Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Trail of Painted Ponies

"The Front Runner"
Comp for figurine reproduction

I have some great news to share;
This summer, I entered a "Call to Artists" put out from the Trail of Painted Ponies. The theme was the Art of Horse Racing.

Well, I'm happy to announce that my design, The Front Runner, finished "first by a nose" (yeah, we put together a bad pun) and is going to be reproduced as a figurine! I am thrilled to say the least-- the people at TOPP have been great to work with and am looking forward to seeing the process of taking a 2d design to a 3d one.

Check the full results-- first, second and third place!

The Trail of the Painted Ponies is one of the premier fine art and collectibles companies in the world, in its sixth year of crafting one of the most beloved collectibles in America. It began as a Santa Fe based public art project that invited artists to let their imaginations run wild and transform life-size fiberglass horse sculptures into wonderful original works of art. The response was overwhelming and lead to the reproduction of these originals in a smaller, collectible form.

While The Trail of Painted Ponies is well known for their collectible figurines and books, they are also dedicated to supporting the arts, education, animals and the environment. To date, The Trail of Painted Ponies has proudly raised over 1 million dollars to support many worthy non-profit organizations.

Link to how The Trail of the Painted Ponies all began
Link to the Official Site with links to the many ponies available and 'retired'


James Parker said...

Wow, Kim..congrats on having our painted pony chosen. And I stopped by to tell that your cupcakes and hungry puppies for DSFDF was simply out of this favorite. Great job. And your kitty cat is very nice..that's what The topic was for WTTW was, and cats are such a neat subject...yours is terrific.

Tracy Hall said...

Well done Kim! Super design and it will be great fun to see it come to life as a figurine!

Pat Koscienski said...

Kim, Congratulations! What an imagination. And, so well done.

Kim Ratigan said...

Thank you very much everyone!

DEB said...

Congratulations on your win! We like to vacation in the Outer Banks of NC, and there are life sized horse statues all over the OBX, painted in all different ways. You are probably aware of them, but if not you should visit there someday!