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February 01, 2016
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The American Saddlebred Museum’s Young Adult Committee is once again hosting an Art Contest! The contest will be divided into two age divisions: Youth (18 & Under) and Young Adult (19-35). Depending on the number of entries received, the Youth division may be further divided by age. In addition, there is a division for Amateur Artists (36 & Over). This division will not be judged and no monetary prizes will be awarded, but allows for our talented amateurs to showcase their works in the exhibition. Once all entries are received, the Youth and Young Adult divisions may be categorized based on media type (photography and non-photography) if deemed necessary. All types of artwork are encouraged including artistic photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media.
 
Rules (please read carefully):
 
1.) Art must be original and completed by the entrant.
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.
 
Art will be judged by a panel of experts from various art genres. A winner will be selected in each of the juried divisions. Each division winner will receive a $100 cash prize.
 
An image of each entry will also be posted to the Museum’s Facebook page where an additional prize of $50 cash will be given to the “Facebook Fan Favorite” in each juried age division. The “Facebook Fan Favorites” will be awarded to those entries receiving the highest number of “likes” by a specified date. The Amateur Artist division will also compete for a “Facebook Fan Favorite,” although no cash will be awarded.  Additionally, a selected group of entries may be used to create note cards which will be sold in the Museum Gift Shop.  Artists have the option of selling their work during the exhibition with 50% or 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Museum.
 
Please specify when submitting your entry if you are interested in selling your work.  Artwork from all divisions will be on display at the Museum April 13th - July 1, 2016.
 
Byasbstaff
November 06, 2015
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LEXINGTON, KY (November 06, 2015) – The American Saddlebred Museum and Gift Shop announced today the selection of Jennifer K. Foster as its new Executive Director. Foster will assume leadership from longtime Executive Director, Tolley Graves, who earlier this year announced her intent to retire. The selection was made after a national search and selection process.
 
“We are thrilled to announce this appointment,” remarks Amy Rock, President of the Board of Trustees. “We conducted an exhaustive and thorough national search for this position and were delighted with the caliber of candidates. Jenn has incredibly strong management, fundraising, and strategic planning experience. More importantly, she has an undeniable passion for the American Saddlebred. Her skills and passion are an excellent fit for leadership of the Museum.”
 
Foster’s resume includes over 30 years of business management in design and print promotions. She has served in leadership roles on the boards of non-profit organizations including the Nature Science Center, SciWorks, Forsyth Country Day School, the Piedmont Opera and the Winston-Salem Symphony. She has a longstanding dedication to community involvement including the Junior League of Louisville and Rotary. A graduate of Wake Forest University, Foster’s involvement with the American Saddlebred began with her daughter’s riding and show career starting at Cash Lovell Stables and then continued to Mary and Evan Orr’s High Caliber Stables in North Carolina. Now residing in Kentucky, Foster and her family stable their Saddlebred with Marilyn Macfarlane at Walnut Way Farm in Shelbyville, Kentucky.
 
“I am excited for this opportunity to become involved with such a special and unique organization that shares the history and promotes the future of the American Saddlebred, a cause so close to my heart,” remarks Foster. “I look forward to taking over the reins from Tolley who has done such a wonderful job of preserving and growing this esteemed Museum. I am confident that my past experiences have prepared me to lead the Museum into the next phase.”
 
About the Museum
The American Saddlebred Museum, Gallery, and Gift Shop is the ultimate "Showplace for Saddlebreds." Located on the grounds of the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, the Museum provides an exciting and educational experience. Inside, visitors learn the important role the American Saddlebred played in our nation's history, and how he has evolved into the elegant, athletic, and versatile breed we know today. The Museum features special exhibitions that change annually along with a wide variety of permanent exhibits such as a children's area, award-winning videos, and a priceless collection of Saddlebred-related artwork. The Museum boasts the largest collection of Saddlebred artifacts in the world. While the Museum serves as a resource to the Saddlebred industry, it also educates tens of thousands of visitors annually about the beauty, versatility, and history of the American Saddlebred horse.
 
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Byasbstaff
August 10, 2015
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Executive Director Tolley Graves to Retire from The American Saddlebred Museum

LEXINGTON, KY (August 7, 2015) – The American Saddlebred Museum announced today that its longtime Executive Director, Tolley Graves, will retire at the end of this year after more than sixteen years of service. Throughout her tenure, Graves led the Museum through multiple campaigns resulting in several exhibit additions and updates, an extensive building expansion and significant endowment growth. Key events such as the Art Auction and hugely popular Kentucky State Fair Wednesday Evening Museum party were initiated under Graves’ leadership. The Board has established a committee to oversee a search for the Museum’s next Executive Director.

"Tolley’s accomplishments have not only grown the Museum and its collections but also secured its future," said Amy Rock, President of the Board of Trustees. "Her legacy is more than just a list of professional achievements. Tolley is a joy to work with and her dedication to the Museum has truly been a labor of love. The entire Board will miss her tremendously, and we wish her all the best in her much deserved – and hopefully restful – retirement."

"An administrator, a leader of volunteers, a dealer with architects, contractors, museum designers, financial affairs, fundraiser, and visionary for change…Tolley is the entire package with extraordinary skills and a work ethic to match. How lucky we are to have had her at the helm of our wonderful Museum. She has surely earned my admiration many times over," praised Keith Bartz, member of the Museum Investment Committee and former Museum Executive Director.

Graves was instrumental in establishing the annual campaign program which has grossed over $1.1 million to date to operate the Museum. Tolley has been a tireless champion for the Museum, instituting the Walk of Honor, Sculpture Garden, and the Lifetime Achievement Exhibit, among her many other achievements

"I have enjoyed the last sixteen years here at the Museum more than I ever anticipated I would, and am grateful for the opportunity given me" said Graves. "The wonderful staff and trustees I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked with are a major reason for any accomplishments that have been made. I want to thank each one of them, the many generous donors who have answered our call as well as those who came before and paved the way with their hard work and dedication. We all want this Museum to be a point of pride for everyone in the Saddlebred industry. I will leave confident that those who follow will move the organization to the next level and make it an even more dynamic showplace."

About the Museum

The American Saddlebred Museum, Gallery, and Gift Shop is the ultimate "Showplace for Saddlebreds." Located on the grounds of the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, the

Museum provides an exciting and educational experience. Inside, visitors learn the important role the American Saddlebred played in our nation's history, and how he has evolved into the elegant, athletic, and versatile breed we know today. The Museum features special exhibitions that change annually along with a wide variety of permanent exhibits such as a children's area, award-winning videos, and a priceless collection of Saddlebred-related artwork. The Museum boasts the largest collection of Saddlebred artifacts in the world. While the Museum serves as a resource to the Saddlebred industry, it also educates tens of thousands of visitors annually about the beauty, versatility, and history of the American Saddlebred horse.

For more information or for individuals interested in obtaining information about the Executive Director position, please contact Amy Rock at [email protected].

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Bytrifecta-admin
January 28, 2016
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Win an All-Expense Paid Week at the 2016 World's Championship Horse Show!

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Horse Show in Louisville, KY August 20-27th

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All proceeds support the American Saddlebred Museum and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Transportation meals and personal expenses are the responsibility of the winner.

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