Presented by the
Washington Thoroughbred Foundation,
Washington Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners Association
and Emerald Downs
Horse and a Whole Lot More
Prospectus 2013 (PDF format)
Form 2013 (PDF format)
ABOUT EQUINE ART 2013
The purpose of the show is to encourage equine artists
and to support the arts, in general, as an integral part of all horse-related
sports. The annual WTBA art show was very successful at Longacres in the 1980s
and 90s. In 2013 it will celebrate its 14th year of continued growth and
success at Emerald Downs.
The show offers over
$5,000 in prize money, $750 of which is dedicated to youth categories. It is
judged by a respected panel of distinguished artists and/or other knowledgeable
The art show is presented under the
auspices of the Washington Thoroughbred Foundation (WTF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization, and as such, all sponsorships and/or other donations made to the
art show are tax-deductible.
2013 DATES TO REMEMBER
Mid- to Late February
mailed and available upon request.
SHIPPED ART MUST ARRIVE
AT EMERALD DOWNS
(but should not arrive prior to Monday, July 1).
Wednesday, July 10,
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
HAND-DELIVERED ART ACCEPTED at Emerald Downs on this day ONLY.
Thursday, July 11
Art will be
Preview party and reception at 7 p.m.
Awards presentation at
Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14
Open to the public on the track level at Emerald Downs:
5 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 14, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Artists should pick
up their art on the track level at Emerald
Monday, July 15
Remaining art (that is
not being shipped) may be picked up in the administrative offices at Emerald
Downs after 9 a.m.
Return of shipped artwork will take place during this
Friday, July 26
Art that is not
retrieved becomes the property of the Equine Art Committee, unless otherwise
- The only criterion for each piece is that it capture the
elements or essence of the horse, horse racing (but not limited to), the horse
industry at large and/or all that surrounds the horse the horse
and a whole lot more.
- Only original equine fine art produced by the entering
individual will be accepted (no prints, giclées or other
reproductions, except as applicable for photography/digital and
- All entries must be finished pieces all paint, varnish,
etc. must be dry. No greenware will be accepted.
- Pieces that have previously been entered in the Equine Art Show
are NOT eligible.
- NEW for 2013: The Equine Art Committee has the final authority on category assignment.
- The Equine Art Committee reserves the right to accept or reject
any piece at its discretion; however, the WTF, WTBA, Emerald Downs and the
Equine Art Committee do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability,
race, color, national or ethnic origin in any of their programs or
- Maximum size for two-dimensional art is 48" x 48" including
frame. Maximum weight is 25 pounds.
- All two-dimensional art MUST BE SUITABLY WIRED FOR HANGING. ITEMS NOT PROPERLY WIRED WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THE
SHOW. This includes entries for ALL AGE CATEGORIES.
- Maximum size for three-dimensional art is 36" x 36" x 36".
Maximum weight for sculpture is 40 pounds per item. Larger sculptures must
receive approval by the Equine Art Committee prior to entry.
- All entries will be examined upon arrival.
ELIGIBILITY AND FEES
- Adult $30 first piece, $20 each entry thereafter
- Intermediate (13 to 18 years) $20 first piece, $15 each
- Pre-Teen (8 to 12 years) FREE
- Children (7 years and under) FREE
- Limited to three (3) entries per artist.
- Payment (US funds) must accompany entry to be valid.
- Entry fees are nonrefundable.
- There is no need to send slides or other
representation(s) of your artwork prior to delivery date.
- EARLY ENTRY IS ADVISED TO GUARANTEE YOUR ENTRY IN THE
SHOW. The show is limited to 200 pieces total on a first come, first
served basis. For early entry, send your completed entry form and
payment to: Equine Art 2013, P.O. Box 1499, Auburn, WA 98071-1499 (checks
payable to WTF).
- HAND-DELIVERED entries will be accepted on
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, ONLY - NO EXCEPTIONS. (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- SHIPPED PIECES must ARRIVE BY (not post-marked
by) TUESDAY, JULY 9, but should not arrive prior to Monday, July 1. Shipped art should be sent to Emerald Downs, Attn: Equine Art 2013, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn, WA 98001.
DELIVERY AND PICKUP
- Artwork entered in the competition/show must remain on exhibit
until the close of racing on Sunday, July 14.
- Artists are responsible for delivery and pickup, including
return postage, insurance (if desired) and packaging for mailed pieces (see
- You must pick up your entry on Sunday, July 14, between
6:30 and 8 p.m. at Emerald Downs.
