NASHVILLE’S IROQUOIS STEEPLECHASE NAMES
THOMAS ALLEN PAULY THIS YEAR’S FEATURED ARTIST
Work by award-winning artist to be offered at
Jockey Club pre-event party
NASHVILLE, Tenn.,— Award-winning and internationally-known equine artist Thomas Allen Pauly has been chosen as the featured artist for the 70th running of Nashville’s Iroquois Steeplechase. Pauly will create a commissioned piece to be offered at the invitation-only Jockey Club auction on Friday, May 13 – the day before the races run on Saturday, May 14. Pauly’s art will also be used in the design of various items such as t-shirts and prints that will be available for sale online and at the Steeplechase Boutique on race day.
In 2006, Churchill Downs selected Pauly as the “Official Portrait Artist of the Kentucky Derby.” His portrait of the legendary horse, Barbaro, was featured as the Derby’s Official Commemorative Print that same year.
“We are eager to see what Thomas creates for the 70th running of the Iroquois,” said Libby Cheek, executive director for the Iroquois Steeplechase. “He has beautifully depicted some of the world’s most famous horses and jockeys.”
An associate member of the internationally acclaimed American Academy of Equine Art, Pauly recently was invited to have his second solo art exhibit at the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, KY. Working primarily in oils and watercolors, Pauly’s paintings are known for their accuracy, energy and celebration of achievement.
Thomas Allen Pauly's “The Steeplechase” is the 2011 Iroquois Steeplechase featured artwork. This beautiful piece of art will be auctioned May 14th at the 2011 Jockey Club party. For more information or to make a bid, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information can be found on Thomas Allen Pauly’s official website: www.horseartist.com
About the Iroquois Steeplechase
Held on the second Saturday of every May at Nashville’s Percy Warner Park, the Iroquois Steeplechase is the premiere spring race in American steeplechasing and Music City’s traditional rite of spring – typically attracting more than 25,000 spectators. Since being designated in 1981 as the official charity of the Iroquois Steeplechase, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has received more than $9 million from the event proceeds. For information on advance ticket purchases, corporate and hospitality tents, and tailgating and RV spaces, visit www.iroquoissteeplechase.org or call 1-866-207-2391.
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