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ART WITH HEART: SALE OF OIL PAINTING DEPICTING SANTA ANITA TO BENEFIT PERMANENTLY DISABLED JOCKEYS FUND
CHICAGO – July 17, 2012 – Collectors of horse racing art should be jockeying for position to buy an original oil painting currently on display in a Santa Fe, N.M., gallery. All proceeds from the sale of the painting, which portrays thoroughbreds exercising at the famed Santa Anita Park in California, will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).
The work, titled “Morning Exercise—Santa Anita,” is by award-winning fine artist, Terri Kelly Moyers. It is part of a collection of work on display from August 11 through September 1, 2012, at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, 1075 Paseo de Peralta, in Santa Fe. The oil on canvas measures 24” x 30” and carries a set price of $22,000. It may be viewed at the gallery or on its website.
Born in 1953 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Moyers studied at The Alberta College of Art. A resident of Santa Fe, she is best known for her Western-themed compositions. In 1996 she won the Frederic Remington Painting Award at the Prix de West show at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. In 2004 Moyers was named Artist of the Year by the Tucson Museum of Art.
“As a New Mexico native, I’m very familiar with Terri’s paintings and am a huge fan,” said Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith. “This particular painting captures the essence of morning works at Santa Anita, the power and grace of the horses and riders. It is something art collectors and racing lovers alike would be proud to own knowing all proceeds of the sale benefit disabled riders.”
“This is a unique and exciting fundraiser for us,” said PDJF Executive Director Nancy LaSala. “We’re grateful to Terri and the Nedra Matteucci Galleries of Santa Fe, New Mexico, for donating the proceeds of the sale of this beautiful painting to our organization. Their kindness will help us continue to provide assistance to over 60 former jockeys who live with catastrophic injuries.”
Interested buyers must complete the Intent to Purchase form which must be received by the gallery no later than 3:00 p.m. (ET) on August 27, 2012. Forms may be submitted by postal mail, email (email@example.com), or FAX (505-984-0199). Sale will be determined by random drawing. Winner will make payment of $22,000 directly to the PDJF. For full details please visit www.matteucci.com or www.pdjf.org.
The PDJF is a 501(c)(3) charity that provides financial assistance to former jockeys who have suffered catastrophic on-track injuries. Founded in 2006, PDJF has disbursed more than $3 million to permanently disabled jockeys, most of whom have sustained paralysis or brain injuries. The fund is a cooperative effort among race tracks, jockeys, horsemen, and enthusiasts.