trueCOWBOYmagazine Sept/Oct 2014 - Page 10

Part way through the making of Blood Rescue, Hansen was contacted by Terri Jordan, Chief Curator at the Customs House Museum in Clarkesville, Tennessee, about anchoring a museum-wide themed exhibition called Season of the Equus. He immediately agreed to participate. “This will be the largest museum exhibition of equine fine art in recent memory”, says Hansen, “it opens at the Customs House Museum this November 14, 2014 and runs through January 4, 2015.” Consisting of twenty-two pieces, Blood Rescue will be shown in the Museum's Crouch Gallery. A collection of equine antiquities called My Kingdom for a Horse will be exhibited in the museum's Orgain Gallery. In the Kimbrough Gallery a selection of paintings will be exhibited from the American Academy of Equine Art. There is also the museum's Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery that will showcase another equine exhibit while The Hand Gallery will feature art depicting the Tennessee Walking Horse. The museum's Memory Lane gallery will showcase a tack shop and horse-drawn carriages. The entire equine art exhibition will occupy 35,000 square feet of space. About this time, Blood Rescue won the People’s Choice Award in the Prix de La Photographie Paris winning both first and second place.