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The American Academy of Equine Art
Headquartered in Lexington, KY, The American Academy of Equine Art, Inc. was founded in 1980 by a group of distinguished equine artists, whose aim was to establish a standard for excellence in the genre and to promote the classical representation of the equine form in drawing, painting and sculpture. The AAEA serves to educate emerging artists and to encourage a broad appreciation of equine art as a distinct segment of fine art.
To fulfill its mission, the AAEA offers workshops (in Kentucky and elsewhere) and presents exhibitions throughout the United States. An annual exhibition features works of Members and invited artists; a second open, juried exhibition showcases the work of other accomplished, or emerging artists.
Membership in the AAEA is open to all artists and patrons of the genre. As governed by a Board of Directors, The Academy offers membership at three levels: Associate, Juried, and Signature. Associate Members (AM) are eligible to become Juried Members (JM) once they have exhibited in three separate shows within a five-year span.
Signature Membership (SM) in The Academy is accorded only to those artists of professional maturity and achievement, demonstrating a commitment to the AAEA mission by workshops, lectures, demonstrations and critiques. In their paintings/sculpture SMs must demonstrate a facility in dealing with the human form, landscape, background, etc. As the name implies, only Signature Members may affix “A.A.E.A.” to their work.
The AAEA is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. It does not discriminate on the basis of national or ethnic origin, race, color, creed, age, disability or gender.