2.) Art must be Saddlebred related in theme and represent the breed in the best light possible. All art to be
displayed is subject to approval by the Museum.
3.) Hanging art must be limited to a size of 8 inches x 8 inches up to 30 inches x 30 inches (including frame).
4.) All frameable art must be submitted in a simple black frame with a wire or hook for hanging.
5.) Images in artwork must be free of training devices such as chains, stretchies, tailsets, and the like.
6.) In lieu of a submission fee, all entrants must be Museum members. Youth membership is $10 per year, Young Adult membership is $20 per year, Individual membership is $35 per year, and Family membership is $50 per year.
7.) Please note! Art must be photographed before submission and the photo emailed (in jpg format) to
[email protected] in order to post artwork images on Facebook. Please send quality images.
8.) Please include your name, address, email address, artwork title, medium, and age (for youth only) when submitting your entry and include the above information when emailing your artwork image.
9.) Entries should be sent to the American Saddlebred Museum and must be received no later than April 8, 2016.
10.) Shipping costs to return artwork are the responsibility of the entrant. Artwork will become the property of the Museum if not claimed by September 1, 2016.
11.) Each artist may submit up to three total entries.
12.) Professionals (those who create art as a paid occupation) are prohibited from entering the Amateur Artist division.
2016 Equine Art, Antique and Rare Book Auction Currently Accepting Submissions
Have a piece of equine history that you are ready to part with? Have you created a painting you are ready to sell? The selection committee for the Museum’s 2016 Equine Art, Antique and Rare Book Consignment Auction is looking for equine artwork of any breed, in any medium, by any artist, as well as rare books, unique antiques and historic artifacts. Due to the popularity of George Ford Morris artwork, our auction has expanded to include any sporting subject matter by Morris, including, but not limited to, dogs, cats, poultry, cattle as well as advertising posters and programs. Remember, this is a consignment auction – the Museum is not asking you to donate your items, but rather to consign and sell – however, suitable donations are never refused!
The 2016 auction will be held during the Lexington Junior League Horse Show on Saturday July 9, 2016 at 12:00 Noon at the American Saddlebred Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds at the Kentucky Horse Park. A preview party will precede from 11:00 am to 12:00 Noon. Along with the regular onsite auction, this year’s event will again be offering online bidding at liveauctioneers.com, an online auction site with a niche in equine artwork. Results from all past auctions can be viewed on our website, www.asbmuseum.org. The deadline for submissions is March 25, 2016.
The Museum publishes a quality four-color catalogue for this sale that is distributed online and by mail thousands of interested buyers. The auction is also marketed in the industry’s trade publications, by liveauctioneers.com and via social media. If you have any items you would like to offer for sale, need more information or would like to receive a consignment contract, conditions of sale or an auction catalogue, please contact the Museum at [email protected] or by phone at 859-259-2746.