Showcasing the Arts

Emerging Artist Award Past Recipients

Fiscal Year: 2023

Award: $1,000

Kristin Grenier

Visual Arts

Harrison

Edd Johannemann

Visual Arts

Oldham

Paul R Buhrmester

Visual Arts

Warren

Ashley N Schell

Visual Arts

Ohio

Fiscal Year: 2021

Award: $1,000

Derek Easterling

Musical Composition

Morgan

Fiscal Year: 2020

Award: $1,000

Diego Molina

Songwriting

Fayette

Fiscal Year: 2019

Award: $1,000

Zach Bramel

Playwriting

Jefferson

Austyn Gaffney

Creative Nonfiction

Fayette

Parker Hobson

Poetry

Jefferson

Kristen Miller

Poetry

Jefferson

Shaun Turner

Fiction

Madison

Fiscal Year: 2018

Award: $1,000

Jason Gray

Media Arts

Kenton

Justine Riley

Visual Arts

Graves

Michelle Strader

Visual Arts

Boyd

Fiscal Year: 2017

Award: $7,500

Joey Connelly

Poetry

Daviess

Ann DeVilbiss

Poetry

Jefferson

Dave Harrity

Poetry

Jefferson

Mary Elizabeth Pope

Poetry

Jefferson

Dominic Russ-Combs

Fiction

Jefferson

Britton Shurley

Poetry

McCracken

Fiscal Year: 2016

Award: $1,000

Wyatt Dagla Severs

Visual Arts

Calloway

Fiscal Year: 2015

Award: $1,000

Elizabeth Glass

Creative Nonfiction

Jefferson

Clara Harris

Playwriting

Jefferson

Sarah McCartt-Jackson

Poetry

Jefferson

Joy Priest

Poetry

Jefferson

Jonathan Rovner

Fiction

Fayette

Fiscal Year: 2014

Award: $7,500

Sarah Brown

Visual Arts

Fayette

Lyndsey Fryman

Visual Arts

Bourbon

Jason Gray

Media Arts

Kenton

Ashley Stinson

Visual Arts

Jefferson

Regina Summers

Visual Arts

Fayette

Fiscal Year: 2013

Award: $7,500

Laura Biagi

Fiction

Shelby

Morgan Eklund

Poetry

Jefferson

Frankie Finley

Creative Nonfiction

Fayette

Julie Hensley

Poetry

Madison

Thomas Olges

Fiction

Jefferson

Tom Pierce

Fiction

Jefferson

Jackie Thompson

Composing

Bullitt

Fiscal Year: 2012

Award: $1,000

Shawn Lind

Media Arts

Letcher

Matthew Gaddie

Visual Arts

Nelson

Gena Mark

Visual Arts

Fayette

Amelia Stamps

Visual Arts

Fayette

Fiscal Year: 2011

Award: $7,500

Daniel Cherry

Fiction

Pulaski

Erich Stem

Composing

Jefferson

Mariam Williams

Creative Nonfiction

Jefferson

Brian Walker

Playwriting

Jefferson

Amelia Martens

Poetry

McCracken

Britton Shurley

Poetry

McCracken

Fiscal Year: 2010

Award: $7,500

Wilson Bessinger

Media Arts

Franklin

Erin Behling

Visual Arts

Jefferson

Laura O'Neal Segre-Lewis

Visual Arts

Jessamine

Michael Winters

Visual Arts

Jefferson

Fiscal Year: 2009

Award: $1,000

Dionne Griffiths

Dance

Jefferson

Beverly Olert

Fiction

Bourbon

Paul Prather

Fiction

Montgomery

Harry Pickens

Composing

Jefferson

Raleigh Dailey

Composing

Fayette

Charles Smith

Composing

Warren

Merle Bachman

Creative Nonfiction

Jefferson

Olga-Maria Cruz

Creative Nonfiction

Jefferson

Denise McKinney

Playwriting

Madison

Elizabeth Orndorff

Playwriting

Boyle

Lorraine Brown

Poetry

Jefferson

Adam Day

Poetry

Jefferson

Kathleen Driskell

Poetry

Jefferson

Tom Hunley

Poetry

Warren

Jeffrey Skinner

Poetry

Jefferson