American Academy of Equine Art

Middleburg, VA



American Academy of Equine Art Annual Show At International Museum of the Horse


The American Academy of Equine Art is mounting an exhibition of painting and sculpture this Spring at The Kentucky Horse Park in conjunction with the Rolex Three-Day Event at the Horse Park. The Annual Invitational Exhibit, for full and associate members, is being held in the William G. Kenton Gallery, in the International Museum of the Horse, at the Kentucky Horse park, Lexington, Kentucky, from the 9th of April to the 31st of May, 1999. The Annual Show is open to full and associate members. Images accompanying this article are for paintings and sculptures at this year's Annual Show. The public is invited to view the show.

Images from left to right (click on thumbnail images to enlarge them): Gwen Reardon, Derby, 1884, 16 x 17 x 5 inches; Judy Norquist, Wind Spirit, bronze sculpture, 25 x 24 x 14 inches; Kathryn Capley, En Plein Air, 1/4 inch tubing - copper/steel with enamel, 56 x 30 x 60 inches; Kathleen M. Friedenberg, Battle Cry, bronze, 23 x 23 x 11 inches.

The Academy is also mounting a second exhibition, an open, juried one, at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center in Madison, Georgia, from April 13 to August 1, 1999. This show is part of a cultural event, lasting several months, in Madison.

Images from left to right (click on thumbnail images to enlarge them): Elizabeth Lewis Scott, Drats!, 18 x 24 inches; Lanford Monroe, Late Foal, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches; W. Rentsch, Water Hazard, Kentucky Horse Park, oil, 16 x 20 inches; Cammie Lundeen, Babysitter, bronze, 16 x 20 x 12 inches.

The American Academy of Equine Art is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, founded in 1980 by a group of distinguished painters and sculptors, famed individually for their work on equine subjects.

Images from left to right (click on thumbnail images to enlarge them): Susan Dorazio, Freeing the Spirit, watercolor, 18 x 21 inches; Richard A. Botto, Meadowbrook Dust, oil, 30 x 36 inches; Genevieve Liljeberg, Turf Course, oil, 30 x 40 inches

The mission of the Academy is to establish a standard of excellence in the field of equestrian art, and to broaden public recognition of equestrian painting and sculpture through education, demonstration, exhibition and critique.

Since its inception, it has been mounting exhibitions of equestrian art, and in 1992, collaboration with The Kentucky Horse Park enabled the organization to offer workshops in its various disciplines, and to put on shows at the same facility. Additionally, the AAEA holds national touring exhibits at various art museums across the country. The address of the Academy is P. O. Box 1315, Middleburg, VA 20118

For further information, contact Kathleen M. Friedenberg, Director of Exhibitions, at (610) 642-2942.

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