This Mother’s Day, over 50 local artists will be represented at the 43rd Duveneck Memorial Art Show in Covington. The free show will take place from 12pm to 5pm, Sunday at the George Rogers Clark Park on Riverside Drive, near the foot of the Roebling Suspension Bridge.

Live banjo music will be played throughout the afternoon, and food will be available through the Twin Bistro of Covington. Attendees can browse, listen to music, purchase art, and vote for their favorite artists.

2010 Duveneck Award winner Joe Stewart, with event chairs Jon Moeller and Lisa Sauer. Photo provided.

Original artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, graphics and fine crafts will display and sell their work, and compete for awards totaling $3,000. Judges include gallery owners, teachers and other art professionals. This year’s winner is Joe Stewart

The art show is the largest annual project of the Northern Kentucky Heritage League, which reconstructed and beautified the park in 1969. “It’s a beautiful little setting,” said NKHL’s president Dick Murgatroyd.

The annual event honors Frank Duveneck (1848-1919), a Covington-born painter who studied and worked in Europe before returning to the area, where he taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. His work can be seen in museums worldwide, and at the Cincinnati Art Museum.