Every Louisville Photo Biennial Event You Can Attend This Year

The Photo Biennial has been around since 1999. What was once a dream by former Artemisia owner Erin Devine was almost lost until Paul Paletti stepped in and took the helm. Now despite the setbacks of the pandemic, Paletti has found a way to steer the Biennial forward — with the cooperation of a lot of people and organizations. This year, the Biennial officially kicks off on Sept. 9 and runs through Nov. 6. Here is a list of events.

September 2021

Thursday, Sept. 2
Guided Art Tour 21c Museum Hotel, 5-6 p.m.
Opening Reception Art Sanctuary, 6-9 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 5
Opening Reception Chestnuts and Pearls, 2-4 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 9
Guided Art Tour 21c Museum Hotel, 5-6 p.m.
Opening Reception Portland Museum, 5-7 p.m.
Opening Reception/Panel Discussion Louisville Free Public Library, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 10
Opening Reception Mary Anderson Center, 6-8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 11
Opening Reception Asia Institute Crane House 2-5 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 12
Opening Reception PART Studio, 5-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 14
Ask a Curator Virtual Talk Filson Historical Society, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 15
Opening Reception Tim Faulkner Gallery, 6-9 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 16
Guided Art Tour 21c Museum Hotel, 5-6 p.m.

Friday, September 17
Opening Reception Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery, 5-7 p.m.
Opening Reception University of Louisville, Cressman Center, 5-7 p.m.
Opening Reception, 5-9 p.m. and Virtual Talk by Juror Jahi Chikwendiu Lexington Camera Club at Loudoun House, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 18
Pinhole Camera Workshop/Photo Walk with John Gleason Paul Paletti Gallery, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cyanotype Workshop with Kevin Rose Schultz Bourne-Schweitzer Gallery, 12-4 p.m.
Guest Speaker Charles Traub Lexington Camera Club at Loudoun House, 4 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 23
Guided Art Tour 21c Museum Hotel, 5-6 p.m.
Opening Reception NoCo Arts Center, 6-8 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 24
Biennial Keynote Event with Keith Carter Speed Art Museum, 6 p.m.
Opening Reception B. Deemer Wheelhouse Art, 6-8 p.m.
Opening Reception Surface Noise, 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 25
Artist Reception Paul Paletti Gallery, 2-5 p.m.
Unique Portraits Workshop Jennifer Dunn Studio

Sunday, Sept. 26
Opening Reception Galerie Hertz, 1-4 p.m.
From Newsprint to Art Print Workshop Jennifer Dunn Studio, 1 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 30
Guided Art Tour 21c Museum Hotel, 5-6 p.m.
Artist Reception Purdue University STEAM Gallery Student Show, 5-7 p.m.
Opening Reception Juried Photographic Reception Ivy Tech, 5-8:30 p.m.

October 2021

Friday, Oct. 1
Reception Wayside Expressions Gallery, 5-8 p.m.
Opening Reception The Root, 5-8:30 p.m.
Opening Reception Brick Street Art Studios, 5:30-8 p.m.
Opening Reception Bourne-Schweitzer Gallery, 5:30-8 p.m.
Opening Reception Kleinhelter Gallery, 5:30-8 p.m.
Opening Reception Revelry Boutique Gallery 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 2
Reception Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana, 5:30-8 p.m.
Reception Chestnuts & Pearls, 5:30-8 p.m.
Artist Reception Halo ArtSeed, 5:30-8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 3
Opening Reception PYRO Gallery 1-4 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 7
Guided Art Tour 21c Museum Hotel, 5-6 p.m.
Opening Reception University of Louisville Photo Archives, 5-7 p.m.
Artist Talk Halo ArtSeed, 5-8 p.m.
Opening Reception fifteenTWELVE Creative Compound, 6-9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 8
Opening Reception Springfield Opera House, 5-6:30 p.m.
Closing Reception 5-9 p.m. and film screening M&M Smith: For Posterity’s Sake Lexington Camera Club at Loudoun House, 7 p.m.
Artist Reception and music Jeffersonville Township Library, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Opening Reception Bellarmine, 5-7 p.m.
Reception NoCo Arts Center, 6-8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 9
Artist Talk at PYRO Gallery, 11 a.m.
Artist Gallery Talk Andrew Cenci Louisville Visual Art, 1-2 p.m.
Artist Reception Clarksville Library, 2-4 p.m.
FotoFocus Symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio, Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St.,  hours TBA

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Sunday, Oct. 10
FotoFocus Symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio, Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., hours TBA

Thursday, Oct. 14
Artist Talk Portland Museum, 5 p.m.
Guided Art Tour 21c Museum Hotel, 5-6 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 15
Artist Opening Reception Moremen Gallery, 5-8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 16
DSLR Workshop Bourne-Schweitzer, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Poetry Reading Missy Brownson Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery, 12 p.m.
Meet the Artist Edenside Gallery, 1-4 p.m.
Artist Reception Wildflower Ranch Inn, 2-5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 17
Reception Wayside Expressions Gallery, 2-4 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 21
Guided Art Tour 21c Museum Hotel, 5-6 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 22
Artist Talk/Book Signing Downtown Arts Center City Gallery, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 23
Free Portrait Session/Print Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana, 12-2 p.m. (or while supplies last)
Artist Reception Sojourn Arts, 4-6 p.m. (brief remarks at 4:30 p.m.)

Thursday, Oct. 28
Guided Art Tour 21c Museum Hotel, 5-6 p.m.
Concurrent receptions at 21c Museum Hotel, Moremen Gallery, and KMAC Museum with River City Tintype Portrait Sessions at 21c, 5-9 p.m.
Combined Appreciation Wrap Party fifteenTWELVE Creative Compound, 6-9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 29
Artist Reception Grand Gallery 5-7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 30
Closing Reception The Root, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Frankfort Field Trip with Festival Director Paul Paletti, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 31
Closing Reception Surface Noise, 6-9 p.m.

November 2021

Thursday, Nov. 4
Guided Art Tour 21c Museum Hotel, 5-6 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 5
Opening Reception garner narrative First Friday, 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 6
Photography Workshop/Presentation by Daniel Dempster Mary Anderson Center Gallery, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 11
Guided Art Tour 21c Museum Hotel, 5-6 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 12
Closing Reception Art Sanctuary 5:30-7 p.m.
Gallery Walk Headliners Music Hall, 6 p.m.
DoorWay Concert Headliners Music Hall doors, 7 p.m. / show 8 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 14
Closing Reception Brick Street Art Studios, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Workshops

Saturday, Sept. 18
Pinhole Workshop/Photo Walk with John Gleason at Paul Paletti Gallery, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cyanotype Workshop with Kevin Rose Schultz at Bourne-Schweitzer Gallery, 12-4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 25
Unique Portraits Workshop with Jennifer Dunn at her studio, 1613 East Market in New Albany, 1-4 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 16
Beginner DSLR Workshop with Kimara Wilhite at Bourne-Schweitzer Gallery, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 23
Free Portrait Session with Richard McWherter at Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana, 12-2 p.m. (while supplies last)

Saturday, Nov. 6
Photography Workshop with Daniel Dempster at Mary Anderson Center, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.