35th Annual Horsing Around with Art Competition

The Kentucky Derby Museum is proud to showcase our annual competition Horsing Around With Art. HAWA is open to Louisville Metro public, private or parochial school students in grades 1-12. A total of $6,300 will be donated to winning schools' art departments.

This year draws 86 entries from 21 schools in our city. View the exhibit in our Carl F. Pollard Gallery or safely from your own home by browsing the categories below. Artwork is on display until Sunday, March 14, 2021.

Vote for your favorite artist!

We are excited to announce the addition of the Viewer’s Choice Award, chosen by you! Viewer’s Choice Award Winner will receive a Fast Track Family Membership to the Kentucky Derby Museum. All artwork is eligible. One vote per email address. Winner will be notified at the end of the exhibition.

Thanks to our Sponsors

Thanks to our Judges

Mike Anderson
President, Churchill Downs Racetrack

Patrick Armstrong
President & CEO, Kentucky Derby Museum

Jenny Pfanenstiel
Owner, Formé Millinery Hat Shop
Official Milliner of the Kentucky Derby Museum

Linzay Marks
Marketing Director and Client Development Asst.,
WinStar Farm

A special thanks to Kentucky Derby Museum staff who served as judges this year.

Thanks to our Participating Teachers

Sarah Kaiman
Ballard High School

Megan Holzknecht
Barret Traditional Middle School

Erin Sexton
Bloom Elementary

Becky McClinton
Butler High School

Tamra N. Cusick
Christian Academy of Louisville

Julie Clinkingbeard
duPont Manual High School

Tatum Park
Holy Spirit School

Sue Hall
Jefferson County Traditional Middle School

Diana Taylor
Klondike Lane Elementary

Jean Belvoix
Mercy Academy

Sarah Maxwell Miller
Norton Commons Elementary

Denise Webb
Pleasure Ridge Park High School

Theresa Waddell
Rangeland Elementary

Laura Dant
St. Agnes School

Nicole Hoffmann
St. Athanansius

Kelly Doyle
St. Edward Catholic School

Laura Dant
St. Francis of Assisi

Mackenzie Guice
St. Gabriel School

Jess Robinson
St. Nicholas Academy

Jennifer Gabbert
Wheeler Elementary

Judy Layne-Banks
Wilkerson Traditional Elementary