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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Winning horses from the Horsing Around Town project

Quarter Caddy, by artist Mark Dziewior of Monroe, was the grand prize winner in the Horsing Around Town public art project.

The horse, sponsored by Timber Ridge Lodge and Water Park, was chosen in the contest sponsored by S.M.I.L.E.S.

Over the summer, 81 horses, decorated by area artists were on display in downtown Lake Geneva. The horses will be auctioned Saturday, with the proceeds benefit S.M.I.L.E.S., a riding stable that provides therapy for those with disabilities.

Margaret Plevak's story on the auction is HERE.

Grand Prize

Quarter Caddy by Mark Dziewior of Monroe, sponsored by Timber Ridge Lodge and Water Park.

Second place

In My Treehorse by Glenna Schilthelm of Walworth, sponsored by Ackman Glass.

Honorable Mentions

K, Seurat, Seurat by Connie Bier of Milton, sponsored by The Grand Geneva Resort and Spa.

Dolcetto del Lago by Liz Haseley of Lake Geneva, sponsored by Lake Geneva Wine Festival.

Star --The Quilted Rock-in-Colt by Paulette Jensen of Lake Geneva, sponsored by Fox River State Bank.

Lady Liberty by Shawn Kraemer of New Glarus, sponsored by The Richard Pfeil Family.

Frayed Knot by Mary Steinhardt of Waterford, sponsored by Animal Gardens and the Dancing Horses.

High School Category:

First place

Zee by Faith Christian School of Williams Bay, sponsored by Engerman Contracting.

Honorable Mention

Painted Pony by Beloit Turner High School, sponsored by US Bank.

Tree Spirit by Sean Quinn, Williams Bay High School, sponsored by Dave and Julie Brach.

People's Choice

Frayed Knot by Mary Steinhardt was the People's Choice winner in online voting at, with 205.099 votes. The sculpture was sponsored by Animal Gardens & The Dancing Horses and was displayed in front of Noure's Oriental Rug Gallery.

The second place winner was Freedom by Tania Gill & Pam J. Haas, with 151,821 votes.

Third place was Go Green by Parkview Charter High School with 73,143 votes


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