John Begley currently serves as director of the Hite Galleries at the University of Louisville and adjunct associate professor of art at the University of Louisville, where he coordinates the Hite’s master's program concentration in critical and curatorial studies. He was previously executive director of the Louisville Visual Art Association, which is devoted to supporting contemporary art and art education. Begley has served as a panelist and juror for such arts organizations and agencies as the Institute of Museum and Library Services,the Kentucky Arts Council, the Miami Valley Arts Alliance, the Florida Division of Cultural Arts, the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Eastern Kentucky University and Western Kentucky University. He also serves on numerous community committees such as the Standiford Art Foundation at the Louisville International Airport, Metro Louisville's Downtown Design Review Overlay (DDRO) Committee and the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Amenities. His areas of expertise include advocacy, audience development and building participation in the arts, organizational development and strategic planning. In addition to his curatorial activities, he regularly exhibits his own artwork on the local, regional and national levels.