Art Show at Winter Equestrian Festival

Written by Katharine Warden on January 1, 2019

Art Show at Winter Equestrian Festival - KPW Productions

We have exciting news! Beginning this January, KPW Productions will host an art gallery during the Winter Equestrian Festival. This 12-week art show featuring six different solo art exhibitions will take place at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida.

Kathy Warden has had a lifelong passion for art, horses, and dogs. Our mission is to introduce artists and their work to the equestrian community and to connect with people through art. Horses, dogs, and nature are the common subject matter for our artists.

Each artist will have a two-week exhibition in a Vendor Tent and, a Stephex horse trailer that will be retrofitted with wall space to serve as a mobile gallery to be parked on Hunter Hill. During the season, we will move our ‘Mobile Art Gallery’ over to the Polo grounds and Dressage competitions; bringing the artwork to those who love Polo and Dressage.

During each two-week art exhibition, we’ll host a meet-and-greet, giving visitors the opportunity to meet the featured artist and learn more about their creative process and the inspiration behind each piece of art. KPW will be curating art installations at special events both on and off the showgrounds.

See below for the art show schedule and information about the six featured artists. For a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the art show, follow us @kpwproductions on Instagram!

Weeks 1 and 2 (January 9-20, 2018): Sunny Stacke Good

Sunny Stacke Good will bring her colorful landscapes and whimsical “LOVE” drawings to the Winter Equestrian Festival. A contemporary artist based in Richmond, Va., Stacke Good’s work has been featured in Southern Living, Traditional Home, Coastal Living, and The Washington Post. She is currently represented by art dealers in Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C, and her work can be found in private and corporate collections across the country.

Weeks 3 and 4 (January 23-February 3): Genevieve Snyder

Genevieve Snyder is an emerging sporting artist based in Chester County, Pennsylvania. She specializes in oil on canvas paintings of fox hunting scenes, racehorses, polo, and hunters. A regular participant in group shows, including the art gallery at the Devon Horse Show, where her work is a crowd favorite, Snyder’s opening at the Winter Equestrian Festival will be her first solo exhibition.

Weeks 5 and 6 (February 6- February 17): Weatherly Stroh

Weatherly Stroh comes from a long lineage of artists, continuing in her family’s tradition of equine paintings as an oil painter and sculptor specializing in animal portraits and landscapes. She grew up on a horse farm, was an avid and nationally ranked horsewoman, and began focusing on her art full-time in 2010. Stroh’s work can be found in public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad and has been featured in outlets like The Chronicle of the Horse, Sidelines Magazine, Detroit Home, The Oakland Press, and Southwest Art.

Weeks 7 and 8 (February 20-March 3): Missy Kennedy

Art Show at Winter Equestrian Festival - Missy Kennedy

Missy Kennedy specializes in photography of dogs that are in need of adoption, blending her passion of animal rescue with her talent as an artist. During her exhibition at the Winter Equestrian Festival, Kennedy will host a photo shoot for visitors’ dogs.

Weeks 9 and 10 (March 6-17): Julia Johnson

Art Show at Winter Equestrian Festival - Julia Johnson Designs

Julia Johnson specializes in paper sculpture, graphic design, and illustration. Her wall-hanging floral sculptures are crafted with synthetic paper which is waterproof, tear-proof, recyclable, and tree-free.

Weeks 11 and 12 (March 20-31): Robert Cover

Since the 1970s, Robert Cover has specialized in equine art and pet portraits. He is an accomplished painter of racehorses, show horses, hounds, and people involved in the equestrian sport.