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The Trail of Painted Ponies – International Call For Artists

The Trail of Painted Ponies – International Call For Artists

The Trail of Painted Ponies crafts one of the most beloved collectibles in the world. Each figurine starts as an original work of art, created by artists just like you. Send your submission today and you could create the next Painted Ponies figurine. Competitions are ongoing throughout the year. The Trail of Painted Ponies draws on the horse as a source of inspiration by inviting artists to think of the horse as a canvas for creative expression.

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Deadline: Ongoing

Everyone is invited to become a Trail of Painted Ponies artist. Each of us is an artist at heart. It is a pleasure to encourage inner artists everywhere. Many artists are doctors, lawyers, accountants, architects, business professionals, mothers, and musicians. Share your artistic talents with the world. Artists will have the opportunity to have their artwork crafted into a collectible figurine. An agreement will outline the financial and promotional benefits of being an Official Painted Ponies Artist.

About The Trail of Painted Ponies

The Trail of Painted Ponies has stampeded into American Art History as one of the most successful public art projects of all time. Born and bred in Santa Fe, this wildly popular public art project invited artists to let their imaginations run wild and transform life-size horse sculptures into stunning original works of art. These dazzling Painted Ponies were exhibited throughout the state of New Mexico. They enchanted hundreds of thousands of people and reinvigorated tourism while raising awareness and funds for worthy non-profit organizations.

Receiving rave reviews in local and national media, The Trail of Painted Ponies were featured in a best-selling book and in an award-winning documentary film, narrated by acclaimed actress Ali MacGraw. At the end of the exhibition, these magnificent Painted Ponies were rounded up and took center stage at a star-studded auction. To date, The Trail of Painted Ponies has generated over $1 million for worthy non-profit organizations.

Today, The Trail of Painted Ponies is proudly celebrating over 15 years of horses in art. It has become one of the premier art and collectible companies in the world, crafting one of the most cherished collectibles in America. These miniature works of art are prized by collectors who appreciate artistry and fine craftsmanship.

Passionate about creativity and quality, The Trail of Painted Ponies is committed to crafting collectibles and companion merchandise that pay tribute to the beauty and majesty of the horse and the time honored tradition of storytelling.

With this dedication to creativity and compassion, The Trail of Painted Ponies continues to blaze new trails in the world of fine art, collectibles, and philanthropy.

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The Horse Juried Online Art Competition – Call For Artists

Focus Point Shape International Online Art Gallery announces The Horse Juried Online Art Competition for the month of September 2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 22 Sept 2016

2D artists are called upon to make online submissions for inclusion into the Gallery’s October 2016 online group exhibition.

“To ride a horse is to ride the sky.”  ~Author Unknown

“Horses are creatures who worship the earth
as they gallop on feet of ivory.
Constrained by the wonder of dying and birth,
the horses still run, they are free.”
~John Denver and Joe Henry, “Eagles and Horses”

“The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears.” ~Arabian Proverb

If the Gypsy Vanner, Thoroughbred, Morgan, Arabian, Percheron, and others give you a reason to get up in the morning, then you are in good company.

This competition is for collage, watercolor, mixed media, oils, and acrylic media. A group exhibition of the top finalists will be held online at the Focus Point Shape Online Art Gallery during the month of October 2016.

Rewards for art competition winners:

  • The Horse Juried Online Art Competition awards include Best of Show and the top two places in each media category. Honorable Mention and Special Merit awards will also be presented to worthy artists depending on the number and quality of the entries.
  • Best of Show winner for The Horse Juried Online Art Competition will receive publicity in the form of 400+ press release announcements and additional promotion to alert the art buying public. First and second place winners will receive a publicity package of 200 announcements to the art buying public.
  • Winners go into the online Winners Archive with links to your art site.
  • Winners receive a personal critique of the artwork submitted as well as recommendations on appropriate niche markets.

The Horse Juried Online Art Competition

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