  • Jana Kappeler, Carlisle
  • Eva King, Murray
  • Ramona Dallum Lindsey, Louisville
  • Carl McKinley, Cecilia
  • Sam McKinney, Elliottville
  • Bruce New, Richmond
  • Ann Olson, Olive Hill
  • Ken Page, Villa Hills
  • Linda Pierce, Hopkinsville
  • Marti Plager, Louisville
  • De Selby, Nicholasville
  • Melissa Sevier, Versailles
  • Sarah Spradlin, Paris
  • Anthony Stollings, Florence
  • David Stratton, Owensboro
  • Susan Tolliver, Anchorage
  • Joanne Weis, Louisville
  • Ruthe Wyman, Florence

For more information about the exhibit or to download an exhibit brochure, click here.


Kentucky Arts CouncilThe Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.