Art on The Range

An Art Contest Sponsored by

Equine Outreach

Art4Moore

Tides Foundation

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Art on the Range Portrait Contest

Category: Youth

Bunny - FIrst Place
Bunny - FIrst Place

Category: Youth Artist: Vanya Crumine Model: Bunny

Toby - Second Place
Toby - Second Place

Category: Youth Artist: Lindly Head Model: Toby

Art on the Range Portrait Contest

Category: Amateur

Bunny, Toby and Nala - 1st Place
Bunny, Toby and Nala - 1st Place

Category: Amateur Artist: Anne Warren Model: Bunny, Toby and Nala Mixed media charcoal drawing, 18 x 24.

Nala - 2nd Place
Nala - 2nd Place

Category: Amateur Artist: Valerie Smith Model: Nala Polychromos on Art Again black

Toby and Nala - 3rd Place
Toby and Nala - 3rd Place

Category: Amateur Artist: Gladys Pilz Model: Toby and Nala 'Friends' Graphite and colored pencil with gel pen floral wreath.

Nala- 4th Place
Nala- 4th Place

Category: Amateur Artist: Delly Paris Model: Nala 5x7 print - I carved the image on a coconut water carton made of Tetra Pak. I then inked the plate with etching ink and put it thru the press. I was drawn to Nala's eyes and wondered what she was thinking. If her eyes could only talk.

Bunny - 5th Place
Bunny - 5th Place

Category: Amateur Artist: Kirsten Loewer-Smith Model: Bunny I drew Bunny because I have known her for over 3 years, and she is a very sweet horse. I would take her out for Memory Care Residents that visited Equine Outreach. They all loved her.

Art on the Range Portrait Contest

Category: Professional

Bunny - First Place
Bunny - First Place

Category: Professional Artist: Summer Derrickson Model: Bunny “Heart to Heart” Subtitle/description: “Tell me about your day, your secrets, your dreams, and I will love you unconditionally.” -Love, Bunny Acrylic paint on glass This piece was painted on a recycled frame, directly on to the glass. Comes completely framed and ready to hang! I enjoy taking liberties with the colors and exaggerating them to display the mood of my subject who in this case was Bunny. From her description I imagined

Toby - Second Place
Toby - Second Place

Category: Professional Artist: Susannah Vandyke Model: Toby I start by doing several small sketches to arrive at my final composition. My next step is to paint my design in acrylic. Next I paint, stencil, stamp lightly patterned paper and tear and glue to the surface. I never really know how it will turn out. It's a happy adventure.

Art on the Range Portrait Contest

Judge's Choice Award

Toby
Toby

Category: Amateur Artist: SueAnn Elliot Model: Toby 8 x 10 stretched canvas.  Embellished pour.

Bunny
Bunny

Category: Amateur Artist: SueAnn Elliot Model: Bunny

SueAnn Nala
SueAnn Nala

Category: Amateur Artist: SueAnn Elliot Model: Nala

Abstract
Abstract

Category: Amateur Artist: SueAnn Elliot The abstract is an open acrylic pour which means you take a container opened at each end and add layers of color while gently trying to manipulate the paint to for the image you want. The paints are thinned to a consistency that will best work in the pour.  I use Elmer’s glue, Flotrol, and water to control the flow. The paint used was crimson, gold, chocolate brown, and brown iron oxide.

Art on the Range Portrait Contest

Bunny's Choice Award

Bunny
Bunny

Category: Amateur Artist: Cyndi Baker Model: Bunny Acrylic in canvas 1ft x 2ft

Bunny
Bunny

Category: Amateur Artist: Amy Ferguson Model: Bunny Clip studio paint and a Wacom drawing pad and stylus to create digital art.

Thank you to  our Models 

Bunny

Mare
​, Quarter Horse


Born 1990 (estimated)

Bunny is the grand dame of the EOI herd.  Her quiet, soulful presence and strength can be felt everywhere on the ranch.  Once a beloved barrel racing horse we will never know how she ended up abandoned but we do know that she exemplifies both the plight and beauty of all senior and medically fragile horses that find sanctuary with EOI and other rescues.  Volunteers love to spend time grooming her, offering her carrots and allowing her to show us all the parts that she need to be scratched or massaged.  We are not sure how long she will be with us but we know that every day is a gift.

Nala

Mini-Mule
Born 2016(ish)


Nala is a relative newcomer to the herd.  She was a pasture pet for a lovely owner who took her and Toby in but became too ill to care for them.  Even as she struggled with her illness she made plans to be sure that her equine friends would find a soft landing when she was gone.  Nala is small but mighty–friendly but impish- smart but stubborn (as a mule ☺)  She loves to visit with her big “horsey” neighbors, is getting to explore the world more and more and will kick up her heels when she gets the chance to run in a new pasture.  Nala is a story waiting to be written – will she be an ambassador visiting schools and retirement homes, pull a cart with a child or two, or just enjoy being a happy feisty equine.  Time will tell.

Toby

Mule
Born 1996

Toby arrived with Nala and they are truly joined at the hip.  Toby’s soulful eyes and creaky bones tell the “tail” of a hard life doing who knows what kind of work.  We’re not sure what brought him and Nala together but we know she does her best to protect him and annoy him.  He takes great pleasure in all the love and attention he gets from volunteers but enjoys a quiet nap under his tree just as much.  As with all our seniors, we want to do something special to make every day a little sweeter for Toby and have him on a special diet and schedule regular visits with a gentle body worker.  All work stops at the ranch when Toby decides to let out a mournful bray.  If mules could sit in a rocking chair smoking a pipe that would be Toby.