PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SHOWS AND DATES
LISTED HERE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DURING
THE DURATION OF THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK
Debra Kay Guess
New & Selected Works
Care & Craft
November 2020-January 2021
Jessica Whitehead &
Art in the Winner's Circle XVI
Selected Student Artwork from the
Kentucky Derby Museum
Photography & Mixed Media
Louisville Photo Biennial Show
|located inside the lobby of
EXPREE CREDIT UNION
100 MOORE DRIVE
FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY 40601
M-Th 8am-5pm, F 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm
In response to the need to reduce non-essential public activities
during the Covid-19 outbreak, and in cooperation with our hosts
at Expree CU who are limiting lobby access, the JCM Gallery will
be CLOSED to walk-in visitors until further notice. We will be
offering virtual gallery exhibitions on this site in the interim, so
please visit this page often for the latest shows and news.
Thank you for your support. Stay safe, stay well, stay in!
|APPEARING IN THE GALLERY
Art in the Winner's Circle XV
Selected Student Artwork from the
Kentucky Derby Museum
to visit our VIRTUAL EXHIBITION
and to "bet" on your favorite student artists!
ABOUT THE GALLERY
The JCM Gallery is a commercial gallery
operating since 2004 in the lobby of
Expree Credit Union in Frankfort,
Kentucky, curated by Larry W. Moore &
Stephanie Potter for Broadstone Media.
The gallery provides an opportunity to
see and purchase original art in a
variety of mediums created by local
and regional artists, both emerging
In addition to the current show, we
carry works on consignment by many of
For information on purchasing art or
exhibiting in the gallery, contact us at
our business office:
Broadstone Media LLC
418 Ann Street
Frankfort, Ky 40601-1929
OUR GALLERY MISSION
"In our experience as gallery curators, we
have found that the introduction of the right
work of art into a person's home or life can,
and has, added immeasurably to the quality of
some of our patron’s lives. Even those simply
passing by and viewing have told us how much
they appreciate our shows.
It is part of our gallery philosophy that art is
incomplete until it is seen and appreciated.
The role of Broadstone Gallery is to find the
artists, display their works, and give those
who might appreciate their art a chance to
To us, art represents not only beauty, but
hope and optimism. Especially in these
distressed times, art is an important reminder
that these are still part of the human spirit.
We hope to be able to continue to foster it for
a long time to come.
Thanks to our artists, our patrons and
especially to our gracious hosts at [Expree]
(then KECU) for their support."
Jane Chancellor Moore (1951-2010)
Jane Chancellor Moore was the curator of
Broadstone Gallery from its opening until her
untimely death in the spring of 2010, at which
time Expree renamed the gallery in her honor.
Jane is pictured in the photo above, in the
center in the background. That was
appropriate, for while she was very much the
center of everything we did at Broadstone,
she also preferred to remain in the
background. For more photos and information
about Jane, please click here to visit our
Well, I never expected to be writing about an art exhibit in the middle of a global
pandemic, with our gallery closed along with most everything else for the moment.
But to borrow a phrase from another medium, the show must go on! And in some
respects I feel like this is the most important statement I may ever write, about one
of our most important shows, because these times call for us to reassess what really
matters. I happen to think that art is one of those things.
This is, of course, our annual student art show in collaboration with the Kentucky
Derby Museum, perennially our most popular exhibition. Within hours after I picked up
the artwork at the museum, Churchill Downs announced that the Derby would be
postponed until (optimistically) this fall. That same week our host, Expree Credit
Union, determined that for the safety of their staff and members they would be
closing their lobby to the public. What to do? Fortunately, after consultation with our
wonderful partner at the Derby Museum, Heather Hill, we decided to install the show,
and to let it run through what would have been Derby Day in May. Making a virtue of
necessity, we are offering a virtual exhibition, which means that even more people
will be able to view the artwork than likely would have visited the gallery in person.
Plus we can give disappointed Derby fans a little something to celebrate while they
wait for the race later this year. (I am also glad that the staff at Expree will have this
show to enjoy while they work under trying circumstances. They really are great
partners, and it's my pleasure to treat them to this lively private exhibition.)
So, click on the link and visit the show, and while you are there be sure to "bet" on
your favorite artists. The winning artist will receive $100 from Expree, and their art
teacher also will receive $100 for art supplies.
Personally, I'm relieved that we've been able to continue with this show, since this is
our 15th "Art in the Winner's Circle" exhibition, and it closes out our year-long
celebration of the 15th anniversary of the gallery. Not quite the way we expected to
finish, but I'm grateful all the same. As many of your know, this show began as a
family affair when my brother Ross worked at the museum, and it amazes and
delights me that we've been able to keep it going for so many years. My thanks one
more time to Heather Hill and all of the staff at KDM! And to all of the artists,
parents, and teachers that make this show possible.
It also seems especially timely that this is a student show, full of the imagination and
creativity and energy of youth. I know I can use that right now more than ever. And
perhaps it will serve to remind us that our children, and children's children, are
watching us to see how we respond to this crisis. So far they've seen it bring out
some of the best behavior, and some of the worst. How do we want them to
remember this time?
I'll remember this time in part for making me all the more grateful for our artists,
patrons, and partners. I'll miss seeing you at the gallery for a bit, but we'll keep the
art coming one way or another. Take care, stay safe, stay well, stay in. See you on
the other side.
Larry W. Moore, curator
JANE CHANCELLOR MOORE GALLERY
|CALL FOR ARTISTS UNDER 45
CARE & CRAFT:
REVISITING, RE-VISIONING, REDISCOVERING & REINVENTING
THE TRADITIONAL ARTS & CRAFTS OF KENTUCKY
In conjunction with Express CU, the JCM Gallery will host a juried show of works
by young artists inspired by and responding to Kentucky craft traditions.
$500 prizes will be awarded by Expree CU for the top 2D & 3D works
as selected by guest jurors
Toby Penny, 2D work
Melanie VanHouten, 3D work
Submissions due by April 30, 2020
Click here for exhibition details
|Here's a look back at our 15th Anniversary invitational group shows
over the past year.