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Kentucky Derby Museum is pleased to announce the Grand Prize winner of the 36th annual Horsing Around with Art competition, presented by WinStar Farm. Lily Swan, a junior at Mercy Academy, was surprised during school Thursday with a dozen red roses, and will be awarded a "Spring Race Day Experience". This prize package includes a table on Millionaire's Row for a day, a race named after the student and the student will present a trophy in the Winner's Circle to the first place horse and jockey. Mercy Academy also receives a $500 prize to be used for art supplies.

Students in grades 1-12 from Louisville Metro public, private and parochial schools were able to enter the juried contest, which showcases the student’s take on the Kentucky Derby in various artistic styles, mediums and forms. All 201 entries, from 33 different schools, will be on display for two months at Kentucky Derby Museum. The exhibit runs from Friday, January 21 through March 20. The public can view the artwork with a general admission ticket to the Museum. Swan's winning artwork will be professionally framed and put on display at the Museum for the next year.

Judging took place Jan. 18, and included Kentucky Derby Museum Vice President, Katie Fussenegger, Churchill Downs Racetrack President, Mike Anderson, Kentucky Derby 148 Featured Milliner, Jenny Pfanenstiel, WinStar Farm Marketing Director, Linzay Marks and President of the Museum's Volunteer Group Margi Hahn.

All winners for thirteen Distinctive Awards will receive various prizes, including: a private tour of historic Hermitage Farm, a workshop led by Master Milliner Jenny Pfanenstiel, high quality art supplies, and a chance to experience Churchill Downs’ Backside during Derby week. This year, Kentucky Derby Museum is giving out 60 awards, from Grand Prize to Honorable Mention. The Museum will award a total of $6,400 to winning schools’ art departments.

 

View the full list of Horsing Around With Art 2021-2022 Award Winners

 


 

Awards Ceremony

 

 


 

Distinctive Award Winners

Lily Swan with her artwork at Mercy

Grand Prize Winner

Congratulations to Lily Swan, a junior at Mercy Academy for winning Grand Prize in the 36th annual Horsing Around with Art competition! She was surprised at school this morning and her work, “The Bath” beat out more than 200 other submitted pieces! Way to go Lily! Thank you to WinStar Farm for their sponsorship of HAWA!

Thoroughbred Award
Thoroughbred Award

McKinley Florence
Wilder Elementary School
Grade 5

Backside Award
Backside Award

McKenna Riley
St. Francis of Assisi
Grade 7

The Winston Memorial Award
The Winston Memorial Award

Paige Shumate
Mercy Academy
Grade 10

The WinStar Award
The WinStar Award

Kennedy Leonard
Norton Elementary School
Grade 1

The Outriders Society Award
The Outriders Society Award

Peyton Stengel
Jefferson County Traditional Middle School
Grade 8

Employees’ Choice Award
Employees’ Choice Award

Presleigh Smith
Norton Commons Elementary School
Grade 2

Millinery Fashion Award
Millinery Fashion Award

Jasmine Dabney
St. Matthews Elementary School
Grade 4

Millinery Fashion Award
Millinery Fashion Award

Cora Hicks
Norton Elementary School
Grade 4

Millinery Fashion Award
Millinery Fashion Award

Caroline Case
Louisville Classical Academy
Grade 5

Millinery Fashion Award
Millinery Fashion Award

Molly DeMoss
Jeffersontown Elementary School
Grade 5

Millinery Fashion Award
Millinery Fashion Award

Aria Murphy
Goldsmith Elementary School
Grade 4

Millinery Fashion Award
Millinery Fashion Award

Evelyn Goodman
Farmer Elementary School
Grade 4

 


 

View Online Exhibit

All student submissions can be viewed online here: Horsing Around With Art 2022 Exhibition

 

Horsing Around With Art 2022

 


 

Viewer's Choice Award

The overall favorite of the virtual Horsing Around With Art exhibit.

Congratulations to Amelia Walz of Sacred Heart Academy!

 


 

Important Dates

January 21, 2022 - March 20, 2022: Horsing Around With Art: A Student’s View of the Sport of Kings will be exhibited in the Museum’s Carl F. Pollard Gallery

 


 

Questions

 

Contact Chami Weeratunga, Museum Educator and Program Coordinator | Email: cweeratunga@derbymuseum.org

 


 

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