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‘Hold your horses!’ at Phippen Museum

“Splash of Light” by Phil Beck. Beck is one of the 33 artists whose work will be part of the Phippen Museum’s “Hold Your Horses!” exhibit.

Courtesy of Phil Beck

“Splash of Light” by Phil Beck. Beck is one of the 33 artists whose work will be part of the Phippen Museum’s “Hold Your Horses!” exhibit.

As an annual tribute to the horse, that majestic, loyal and hardworking companion of all mankind, the Phippen Museum once again invites you to join them between July 30 and Sept. 25, as it presents “Hold Your Horses!” a special invitational exhibition and sale featuring artwork focused entirely on these resilient and dependable animals.

An Opening Reception and Member’s preview for this exhibit will be held Friday, July 29, at 5:30 p.m. Museum members can attend free and non-members for $10 each. And the ‘Horsing Around’ continues on Saturday, July 30, with a 2 p.m. presentation by local cowboy poet, musician and cattle rancher, Gail Steiger. He will explore some fascinating aspects of horse cultures from around the world and provide personal insight into the incredible nature of the horse.

This year’s exhibition features Scottsdale artist Phil Beck, who has won the People’s Choice award for this exhibition in both 2014 and 2015. He is a colorist who specializes in figurative work and his love for animals is made apparent through his art.

Also participating with Beck are another 32 outstanding artists known for their “art of the horse.” Each will display several pieces of fine art for sale during the show and, with dedicated horse lovers, Western art enthusiasts and art collectors attracted to this exhibit’s theme, this presentation is sure to be another popular event at the museum.

This year’s Hold Your Horses! artists include: Kathy Quick Anderson, Steve Atkinson, Phil Beck, Buckeye Blake, Lynn Brown, Sophy Brown, Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey, Mary Ann Cherry, Harriet “Rox” Corbett, Sheila Cottrell, Steve Devenyns, Sheri Greves- Neilson, Tim Harmon, Russell Houston, Steven Lang, Kim Mackey, Jan Mapes, Alvin Marshall, Kathy McCraine, Barbara Meikle, Bill Nebeker CA, Joe Netherwood, Dustin Payne, Sarah Phippen, Cynthia Rigden, Cathy Smith, Sherry Blanchard Stuart, Wei Tai, D. Michael Thomas, Michael Untiedt, Don Weller, Kay Witherspoon and Star Liana York.

The Phippen Museum is located just a few minutes north of downtown Prescott, 4701 N. Highway 89. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for AAA members, $5 for students with ID, and free for museum members and children 12 and younger. For information on this exhibition or any other event at the museum, visit www.phippenartmuseum.org.