Bluegrass Prinmakers' Cooperative
Liesl Long Chaintreuil
Paintings & Prints
"Art in the Winner's Circle XIV"
Selected Student Artwork from the
Kentucky Derby Museum
Marta Elam Dorton
Paintings & Prints
Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery
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100 MOORE DRIVE
FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY 40601
M-Th 8am-5pm, F 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm
ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery is
an alternative art space operating since
2004 in the lobby of Kentucky Employees
Credit Union in Frankfort, Kentucky,
hosted by the credit union and curated
by Larry W. Moore 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 and
In addition to the current show, we
carry works on consignment by many of
our artists, including Stephanie Potter,
Rhett L Beck, Joan Schulte, Melanie
Sunbeam Smith, Jamie Sheppard, Marta
Dorton, Les Greeman, Lloyd Kelly, and
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
Every time I begin a new work, it’s a brand new day — as though I never drew or paint-
ed before. Mostly I’m exploring the infinite number of ways to portray people. It seems
to me that paintings, and especially paintings of people, exist in a mysterious realm
that becomes tantalizingly apparent when I compare a painting to a similar photograph.
I’m learning that any image or mark made by a human hand is inherently interesting,
even fascinating, so have no fear. Every painting I make reveals something new and
opens another door for me as an artist. I don’t quite know where I’m headed with my
work, but something ineffable seems to guide me along, and I’m curious to discover
where we’re going.
Tona Johnston Barkley’s paintings usually feature figures — both realistic and expres-
sionistic — rendered in oil, watercolor, gouache, or pencil, including commissioned
portraits. Many depict traditional string musicians.
Since her retirement in 2006 from Kentucky Educational Television, where she served
as communications director, Tona has been able to work full-time as an artist. Her
work is included in the Brown-Forman collection in Louisville. Her wood engraving for
the broadside of a poem by her late friend, Kentucky Poet Laureate Jane Gentry Vance,
was printed by Larkspur Press in Monterey, KY. Also a quiltmaker, Tona designed the
Celebration Quilt for the opening of the Kentucky History Center in 1999.
Tona received a bachelor’s degree in English from Vassar College, where she also had
art classes with Linda Nochlin and Sydney Geist. She studied briefly at Cooper Union
and continues her study of painting and drawing through workshops and classes.
A native of Paducah, she lives on a farm in Owen County, Kentucky. She involves her
eight grandchildren in her art and the traditional Kentucky music that she and husband
John Harrod play.
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 KECU for
Jane Chancellor Moore (1951-2010)
Jane Chancellor Moore was the principal
curator of Broadstone Gallery from its
opening until her untimely death in the spring
of 2010, at which time KECU 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 memorial page.
MAY 7 - JULY 13, 2018
with music by John Harrod & friends
Friday May 11, 2018
Portrait of Brett Ratliff, gouache
While it's always a pleasure to welcome a new artist to the gallery, I particularly enjoy
it when it provides me with the opportunity to discover artists I didn't know I knew. A
case in point is Tona Barkley, whom I first met longer ago than probably either one of
us wants to admit, but found out only in recent years is a very accomplished artist.
Though her art is certainly no secret in the Frankfort community, and many of her
local fans have let me know how excited they are that she is exhibiting here. And
because Tona specializes in that most venerable genre of portraiture, it's possible that
more than a few visitors to the gallery will recognize her subjects, and may even find
themselves looking back from the walls. Might you be one? Come and find out.
Larry W. Moore, curator