Youth Art Show
Educators teach your students Art with the American Quarter Horse!
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum
2012 Youth Art Show
December 3rd, 2012 – January 12th, 2013
This Year's REGISTRATION DEADLINE has PASSED.
Please check back for next year's show dates and deadlines.
Open to all Region 16 Middle School, Junior High, and High School Students
Letter to Educators for 2012 show:
The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum would like to extend a formal invitation and the opportunity to enter original student artwork in a competition we are offering in the 2012-13 school year. Cash prizes totaling $1700. We are interested in work that captures the spirit of the American Quarter Horse and addresses the theme The Historical Horse. The artwork divisions of choice are:
- Colonial America and the Racing Influence;
- Transportation and Horse Power;
- Chuck Wagons on the Trail, Ranchers and Cattle Drives; and
- War Horses and their influence from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War to present day.
This contest is open to all high school, junior high, and middle school students (grades 6th -12th). There will be awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd along with two honorable mentions in the high school division and a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd along with two honorable mentions in the middle school/junior high division. The awards are $500 for 1st place, $250 for 2nd place, and $100 for 3rd place.
One student will be chosen as the winner of “The Best in Show” award and their artwork will be framed and hung in the museum for one year. The student winner will be announced and given recognition by our gracious sponsor, the Josephine Anderson Trust and the local news.
The teacher who represents “The Best in Show” winner will win a free field trip to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum for a 2013 class of 30 students including transportation funds.
ANY entries received AFTER October 5th WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES AND/OR AWARDS.
The winners and chosen exhibitors will be notified on November 19, 2012 and will be invited to attend a reception at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum on December 11, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
- Theme is The Historical Horse. All pieces should focus on the Quarter Horse in variable events and scenery chosen from one of the listed divisions above. Art should depict the history of the breed and how the American Quarter Horse helped shape our country. Students are required to write a one paragraph explanation of their work and how it relates to their chosen theme topic. The written curriculum correlation between the art and the chosen theme will be taken into account for judging purposes. Paragraphs are to be taped onto the back of each artwork on the foam core along with the student's name, grade, school, media used, and the name of the art piece.
- Pieces are due at the Hall of Fame no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 2, 2012. Please let us know if you are having difficulty getting the pieces to the Museum.
- Without exception, artwork must be ready to hang and mounted on a piece of flat black foam core no larger than 16 x 20" with a minimum of a 1” border for hanging. Please contact Karolyn Foss if your school or students cannot obtain black foam core. We have some at the museum for you to use!
- Top chosen pieces will hang in the Museum to be viewed by the public.
- The Art Show will be taken off display the week of January 14th.
- All artwork must be picked up by January 31, 2013. Any artwork (other than the Best in Show winner) left past this date will become the sole property of the Museum.
Contestants are limited to one entry each and may use their piece for other youth art shows if and/or when not on display at the American Quarter Horse Museum. Entries may be in a medium of the artist's choice but must be a medium presentable on good quality bond or drawing paper, or illustration board and mounted on the appropriate black foam core for hanging. Three dimensional pieces and photography are not part of this year’s art show. Entries are not to be framed. Composition must be original. Photographs may be used for reference, but artwork determined to have been traced or copied from an existing photograph or work of art will be disqualified.
We encourage art classes and schools to attend an educational field trip that will enhance the knowledge of the American Quarter Horse and allow students imaginations to soar. If your classes cannot attend a field trip, please call for other opportunities to enhance the Quarter Horse experience for student enrichment or check out our RESOURCES and CURRICULUM.
Educational Program Coordinator
2601 I-40 East
Amarillo, Texas 79104
Thank you to our gracious sponsor - Josephine Anderson Charitable Trust