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Pop Up Holiday Artist Boutique-Halyards in Gowanus Dec. 7th

ahoy-gowanus-small-v2 I will be showing mini paintings and sculptures this Sunday December 7th at Halyards, a fantastic and beautiful bar in Gowanus (406 Third Ave at 6th street) from noon to 6 pm. Five other amazing local artists will be there with handmade cards, jewelry, scarves, ceramics, candles and other great gifts. Halyards will have specials on hot cider, beer and grilled cheese! It’s a great chance to buy one of a kind objects d’art and support local artists.

Don’t miss out! You’ll have a chance to buy direct direct from artist and have a fun time to boot. Hope to see you there!

One day only! Spread the word~Here is our facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/393347344162659/  for updates and sneak peeks.

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The Belmont Stakes as a Movie- Poster art at America’s Best Racing

The 2013 Belmont Stakes is almost here, and I created this special movie poster treatment of it which you can see HERE.  I looked at a lot of great old Italian movie posters for inspiration. They were so dramatic and worked well in their job to entice the passerby to see the movie. I thought the Belmont Stakes could use something like that. So I unsaddled the horses, removed the jockeys and let them stampede toward the viewer, kicking up dust with NYC in the background. The track at Belmont is apparently called “Big Sandy” while the Belmont Stakes race is called “the test of champions” – hence my movie title. Hope you enjoy it!

PS:
After you view that, check out Hannah Means-Shannon’s interview with me about the Kentucky Derby and my racetrack art HERE!

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Kentucky Derby Oracle 2013 by Jen Ferguson, Amanda Ferguson

I collaborated with my sister, Amanda, on a art piece for the Jockey Club’s website “Followhorseracing.com” centered around the Kentucky Derby. I decided to make an oracle which highlighted the horses with their different qualities and illustrate each one with their markings. Here is the result! http://www.followhorseracing.com/en/the-latest/blogs/2013/04/28/kentucky-derby-the-contenders/I really love what Amanda came up with the text on the Tarot cards- they are spot on if you’ve followed the horses. I’m still not sure who will win, and one of the horses on the chart isn’t running (Govenor Charlie) but I could swear the painting of “It’s my LuckyDay” winked at me, though I was putting in late hours to finish the art and it could have just been that my eyes were bleary.

Dean Haspiel helped enormously with layouts and computer work- Thank you! There is a print of the oracle for sale online at ETSY; here is the link:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/150045941/kentucky-derby-oracle?derby-poster

Enjoy!