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Andre Pater A Matter of Light


EXHIBITION OVERVIEW

Andre Pater A Matter of Light APRIL 21 - AUGUST 13, 2017 The bold and vibrant compositions of contemporary sporting artist Andre Pater (Polish-American, b. 1953) are often compared to those of the great 20th-century British sporting artist Sir Alfred Munnings. Pater’s refinement in pastels in addition to the classic medium of oil solidifies his rightful place as an illustrious artist in the 21st century. Works are being gathered from collections across the country to be included in the exhibition Andre Pater: A Matter of Light, guest-curated Lorian Peralta-Ramos, who is a sporting art authority and National Sporting Library & Museum Board Member. “Go beyond the mere image, and the painting becomes a ‘matter of light,’ ” notes Peralta-Ramos of Pater’s work. “Horses, colorful jockeys’ silks, hounds, and cattle are all textures and as surfaces, each have their own particular reflective properties.” The retrospective exhibition and accompanying catalog will present an in-depth analysis of the artist’s mastery of the use of light and insightful understanding of animal anatomy and behavior. Images left to right: Heading Home, 1996, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, Private Collection; Slumber, 2008, oil on board, 12 x 14

inches, Private Collection; Afternoon, 2016, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches, Private Collection; all works © Andre Pater

National Sporting

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Library & Museum

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NATIONAL SPORTING LIBRARY & MUSEUM The National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg, Virginia, is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and sharing the literature, art, and culture of equestrian, angling, and field sports. Founded in 1954, the NSLM is a non-profit arts organization that consists of a research Library and a fine art Museum. The Library houses over 26,000 volumes and includes rare books and archival material dating from the 16th century to the modern day. The Museum displays a permanent art collection that includes paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and decorative arts, while presenting an active schedule of changing loan exhibitions.

NSLM COLLECTIONS • 26,000 books about angling, horsemanship, wingshooting, steeplechasing, foxhunting, flat racing, polo, coaching, and wildlife

The only organization of its kind that focuses on turf and field sports, the NSLM collaborates with other arts organizations and sporting communities, and offers a wide variety of educational programming.

• 5,000 rare books spanning 500 years of sporting history

The NSLM is supported through its membership program, donations, and corporate sponsorships.

• Over 1,000 works of art in the permanent collection

• 60 archival collections of photographs, letters, diaries, and papers spanning more than 100 years of sporting history

Top: NSLM campus in Middleburg, Virginia Middle: Nic Fiddian-Green (British, b. 1963), Still Water, 2011, hammered lead with copper rivets on an oak base, 9 feet tall, NSLM Collection Bottom Left: John Ferneley, Sr. (English, 1782-1860) The Hunt in Belvoir Vale, c. 1835, oil on canvas, 48 x 133 inches, Gift of Kathryn James Clark in memory of Stephen C. Clark, Jr., 2013 Bottom Right: Detail from Shokubako [On Horse Ornaments], Matoba Katsumi, two volumes, 1857, National Sporting Library & Museum, F. Ambrose Clark Rare Book Room, Gift of John H. and Martha Daniels, 1999

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The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell, London, Edward Maxon, 1840. English School, mid-to-late 19th century fishing scene, fore-edge painting, fanned to the right. National Sporting Library & Museum, F. Ambrose Clark Rare Book Room, Gift of John H. and Martha Daniels

July 1886 issue of The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (left) where Theodore Roosevelt’s essay (right) Riding to Hounds on Long Island was published. National Sporting Library & Museum, F. Ambrose Clark Rare Book Room, Gift of John H. and Martha Daniels, 1994

in Art

The Chronicle of the horse

On view August 26, 2016 - March 19, 2017 The Chronicle of the Horse in Art and accompanying catalogue present the rich variety and depth of the classic, iconic, and contemporary American, British, and Continental art that graced the covers of The Chronicle of the Horse for almost 70 years. The original paintings and sculptures gathered for the exhibition celebrate the horse in art with its broad range of expression chronicled by the magazine. The exhibition conveys the rich history and highlights of equine sports which have been followed by the equestrian world for generations.

