The rex denton jr. artistic achievement awards

The Mission and objective of this program is twofold:  (1) To celebrate the memory and art of the late Rex Denton Jr. by encouraging the artistic development of the students of Fordsville Elementary.  (2) To recognize the outstanding artistic achievements of Fordsville students with grade specific awards for their participation in the Annual Rex Denton Pencil Portrait Awards Program.

An Artistic Partnership

The Fordsville Historical Society is pleased to announce our partnership with Fordsville Elementary School  to establish the Rex Denton Jr. Artistic Achievement Awards Program.

Remembering a Friend

Fordsville lost a gifted artist and beloved citizen in 2014.  Rex Denton Jr. passed away on October 21, 2014 at the age of 95.  His artistic contribution to our community is immeasurable.

community enrichment

The Fordsville Historical Society is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) Corporation established in 1991 to enrich the lives of residents and visitors of Fordsville and Ohio County Kentucky through the preservation of railroad and local history with exhibitions and programs that educate, strengthen and serve our community.

We believe the Rex Denton Jr. Artistic Achievement Program will serve our students and our community by enriching lives through the advancement of art appreciation within our local school system.

the Students

  • Fordsville Elementary all Grades

  • Each Grade is judged

  • Monetary Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place

  • Art Kits awards as well

  • Every Entry displayed on Website

Learn More - See 2016 Winners

historic Faces of Fordsville

See 31 of Rex Denton Jr.'s Portraits in Room 4 of the Fordsville L & N Depot Museum