Upcoming Show! Ryle Arts and Crafts Festival (Union, KY) :: Nov. 22 and 23.


Mountain Workshop Stories Featured at Gateway Arts Center

Mountain Workshop Mt. Sterling Kentucky
Stories from the Mountain Workshop hosted in Montgomery County (Kentucky) during October 2018 are on display at the Gateway Regional Arts Center (GRAC) in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. One picture and summary are featured for each story. John Ward was a participant as the subject for a story captured in photos by Alexander Volberding. John's story was titled Living Double, highlighting his second career as an artist.

One Drop -- A Slave! Book Signing

Paddle Wheeler One Drop A Slave! Eddie Price and John Ward

Kentucky artist John Ward recently attended Kentucky author Eddie Price's book signing of One Drop -- A Slave! at Winchester's library. John's artwork is featured on the book cover and John was on hand to sign prints of Paddle Wheeler if customers desired to purchase a companion item to Mr. Price's book. Prints are available of Paddle Wheeler.

John Ward's Art Decorates Peoples Bank of Kentucky's New Mt. Sterling Office

John Ward Kentucky Artist with Mary Jane Pettit and Tony Kinder
John Ward was in attendance at Peoples Bank of Kentucky's Grand Opening of their new location in Mt. Sterling on December 10th. The bank sought to adorn their new building with artwork representing Mt. Sterling and surrounding areas. A total of eighteen (18) of John's images were used throughout the building including the main lobby, offices, hallways, and teller station. Some of the images includes Hereford Autumn, Old Rusty, Goddard White Covered Bridge, Deep in Tradition, and many more.

Living Double from the Mountain Workshop

John Ward artist Mountain Workshop

Sponsored by Western Kentucky University, the Mountain Workshops held their 43rd annual workshop in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky during the week of Oct. 22, 2018. In addition to the students participating in the program, WKU faculty members were joined by volunteer shooting, editing, and writing coaches who traveled from across the country to participate in the program.

John Ward was selected to be one of the stories for the workshop and worked with photojournalist Alexander Volberding. It was an exciting and interesting process to have John's life documented in photos including capturing John's life at work and home.

Check out John's story called Living Double at: https://mountainworkshops.org/history/2018/14080 (link works best in Chrome)

Photos by Alexander Volberding.

Mountain Workshop John Ward artist

Opening Reception for Artists of the Month, Betty Pace and John Ward

Winchester Art Guild Artists of the Month Announcement
Betty Pace and John Ward were Winchester Art Guild's Featured Artists, July 2017. Betty and John partnered to write and illustrate the charming children's book, My Dog Isaac.

John Ward Presents American County Artist, Lee Greenwood, with Ripley, Ohio Bicentennial Print

Lee Greenwood John Ward Ripley Ohio Bicentennial

John Ward was commissioned by the Ripley, Ohio Lions Club to create their bicentennial print of Ripley from the waterfront of the Ohio River called Ripley, Ohio Bicentennial

Lee Greenwood, American country artist, was the featured entertainment during the weekend events. John presented Mr. Greenwood with the Ripley Bicentennial print.

John Ward Commissioned by Quails Forever Hinkston Chapter to Paint Flush

Flush Quails Forever Hinkston Chapter John Ward Tim Farmer
Kentucky artist John Ward was commissioned by the Quails Forever Hinkston Chapter to create the picture, Flush, which John is holding. Flush features two German Shorthaired Pointers stirring up quail. John is shown with Tim Farmer, host of Kentucky Afield. Prints are available of this image.

John Ward's Picture, Beauty at Bennett's Mill, Selected by American Academy of Equine Art: 2012 Fall Open Juried Exhibition

Beauty at Bennett's Mill Covered Bridge by John Ward www.jwardstudio.com horses Greenup County Kentucky

Kentucky artist John Ward was selected by the highly selective American Academy of Equine Art to exhibit his artwork, Beauty at Bennett's Mill, in their 2012 Fall Open Juried Exhibition. John's work will be included in the exhibit from September 14 - October 24, 2012 at the Scott County Arts and Cultural Center/Gallery located in Georgetown, Kentucky.

The American Academy of Equine Art spotlights work of invited and juried equine artists.

KEHA Reflections Anniversary Print by John Ward

KEHA Reflections Anniversary Print by John Ward

The Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association (KEHA) commissioned Mr. John Ward of Mount Sterling to paint a commemorative 80th anniversary print in 2012. This beautiful, colorful work of art could fit in any homemaker's home in Kentucky. http://keha.ca.uky.edu/content/keha-reflections

KEHA Reflections features a white farmhouse with sites common to farms in days gone by including a red barn, garden, tire swing, horses, quilts, red wagon, and a Martin birdhouse.

Prints are available of Reflections.

John Ward Attends Beauty at Bennett's Mill Unveiling in Greenup County

Beauty at Bennett's Mill Covered Bridge Greenup County Tourism John Ward
Kentucky artist John Ward attended the unveiling of Beauty at Bennett's Mill Covered Bridge. John Ward was commissioned by Greenup County Tourism to create this beautiful image depicting thoroughbreds grazing in front of the historic Bennett's Mill Covered Bridge.

John Ward Receives Award for Remarkable and Highly Regarded Artist

House of Representatives Citation John Ward
John Ward received surprise recognition from the Commonwealth of Kentucky's House of Representatives as a remarkable and highly regarded artist. 

Talon Winery Uses John Ward's Image on Second Equestrian Series Wine Bottle

Talon Winery Equestrian Series John Ward
Kentucky artist John Ward was commissioned to create the wine bottle label for Talon Winery's second Equestrian Series wine called The Games 2010, commemorating the World Equestrian Games that was hosted in Lexington, Kentucky.