- Any remaining items may be picked up at Emerald Downs
administrative offices after 9 a.m. on Monday, July 15.
- Any art not retrieved by Friday, July 26, becomes the property
of the Equine Art Committee.
- Please DO NOT use shipping peanuts. Bubble wrap (or
foam for 3D art) are acceptable means of protection.
- Pack each piece separately. We will make every effort to
re-use the packaging in which the piece(s) arrive. If your artwork is sold and
needs to be shipped, we will ship it in its original container to the
- Please make sure the return shipping address is legible on
outside of package.
- UPS is the preferred method of shipping.
- You will be invoiced for actual shipping and insurance
costs.* The Equine Art Committee expects to be reimbursed promptly. Your
cooperation is appreciated.
- The return of any artwork requiring shipping will be
coordinated by the Equine Art Committee by Friday, July 26.
is suggested that all artwork be insured by the artist while it is in transit
to and from Emerald Downs. While every precaution will be taken to see that no
damage or theft occurs to the entries, neither the WTF, WTBOA, Emerald Downs nor
the Equine Art Committee will be responsible for loss or damage from any cause.
The insured value is normally 65% of the retail
price. This is suggested information; the method for determining an insured
value is up to you.
*The Equine Art
Committee will automatically insure return-shipped pieces at 50% of the sale
price listed on the entry form unless otherwise instructed by the
retail price must accompany all entries and a 20% commission will be charged on
all sold art.
Every effort will be made to
encourage sales, but it is strongly suggested that artists have their work
Work which is sold will remain
on display until the close of the show. All sales during the run of the show
will be handled by the Equine Art Committee.
you or someone else affiliated with you sells your artwork as a result of it
being entered in the show, a 20% commission will be expected.
PRICING YOUR ARTWORK
We will accept art valued at any price. We have found
from past sales that some highly priced work does sell. Generally, however, the
majority of the work that sells is priced under $1,000. When determining the
selling price of your artwork, you should consider including the cost of
insurance, shipping and packaging.
In 2012, cash prizes were given
in the categories listed below. The Equine Art Committee thanks the sponsors
who made these awards possible.
- Stanley A. Gillman Best in Show Award
- Angie Crockett Memorial Peoples Choice Award
- Morrie and Joan Alhadeff Purchase Award
- Equine Art Purse Trophy Purchase Award in memory of Vivian F.
- The Campbell Award for Oil
- Dr. Donald & Beverly Turner and Ramer & Clare Holtan Award for Acrylic
- Vivian F. McMurry Memorial Award for Watercolor
- Doctor Pav Award for Mixed Media
- Jean G. Barclay Memorial Award for Pastel & Drawing
- Pegasus Thoroughbred Training & Rehabilitation Center Award for Sculpture
- David L. Parks Memorial Award for Objet dArt
- A-One Ornamental Ironworks Inc.(Gordy Jarnig & Connie LeBrie) Award for Digital
- Duane Hamamura Memorial Award for Photography
- El Dorado Farms Intermediate Division Award (ages 13 to 18
- Griffin Place Pre-teen & Childrens Division Award (If
warranted by enough entries, this category will be broken into two categories
the childrens category for ages seven and under and the pre-teen
category for ages eight to 12)
- Washington Thoroughbred Publication Award
- Equine Art Committee Poster Award
The committee anticipates similar award
categories and cash prizes for 2013. However, we reserve the right to separate
or combine categories or not to place awards if there is insufficient
participation in any category.
| Artists are invited to submit
one 8 1/2 x 11 typewritten page that may include
biographical information; a photo (optional); an artists statement, if
desired, explaining your interest or involvement in art or equine art; and/or
contact information. These will be made available to the public in a three-ring
binder (not for display). Because of space limitations, we cannot accept or
display business cards or other promotional materials.
Prospectus (PDF format)
Form (PDF format)
Equine Art 2012 Award
If you need additional
entry form(s) or more information, please
contact the WTBOA.
Phone: (253) 288-7878
Fax: (253) 288-7890
Send ENTRY FORMS and
Make checks payable
Equine Art 2013
P.O. Box 1499
Auburn, WA 98071-1499
SHIPPING ADDRESS (for ART ONLY):
Send entry forms and fees separately to
address shown above.
See Delivery and Pickup and
Shipping sections for more information.
2300 Emerald Downs Drive
Auburn, WA 98001
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