Kentucky Derby Museum Launches Annual Student Art Competition – Horse Racing News – Google Alerts

Kentucky Derby Museum is excited to announce its 34th annual Horsing Around with Art competition. Each year, the Museum receives over 200 entries from art students in Metro Louisville. This juried contest gives art students the creative opportunity to express their perspective of The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. Every entry will be on display for two months at the Kentucky Derby Museum!

The contest is open to Louisville Metro public, private and parochial school students grades 1-12. Only teachers or school representatives are eligible to enter students’ artwork. The Grand Prize goes to the artist whose work best captures the spirit of the Kentucky Derby. He or she will receive six box seats to the 146th Kentucky Derby, a ribbon, plaque and certificate. The school represented will receive $500 for art supplies, and this winner’s artwork will be on display for one year at the Museum. 

All winners for eight Distinctive Awards will receive various prizes, including a private tour of historic Hermitage Farm, a workshop led by Master Milliner Jenny Pfanenstiel, high quality art supplies, and a chance to experience Churchill Downs’ Backside during Derby week. This year, Kentucky Derby Museum will give out 75 awards, from Grand Prize to Honorable Mention. The Museum will award a total of $6,500 to winning schools’ art departments. 

“Horsing Around With Art is a wonderful exhibit, and each year I am amazed at the talent and creativity in our local school system.” said Heather Hill, Outreach Education & Special Program Coordinator at Kentucky Derby Museum, who manages the contest. “This competition not only showcases our young artists on display, but also supports our local art teachers. The donations to their art departments help buy more supplies for all of their students which rewards the entire school.”

Judging takes place Jan. 19. All participants get to enjoy a ceremony Feb. 18 where awards will be…

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