Voting Open for the Art of Racing Preakness Art Contest


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Voting is officially open for The Art of Racing, a unique art competition presented by 1/ST and the Maryland Jockey Club in partnership with the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) to honor the GI Preakness S., Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, and its impact on Baltimore.

A total of 147 entries of original, two-dimensional visual art that depict the unique elements of Thoroughbred racing and the Preakness Stakes were submitted for the contest. The winning artist will receive a $4,000 stipend and their artwork will be reproduced and available for sale during the Preakness with proceeds benefitting Park Heights Renaissance.

The 147th Preakness for 3-year-olds is scheduled for Saturday, May 21 at legendary Pimlico Race Course.

The Preakness and MICA have an illustrious history dating back to the 1970s, when then-MICA professor Raoul Middleman led his classes in painting murals of Pimlico. The seven murals Middleman created with his students live in perpetuity behind the track's grandstand and provide an intimate look at a tradition defined by history and character.

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Voting continues to Saturday, Mar. 20, with the winner and their artwork announced Friday, Mar. 25.

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