Local study club to host the 2023 Knox County Art Show

Art Show infographic

The GFWC KY Barbourville Junior Woman’s Study Club will be hosting the 2023 Knox County Art Show at the First United Methodist Church.  Open to students in grades preschool through 12th grade, there are a variety of categories that our young artists can enter their masterpieces in. The presentation of awards will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Monday, March 20, at 6:00 p.m. A reception will be held after the presentation of awards hosted by the GFWC KY Barbourville Woman’s Study Club.

Art Show infographic

An art show designee has been named at each school.  Submissions will go directly to the student’s school. Each school will be responsible for judging their own art and submitting the top winners to the county level.

  • Elementary (PS-6) schools: Each school may submit three (3) entries per grade level
  • Middle schools (7-8) may submit eight (8) entries per grade level.
  • High Schools: Students may enter one (1) entry in each category, a maximum of 4 per student.

There are four categories that students can enter:

  1. Drawing-pencil, ink or charcoal
  2. Painting-Oil, Watercolors or Acrylic
  3. Mixed Media-Combination of drawing and painting, and computer generated
  4. Photography-Must be taken by students 

There are certain guidelines that have been set for the size of entries and how they are to be labeled with the student’s information.

A complete document with the guidelines and requirements is available for download.


Students should turn their artwork in to the school designee by the date their school has set the deadline for.  Each school may have a varied deadline.

  • Central Elementary-Helena Ledington
  • Dewitt Elementary-Kendra Doolin
  • Flat Lick Elementary-Meagan Senters
  • GR Hampton Elementary- Lori Baker/Lori McKeehan
  • Girdler Elementary-Sherri Hammons/Elizabeth Daniels
  • Lay Elementary-Mary Jane Callihan
  • Lynn Camp Elementary-Judy Cobb
  • Lynn Camp Middle/High School- Judy Cobb
  • Knox Appalachian School-Jennifer Melton
  • Knox Central High School-Molly Shields/Taylon Barnhill
  • Knox Middle School-Angie Payne
  • Knox County Alternative Program-Angie Payne

Partners in the Knox County Art Show include GFWC KY Barbourville Junior Woman’s Club, GFWC KY Barbourville Woman’s Club, Knox County Family Resource Youth Service Centers, and First United Methodist Church.