It’s been said that art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
The art show at the second annual Horse Expo Pomona promises just that — inspiring horse lovers across the board, all breeds, all disciplines — and inviting the art admirer to ‘run away’ to an equine dream. >From subjects of draft horses in stunning, polished harness to gangly, newborn foals leaning on their dams, equine art can float the viewer into an environment that dreams are made of.
“We’re really proud of the quality of the art represented at both Horse Expo Pomona (January 31 – February 2, 2013 in Pomona, California) and the Western States Horse Expo in Sacramento (June 7-9, 2013),” says Miki Nelsen, owner and founder of Horse Expo Events. “This will be the first time we’ve offered an art show at Pomona, but we draw on years and years of experience of creating the Equestrian Dream Art Show in Sacramento. The Pomona art show will also be a juried show, ensuring our audience that only the finest equine art will be exhibited. All the art is for sale, too, so people can furnish their homes and barns with truly beautiful pieces.”
Most horsemen have horses as a recreational hobby, some as a profession, but they all share the fact that an equine lifestyle totally envelops them. It’s not like having a tennis racquet that you pull out of the closet once every two weeks. In fact, what horse owner’s home have you visited that didn’t have horse art on the walls or on the shelf? It’s a safe bet that the answer is ‘none.’ Admiring a statue of a Pony Express rider galloping across the plains, or a fuzzy pony tucked into a painting landscape causes one to pause, prompting memories and possibly even fantasies. It’s all part of the equine lifestyle — and equine lovers dream.
The art show at Horse Expo Pomona will showcase over 150 pieces of juried art that run the spectrum from sculptures to digitally-enhanced photographs. People can stroll through the exhibit and cast their vote for the “People’s Choice” award.
The categories for the art show include watercolor, oil, acrylic, color pencil, pencil, pen and ink, sculpture, pastel, black and white photography, color photography, digitally-enhanced photography, jewelry, and “other” art (use your imagination!). A junior division will add yet another dimension to this expansive show.
Interested in submitting your art? Artists are invited to submit one to three pieces for jury approval; submission deadline is November 30, 2012. Applications may be downloaded by visiting www.HorseExpoEvents.com. E-mail communication may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may call 800.352.2411 for more information.
“The quality of the art show reflects what we strive to do at each Horse Expo,” states Nelsen. “Our aim is to bring a variety of fascinating things to both the Pomona and the Sacramento horse expos, expand them every year, and continue to make them the best and most exciting equine events in the United States!”