2015 Student Art Show Winner Surprised With Box Seats to the Kentucky Derby

2015 Student Art Show Winner Surprised With Box Seats to the Kentucky Derby

“Horsing Around With Art: A Student’s View of the Sport of Kings” Kentucky Derby Museum to Donate $6,400 to Local School Art Departments

Addie Clark, Grand Prize Winner, R – Lynn Ashton, President Kentucky Derby Museum, presenting Grand Prize Award"

(Louisville, KY, January 20, 2015) – The Kentucky Derby Museum annually asks Louisville Metro students in grades 1-12 to illustrate their perspective of “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” through our juried competition “Horsing Around with Art: A Student’s View of the Sport of Kings”. “Horsing Around With Art” will be on display in the Matt Winn Gallery, located on the second floor of the Kentucky Derby Museum, from January 19 – February 15, 2015.

On Tuesday, January 20, “Horsing Around with Art” Grand Prize winner Addie Clark was surprised at Our Lady of Lourdes School with a dozen roses and the news that she will receive 6 box seats to this year’s 141st running of the Kentucky Derby provided by Churchill Downs. Along with the box tickets to the upcoming Kentucky Derby the student’s school art department at Our Lady of Lourdes will receive $500. The winning artwork will be framed and displayed at the Kentucky Derby Museum for one year and then returned to the student. The Grand Prize, selected by the President of Churchill Downs, is awarded to the artist whose work is judged to best “capture the spirit” of the Kentucky Derby.

The Kentucky Derby Museum will donate a total of $6,400 to Louisville Metro school art departments in the 2014-15 competition. 59 local students will receive recognition for their artwork as part of this contest. The contest was broken into four divisions, Primary (Gr. 1-3), Intermediate (Gr. 4-5), Middle School (Gr. 6-8) and High School (Gr. 9-12). First place in each division receives $500 for the school’s art department, for second place the school receives $300, and for third place the school receives $200. For the two Sculpture Awards, the Employees’ Choice Award and The Outriders Society Award, each winning school receives $100, and for the Grand Prize, the Thoroughbred Award, the “Green” Turf Award and the Backside Award the schools receive $500. Each of the winners will also receive art supplies for their personal use.

The “Green” Turf Award is a new award in this year’s contest. The award was developed to support the Arts and Cultural Attractions 2015 “YES! Fest”. “ YES! Fest”, is a year-long event promoting a Year of Environment and Sustainability. The artist’s work had to be developed using all recycled material.