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July 24, 2018
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The American Saddlebred Museum’s Young Adult Committee is once again hosting an Art Contest! The contest will be divided into two age divisions: Youth (18 & Under) and Young Adult (19-35). Depending on the number of entries received, the Youth division may be further divided by age. In addition, there is a division for Amateur Artists (36 & Over). This division will not be judged and no monetary prizes will be awarded, but allows for our talented amateurs to showcase their works in the exhibition. The juried divisions will be further categorized based on media type (photography and non-photography) and a special “Holiday” category that will include all holiday-themed entries. All types of artwork are encouraged including photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media.
 
Rules (please read carefully):
1.) Art must be original and completed by the entrant.
2.) Art must be Saddlebred related in theme and represent the breed in the best light possible. All art to be displayed is subject to approval by the Museum.
3.) Hanging art must be limited to a size of 8 inches x 8 inches up to 30 inches x 30 inches (including frame).
4.) All frameable art must be submitted in a simple black frame with a wire or hook for hanging.
5.) Images in artwork must be free of training devices such as chains, stretchies, tailsets, and the like.
6.) In lieu of a submission fee, all entrants must be Museum members. Youth membership is $10 per year, Young Adult membership is $20 per year, Individual membership is $35 per year, and Family membership is $50 per year.
7.) Please note! Art must be photographed before submission and the photo emailed (in jpg format) to [email protected] in order to post artwork images on Facebook. Please send quality images.
8.) Please include your name, address, email address, artwork title, medium, and age (for youth only) when submitting your entry and include the above information when emailing your artwork image.
9.) Entries should be sent to the ASB Museum and must be received no later than September 21, 2018.
10.) Shipping costs to return artwork are the responsibility of the entrant. Artwork will become the property of the Museum if not claimed by December 1, 2018.
11.) Each artist may submit up to three total entries.
12.) Professionals (those who create art as a paid occupation) are prohibited from entering the Amateur Artist division.
 
Art will be judged by a panel of experts from various art genres. A winner will be selected in each of the juried divisions. Each division winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Museum’s Gift Shop.
 
An image of each entry will also be posted to the Museum’s Facebook page where an additional prize of a $50 gift certificate to the Museum’s Gift Shop will be given to the “Facebook Fan Favorite” in each juried age division. The “Facebook Fan Favorites” will be awarded to those entries receiving the highest number of “likes” by a specified date.
 
Additionally, a selected group of entries will be used to create note cards to be sold in the Museum Gift Shop. Artists have the option of selling their work during the exhibition with 50% or 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Museum. Please specify when submitting your entry if you are interested in selling your work.
 
Artwork from all divisions will be on display at the Museum October 1 - November 2, 2018.
 
Please address any questions to Ashley Hallock at [email protected].
 
June 28, 2018
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LEXINGTON, KY – June 28, 2018 — Everyone is invited to a reception at the American Saddlebred Museum at 4083 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event is the first opportunity to experience the Museum’s newly renovated gift shop and gallery and featured exhibit Red Mile Reminisces: A Look Back at the Lexington Junior League Horse Show. Terri Dolan, the American Saddlebred Horse Association’s new Executive Director will be there to meet guests. The reception includes light hors d’oeurves, complimentary Leatherwood Wines, live music by Stephanie Jeter and Sam Gleaves, and cash bar.
 

This event is free and open to the public and part of a partnership between the American Saddlebred Museum, Junior League of Lexington and American Saddlebred Horse Association during the 82nd Annual Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show.

For more information contact Amy Nelson at (859) 259-2746 ext. 344 or [email protected].

 
May 25, 2018
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After two years of planning, phase one of the renovation at the American Saddlebred Museum is underway. Architect Christopher Quirk, with Solid Light has designed the space and Solid Light exhibit designers have created updated exhibits. This is the second renovation since the Museum opened at the Kentucky Horse Park in 1986. 
 
The first phase of the project is to update the visitor entrance, reconfigure changing gallery exhibition space and expand the retail gift shop. The renovation includes an addition of a full catering kitchen and new outside deck/event space that will allow for expanded entertaining activities.
 
 
ASB Museum Executive Director, Jennifer Foster says, “this is such an exciting time for the Museum, our entire Museum team has been working on this plan, we are so pleased to see the changes as the construction crew has started. We look forward to having a ‘re-envisioned’ Museum to support our mission and vision and to better serve our audience.”
 
Phase one is projected to be completed by July, in time for the Junior League of Lexington Charity Horse Show.  Phase two, renovation of the history wing, will begin fall of 2018 and includes a wrap-around theater, and more interactive exhibits to tell the story of the horse America made.  The Museum will remain open during construction. Phase two is scheduled be completed fall of 2019.
 
 
The mission of the American Saddlebred Museum is to preserve the traditions and promote the heritage of our beautiful athletic horses through active engagement of the general public and equine community by expanding interest and appeal in our breed. 
 
For more information or to request images contact Amy Nelson at 859.259.2746 x344 or [email protected].
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July 11, 2018
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The American Saddlebred Museum announces its annual fundraiser during Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show. The event will take place at The Kentucky Castle, located at 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, Kentucky on Saturday, July 14 at 11:30 a.m.

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This year, the American Saddlebred Museum is storming The Kentucky Castle with a bourbon tasting and brunch. Certified Stave & Thief Society Executive Bourbon Steward, Tim Knittel will lead guests through a formal, seated bourbon tasting of five premium bourbons paired with small food elements to bring out the nuanced flavors of each bourbon. The tasting will be followed by a decadent brunch, open bar, and tours of the famous Kentucky Castle.

All funds raised during the event will support the American Saddlebred Museum and its mission to preserve the traditions and heritage of our beautiful athletic horses, through active engagement of the general public and equine community.

Call 859.259.2746 to reserve your sponsor table or purchase tickets!

For more information contact Amy Nelson at 859.259.2746 x344 or [email protected].

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