Saturday 8th of May 2021

The 38th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Equestrian Artists – Horse in Art to take place

Horse in Art opens on Saturday 23rd September. The Private View and Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday 24th September with Dr Robert Fountain – one of the founders of The British Sporting Art Trust (BSAT), and for many years its chairman, overseeing proceedings.

The Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA)
Registered Charity No. 294729 • September 2017

Some of the UK’s finest equestrian artists will exhibit paintings, sculpture and original print. Works are for sale and will also be presented in several of the Society’s annual award categories including the celebrated Cuneo Medal, which is presented to the most meritorious group of works in the exhibition from a full member of the society. There will be more than 100 paintings on show.

Artists exhibiting will include 2016 Cuneo medal winner Malcolm Coward HSEA; internationally recognised as one of the UK’s leading equestrian artists, Jane Braithwaite ASEA; winner of the ARC Silk Series Award (a national prize judged by the public for the best racing picture by a female artist, pictured above and see below) and Glynis Mills HSEA; whose original print work is sold worldwide. Other exhibited works are from nationally acclaimed artists, all candidates shortlisted for awards this year including sculpture from Juliet Cursham SEA and paintings by Katie Scorgie ASEA, Frederick Haycock ASEA, Jonathan Walker, Sally Martin SEA and Alison Wilson SEA.

The prestigious annual awards made at this exhibition will include: Denford Stud Best in Show, the British Sporting Art Trust Best Sculpture Award and the Hounds Magazine Best Hunting Award.

As part of The Silk Series Best Racing Picture by a Female Artist Award Jane Braithwaite ASEA presented her commission, ‘Up for Grabs’, to the winning jockey of The Silk Series, Megan Nicholls, at Doncaster Racecourse on 14th September. The works of four artists were shortlisted at the SEA Summer Exhibition in July and put to the Public Vote. As well as the commission Jane receives a complimentary annual ARC Corporate Membership.

She said: “I enjoyed an absolutely fabulous day at Doncaster. ARC were very generous with their hospitality and it was such a pleasure to present the painting to Megan after such a wonderful performance in The Silk Series.

“Although the vote by Twitter and the subsequent commission have not been without their stresses, I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of the whole process.”

The main annual awards will be made at the SEA Private View from 2pm on Sunday 24th September.
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The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 5pm and closes on Saturday 7th October at 5pm – the gallery is free to view.

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