Hold your Horses sale at The Phippen Museum
The show starts soon and I’m having a somewhat different anticipation while the country is in the midst of a pandemic. Procedures have changed for the 2020 Hold Your Horses Exhibit and Sale. The Show opens to the public on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Unlike in the past years, this show will not have an opening reception and special evening for the all the artists to gather and mingle with their collectors. I always enjoy those opening receptions, not because I’m an extrovert and love talking to people, but because is it nudges me out of my comfort zone and is a chance to meet and speak with people about my art, a chance to get dressed up and be out around other talented artists and catch up with friends. It’s also great for publicity- social media posts, videos to share and that kind of thing. Keep reading to see the four items I will have in the show- they are also available to purchase on my website.
What to expect when visiting the Phippen Museum
This is the 7th Annual Hold Your Horses! Invitational Exhibition & Sale in the Marley Gallery from August 1st through September 20th, 2020. My Fourth Year Participating! Here are some other things to know when attending this wonderful show at The Phippen Museum. You will need to wear a Face Mask! If you don’t have one, you can purchase one in advance on my website or I have several for sale in their Gift Shop. They only allow up to 25 people in the museum at one time, so if you arrive with a large group you may have to wait for folks to leave before you can enter. You can also call in advance and book a reservation for your group. The Phippen Museum’s normal hours of operation are: Tuesday – Saturday 10AM to 4PM, Sundays 1PM to 4PM. They are closed on Mondays. For more information, prices or availability, please call the Phippen Museum. (928)778-1385
Here’s a sneak peak at my entries for Hold your Horses 2020 at The Phippen Museum Art Show
My first two entries are along the western lifestyle scope, printed in sepia tone and featuring two local Prescott, Arizona Cattle Ranchers, Kim MCElroy and Dave Pawell. They own and operate Broken Horn D Ranch. “The couple began raising Corriente cattle in 2000, starting with just a few animals and growing their herds with home raised animals. Our cattle spend their days on the vast rangelands of our ranch where they receive the best of care in a natural environment. Our cattle are handled in a gentle, low stress manner from horseback.”
Broken Horn D Ranch-Kim on canvas is the first of my entries. This photograph was shot during a round up and sorting for the Broken Horn D Ranch in Prescott, Arizona. The canvas features local horse trainer, Kim McElroy and is 16″ tall x 24″ wide and is also available on my website.
Broken Horn D Ranch-Dave on canvas is the second of my entries. This photograph was also shot during a round up and sorting for the Broken Horn D Ranch in Prescott, Arizona. The canvas features local horseman, Dave Pawel and is 24″ tall x 16″ wide and is also available on my website.
The next two entries are more on the Horse side of things and my emotional connection to Horses! These were both shot during a visit to the Circle L Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
My third entry of Horse Art for the Hold your Horses 2020 show is a canvas giclee called Circle L Buddies 1. The giclee is 20 x 24 and is also available on my website.
My third entry of Horse Art for the Hold your Horses 2020 show is a canvas giclee called Circle L Buddies 2. The giclee is 20 x 24 and is also available on my website.
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: Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery on Whiskey Row in Prescott, AZ, and Coops Coffee House at Talking Rock Ranch and The Phippen Museum
The older posts regarding Hold Your Horses from the past few years….
Below is my original post when I received my invitation. Now the Hold your Horses exhibit and sale at The Phippen Museum is less than two weeks away from the opening reception.
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.