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America’s Horse in Art

The 12th annual America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale had a successful opening August 17.
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The America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale opened August 17 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo. The event marked the 12th annual opening of the show and drew interest from a variety of art collectors, artists and enthusiasts.

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 artist for the 2019 show is Buck Taylor of Marrero, Louisiana. Taylor, a celebrated actor and artist, created the spectacular “Gold Cup,” featuring the racing segment of the American Quarter Horse industry, as the signature piece for the 2019 show.

Artist Tim Harmon of Globe, Arizona, was presented with the prestigious Steel Dust Award at the opening. The Steel Dust 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. The winner receives $1,000 and a commemorative plaque.

On the opening night, 15 pieces were purchased by attendees; however, there are still many one-of-a-kind pieces available for purchase before the show closes in October. The remaining pieces are offered for sale at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum in Amarillo, Texas, and 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 on October 12.

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.

America's Horse in Art is underwritten by the Amarillo Convention and Visitor Council Arts Committee, the Fairly Group and the American Quarter Horse Foundation.

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