Horse enthusiasts are invited to the opening reception of the 2022 America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale.
The show, which boasts a hand-selected group of 14 artists, includes oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, bronze and other media in artworks depicting the American Quarter Horse lifestyle.
Some of the participating artists will be at the Aug. 20 reception, where attendees can view and purchase are at the show in the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, Texas.
Officials say the reception will include entertainment, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for guests and an exclusive opportunity to be the first to purchase from the show.
The 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.
“We are very excited about the changes collectors will see in this year’s art show,” AQHA Chief Foundation Officer Chris Sitz said in a statement. “While we’ve always been proud of this event and how it supports the Hall of Fame & Museum, we feel our new format elevates the show to new heights.”
The show will also honor one artist with the Steel Dust Award, which is sponsored by Art of the West magazine. The award 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.
An online preview of the show will be available in July at aqha.com/artshow. After opening night, remaining art will be available for purchase online until Oct. 22. All purchased artwork will remain on display at the Museum through the end of the exhibit.
America’s Horse in Art is underwritten by the Amarillo Convention and Visitor Council Arts Committee, the Fairly Group, Ingram Quarter Horses and the Dorothy and Clarence Scharbauer Historic Preservation Fund.
For more information on the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, visit www.aqha.com/artshow.