Nadine Seckman Wins Derby Museum Art Prize

Chami Weeratunga, Nadine Seckman, and Patrick Armstrong

Nadine Seckman, a junior at Atherton High School, has been named the grand prize winner of the 38th annual Horsing Around With Art competition, presented by WinStar Farm.

The HAWA Grand Prize is awarded to the artist whose work best captures the spirit of the Kentucky Derby. Churchill Downs Racetrack President, Mike Anderson, said Seckman's piece embodied the emotion of Derby.

“For 149 years, it's been about the horse. And for Derby 150, this portrait of the horse in front of the Twin Spires captures the very spirit of the Kentucky Derby,” said Anderson.

The winning artwork will be professionally framed and put on display in the Museum for the next year. Seckman also received a Spring Race Day Experience prize package sponsored by Churchill Downs, and the Museum awarded Atherton High School's art department with a $500 prize for art supplies.

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