and The Trail of Painted Ponies partner on art competition
Fort Worth, Texas
–Today the American Paint Horse Association (APHA)
and The Trail of Painted Ponies announced an art competition partnership in
celebration of APHA’s 50th anniversary. Artists and
non-artists alike are encouraged to submit designs that embody the
“Celebrating the Spirit of the American Paint Horse” theme for possible
production into a world-renowned Trail of Painted Ponies figurine.
Trail of Painted Ponies is proud to partner with the American Paint Horse
Association to create this exciting new art competition which celebrates the
spirit of the American Paint Horse and the 50th anniversary of APHA,” said
Karlynn Keyes, President, The Trail of Painted Ponies. “This art competition
will raise invaluable awareness of the great work of the American Paint Horse
Association, while searching for the best new artistic talent in
. The winning Painted Pony from this competition may have the honor of being
crafted as a collectible figurine from The Trail of Painted Ponies."
will be accepted from February 1 through April 1, 2012. Cash prizes will
be awarded to the top three designs.
may select from five copyrighted and registered Painted Ponies forms, including
the newly released “Regal” design form, on which to submit their design.
There is no submission fee, and artists may submit multiple designs. Judging
will be based on beauty, skill, creativity and originality, along with the
concept and story of the design. The artist’s thoughts or story behind the
design must be included. Winning designs will be announced May 1, 2012.
first place design may be crafted as a figurine and will be awarded a $1,000
cash prize. Second place will be awarded a $500 cash prize, and third will
receive a $250 cash prize. Submissions will not be returned.
details are available at the American Paint Horse Association website: www.apha.com/paintedponies
and/or The Trail of Painted Ponies website: www.trailofpaintedponies.com.
The Trail of Painted Ponies
Trail of Painted Ponies is one of the premier fine art and collectibles
companies in the world, crafting one of the most treasured collectibles in
, Painted Ponies figurines. Born and bred in
, The Trail of Painted Ponies stampeded into the artistic landscape as a
public art project that dazzled spectators throughout
. The Trail of Painted Ponies is celebrating 10 years of horses in art and this
extraordinary brand is synonymous with artistry, quality, craftsmanship and its
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