Show Preview | Equine Artists Exhibit

El Paso, TX
International Museum of Art, August 3-September 28

Sue Kroll, Sundown, scratchboard, 24 x 36.

Sue Kroll, Sundown, scratchboard, 24 x 36.

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In 2010, painter Deborah Flood founded the International Equine Artists for those who enjoy creating the horse in art. The group’s first signature member exhibition takes place this month at the International Museum of Art in El Paso from August 3 to September 28. The show, titled The Horse: Spirit, Art, and Soul, opens with a reception on Sunday, August 3, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. with roughly half of the participating artists in attendance.

The organization started with just a few equine artists in the United States, Canada, and Australia and now has varying levels of membership, with a total of 24 signature members from around the world, working in all media and styles. “We’ll have a lot of large pieces in the show, and there will be scratchboard, watercolor, oil painting, acrylic, bronze and aluminum sculpture, and photography,” Flood says. “It’s going to be a very diverse, well-mixed group.”

The International Equine Artists organization brings artists and art lovers together through their love of the horse. “I think it’s all about the relationship between a person and the horse. There’s the horse’s own spirit and power, but there’s also a connection,” Flood says. She adds that what attracts so many people to equine art is “the power, the grace, the beauty, and the feeling of freedom when you ride them. I think this is quite a well-rounded exhibit at what the horse is all about.” All artwork presented is for sale at the museum throughout the duration of the show, with participating artists including painters Carole Andreen-Harris, Jonelle T. McCoy, Helen Bailey, Deborah Flood, and Bonnie Hamlin, sculptor Mindy Colton, and photographer Debby Thomas. —Joe Kovack

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