Signature Artist Named for 2020 America’s Horse in Art

Signature Artist Named for 2020 America’s Horse in Art

The America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale returns in August 2020 to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo and will feature signature artist Kathryn Leitner.

2020 America's Horse in Art Signature piece

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Every year, one artist is given the honor of serving as the America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale signature artist. Kathryn Leitner of Kingfisher, Oklahoma, is the signature artist for the 13th annual America’s Horse in Art.

“We are very excited and honored to showcase Kathryn’s work this year through America’s Horse in Art as the signature artist,” said Chief Foundation Officer Anna Morrison. “Kathryn uniquely captures the strength and beauty of the working American Quarter Horse and western lifestyle.”

Leitner’s artwork focuses on the lifestyle of ranching families and their livestock, especially their equine partners. Her childhood on her grandparents’ ranch in Montana ignited a passion for the lifestyle that she strives to share through her artwork.

She spends time with and photographs ranch families in their day-to-day lives. She also rides and competes on her American Quarter Horse mare in ranch riding and boxing. The time she spends on and the passion she has for her subjects are evident in the detail and authenticity of her work. She works in graphite, colored pencil and oil. Her education has consisted of local classes with talented teachers, a few workshops and self-exposure to good art and books. Leitner has been published in the Oklahoma Cowman magazine and has participated in western art shows in Texas and Oklahoma.

More details about the 2020 America’s Horse in Art is available at www.aqha.com/america-s-horse-in-art.

About the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame
The American Quarter Horse Foundation connects people and horses through charitable giving to develop and support programs or initiatives that preserve our horse’s legacy and further the overall well-being of the American Quarter Horse and the people who comprise the Quarter Horse family.

The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum fulfills the Foundation’s mission by beautifully showcasing the hundreds of horses and people who have earned the distinction of becoming part of the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame. The Museum is dedicated to educating and sharing the love of the American Quarter Horse.

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