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 31-May 5, 2014, 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 from the exhibit in the slide show to the right.

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

  • Billy Tackett, Boone
  • Patrick Fretz, Boyle
  • Matthew Steffen, Campbell
  • Betty Liles, Christian
  • Patricia Ritter, Cumberland
  • Hayley Black, Fayette
  • Rebecca Flanery, Fayette
  • Ellen Guyer, Fayette
  • Aubrey Nibert, Fayette
  • Helene Steene, Fayette
  • Augustin Zarate, Fayette
  • Michele Daigle, Franklin
  • Brittain Skinner, Franklin
  • Carol Jones, Hardin
  • Catherine Bryant, Jefferson
  • Judith Egerton, Jefferson
  • Sonya Penn, Jefferson
  • Joanne Weis, Jefferson
  • Timothy Gold, Kenton
  • Margie Lakeberg, Kenton
  • Ken Page, Kenton
  • Carolyn Gibson, Knott
  • Sharon Asher, Lee
  • Donna Burr, Oldham
  • Tona Barkley, Owen
  • Bettye Brookfield, Washington
  • Kathy Jackson, Grant

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.