The Horse in Art 2016 – the Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA) Annual Open Exhibition

  • DATE: Monday November 21 to Sunday December 4
  • TIME: open daily from 10am to 5pm and closes on Sunday 4th December at 2pm
  • PLACE: Palace House Mews, The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art, Newmarket CB8 8EP. Palace House visitor details…
The Denford Stud Best in Show 2016

The Denford Stud Best in Show 2016 – ‘Between Chukkas’ by Jane Braithwaite SEA

Visitor’s Choice Award and Prize Draw

When visiting the exhibition choose your favourite exhibit in the show 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 the exhibition on December 4 will receive £25 of M&S vouchers.

In addition, for the opportunity to win an original framed oil painting by Debbie Dunbar SEA – ‘An April Day’. Simply complete a Prize Draw envelope available at the exhibition. A winner will be drawn at the end of the exhibition and the winner contacted to arrange delivery/collection. Good Luck.

The Horse in Art 2016 Annual Exhibition will take place from 21 November to 4 December at its new location this year, the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art (formerly the National Horseracing Museum), in Newmarket – 16 sculptures and 65 original paintings/prints have been accepted for exhibition.

It is also an exciting year for the SEA to commence its relationship with the new ‘home of Sporting Art’ as Newmarket is not only celebrating the opening of the fantastic facility at Palace House but also its 350 years of heritage and affiliation with British horseracing.

The exhibition builds on a growing relationship with the Horseracing Museum whose significant support has allowed the SEA to promote three solo exhibitions of previous Cuneo Medal winners; Hannah Merson SEA, Glynis Mills Hon. SEA and Malcolm Coward Hon. SEA, along with other mixed shows. In addition the logo to mark the 350 year anniversary, and which unites all activity throughout the year, has been designed by Michelle McCullagh SEA.

There is plenty to see and admire throughout the duration of the exhibition – put a date in your diary.

Plein Air winner

Plein Air winning entry from Jane Braithwaite ASEA

Plein Air drawing event

As part of this year’s exhibition activity 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 is hung as part of the exhibition at Palace House Mews.

The weather conditions brought a new meaning to water colour but a winner was chosen from a strong field of entries and congratulations go to Jane Braithwaite ASEA. Her winning entry is pictured, right.