Congratulations to Julie Chapman, Winner of the 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Artist Contest
For Immediate Release
Clara Lindner for Equestrian Sport Productions
Wellington, FL - July 26, 2010 - Equestrian Sport Productions congratulates the winner of the 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) Artist Contest, Julie Chapman, of Huson, MT. This year's contest received a record number of entries, and the panel was delighted to review numerous pieces of outstanding artwork.
Chapman, of Huson, MT, began her artistic endeavors when she was a child, and has always been enthralled with horses. "I've been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil- and it was horses that I drew first and always, as I've had a love affair with all things equine my entire life," Chapman noted of her passion for horses and equestrian sports.
Chapman's beautiful use of oils and portrayal of colors eventually won the panel's vote. These skills earned Chapman several prizes, including $500 in prize money, a complimentary 10'x10' vendor space for two weeks during the 2011 FTI WEF, an e-blast announcing her as the winner, a featured article in the 2011 FTI WEF program guide, and a one week art show in the foyer of the International Club at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. "I'm delighted!" Chapman exclaimed of her success in the competition. Chapman will be available for consultations during the 2011 FTI WEF, exact dates to be determined.
After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Chapman was recruited by Hewlett Packard, and spent 18 years working in the technology industry before pursuing her career as a professional artist. It was Chapman's winning of the "Arts for the Park" Grand Prize in 2002 that persuaded her to follow her true passion of painting.
Equestrian Sport Productions would like to sincerely thank everyone who participated in the 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Artist Contest, and hopes to see your submissions again in the next artist contest.
To view more artwork by Julie Chapman, please visit www.JulieTChapman.com. For more information about Equestrian Sport Productions and the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, please visit www.equestriansport.com.
Photo : "Morning Colors," oil on canvas, by artist Julie Chapman. Photograph is © Julie T. Chapman, and is protected by U.S. copyright laws. It is not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way under penalty of the law.