'Horsing Around With Art' Winner Announced


The winning entry

Lily Swan, a junior at Mercy Academy in Louisville, has been named the Grand Prize winner of the 36th annual Horsing Around With Art competition, presented by WinStar Farm. The Grand Prize is awarded to the artist whose work best captures the spirit of the Kentucky Derby.

Swan's artwork, entitled 'The Bath,' shows Rock Your World receiving a bath after a workout over the Churchill Downs main track. This is the artist's first oil painting.

Students from grades 1-12 in Louisville Metro public, private and parochial schools were eligible to enter the juried contest. Each of the 201 entries from 33 different schools will be on display at the Kentucky Derby Museum from Jan. 21 through Mar. 20.

Swan will be awarded a 'Spring Race Day Experience' at Churchill Downs, including a table on Millionaire's Row for a day, a race named in her honor and she will present a trophy in the winner's circle. All winners and exhibiting students will be recognized in a special online ceremony hosted by the Kentucky Derby Museum Tuesday, Feb. 15.

Click here for a full list of the winners and click here for photos of the surprise announcement at Mercy Academy Jan. 20. All entries may be viewed here.

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