Our aim is to fill the world with bold, interesting, well executed Arabian horse statues throughout the year. This provides a great opportunity for local artists to promote their work and contribute to their local community.
Interested artists may submit their information to Becky Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion on the Arabian Horses for Humanity website for selection by the participating Corporate & Naming Rights Sponsors and their charities.
The Artists of
Arabian Horses For Humanity
Arabian Horses For Humanity is proud to announce that MacKenzie Lima of Fort Hood Texas is the winner of the contest to paint Hero for Humanity.
Gallery Equus is the vision of Deneena Hughes, who together with Jerusha and fellow artists Tracie Thompson and Nanci Fulmek opened the Gallery Equus doors in March of 2018. Provided with the theme “Arabians Salute Our Heroes”, these four artists have been commissioned to collaborate and paint Region 10's statue, Salute.
Minnesota artist Edward Lentsch has been creating magical works of art for over fifty years and his paintings are found in art collections all over the globe. Among the list of his collectors you find the likes of celebrities and designers such as Holly Hunt, Kelly Ripa, Nordstrom and William Shatner. However, in the case of Shatner, the relationship is much more than artist and patron. Lentsch— a man as passionate about philanthropy as he is about his art— says that Shatner is an inspiration when it comes to giving back, and has donated art to Shatner’s Hollywood Horse Show/Priceline charity auction for the past four years.
In 2014 the Arabian Horses For Humanity project contacted renowned equine sculptor Karen Kasper about their dreams for an ongoing project that would bring life size artistic renditions of the world’s oldest breed of horse to communities around the world, in order to highlight the beauty and human/horse bond that is intrinsic to the world’s oldest breed of horse..
Brazilian-born and Miami-made, Romero Britto is an international artist that uses vibrant, bold and colorful patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him. Britto has created a visual language of hope and happiness all its own that is relatable to all, inspiring millions. Self-taught at an early age, Britto painted on scraps of paper or cardboard or any medium he could find before coming into his own and traveling to Paris where he was introduced to the works of Matisse and Picasso. His appreciation of these masters influenced him to create an iconic style that The New York Times described, “exudes warmth, optimism and love”.
Kathy Scott’s volunteered for the assignment as painter of Saber right when her good friend Grace Rushing decided to sponsor a him. It’s a measure of Kathy’s sense of adventure and creativity that she volunteered for this undertaking. Kathy—having had two successful careers as a nurse and Bridal shop owner—had never so much as painted a Breyer horse, much less a full scale model! Aside from recent forays into oil painting, nothing had prepared her for this particular endeavor. Fortunately, Kathy’s husband John had recently finished building and painting a glider, and had the equipment and practical experience to get her started.
When her friend, fellow artist Edward Lentsch, invited her to collaborate on his latest project. And this one would be a first for both of them—a life-sized statue of an Arabian horse destined to be auctioned for charity!
It’s safe to say that there has never been a time that art and animals were not an important part of Zan Economopoulos’s life. From successfully exhibiting in her first art competition at the age of 14, and all through her life Zan expressed her love of animals, especially horses, through her art, dedicating her life to her art. A dedication that has been well rewarded and has led to international recognition and commissions for such celebrity equines as Cavalia’s Sylvia Zerbini’s seven Arabian stallions among others.
Arabian Horses for Humanity is justifiably proud that it was Zan who created one of the earliest of the “decorated” Arabian Horses For Humanity, Legend.
Currently located in North Dakota, airbrush artist Jaime Tovar hails from Ft. Worth, TX. Tovar's horse, Galaxy, was the high selling lot in William Shatner's 2018 Priceline.com Hollywood Charity Horse Show Auction.
Primarily a self-taught artist, Tovar has always worked with an air brush. “I was probably fifteen years old when I became fascinated with air-brushing. It amazed me that people could control colored air to create an image. It seemed impossible—to hover this tool above a surface with enough balance to create an image. I wanted to learn that”.
A sixth generation Coloradan, Duke Beardsley has been drawing and painting the American west for as long as he can remember. Raised both in Denver, he formally trained at The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Duke now lives and works in Denver. His style blends traditional western themes and motifs with abstract expressionism and pop art resulting in very original contemporary art that stays true to the spirit of the west.
Lindsay Prince & Summer Frost-Believe
Believe’s artist, Lindsay Prince, was in her final year of Graphic Design studies at the Art Institute of Cincinnati when Region 14 Director, Duane Esser, made a presentation for his vision of Believe. The concept immediately caught her attention and her enthusiasm for the project made her the lead designer of Believe. Mary Kurlas provided invaluable assistance to Lindsay and Arabian horse artist, Summer Frost, contributed her specialty in the design of the herd of Arabian horses that swirl around both sides.