Honors Finalist at the American Academy of Equine Art Juried Show

Dressage abstract horse art from video of Vancouver training dressage with Rebecca Garrard

“Vancouver Dressage Training” by Vanessa Whittell
Acrylic on canvas 60″ x 40″ (152cm x 101cm)

Very proud to say that I was awarded Honors Finalist for my second time in an AAEA Juried show

This show was an online exhibition. The show included both drawing, painting and sculpture. The standard of images is really high. I feel very fortunate to be part of this amazing group.

AAEA 2017 Online Juried Exhibition

 

About the American Academy of Equine Art

The American Academy of Equine Art, Inc. is a non-profit, tax exempt organization founded in 1980 at the suggestion of Alexander Mackay-Smith and Dr. Joseph Rogers, board members of the Westmoreland Davis Foundation at Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia. The idea was to assemble the finest equine artists in the country to exhibit together, share creative ideas, and, eventually, to establish a teaching organization – modeled after the Royal Academy in England.

World-renowned equine artists Jean Bowman and Else Tuckerman were consulted, and they suggested a core group of ten distinguished painters and sculptors who formed the American Academy of Equine Art, Inc. based in Middleburg, Virginia. The founding members were an impressive list of who’s who in equine art: Jean Bowman, June Harrah, Henry Koehler, William Wallace Nall, Marilyn Newmark, Eve Prime, Princess Marie Louise Moncada, Richard Stone Reeves, Sam Savitt and Else Tuckerman. The Academy’s first exhibition was held at the Museum of Hounds and Hunting at Morven Park in the fall of 1980. Throughout the years, as more of our country’s best equine artists joined the Academy, the annual exhibition moved to a variety of locations, including Massachusetts, Michigan, Florida, Colorado, South Carolina, Georgia and Kentucky.

Today, the academy exhibitions are looked upon by collectors and dealers as a source for the best in contemporary equine art, as they feature artists from all over North America, as well as other countries. Many of the Academy’s Signature and Juried members are among the finest and most recognized equine painters and sculptors working today.