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January 5, 2012

For Release January 5 - March 15, 2012

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

SUMMARY: Equine Artist Karen Brenner travels to a different state each year photographing horses for her series of paintings "Beautiful Horses of . . ." In 2012 she will be traveling to Wisconsin and is currently seeking nominations for the “Beautiful Horses of Wisconsin” project.

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

(Wooster, Ohio — January 5, 2012) Equine artist Karen Brenner is accepting nominations for her newest series of paintings, "Beautiful Horses of Wisconsin." You are invited to nominate your favorite Wisconsin horse.

The artist will travel throughout Wisconsin during June 2012 to photograph selected horses. As an artist, Karen enjoys personally meeting and photographing the horses in her paintings. Observing horses at liberty and interacting with their owners helps her portray the horse’s personality in her artwork. She enjoys painting both individual and groups of horses, and invites horse owners and horse fans to nominate their favorite horse(s) for this project.

Karen hopes to include many different breeds — and a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes — of horses from throughout Wisconsin. The “Beautiful Horses of Wisconsin” project also offers an opportunity for horse owners to share stories of their special relationships with their horses.

The "Beautiful Horses of Wisconsin" series will include a painting of each selected horse. As each painting is completed it will be posted in a special section of Karen’s Horse Paintings website with a short description of the horses, along with stories and quotes from the owners. The artist retains ownership of the paintings.

To enter “Beautiful Horses of Wisconsin” complete the online form at www.karenbrenner.com. Or to enter by mail, send the following information:  horse’s name, breed, age, color, gender, description of why this horse should be included in the project (300 words or less), 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.) If you are nominating a horses to be considered for a group painting, please list information for each horse and indicate that the horses are willing to pose together.

Entries must be received by March 30, 2012. Owners of selected horses will be notified by April 15, 2012.

This will be the seventh 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 New York, Indiana, 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.

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(Photo available upon request)