SEA Exhibitions

The Society of Equestrian Artists Open Exhibitions 2017

The SEA is delighted to host two exhibitions in 2017…

From July 10th to 16th

The SEA Summer Open Exhibition at the National Horseracing Museum, Palace House, Newmarket, Suffolk – the ‘home of sporting art’. The exhibition coincides with Europe’s Premier Midsummer Sale at Tattersalls and The Moët & Chandon July Festival at Newmarket Racecourse.

Visit the Summer Open Exhibition page for key dates, full entry and payment details.

From September 23rd to October 7th

Our main Annual Exhibition, the SEA Horse in Art Annual Open Exhibition, is returning to Sally Mitchell’s Gallery at the Museum of the Horse in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire.


The Private View and Awards Ceremony, including the presentation of the Cuneo Medal, will take place on Sunday afternoon September 24th.

Visit the Horse in Art page for key dates, full entry and payment details.

Visitor’s Choice Award and Prize Draw

When visiting each exhibition visitors are invited choose a favourite exhibit and complete a voting slip. The artist whose work gains the most votes will receive a bottle of Champagne and the visitor whose voting slip is first drawn at the end of each exhibition will receive £25 of M&S vouchers.

In addition a Prize Draw envelope will also be available. A winner will be drawn at the end of each exhibition. Details of the prizes available will be published here once confirmed.

Plein Air drawing event

Plein Air winner

Horse in Art 2016 Plein Air winning entry by Jane Braithwaite ASEA

As part of 2016’s Horse in Art exhibition at Palace House, Newmarket a drawing competition was held for artists to produce and submit a piece of art created on the exhibition’s opening day using Newmarket to capture their own interpretation of what the horse means to the town. The winning submission was hung as part of the exhibition.

There are plans to repeat the Plein Air at the Summer Open Exhibition in July and take advantage of increased chances of more favourable weather conditions.

The weather for 2016 entries did bring new meaning to the words ‘water colour’. The eventual winner, chosen from a strong field, was Jane Braithwaite ASEA and her winning entry (pictured) reflects the conditions on the day.

Please add the Exhibition DATES TO YOUR DIARY. Details of SEA Workshops can also be found here…