The Phippen Museum
I received my invitation in the mail to participate in this years exhibition called “Hold your Horses” at The Phippen Museum. “Horse lovers, art enthusiasts and Western art collectors alike will all be enthralled with the Phippen Museum’s popular, annual exhibition and sale, Hold Your Horses! In tribute to the horse, that powerful, loyal and hardworking companion of all mankind, and in the same tradition as classic Western artists of the past, please join us as we present this very special invitational exhibition and sale offering artwork focused entirely on the horse.” This year the show will have over 40 artists participating- only 3 photographers!
History of The Phippen Museum
“As a museum of Western art, the Phippen Museum has everything you need to know about the Wild West. They have many educational and group tours available upon request. Some of their permanent exhibits include studio replicas, a special collection room, a Western heritage gallery, and a rancher and cowboy hall of fame. All of the Phippen Museum’s exhibits include elaborate paintings, sculptures, and displays. These combined with their temporary exhibits paint a full picture of what life was like in era of “Cowboys and Indians”. ”
Smithsonian Magazine says “George Phippen, western painter and sculptor, was also a co-founder and the first President of the Cowboy Artist of America. He Passed away in 1966, but his work ethic and inspirational character encouraged a group of friends and family to pursue the creation of a facility in his honor that would specifically represent artists and artwork of the American West. Today, the art, heritage, history and legends of the American West come alive at the Phippen. Our 17,000 sq. ft. facility now boasts two studio replicas, four galleries, a museum store, multipurpose classroom, research library and four permanent exhibits, including the Western Heritage Gallery and the Solon H. Borglum collection room.”
Not my first time showing at The Phippen Museum
In 2006 The Phippen Museum hosted a show called “Fresh Eyes-Emerging photographic talents of the west”. I entered a few images into this show and was awarded The Phippen Award for Bringing ’em Home. The Phippen award was given for the image that most depicted the mission statement of the museum.
Mission Statement: To preserve and exhibit museum quality Western art and educate the public about the unique heritage, history, legends and influence of art of the American West.
Jody Miller is a professional photographer specializing in Horse Photography, Equine Photography, and Equestrian photography. Her work can be viewed online here in her gallery section, and she is also featured at these Arizona Galleries: Arts Prescott Gallery CO-OWNER, Dragonfly Arts in Cottonwood and Coops Coffee House at Talking Rock Ranch, Prescott Family Diner.