All the latest news from the range.....

All the latest news from the range.....

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Fifth Annual Sky-Dog Equine Photo Contest.

The Fifth Annual Sky-Dog Award for Equine Photography
Winners and Reception.

The results are in for our fifth contest and once again the photos are wonderful. Thank you to ALL who entered and supported our contest... as always, it was a tough choice! There will be a winner's reception and raffle at the Collected Works Bookstore on Water Street in Santa Fe on April 17th (see details below) to showcase the winning photos (that will all be for sale) and some of those of our esteemed judges, Gregg Albracht, Lynne Pomeranz and Tony Stromberg. Please join us for their special night!

Category: "Autonomous."

First Place:



"Knowing When to Let Go."
Debby Thomas

16" x 20" matted print.

$95.00 plus shipping.

(25% of the proceeds will be donated to the Cimarron Sky-Dog Reserve.) 


Second Place:



"Barbarous."
Kim Michels

Image size 12" x 18" 
19" x 25" (Professionally matted and framed with a black frame)

Limited Edition.

$435.00 plus shipping.

(25% of the proceeds will be donated to the Cimarron Sky-Dog Reserve.)

HONORABLE MENTIONS:


"A Glow of Confidence."
Robin Wadhams

18" x 24" matted print.

$175.00 plus shipping

(25% of the proceeds will be donated to the Cimarron Sky-Dog Reserve.)


"Battle to Remain King."
Debby Thomas

16" x 20" matted print.

$95.00 plus shipping.

(25% of the proceeds will be donated to the Cimarron Sky-Dog Reserve.)


"Defender."
Kim Michels

Image size 12" x 18" 
19" x 25" (Professionally matted and framed with a black frame)

Limited Edition.

$435.00 plus shipping.

(25% of the proceeds will be donated to the Cimarron Sky-Dog Reserve.)



Category: "Unity."

First Place:


"A Light Hand."
Maria Errico

16" x 20" (Professionally matted and framed in a black frame)

$275.00 plus shipping.

(25% of the proceeds will be donated to the Cimarron Sky-Dog Reserve.)

Second Place:



"Coming Home."
Eleszabeth McNeel

16" x 20" matted print.

$125.00 plus shipping.

(25% of the proceeds will be donated to the Cimarron Sky-Dog Reserve.)

HONORABLE MENTIONS:



"Bonded."
Robin Wadhams

18" x 24" matted print.

$125.00 plus shipping.

(25% of the proceeds will be donated to the Cimarron Sky-Dog Reserve.)


"Come Closer."
Sharon Heibel

28" x 28" (Professionally matted and framed in a black frame)

$200.00 plus shipping.

(50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Cimarron Sky-Dog Reserve.)


"Equine Greeting."
Kristen Warning

16" x 20" matted print

$140.00 plus shipping.

(25% of the proceeds will be donated to the Cimarron Sky-Dog Reserve.)


Reception and Raffle at Collected Works Bookstore.


"Alma"
Lynne Pomeranz

Limited Edition Archival Pigment Print.
Double Window Mat in Rustic Wood Frame.
Framed Size is about 17" by 17"
(Retail value $485.00)

On Friday April 17th, we held our Fifth (and final) Annual reception for the winners of the Sky-Dog Award for Equine photography. On display were not only the first and second place winners of both categories but also photography by our three judges, Gregg Albracht, Lynne Pomeranz and Tony Stromberg. We also held a raffle for Lynne's beautiful photo of our wee mustang Alma. The drawing will be held when we take down the show at the end of May. Good luck to all those who entered and thanks for your support!

Although we didn't have the usual film show mob, (this year we didn't show a film due to the lateness of the year and the brightness of the sun (at 5 pm)), it was a gathering of old friends and true horse advocates. Most of the folks who came out know first hand what it takes to care for rescued horses and to organize a fund raising event.  Their support is much appreciated, just their turn out was enough to make the evening special.

We owe so much gratitude to Dorothy Massey and Mary Wolf who own the Collected Works Bookstore (where our annual events have been hosted for the past 5 years.) Also to Lynne Pomeranz, Gregg Albracht and Tony Stromberg (who couldn't make it this year as he is having a fabulous time photographing horses in Morocco) for judging our contest these past 5 years too.
Thanks especially to all of those who have ever entered our contests, not only this year but on all of the previous years and of course to all the winners who have sent in their gorgeous photos for display in all of our shows. We have met so many wonderful people through our annual contests and had so much back-up from people like Mary-Charlotte (who hosts Radio Cafe in Santa Fe) and Carien Schippers of the Equine Photographers Network...who have always helped to promote our contest for free.  Thanks to you all!

Photos from our winner's reception (2015) 


A beautiful display of this year's winning photos, (thanks to all of you who did such a great job sending in your pics), with a few of Lynne Pomeranz' photos in the foreground.


Center stage! The winning photographs from the Fifth Annual Sky-Dog Award for Equine Photography displayed at the Collected Works Bookstore In Santa Fe.
(With Tony Stromberg and Lynne Pomeranz' books in the foreground.)


Me (Jackie) with our generous host, Dorothy Massey. Dorothy and Mary Wolf (owners of the Collected Works Bookstore) have hosted our events every year! Thank you so much ladies!


