Touchstone Mixed Media 16″hX20″w



Listed below…  the basic information about this exhibit.

location – Emerald Downs,  2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn, WA 98001.

Thursday, July 7
Art will be judged.
Preview party and reception at 7:00 p.m.
Awards presentation at 7:45 p.m.

Friday, July 8 – Sunday, July 10
Open to the public on the track level at Emerald Downs:
Friday 4:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of the show is to encourage equine artists and to support the arts, in general, as an integral part of all horse-related sports. The annual WTBA art show was very successful at Longacres in the 1980s and ’90s. In 2011 it will celebrate its twelfth year of continued growth and success at Emerald Downs.
The show offers over $5,000 in prize money, $750 of which is dedicated to youth categories. It is judged by a respected panel of distinguished artists and/or other knowledgeable individuals.
The art show is presented under the auspices of the Washington Thoroughbred Foundation (WTF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and as such, all sponsorships and/or other donations made to the art show are tax-deductible.


In 2010, cash prizes were given in the categories listed below. The Equine Art Committee thanks the sponsors who made these awards possible.  The committee anticipates similar award categories and cash prizes for 2011. However, we reserve the right to separate or combine categories or not to place awards if there is insufficient participation in any category.

  • Stanley A. Gillman Best in Show Award
  • Angie Crockett Memorial People’s Choice Award
  • Morrie and Joan Alhadeff Purchase Award
  • Equine Art Purse Trophy Purchase Award in memory of Vivian F. McMurry
  • Western Rail Inc. Award for Oil and
  • Riverbend Farm Award for Acrylic
  • Vivian F. McMurry Memorial Award for Watercolor
  • Anishinabe Dream Horses Award for Mixed Media
  • Jean G. Barclay Memorial Award for Pastel & Drawing
  • Pegasus Thoroughbred Training & Rehabilitation Center Award for Sculpture
  • David L. Parks Memorial Award for Objet d’Art
  • Melissa Swann Wagner Memorial Award for Photography & Digital
    (NEW for 2011: This category will be split into two separate categories, if warranted by enough entries)
  • El Dorado Farms Intermediate Division Award (ages 13 to 18 years)
  • Griffin Place Pre-teen & Children’s Division Award (If warranted by enough entries, this category will be broken into two categories – the children’s category for ages seven and under and the pre-teen category for ages eight to 12)
  • Washington Thoroughbred Publication Award
  • Equine Art Committee Poster Award