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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.

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.

John Ward's Evening Chase and Surprise Party Originals Sold

John Ward artist with Steve and Janet Ramlal

I am always so appreciative and humbled by people enjoying the art I create. I had the pleasure of meeting Steve and Janet Ramlal, the new owners of the originals Surprise Party and Evening Chase. Thank you for your support and business! Prints are available of both images. Please contact us if interested in purchasing an original.

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 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 Exhibits at Artists in Retrospect at the Gateway Regional Arts Center

John Ward Goddard White Bridge Gateway Arts Center
Kentucky artist John Ward displayed his artwork, Goddard White Covered Bridge, during the Artists in Retrospect exhibit at the Gateway Regional Arts Center - Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.

2011 Best in Kentucky - Best Local Artist - Craftsperson, 2nd Place

2011 Best in Kentucky - Best Local Artist - Craftsperson, 2nd Place
John Ward was honored to be recognized as Best Local Artist - Craftsperson, second place, in the Kentucky Living Magazine - April 2011 Best in Kentucky.

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. 

John Ward Recognized as Artist of the Month at the Gateway Regional Arts Center

John Ward Gateway Regional Arts Center Mt. Sterling Kentucky
Mt. Sterling artist John Ward was recognized as the Artist of the Month (February 2010) at the Gateway Regional Arts Center in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. The work featured was Autumn Afternoon and Field of Lilies.

Talon Winery Uses John Ward's Mothers Love on New Equestrian Series Wine Label

Mothers Love by John Ward Featured on Talon Winery's Equestrian Series Wine Bottle

Kentucky artist John Ward attended Talon Winery's release of their new Equestrian Series Kentucky Red Table Wine. John's image, Mothers Love, was used for the new wine series bottle label.

John Ward as on-site at Talon Winery's unveiling event to sign the bottles along with Wine Maker, Kerry Joliffe. Talon Winery is located in Lexington, Kentucky.

Prints of Mothers Love are available.