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 ABOUT JP Begley: 

JOHN PHILLIP BEGLEY                                                        

1506 Hepburn Ave.

Louisville, Kentucky 40204

(502) 581-1849              

(502) 533-1009 (cell)    



employment history


   current        Freelance art worker (artist, curator, art services provider)


   prior           Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Art (Emeritus)

                       Critical and Curatorial Studies graduate program coordinator

                       Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville 2001 – 2014 (Retired)


                       Director, Louisville Visual Art Association

                      3005 Upper River Rd., Louisville, KY 40207, 1983 - 2001


                    Director, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, (founding director)

                     Historic New Harmony Inc., New Harmony, IN 47631, 1975-1983


                     Adjunct Instructor, Art Department, University of Evansville,

                     Publisher/Printer, New Harmony Print Workshop, New Harmony, IN

                     Apprentice Printer, Landfall Press, Chicago IL, 1975

                    Graduate Research Assistant (for Rudy Pozzatti),  Indiana University, 1973- 1975

                    1st LT, Training Officer, U.S. Army, Ft. Knox, KY, 1971-1972


individual grants/awards

             Arts Leadership Award, Louisville Visual Art, 2012

             Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship, 1978

             Apprenticeship Fellowship, Landfall Press 1975

             Doctoral Research grant-in-aid, Indiana University 1974

             Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Scholarship, University

              of New Mexico 1968



            Master of Fine Arts, Indiana University, l975

            Bachelor of Fine Arts, with distinction, University of New Mexico, 1969



           Fund for the Arts Leadership Workshop, Disney Institute, 1999

           Kentucky Peer Advisor’s Network (KPAN) Leadership training workshop,

                     Arts Kentucky/Arts Extension Service, 1998, 2003

           Strategic Leadership in a Changing Environment, National Arts

                    Stabilization Seminar, 1997

           Museum Management Institute, American Federation for the Arts/

                    J. Paul Getty Trust, Berkeley, CA  1989 


leadership profile


   community service

            Member – Standiford Art Foundation, Louisville International Airport,

                   1997 – present; Chair 2002 to present

            Member - New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art Advisory Board

                   1985 - present

            Member- Board of Directors, Arts & Cultural Attractions Council, Louisville,KY

                   1999 – 2013

            Consultant – Kentucky Peer Advisory Network (KPAN), 1998 - 2015

            Mayor's Advisory Committee on Public Amenities, Louisville, kY

                   1990 – 2011; (Chair 1997-2004)

            Member - MetroLouisville Downtown Design Review Overlay (DDRO)

                   Committee, 1993 – 2005

            Member (founding)- Zephyr Gallery Artists Cooperative, Louisville

                    1987- 2014

            Member (organizing committee), American Craft Council –

                      South East Region, 2006 Annual  Conference

            Member (founding) – Board of Directors, Open Ground, Inc.


            Member - Advisory Board, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN, 1985-2003

            Visual Arts Network,  (now LOOK - Louisville Art Dealers and Presenteres Network)

                     President 1988-90; Treasurer 1991-present: Secretary/Treasurer, 1985/86,

           Louisville Film & Video Festival Advisory Committee

                    1989 - 2003


professional activities  (management/professional advisory) –

        Kentucky Peer Advisors Network (KPAN)

              KPAN Consultant to Grayson County Arts Council, 2003

              KPAN Consultant to Open Ground, Willisburg, KY 2003

              KPAN Consultant to Sarabande Books, Louisville, KY 2002/3

              KPAN Consultant to Berea Arts Council, Berea, KY 2002

              KPAN Consultant to the Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen, 2001

              KPAN Consultant, to Little Loomhouse, Louisville, KY 2000

       IMLS/IMS GOS Grants program Field Reviewer, 1993, 1995, 1998 and 2002

       Panelist, Museums Program, Florida State Division of Cultural Arts,  1999, 2002

       Panelist, Kentucky Arts Council, Individual Artists Project grants,1999

       Panelist, Kentucky Arts Council, Arts Development Grants, 1997

       Panel Member, CultureWorks Grants Program, Miami Valley Arts Alliance, Dayton, OH 1997

       Panelist, Kentucky Arts Council, Arts Projects Development Grant, 1978

       Panelist, Indiana Arts Comission, GOS and Project Support Panels, 1977-1982


References - available upon request.

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