Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A First Place Award, The Coors Exhibit, Cowgirl Up & Tej Singh

Hello and Happy Spring!

There is much to report in this post.  A First Place Award, a successful Coors Exhibit, a painting of Tej Singh, and the upcoming 8th Annual Cowgirl Up Invitational Exhibit and Sale.  

Dreamwalkers Dream - 24 x 36 - Oil on Linen - Private Collection
I joked with the owner of this stallion that "C.Quito won a blue without leaving his stall!"  Blue ribbons are nothing new to him but this Belgian Warm Blood didn't have to fly over jumps for this award.  I was honored to receive the First Place Award in the painting category for the Sixth Annual Ex Arte Equinus International Competition.  'Dreamwalkers Dream' was chosen from 1,000 entries.

In January I traveled to Denver to participate in The Coors Exhibit.  This exhibit is an extension of the 107th National Western Stock Show, a charitable organization which provides college and graduate level scholarships in agriculture and medicine for practice in rural areas.  It was a wonderful gathering of collectors, artists, and recipients of scholarships in years past.  Four of my five pieces sold, and 'Sky' is now on display and available at ALTAMIRA FINE ART.  

Sky - 12 x 24 - Oil on linen - ALTAMIRA FINE ART - SOLD 

Finished about a month ago is a painting of a Thoroughbred that I have been fortunate to lease for the last year.  His name is Tej Singh and he's worthy of riding in single digit temperatures.  He is a retired race and steeple chase horse and is very patient as I learn the art of jumping.  We are still doing poles on the ground for now ... I will keep you 'posted' (no pun intended).  

Tej Singh - 20 x 40 - Oil on Linen - Private Collection

And finally, in these last few weeks I have finished three pieces which will soon ship to the annual 'Cowgirl Up' Exhibit at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona.  The exhibit will run from opening night, March 22nd, through May 5th.  For more information please click on this link: 

Sienna Sunday - 12 x 24 - Oil on Linen - Cowgirl Up Exhibit - SOLD

Rousette's Magic - 15 x 38 - Oil on Linen - Cowgirl Up Exhibit - SOLD

Saturn Ablaze - 12 x 12 - Oil on Linen - Cowgirl Up Exhibit - SOLD

And last but not least, for the Uma fans....
Uma goes through the drive through:

" uhm, I'd like a 12 pack of nuggets, 2 cheeseburgers, a vanilla shake with whip cream, 4 large fries......" 

Thank you for your time in reading this post.
Have a great next few months as we welcome warmer temperatures and longer days!
All my best,
~ September