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
Category: Youth
Artist: Vanya Crumine
Model: Bunny
Toby - Second Place
Category: Youth
Artist: Lindly Head
Model: Toby
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Art on the Range Portrait Contest

Category: Amateur

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
Category: Amateur
Artist: Valerie Smith
Model: Nala

Polychromos on Art Again black
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
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
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.
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Art on the Range Portrait Contest

Category: Professional

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
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.
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Art on the Range Portrait Contest

Judge's Choice Award

Toby
Category: Amateur
Artist: SueAnn Elliot
Model: Toby

8 x 10 stretched canvas.  Embellished pour.
Bunny
Category: Amateur
Artist: SueAnn Elliot
Model: Bunny
SueAnn Nala
Category: Amateur
Artist: SueAnn Elliot
Model: Nala
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.
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Art on the Range Portrait Contest

Bunny's Choice Award

Bunny
Category: Amateur
Artist: Cyndi Baker
Model: Bunny

Acrylic in canvas 1ft x 2ft
Bunny
Category: Amateur
Artist: Amy Ferguson
Model: Bunny

Clip studio paint and a Wacom drawing pad and stylus to create digital art.
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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.

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