What a thrill! Last week Barry and I traveled to Georgetown, Kentucky to attend the public reception for the American Academy of Equine Art's 2011 Annual Fall Open Juried Exhibition and Sale. Simply having Rocket's Merry Jet accepted into the show was wonderful, but upon walking into the gallery I discovered that Rocket had earned the Leonard J. Meiselman Memorial Award for Sculpture which is given to a work that reflects a traditional, academic and realistic treatment of the subject.
The best part of attending the reception in Georgetown, Kentucky was meeting fellow equine artists. It was such a delight to re-connect with Ann Moore (pictured below with her beautiful relief sculpture, "Heart's Desire" -- sorry I caught you in mid-blink Ann).
I also had the pleasure of meeting sculptors Kathleen Friedenberg (I am in awe, what else can I say?) and Kathe Umlauf (such gorgeous gesture in her work).
You can see all of the pieces that were selected for this year's Fall Open Juried Exhibition at http://www.aaea.net/2011fallshow/2011fallshow-1.html
There is simply stunning work in this year's show. The exhibit, displayed in the Scott County Arts and Cultural Center, is open through mid-October.
While in Kentucky we were also able to spend Saturday at Horse Park, where I ran into Cindy Evans. We connected while chatting about a dominate white Thoroughbred, White Prince; mutual friend Lesli Kathman's name came up as a color expert who must be fascinated with a horse like White Prince.
If Cindy hadn't mentioned it we well could have missed the 2:00 Parade of Breeds show; great fun with a Knabstrupper, Paint, Andalusian, Percheron and Arabian as stars of the show.
Thanks for helping us make the most of our KHP visit Cindy!