Come join us Sunday afternoon at the Seippel Center in Beaver Dam. If you love horses this is the art show to see. We are showcasing artists from across the US. Paintings, pastels, bronze, clay and fiber represented in over 110 works of art. Artists on display
by regional and national known equine artists including Polly Knoll,Lynn Maderich,Shary B Akers,Terry Miller,Beverly Shaw,Sharon Prestegard, Lynda Sappington,Alecia Underhill, Linda Massey, Delia Pacheco,Patricia Getha, Larry Schultz, Kate Dardine,Judith Johnson, Jean Cook, Kim Santini,Debbie Flood, Karen Thumm, Karen Terpstra,Joni Beinborn, Sandra Nowicki, Mallory Beinborn,Lorraine Jerabek, Carol Pruchnofski, Mary Singer,Rosemary Tietz, Karen VanderWerff, Jeri Thorpe, Cyndi Schwake, C. Marcus Stone, Rozan Henning,Shari McWilliams, Peg Bredeson, Leslie Zantow, Katherine Bogucki and Edwin Bogucki
Press release for The Horse in Art Exhibit at the Seippel Center for the Arts in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
This year’s Exhibit Calendar at the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association is filled wThith diversity. The spring exhibit at the Seippel Arts Center lends itself to creativity, personal interpretation, perspective, beauty, life and light. “The Horse in Art,” will allow even the most inexperienced art connoisseur to appreciate what nature has produced in our equine friends. A host of talented statewide and local artists will appear along with some highly prominent equine artists who are celebrated around the nation for their distinctive works. The popularity of horses in art remains a time-tested pursuit that isn’t about to fade anytime soon. BDAAA’s “The Horse in Art” Exhibit opens Sunday, April 17th and runs through June 5th at the Seippel Homestead and Center for the Arts.
The featured artist, Polly Knoll, is a local celebrity from Beaver Dam known for her connection to Patrick Swayze. Knoll recently published a coffee table book compiling her professional works in photographing Arabian horses. Polly is a world traveler with many connections in many countries including Egypt. A full room will be designated at the Seippel Arts Center to showcase her illustrious work. Polly will be on hand for book signings twice during the exhibit; once at the opening on Sunday, April 17th and again on May 1st . Polly will capture your attention not only with her artistic expressions but with her stories of working closely with the beautiful creatures captured in her lens.
Thanks in part to horse artist Leslie Zantow, BDAAA’s Exhibit Chairperson, and landscape artist Rod Hill, co-chair, this exhibit contains a variety of impressive media including pencil drawings, oil on canvas, watercolor, pastel, sculpture, pottery, and fiber art. Leslie Zantow of Cambria Friesland’s Duck Creek Arts Guild, previously immersed in equine art, has been able to bring about the participation of nationally recognized names in horse art. Artists exhibiting their work include Shari B Akers, Lynn Maderich, Terry Miller, Sharon Prestegard,Katherine Bogucki, Alecia Underhill, and Lynda Sappington to name a few. The Center is especially pleased to exhibit a bronze sculpture by internationally renowned artist, Edwin Bogucki. Some of the works displayed during our spring exhibit have mostly been found only with larger and more prominent galleries. This is a feather in BDAAA’s cap to have achieved the status of acquiring many pieces from such renowned artists.
Sponsors for the “Horse in Art” include the Beaver Dam Community Hospital promoting their upcoming Derby Day event on Saturday, May 7th. A display and tickets are available at the Seippel Arts Center to this one-of-a-kind recreation of the Kentucky Derby. Find out more by stopping in. Betty Singer, BDAAA Gift shop manager, has done a wonderful job in implementing ideal gifts for the horse lover during this unique exhibit as well. Regular hours of the exhibit are Wed-Sunday 1-4 pm or by appointment. For more information, please contact the Seippel Arts Center at (920) 885-3635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animals and art have always been a passion in Leslie’s life. Early in life, Leslie discovered her love of animals and her need to put them to paper. Her love of line and composition are easily evident in her work. Her paintings become stories inspired by her experience observing nature, both domestic and wild.
Leslie has exhibited her artwork in solo and group exhibitions. Juried exhibits include, "Culture and Agriculture” in 2008, 2009, 2010,2012,2014 and 2015 at New Visions Gallery in Marshfield, WI,“Nightwalker 98” at the Fort Collins Museum in Fort Collins, Co., “The Horse Show” at The Art Gallery in Hotchkiss, Co. and at the Barrington Arts Council exhibit “Horses in Art” in Barrington, Ill, the American Academy of Equine Art Fall Showcase at the Museum of the Horse in Lexington, Ky 2000.2001,2002,2004 and 2015 , the Wisconsin State Capital, the Alexander House in Port Edwards, WI, the Winona Arts Center in Winona, MN., The Pumphouse in LaCrosse and the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls, WI.
Leslie was recently selected as one of 4 finalists in the Wisconsin State Fairtastic Poster Competition