Inset: The Chronicle of the Horse, Vol. 28, No. 37: May 7, 1965. Front cover. National Sporting Library & Museum, © The Chronicle of the Horse, Inc. Top: George Stubbs (English, 1724–1806), Shark with his Trainer Price, dated 1775 (detail), oil on canvas, 40 ¹/₈ x 50 ¹/₈ inches, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Paul Mellon Collection Photo: Katherine Wetzel © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Bottom Left: Jean Eleanor Bowman (American, 1917-1994) Mongo on the Turf at Laurel Racetrack, Maryland with Charles Burr Up, 1964, oil on canvas, 29 x 36 inches, National Sporting Library & Museum, Gift of Jacqueline B. Mars, 2012 © John H. Pentecost Bottom Right: Richard Barrett Davis (British, 1782–1854) George Mountford, Huntsman to the Quorn, and W. Derry, Whipper-In, at John O’Gaunt’s Gorse, near Melton Mowbray, 1836, oil on canvas, 28 ½ x 35 ¾ inches, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

National Sporting

102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA

Library & Museum

540-687-6542 | NationalSporting.org

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Andre Pater A Matter of Light APRIL 21 - AUGUST 13, 2017

Support from private donors and corporate sponsors enables the National Sporting Library & Museum to present exhibitions, produce scholarly publications, and create dynamic educational programming. Sponsorships described below help provide funding for Andre Pater: A Matter of Light. $25,000 EXHIBITION SPONSOR • Prominent placement of name or corporate logo on wall in exhibition, invitations, and press and publicity materials in print and online, including a link to sponsor’s website from the NSLM site • Prominent placement of name or corporate logo in exhibition catalog and other educational materials • One complimentary rental of the NSLM Founders’ Room during the exhibition • Private exhibition tour for sponsor and guests • Invitations for sponsor and guests to the exhibition opening event at the NSLM • Private meet-and-greet with the artist Andre Pater • Recognition in the NSLM Annual Report $10,000 EXHIBITION SPONSOR • Preferred listing of name or corporate logo on wall in exhibition, invitations, and press and publicity materials in print and online, including a link to sponsor’s website from the NSLM site • Preferred listing of name or corporate logo in exhibition catalog and other educational materials • Invitations for sponsor and guests to the exhibition opening event at the NSLM • Recognition in the NSLM Annual Report $5,000 EXHIBITION SPONSOR • Listing of name or corporate logo on wall in exhibition, invitations, and press and publicity materials in print and online • Invitations for sponsor and guests to the exhibition opening event at the NSLM • Recognition in the NSLM Annual Report Artwork shown above: Secretariat Walking, 2004, pastel on board, 20 x 24 inches, Private Collection © Andre Pater

National Sporting

102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA

Library & Museum

540-687-6542 | NationalSporting.org

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2016 YEAR-IN-REVIEW

The French Horse from Géricault to Picasso: Works from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (organized by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts)

3 exhibition catalogs published 8 special exhibitions with 200 loans of artwork 8 john h. daniels research fellows supported 43 partnerships with area non-profits & local schools 76 public programs, 2,594 attendees 71 archival collections of photographs, letters, diaries, & papers 110 interlibrary loans to 33 states 139 new members for a total of 546 members 450 research assists 1,170 works of art 2,100 social media followers, 300 facebook posts 3,430 attendees of tours, programs & events 7,000 blog views reaching 82 countries 10,000 visitors 19,800 website visits 26,000 books in collections

“Chronicle of the Horse in Art” exhibition catalog

Open Late concert

John H. Daniels Fellow Martha Wolfe

Photo of Mrs. Jack (Mildred) Skinner, Middleburg Hunt, 1969, from the NSLM Images Collection Carriage Day Foxhunting Archives program

National Sporting

102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA

Library & Museum

540-687-6542 | NationalSporting.org


painting becomes a ‘matter of light,’” writes sporting art authority and National Sporting Library & Museum Board Member Lorian Peralta-Ramos of contemporary artist, Andre Pater (Polish-American, b.1953). “Horses, colorful jockeys’ silks, hounds, cattle are all textures and as surfaces, each have their own particular reflective properties.”

National Sporting

102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA

Library & Museum

540-687-6542 | NationalSporting.org

Front: Demonstrative, 2014, oil on canvas, 28 x 22 inches, Private Collection, © Andre Pater

“Go beyond the mere image, and the

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