Local artists front runners in Horse HeART Art competition
March 22, 2010
The Horse HeART exhibit at Art Attack gallery presents wild horses as symbols of the kind of resilience and adaptability that people will need to negotiate the current economic recession. Art works were judged on their artistic merits and how they addressed the spirit of mustang horses. and#8220;I was impressed by the high quality and diversity at approaching the subject,and#8221; said jurist Mary Kenny, assistant professor of Fine Arts at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village. and#8220;All of the artists handled the subject with innovative approaches to imagination, composition, and execution that captivate the viewer in a multitude of ways.and#8221; Kenny reviewed the art works before any identifying labels were shown with the exhibit.
The Best in Show award went to Geometry of Horses, an acrylic painting by Truckee artist Eve Werner. Other local winners included: Best Photograph for Mustang Stallion by Mark Terrell of Dayton, Nev.; Best Painting for Putting Up a Fight by Susie Alexander of Truckee; Best Sculpture for Iron Horse by Patrick Blide of Sierraville; Awards of Excellence to Horse Power by June Towill Brown and Looking Glass by Jennifer Ornburg, both of Incline Village.
Werner also received the Mustang Spirit award for her painting Night Horse. Other winners were an Award of Excellence to Natural Beauty by Carole Andreen-Harris of Tucson, Ariz. and the Peopleand#8217;s Choice Award to Roman, Spotted Mustang by Sherry Bryant of Cortaro, Ariz.
Horse HeART features 54 art works from all over the United States. and#8220;We received more than 150 submissions,and#8221; said Art Attack Gallery owner Mark DeSautel. and#8220;We were very happy to be able to select art of exceptional depth and breadth for this exhibit.and#8221;
Horse HeART runs through April 12, 2010 at Art Attack Gallery, 868 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village. Visit http://www.tahoeartgallery.com for additional information.