America’s Horse in Art

The 10th annual America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale had a successful opening on August 12.

American Quarter Horse Association

More than 40 world-renowned Western artists participated in the show with works ranging from oils to sculpture.

The America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale opened August 12 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo. The event marked the 10th annual opening of the show and drew in art collectors, artists and enthusiasts from around the country.

More than 40 world-renowned Western artists participated in the show with works ranging from oils to sculpture. Many of the artists were in attendance during the opening and enjoyed discussing their pieces with collectors.

The signature piece for the 2017 show is a piece by artist Joni Monroe Beinborn of La Crosse, Wisconsin. The piece is titled “Any Time … Any Place.”

Artist Marlin Rotach of Salina, Kansas, won the prestigious Steel Dust Award at the opening. The Steel Dust Award, generously sponsored by Bruce Carter of Bruce Carter Performance Horses, was introduced to recognize one artist each year for their work. Selected by a panel of judges, the award is based on the artistic merit of the entire body of work submitted to the show. The winner receives $1,000 and a commemorative plaque.

On the opening night, 27 pieces were sold; however there is still plenty of art available before the show closes in October. The remaining pieces are offered for sale at www.aqha.com/ahia. Art can also be purchased by calling 806-376-5181 or by emailing artshow@aqha.org. The purchased artwork will remain on exhibit until the show closes in October.

America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale is a fundraiser for the American Quarter Horse Foundation. A portion of the proceeds benefits the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum. The Hall of Fame preserves history and the American Quarter Horse and develops a variety of educational and outreach programs to enrich the lives of members and the Panhandle community.

America's Horse in Art is underwritten by the Amarillo Convention and Visitor Council Art Committee, KAMR Local 4, Fox 14 and the Fairly Group.

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