2013 Montpelier Hunt Races Poster Art Competition & Exhibition
Join the ranks of fine artists who have created Montpelier Hunt Race Poster artwork. This year, for the first time, entries in the annual competition will be juried for exhibition in the Morin Gallery at The Arts Center In Orange.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Interested Virginia artists are invited to submit original paintings and drawings, completed within the last two years for the Montpelier Hunt Race poster contest and gallery exhibit. The selection committee would like to see some element included in the painting that places the action at Montpelier. Elements to consider include:
- The mansion at James Madison’s Montpelier, the ice house tempietto and/or
- The Race’s live brush hedges, the boxwood “chute” etc. and/ or
- Marion duPont Scott’s hunt colors of French Blue, Old Rose and Silver and/or
- Action on the flat track with viewing stand and/or
- The unique paddock area with large trees.
Reference photos of the above will be emailed on request to firstname.lastname@example.org or artists are encouraged to take their own photos of the grounds. Montpelier is open Wednesday-Sunday, admission to the grounds is free.
Click Here to download the PDF with more information on submissions.
History of Montpelier Races
Marion duPont Scott started The Montpelier Hunt Races in 1934 on the front lawn of James Madison's home. The hurdle course features the only live brush jumps in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
With the mansion's architectural restoration complete, come witness the investigation, discovery, and installation of Madison furnishings and décor. Watch as curators bring James and Dolley Madison's home back to life.