2016 AAEA Spring
Exhibition & Sale

Opens: March 25, 2016

Closes: June 30, 2016 

The Club at Spindletop Hall
3414 Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY 40511 

Hours: Wed. - Sun. 10 - 4

*Please Note: Spindletop Hall
is a private club that opens its
doors for this exhibition.  As a 
private club will often have
private events, we recommend
you call ahead of time to 
confirm viewing the show will
be available.  They may be 
contacted at 859-255-2777.*


2016 AAEA Fall
Exhibition & Sale

Opens: September 17, 2016

Closes: October 31, 2016 


Sculpture Workshop with Shelley Hunter @ Kentucky Horse Park

May 9-13, 2016


Improve Your Art with Old Master's Methods with Lynn Maderich

September 5-9, 2016


Finishing with Precision and Personality with Morgen Kilbourn

September 12-16, 2016


Back To Basics with Sheila Barnes

September 19-23, 2016








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    The American Academy of Equine Art Spring Invitational


    2016 Spring Invitational Exhibition

    OPENS: March 25, 2016
    CLOSES: June 30, 2016

      Click the image HERE to see the online catalog from our 2016 Spring Invitational Exhibition & Sale

    (Artist Valerie Heinz - "Driving Range")
     OPENS: August 31, 2016
    CLOSES: October 31, 2016


    Spring Invitational Exhibition Artists' Reception is open to the public:

    Friday, April 22, 6 PM to 8 PM at The Club at Spindletop Hall, 3414 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY. 40511

    The American Academy of Equine Art

    The American Academy of Equine Art, Inc. was established in 1980 by a group of ten distinguished artists, individually famed for their work on equine subjects. Their aim was to maintain a degree of excellence within the genre, and to promote the academic representation of the equine form in drawing, painting and sculpture. Loosely based on the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the AAEA serves to educate and encourage a broad awareness and appreciation of contemporary equine art as a specific and distinctively worthy segment of fine art in America.


    Signature membership in the Academy is accorded only to artists of professional maturity and achievement, who are committed to the mission of the AAEA and are willing to contribute in a teaching capacity through workshops, seminars, lectures, demonstrations and critiques. In addition to a proven knowledge of equine anatomy and an ability to depict the horse, Signature members must demonstrate a consistent facility in dealing with the human figure, landscape, background, etc. Qualified artists of all nationalities are eligible for membership.


    In fulfillment of its mission, the AAEA organizes and presents exhibitions throughout the United States. An annual exhibition features works of Founders, Signature members and invited artists. A yearly, open, juried exhibition spotlights the works of aspiring or emerging equine artists. Each year, the Academy sponsors workshops in equine drawing, painting and sculpture in Kentucky and other locations in the USA. An AAEA Artist in Residence program has been initiated to further the organization's goals.


    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, gender, age or disability in any of its programs or policies.

    Donate to the AAEA now!