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"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

"Flush" Commissioned by Quails Forever Hinkston Chapter

Flush Quails Forever Hinkston Chapter John Ward Tim Farmer
John Ward was commissioned by the Quails Forever Hinkston Chapter to create the picture, "Flush", which John is holding. John is shown with Tim Farmer, host of Kentucky Afield. Prints are available of this image.

"Artists in Retrospect" at the Gateway Regional Arts Center

John Ward Goddard White Bridge Gateway Arts Center
John Ward displayed his artwork, "Goddard White Covered Bridge", during the "Artists in Retrospect" exhibit at the Gateway Regional Arts Center.

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".

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

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

The Kentucky Quarter 2001 Release

Kentucky State Quarter Award John Ward
John was recognized for his assistance to the Kentucky 2001 Quarter Committee and the United States Mint in the Kentucky coin design process. John's ideas assisted in the formulation of the final design of the Kentucky 2001 Quarter. John received recognition at the Kentucky Quarter unveiling on October 18, 2001, at My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown, Kentucky.

Painter John Ward from Kentucky Life Program

Kentucky Life Dave Shuffett and John Ward
Host Dave Shuffett visits wildlife painter John Ward in his Mount Sterling studio to talk about the inspiration Ward finds in nature and the techniques he uses to create realistic portraits of animals.