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Pioneering female jockeys and inspiring female equestrian artists
Four finalists for The Silk Series Best Racing Picture by a Female Artist Award, chosen from the Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA) Summer Exhibition, were selected to go forward to a public vote.
#SilkSeriesArt WINNER and Summer Exhibition Banstead Manor Best Sporting Picture, highly commended: Jane Braithwaite ASEA – ‘Athlete’ (Oil) £1,100
#SilkSeriesArt winner Jane Braithwaite ASEA at work in her studio, with a little canine support. This is not the #SilkSeries commission – all will be revealed following The Silk Series Final at Doncaster Racecourse on 14th September.
[ezcol_3fifth]This award supports The Silk Series, a new race series from Arena Racing Company (ARC) worth £100,000 providing opportunity to champion pioneering female jockeys hosted at nine Ladies’ Days at ARC racecourses between May and September.
Jane wins a £1,000 commission to produce a piece of work celebrating The Silk Series and female jockeys. This will be presented to the overall winning jockey of The Silk Series after the final race on Ladies’ Day of the St Leger Festival at Doncaster on 14th September. Jane will also receive an ARC Corporate Membership with access to all ARC courses during 2018 and the finished piece will hang at the 38th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Equestrian Artists – Horse in Art (23rd September to 7th October at Sally Mitchell’s Gallery at the Museum of the Horse in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire).
ARC Director of External Affairs and Women in Racing Committee member, Susannah Gill, said: “The Silk Series seeks to celebrate pioneering sportswomen and provide an opportunity for them to showcase their talent across our racecourses. We are delighted to partner with the Society of Equestrian Artists so that this award can provide a unique opportunity for a female artist to have their work recognised and celebrated as part of The Silk Series.”
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