J. Barry Motes

Professor of Art

Jefferson Community & Technical College

109 E. Broadway

Louisville, KY 40202



M.F.A. - Painting & Drawing, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

M.A. - Studio Art, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

B.A. - Art, Magna Cum Laude, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY


One or Two Person Exhibitions 44+ including:

Harvill Gallery, Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN

Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro, KY

Wayside Expressions Gallery, Wayside Mission, Louisville, KY

Creative Arts League of Jessamine Co., Nicholasville, KY

Sojourn Gallery, Sojourn Community Church, Louisville, KY

Greer Museum, University of Rio Grande, OH

Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, KY

Pump House Art Center, Chillicothe, OH

Jasper Arts Center, Jasper, IN

Tim Faulkner Gallery, Louisville, KY

Swanson Contemporary, Louisville, KY

Brescia University, Owensboro, KY

Oakland City University, Oakland City, IN

Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, KY

Rosewood Arts Centre, Kettering, OH

Gallery at the Kentucky Center, Louisville, KY

Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Erin Devine Gallery, Louisville, KY

Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, TN

Elizabethtown Community College, Elizabethtown, KY

Union University, Jackson, TN

Capitol Arts Center, Bowling Green, KY

Spalding University, Louisville, KY

Asbury University, Wilmore, KY

Owensboro Community College, Owensboro, KY

Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University, KY

Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY

Ohio University-Chillicothe, OH

Krantz Gallery, Jefferson Community College, Louisville, KY

Selected Juried

& Group Exhibits

130+ including:

Fraternity & Aesthetics in World Art, Çetin Emeç       Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

58th Mid-States Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN

What If? Chautauqua National, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

Borders, Olivet Nazarene University,        Bourbonnais, IL

Exhibition 280, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

57th Mid-States Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN

Uncommon Wealth-Al Smith Fellowship Winners, Traveling Exhibition, KY

Valdosta National ‘13, Valdosta State University, GA

Kentucky Visions: Fifty/50, State Capital Building, Frankfort, KY

LaGrange National Biennial XXVI, LaGrange Museum of Art, LaGrange, GA

JUSTart, Hanson Galley, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

The Texas National, Stephen F. Austin State University, TX

Art from the Heartland, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

Red Clay Survey, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL

UIndy Painting Biennial, University of Indianapolis, IN

Water Tower Regional, Louisville Visual Art Assoc., Louisville, KY

Layers, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA

ARTstravaganza, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

Great Plains National, Ft. Hays State University, KS

New Works Nine States, Art St. Louis, St. Louis. MO

Grants and Awards 30 including:

Bessie LaBudde Memorial Purchase Award, Evansville Museum of Art, History & Science, Evansville, IN

Schrodt Award for Excellence in Realism,    Water Tower Regional, Louisville, KY

Best in Show, Bluegrass Biennial, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

3rd Place, Oakton Foundation Visual Art Competition

Kalos Prize, Ruminate Magazine, 2-Time Finalist

Individual Artist Development Grant, Kentucky Arts Council, 3-time awardee

Best Local Visual Artist, LEO Readers' Choice Awards, Louisville, KY

International Scholars' Program - Oxford, England, KCTCS

1st Place, Mazin Biennial, Jewish Community Center, Louisville, KY

2nd Place, Portland Art & Heritage Fair, LVA, Louisville, KY

Professional Development Grant, KCTCS, 2-Time Awardee

Merit Award, Renaissance Regional Art Exhibit, Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN

Honorable Mention, All Kentucky Juried Exhibition, Capitol Arts Center, Bowling Green, KY

Semi-Finalist, Basil H. Alkazzi Award, New York, NY

Distinguished Educator Award, Jefferson Community College

Kohlepp Memorial Merit Award, Water Tower Annual, Louisville, KY 

Al Smith Visual Artist Fellowship, Kentucky Arts Council

Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 3-Time Awardee