Awards

   Frosty Rankin, a Kentucky artist, is receiving accolades in art festivals across the state for his depiction of Kentucky landscapes. Rankin, who works in his studio/gallery and print shop located in picturesque Millersburg, Kentucky has a life long passion for fine art. Rankin was an honors scholar in art during High School and received scholarships for summer studies at Murray State University, after high school, he was awarded a invitational scholarship to continue his art studies at the famous Ringling School of Art, in Sarasota Florida. Now after a twenty-five year career as a professional manager in graphic arts, printing and advertising, Rankin has returned to his first love, painting. He most recently was named “Emerging Artist of the Year in Kentucky” by VSA Arts of Kentucky in 2009. His paintings, print reproductions and note cards capture the peaceful beauty of the rural settings he loves and are rapidly growing in popularity at festivals and art shows across the state of Kentucky and surrounding states. His new “Country Churches Series” has received wonderful blessings from each church that he paints. “I like to evoke an emotion or mood with my work. I use mist and smoke, strong light, and reflection to achieve these feelings. I am inspired by nature and the environment, If I thought I could save the world by capturing it on canvas, I’d be painting day and night!” I like to capture the viewers eye from about twenty-five feet with a strong contrast in lights and ten, with each step toward the painting bring something of interest into focus for that viewer until they are so engrossed in the world of the painting that they become a part of that world! Frosty Rankin, a Kentucky fine artist, is receiving accolades across the state for his depiction of Kentucky landscapes. Rankin’s series of rustic barns paintings with their distinctive advertising signage has captured the imagination of an ever increasing enthusiastic following.

Best of Show

Posted by on Sep 2nd, 2016 in Awards | Comments Off on Best of Show

In May,2016 I won the best of show in Acrylic Painting at the Old Capitol Art Festival, Springfield, Ill……Ribbon and $700.00 cash.

read more

National Acrylic Painters of America

Posted by on Sep 2nd, 2016 in Awards | Comments Off on National Acrylic Painters of America

I am now a proud member of the National Acrylic Painters of America.

read more

National Art Education Assoc.

Posted by on Sep 2nd, 2016 in Awards | Comments Off on National Art Education Assoc.

National Art Education Assoc.

I am now a proud member of the juried Louisville Art Guild and the National Art Education Assoc. For more information, see my membership application.

read more

Louisville Art Guild

Posted by on Sep 2nd, 2016 in Awards | Comments Off on Louisville Art Guild

Louisville Art Guild

I am now a proud member of the juried Louisville Art Guild. For details, see the PDF of the membership letter.

read more

Kentucky Admiral

Posted by on Feb 1st, 2015 in Awards | Comments Off on Kentucky Admiral

Kentucky Admiral

I have been honored to be commissioned as a Kentucky Admiral in recognition of fair and just guardianship of the rich natural resources and environmental wealth of Kentucky.

read more

KY Senate Honors

Posted by on Jan 3rd, 2015 in Awards | Comments Off on KY Senate Honors

KY Senate Honors

I was recently honored by the Kentucky State Senate for my painting Raven’s Eve for its Snow White and the Huntsman promotion.  ...

read more

Community Scholar

Posted by on Jan 1st, 2015 in Awards | Comments Off on Community Scholar

Community Scholar

I have completed the Kentucky Arts Council Community Scholars program and am now in possession of this fine certificate:   To learn more about the Community Scholars program, view this image or go to the website for more information: To view a list of Kentucky Community Scholar, view the attached PDF....

read more

Frosty Rankin’s Website

Posted by on Jan 1st, 2015 in Awards, Featured | Comments Off on Frosty Rankin’s Website

Frosty Rankin’s Website

I hope you enjoy viewing my website and maybe find something that peaks your interest.

read more

1st Place Madison Chatuaqua Festival

Posted by on Jan 1st, 2015 in Awards | Comments Off on 1st Place Madison Chatuaqua Festival

1st Place Madison Chatuaqua Festival

I received a 1st place award for the 2014 Madison Chatuaqua Festival in Madison, IND.

read more

Emerald Spring Exhibition

Posted by on Mar 20th, 2014 in Awards | Comments Off on Emerald Spring Exhibition

Emerald Spring Exhibition

The Emerald Spring Exhibition committee has accepted me into their 2014 national painting competition for my painting Tried and True!

read more