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Old 10-26-2008, 10:11 PM
 
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I've been to the furniture stores and antique malls and haven't found what I'm looking for. A nice big painting of a horse race or a beautiful horse portrait for over the fireplace mantel. For a place that prides itself on the derby I thought it would be easier to find equine paintings! Any ideas? Where are the art galleries, not framing shops... tried that nothing there either.

Thanks!
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:06 PM
 
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Riodosa. New Mexico. Horse country, artsy community, expensive, but worth every penny. The New Mexico state magazine has many adveritisers who fit your need. Good mag too.
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:39 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I think there is an equine gallery place on US 60 just south of I-64 in Woodford County
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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Have you seen this artist's website already?

Jaime Corum - Equine Art

Also, in Georgetown, KY (not sure how far you'd be willing to travel), there is:

Canvas Collection (http://www.finearteditions.net/canvas.htm - broken link)

In Lexington, KY, there is this gallery:

Horse Art Gallery - A Division of Collectors Gallery

Hope this helps! Good luck!
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:41 AM
 
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I've been to the furniture stores and antique malls and haven't found what I'm looking for. A nice big painting of a horse race or a beautiful horse portrait for over the fireplace mantel. For a place that prides itself on the derby I thought it would be easier to find equine paintings! Any ideas? Where are the art galleries, not framing shops... tried that nothing there either.

Thanks!
I thought a New yawker would be more city savvy

try calling some of these and touring these districts:

First Friday Trolley Hop

F.A.T. Friday Hop (http://www.fatfridayhop.org/map.html - broken link)

Indeed you could probably order it from one of those artists online, but what fun is that? Go tour the galleries in Louisville. You will be surprised what cool stuff you find. Beware many of the shops may look closed sometimes. I would call ahead to many of them or else visit on a gallery hop.
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:41 PM
 
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Thank you all who have contributed to this thread. STX12499, the trolley hop sounds like a fun way to check out the galleries. Also, remember I'm from upstate New York, therefore I'm called a New Yorker, not a New Yawker, which is used to describe the "city folk" down yonder. LOL
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:38 PM
 
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Thank you all who have contributed to this thread. STX12499, the trolley hop sounds like a fun way to check out the galleries. Also, remember I'm from upstate New York, therefore I'm called a New Yorker, not a New Yawker, which is used to describe the "city folk" down yonder. LOL
Ah, I keep forgetting that! You are from the hinterlands and we're the city folk here in the ville happy hunting. Also, the gallery hop is a blast, especially on a warm day.
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:16 AM
 
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I could be speaking out of my a** but I'd try the Kentucky Derby Museum gift shop--well assuming they still have one, and that the museum is still open! I haven't been there in years.

The last time I went they had beautiful stuff--not necessarily racing themed, lots of prints and paintings reflecting the horse farms in the Lexington area.

Good luck!

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Old 01-16-2009, 11:37 PM
 
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I could be speaking out of my a** but I'd try the Kentucky Derby Museum gift shop--well assuming they still have one, and that the museum is still open! I haven't been there in years.

The last time I went they had beautiful stuff--not necessarily racing themed, lots of prints and paintings reflecting the horse farms in the Lexington area.

Good luck!

They are still alive and well, and the site for many events from weddings to soirees to dance parties. Not sure if they would have what the OP wants, but worth a call....

THE KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:09 PM
 
Location: City - Prefer the country. People shouldn't have to live where they can't see the stars.
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Heya native_newyorker,
I think it's cool that you want to place the racing industry in your living room. We native Kentuckians thank you...;-)
You might want to give Aaron McIntyre a ring. (502) 609-1368. He's a young, up-and-coming local artist, with lean toward the thoroughbred. He's very talented, and a dream to work with. I think he may have a painting or two on hand that would suit you. If not, he'll custom for you, if you can wait. He's getting pretty busy.
If he doesn't suit you, you might try Jim Cantrell. He's a well known local artist in Bardstown. He's done several track-themed oils, and his stuff is held in very high esteem by some.
If none of this suits you, post back. I have a friend that teaches art on the backside of the Downs. I'm sure for the most part, the stuff they do is throw-away, but ya just never know. The next George Stubbs may be working on the backside...
Hope the Bluegrass of Kentucky is suiting you...
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