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John Ward Creates Logo for Montgomery County Board of Education

John Ward Indian Logo
Kentucky artist John Ward was commissioned to create the fierce Indian logo for Montgomery County Board of Education (Mt. Sterling, Kentucky). John's logo features the mighty warrior in full headdress and paint. The logo has been used on numerous branding items including stationary, shirts, signs, and more.

Local Man Makes Art His Life, Legacy

Local Man Makes Art Life, Legacy John Ward
John Ward was featured in the Mt. Sterling Advocate in an article "Local Man Makes Art His Life, Legacy." The article discusses John's background and the beginning of his art career. Ward's style conveys realism and invokes a sense of nostalgia. John captures moments in time when he works, and usually conveys scenes that can be found around Kentucky such as horses, hunting beagles, cattle and farm life. 

Kentucky Cattleman's Association Unveils Print

Kentucky Cattleman's Association
The Kentucky Cattleman's Association commissioned John Ward, Montgomery County artist, to complete their first painting. The print was unveiled at the KCA Convention in Louisville. Prints were made and sold by KCA to support the beef leadership program. Prints of Winter Gathering are available.

MSU To Unveil New Eagle Print

MSU To Unveil New Eagle Print
Alumni and friends of Morehead State University will get their first sighting of the new Eagle Lake Homecoming print when they return to campus for Homecoming 2000. MSU alumnus John Ward was commissioned to complete the print that has been titled "Eagle Lake Homecoming".

Morehead State University Eagle Print Unveiled

John Ward Unveils MSU Eagle Print

Montgomery County artist, John Ward of Mt. Sterling, recently unveiled his newest print "Eagle Lake Homecoming" during the Morehead State University Homecoming festivities. Ward will sign copies of his work at the Gallery for the Arts. 

From the Mt. Sterling Advocate.

Captured on Canvas - John Ward's Natural Talent as an Artist is Winning Him Local, National Recognition

Captured on Canvas - John Ward's Natural Talent as an Artist is Winning Him Local, National Recognition
The article discusses John Ward's natural artist talent in which he is self-taught. John is a Ripley, Ohio native who combined his love of hunting with his amazing talent for painting to create detailed and lifelike pictures. All of John's art is completely original.

Tobacco Scene Painted for Ohio Tobacco Festival

Tobacco Scene Painted for Ohio Tobacco Festival
The article in The News Democrat featured John Ward's painting "Harvest Time," which was commissioned for the Ohio Tobacco Festival. It features a tobacco farm scene complete with tobacco, old barn, and John Deere tractor. Prints of Harvest Time are available.

He's In The Money! Ward's Coin Designs Advance in Contest

Ward's Coin Designs Advance in Contest
John Ward found out he was one of six finalists in the design contest for the Kentucky quarter. Designs were voted on by Kentuckians via the internet and ballot box in the Capitol. Of the finalists, Ward is the only one with two designs that made the final cut. His designs were a thoroughbred horse in midstride with jockey in the saddle and a depiction of Stephen Foster's "Old Kentucky Home" in Bardstown.

Public's Votes Are In; 7 Finalists Advance

Public's Votes Are In; 7 Finalists Advance
John Ward sketched and submitted three ideas for the Kentucky State quarter design project. Two of this sketches were selected by public vote to move forward in the process - a thoroughbred running with jockey on board and My Old Kentucky Home. A total of seven finalists were selected to advance to the U.S. Mint, two of which were John's images. Design decisions must be made by Jan. 28, 2000, and Kentucky's quarter should be put into circulation October 2011.

Top Quarter Designs Will Advance to the U.S. Mint

Top Quarter Designs Will Advance to the U.S. Mint
The votes are in, and Kentuckians like My Old Kentucky Home, a horse and jockey, Abraham Lincoln's birthplace, and Daniel Boone for the back of the quarter. First Lady Judi Patton announced today which seven design concepts for the Kentucky quarter will be submitted to the U.S. Mint on Monday, June 21. 

Ward Bringing Wild Side to Work

Ward Bringing Wild Side to Work
During the week, John Ward is an engineer. But on the weekend, Ward takes to his studio to paint. With no formal training, Ward transforms the canvas into a different world. John Ward was on hand at Flashback Framing in Olive Hill to sell his print "The Quail Hunt" and to preview and take orders for his upcoming beagle print.

Painting Comes Naturally for Mt. Sterling Artist John Ward

Painting Comes Naturally for Mt. Sterling Artist John Ward
John Ward was featured in the Mt. Sterling Advocate in an article, "Painting Comes Naturally for Mt. Sterling Artist John Ward." The article highlights John's background and art career.