AMERICA’S HORSE IN ART SHOW RETURNS TO AMARILLO MUSEUM

image0011AMERICA’S HORSE IN ART SHOW RETURNS TO AMARILLO MUSEUM

America’s Horse, July 13, 2009 — Building on last year’s success, the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, Texas, is hosting the second annual America’s Horse in Art: The Horse That Settled the West show and sale August 14 through November 14.

The exhibit and sale will be showcased in the Scharbauer Gallery in the museum. The nearly 25 featured artists include Greg Kelsey, Mark Kohler, Bruce Graham, Teal Blake, Mehl Lawson and Mikel Donahue, who created the headliner art for this year’s event (see the complete list of artists below).

On August 14, the Foundation will host the opening of the art show, at which time the art will officially go on sale. The public is invited to the opening at 7 p.m. Friday, August 14. Many of the featured artists will be present. Each piece of art – ranging from pencil drawings to sculptures – will have a price tag and will be sold by draw on the opening night, and remaining pieces will then be offered on a first-come, first-served basis beginning August 17.

Art sales also will be available by telephone at (806) 376-5181 and by e-mail at artshow@aqha.org beginning at 9 a.m. CDT August 17. The purchased artwork will remain on exhibit through November 14.

Proceeds from the sale of the art will go to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame to support its efforts to preserve the history of the American Quarter Horse, but due to IRS regulations, the art is not tax-deductible. The signature piece can be viewed online at http://www.aqhhalloffame.com. The complete collection will be available on the Web site before the opening.

America’s Horse in Art will feature works by:

Wayne Baize Don Bell Teal Blake Steve Devenyns Mikel Donahue Dyrk Godby Bruce Graham Don Hambrick Harold T. Holden Rick Jackson Greg Kelsey T. D. Kelsey Mark Kohler Earl Kuhn Mehl Lawson Jan Mapes Lisa Perry AAEA Tom Ryan III Jason Scull Jack Sorenson Edgar J. Sotelo Buck Taylor K.W. Whitley

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