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Featured Artist
 of the Month for July 2017

Betty Pace
John Ward

Opening Reception

July 13, 2017

4 pm to 7 pm


     Betty Pace has taught school, served as a guidance counselor and Director of Federal Programs.  She is a certified grant writer and grant reviewer for the US Department of Education. She currently serves as an Educational Administrative Tribunal member in the state of Kentucky. She was Director of a Title 1 Program that won national acclaim toward excellence in education for the state and US Department of Education for two consecutive years.Betty is an award winning, bestselling author of thirteen children’s books: My Dog Isaac, I went to see Grandma, Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln, That Bossy Cat, Donald’s Dump Truck, I Miss My Dad, Donna’s Christmas Birthday, Abraham Lincoln, Clippety-Clop, Clippety-Clop, Two Little Rascals, Party in the Farmyard, Bully   

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Trouble on the Double and Chris Gets Ear Tubes, which is celebrating thirty years of publication.   She specializes in sensitive childhood issues and has published more than a hundred fifty articles and poems.

     Since retiring from the Clark County School System, Betty continues to write children books, poems and short stories and attend festivals all over Kentucky and other states selling her books. She also has an interest in photography and captures the likeness of people, places and things throughout her travels.

     Betty, and her son, Chris, co-authored a political book titled, “Republican National Convention” about their experiences attending the conventions and her “Democrat National Convention” book is in progress.

John Ward


Kentucky artist, John L. Ward is known for his artistic talent and ability to capture on canvases the movements and expressions unique to his subject matter. A self-taught artist, John paints in a variety of medium including oil, gouache, and graphite.

John began releasing prints in 1995. His work is distributed through galleries, catalogs, and gift shops. John has exhibited at many juried shows both on state and national levels. His print, “Masters of the Forest”, won national acclaim and was reproduced into posters and distributed to schools and universities throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, John’s work has graced numerous covers of sporting catalogs and magazines. John’s artwork was also selected in the design process for the 2001 Kentucky Quarter. His work is included in both private and corporate collections.

Professionally, John is an Associate Member of the American Academy of Equine Art and a juried member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen and Oil Painters of America.





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