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Attention Artists:

Derby Morning Offers Opportunity To Show, and Sell Your Work

Nothing else in Louisville says style, class and fun like Derby Day. This year, the Third Annual Annmarie's Art Breakfast on Derby, sponsored by Norton Healthcare ( and Red e App (, will offer an opportunity for you to show and sell your work in the context of an exciting fundraiser for budding fellow artists.

Previous and currently committed exhibitors include  Mary Verrandeaux (horse themed paintings), Vian Sora (mystical works from Baghdad), and Jesse Cooley (compiled and found art), as well as other famed artists in other genres.

The event supports two worthy causes: the Louisville Artist's Syndicate for emerging artists, an auxillary organization of the Louisville Visual Art Association; and the Annmarie Campbell Art Student Scholarship fund at Murray State. Ms. Campbell graduated from the Murray State program but died in 2006. The fund helps others pursue their dream of mastering their talents.

The Annmarie Art Breakfast on Derby invites artists to submit 4 to 8 pieces for sale at a booth or table that will be your own. We request that 25% of your sales during the event be donated to either the Fund or the Louisville Artist's Syndicate. In addition, we ask that you contribute at least one piece of work for the event's silent auction, where you set the minimum bid and may donate 100 percent of the proceeds.

Naturally, complimentary admission is provided for you and one guest.


What: Annmarie's Art Breakfast on Derby, a Derby morning breakfast with art, music and a silent auction

Who:  The general public, ages 18 and over

Where: The Metro United Way Building, 334 E. Broadway, Louisville, Ky. (Parking is free.)

When: May 5, Derby Day in Kentucky, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM


  • The event will be hosted by the late artist Annmarie Campbell's mother, Dawn Marie Yankeelov
  • Buffet breakfast catered by Divinity Catering, complete with hot tea and coffee, OJ, egg creations, bacon, seasonal fruits, assorted cheeses, muffins, scones, and decadent desserts, including the pie of the day.
  • Artists displaying and selling their work
  • Silent art auction
  • Reggae, jazz, and rock by the Johnny Doughnut Experience
  • An exhibition of Annmarie Campbell's work, along with selected arts and crafts, and apparel vendors.
  • Live magicians doing specialty acts throughout the morning.
  • Cash bar, featuring mimosas
  • Rooibee Red Tea, a local, bottled organic ready-to-drink tea, for purchase or sampling.


You will be honored as an Art Ambassador with special nametags. In addition, you will have an opportunity to speak about yourself and your work for up to 4 minutes at the stage microphone. In addition, your name will be included in press releases and may promotional materials distributed after you commit to exhibiting.


There will be a central checkout location where attendees can pay with credit card, cash or check.


Tickets for the event are $35 each. Tables for 8 may be reserved for $250. Either can be paid  at LVAA to "Annmarie's Art Breakfast on Derby,"  (home of the Louisville Artists Syndicate), or at (search Annmarie Art Breakfast).


Call, email or Facebook Andrew Cozzens,, (502) 544-8898, or Dawn Yankeelov, at 502-292-2351. Include how many pieces you anticipate exhibiting, the type of artwork, your name, mailing address, email, phone, and any other information you would like to share.

Details of the Event will also be posted on Louisville Visual Art's Association website in the section devoted to Louisville Artists Syndicate.


  • When you bring in your artwork, you will be expected to provide an inventory list of what you are displaying, or we will make one upon your arrival.  We can provide you with blank labels, if requested, upon arrival.
  • You will be responsible for labeling your work with prices, and for delivering your artwork to the Metro United Way Building in Louisville for staying and participating in the hanging or display setup of your work on May 4 between 10 AM and 6 PM.
  • We will accept early drop-off of artwork that week at times to be determined direct with you, if needed.  We would like you to be set and ready to go on Derby morning.  The building is secured.


Annmarie Campbell grew up in Louisville and was a passionate artist and Murray State art graduate that understood both the dark and the beautiful sides of weathering life's journeys.  The intent of her work was to investigate relationships of duality—principally, attraction and repulsion. Campbell devoted much of her time to drawing, printmaking and photography.

She died at age 23 in May 2006, while serving as an artist-in-residence at Fancy That in Paris, Tenn., attacked by an alligator on an outdoor adventure in Ocala, Florida.  Yankeelov, her mother, established a scholarship in her name at Murray State to support art students.  This event is intended to fund endowment of the scholarship in her name.


An auxiliary of the Louisville Visual Art Association (LVAA), the Louisville Artists Syndicate is composed of local artists, musicians and filmmakers who collaborate and share artistic endeavors. The Syndicate cultivates artistic expression and appreciation in Louisville through hosting unique events, peer critiques and artist funding opportunities. Find out more about the group by searching for Louisville Artists Syndicate on Facebook or by visiting


Murray State University maintains a strong academic reputation and has been rewarded with high marks when compared with other regional public universities in U.S. News & World Report and other college ranking publications. The school is Kentucky's only public university to be listed in the U.S. News & World Report top tier for past 18 consecutive years.  The scholarship, established in Annmarie's name, goes to a junior or senior female art student attending the institution. Students can receive the award in their junior year and reapply for senior year. Each eligible student must submit at least 10 electronic photo or art images in email or printed pictures of any type of art for review by 2 art professors for a final selection. Two Murray art professors will be selected to review these each award period. The student must have a 3.0 GPA and maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to be eligible to receive the award again.

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