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FOR RELEASE - January 1, 2010 - March 15, 2010

For Immediate Release

(Photo available upon request)

Contact: Karen Brenner, 330-263-1023, kmbrenner@hotmail.com

SUMMARY: Equine Artist Karen Brenner travels to a different state each year photographing beautiful horses for her series of paintings "Beautiful Horses of . . ." In 2010 she will focus on Indiana, and is currently seeking nominations for the project.

Equine Artist Karen Brenner Accepting Nominations for
“Beautiful Horses of Indiana ” Series

(Wooster, Ohio — January 5, 2010) Equine artist Karen Brenner is accepting nominations for her newest series of paintings, "Beautiful Horses of Indiana." You are invited to nominate your favorite Indiana horse.

The project offers an opportunity for horse owners to share stories of their special relationships with their horses. To nominate a horse, send Karen a brief description of why your horse is beautiful to you. The online entry form is available at http://www.karenbrenner.com. Nominations will be accepted through the end of March.

The artist will travel throughout Indiana the during June 2010 to photograph selected horses. As an artist, Karen enjoys personally meeting and photographing the horses in her paintings. Observing the horses at liberty and interacting with their owners helps her portray the horse’s personality in her artwork.

Karen hopes to include a wide variety of breeds with a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes, from throughout Indiana. Up to 25 horses will be selected.

The "Beautiful Horses of Indiana " series will include a painting of each selected horse. As each painting is completed it will be posted in a special section of her website with a short description of the horses, along with stories and quotes from the owners. An exhibit, "Beautiful Horses of Indiana," will showcase all the paintings, at a venue yet to be announced, in 2011. The artist retains ownership of the paintings.

To enter “Beautiful Horses of Indiana ” complete the online form at http://www.karenbrenner.com. Or to enter by mail, send the following information: description of why this horse should be included in the project (300 words or less), horse’s name, breed, age, color, gender, owner’s name, address (and address for horse if different), email, and phone. Include the nominator’s name and contact information, if different than owner. Mail this information to: Karen Brenner, 3613 Triway Lane, Wooster, Ohio 44691. (if owner is under 18 years old, please list parent’s name, so permission to photograph the horse can be coordinated with a parent.)

Entries must be received by March 30, 2010. Owners of selected horses will be notified by April 15, 2010.

This will be the fifth in Karen's "Beautiful Horses" series. She hopes to travel to all 50 states and do a series for each. Earlier series, featuring horses from Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio and Michigan, can be viewed on her website http://www.karenbrenner.com.

If you have questions about the project, please contact Karen at kmbrenner@hotmail.com.