Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Call to Artists for Horse HeART Art Exhibit, Competition, and Fundraiser

Posted on January 30, 2010
Filed Under North Tahoe Art Scene

Visual artists are invited to submit images of original equine-theme art work for consideration for Horse HeART, a special event celebrating the spirit of horses and artists to be held this spring at Art Attack Gallery in Incline Village.

Horse HeART will include an art exhibit with an opening reception, art competition, and fundraiser to benefit the Let ‘Em Run foundation, a non-profit organization co-founded by country western singer Lacy J. Dalton that works to preserve wild mustangs.

“Horse HeART is a call for tenacity and a celebration of our muse, the Mustang,” explains Mark DeSautel, owner of Art Attack Gallery. Since their ancestors first escaped from 16th century Spanish conquistadors, the Mustang’s story has been one of adaptation and survival in harsh, unfamiliar terrain. Today, faced with a bleak new economic landscape, artists can feel inspired by the grace and toughness of these iconic animals. They, too, will need grit and inventiveness to survive the current recession.

In this spirit, Horse HeART seeks equine art that evokes qualities shared by mustangs and artists: resilience, inventiveness, power, beauty, wildness, freedom, and intelligence. Eligible categories include all forms of painting, photography, and sculpture. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, February 23, 2010. The exhibit will open with a wine and chocolate reception on Saturday, March 13 and will run through April 12, 2010.

For more information and to view the Prospectus, please visit, or call Art Attack Gallery at 775-832-7400.

Art Attack Gallery is an award winning premier art gallery located in the heart of Incline Village, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. They have represented fine contemporary Western art in the relaxed atmosphere of their 3,500 square foot showroom since 1989. Art Attack Gallery also offers art consultation and custom framing services for home, office, and corporate clients.

Photo Credit: Three Amigos Stagecoach copy(C)Mark Terrell;

Painting: Oncoming by Eve Werner

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