This is a great shot. A reunion of so many horse supporters. Film makers, photographers and folks who work in horse rescue! Donna Wells is at left (creator of the wonderful film "She Had Some Horses") with Lynne Pomeranz (dodging the camera as usual!) next to her.


Time for socializing with Gregg Albracht while enjoying the beautiful photography.


Getting a closer look!


Crowding the stage!


Juliette doing a great job selling raffle tickets! Thanks so much for the help Juliette!
The drawing for Lynne's beautiful photograph "Alma" will be at the end of May...

there is still time to pick up a raffle ticket ($10) and help support the mustangs of the Cimarron Sky-Dog Reserve! Tickets available at the Collected Works Bookstore or just contact me (Jackie) through our website: cimarronskydog.org








Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Fourth Annual Sky-Dog Award for Equine Photography.

The Fourth Annual Sky-Dog Award for Equine Photography.

Here are the winning photos in our Fourth Annual Sky-Dog photography contest. They are all gorgeous and it was a VERY tough choice for the judges this year. There were SO many wonderful photos and we thank you SO much, everyone, for entering and supporting our contest. There were three different categories and this year we couldn't resist showing "an extra special" photograph which captured all of our hearts and made us laugh. THANKS so much to our judges, Tony Stromberg, Gregg Albracht and Lynne Pomeranz for being so generous with your time and thanks to Dorothy and Mary at the Collected Works Bookstore for hosting our event (again!)

There will be a winner's show at the Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe on Friday 4th of April, starting at 5 pm. We will be showing the film "El Caballo" as part of the event and as an opening film for our Wild Horse Film Showcase. Please go to this link to find out about the showcase and the other films that will be showing as part of this event, at the Palace of the Governors Museum Auditorium on April 5th.

(See photos from our winner's reception below)

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone for entering.... we wish you could all win!


Vanishing Breed.

First Place


"Freedom in the Air"
Robin Wadhams


Second Place


"The Feather Blessing in the Sky"
Mary Dobbs


Honorable Mentions



"Bachelors Sparring"
Judy Neill


"The Wild, The Free"
Deb Lee Carson


"Jaded"
Jo Danehy



Elements

 First Place


"Quiet Snowflakes"
Judy Neill


Second Place


"Let's Go Home my Beauties"
Bev Pettit



Honorable Mentions


"Winter's Struggle"
Deb Lee Carson



"Sunset Dreams"
Judy Neill



"The Blizzard of 2013#1"
Susan Hillyard





Wild Ride

First Place




"Clint"
Victoria Stamm


Second Place


"Bringin' in the Bronc"
Bev Pettit



Honorable Mentions



"Gritty"
Liz Mason




"Big Bite"
Liz Mason



"Bottoms Up"
Judy Neill


Extra special mention!



"The Joy of Bein' Horseback"
Liz Mason


Our winner's reception at the Collected Works Bookstore on April 4th


The winning photos on display at the Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe.


The photographs are admired by many!


The crowds gather.



The crowd begins to gather for the screening of the film "El Caballo."


Making sure they have a seat!


Victoria Stamm, who won first place in the category Wild Ride with her photo "Clint," stands next to the real Clint... Clint Mortensen!


James Kleinert (whose film "Wild Horses and Renegades" screened on April 5th at our Wild Horse Film Showcase,) Jackie Fleming, Tony Stromberg (one of our judges) and Claudia Mardel.


James Kleinert, Jackie Fleming and Lynne Pomeranz (another of our judges.) Our third judge, Gregg Albracht could not make it to the event .... he was missed! (Startled or impatient expressions are due to camera problems!)



Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Third Annual Sky-Dog Award For Equine Photography, 2012!


Here are the winners of our Third Annual Sky-Dog Award for Equine photography. Thanks to everyone who entered... it was a TOUGH choice for our wonderful judges, Lynne Pomeranz, Gregg Albracht and Tony Stromberg! These are all amazing photographs and just the tip of the iceberg of the kind of wonderful entries we had this year. CONGRATULATIONS to our winners and THANK YOU to everyone who entered, I wish everyone could have won but alas we do have to choose. I want everyone to know how close this contest came!

There is a winner's show at the Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe that runs  through January, February and March of 2013, with all of the gorgeous winning photos on display (and for sale too!) and we had an opening reception on January 18th at 5pm where we screened Mara LeGrand's wonderful film 'Wild Horses - In Winds of Change' as seen on PBS. There were also book signings by Tony Stromberg  ('Spirit horses' and 'The Forgotten Horses') and Lynne Pomeranz ('Among Wild Horses.') Also on display are beautiful photographs by our judges, Tony, Lynne and Gregg Albracht! Thanks to all who turned out for the event and for our winners who were able to come too. A HUGE thank you to Dorothy and Mary who own the Collected Works Bookstore for their support and kindness (as well as to their employees who help to run the event) and of course a BIG thank you to Gregg and Lynne and Tony. Such wonderful friends to me and the horses! To see photos of the event please scroll down to the bottom of this page!


Horse Power:

First Place



'Beauty of the Knight'
by Jo Danehy


Second Place


'The Chase'
by Michelle Dodd



Honorable Mentions


'The Chase'
by Kimber Wallwork-Heneman


'Six-Pack'
by Doug Speer


'Pulling Power'
by Dorothy Puddester


Free Spirit:

First Place


'Sunset Watch'
by Brad Melton

Second Place


'In the Distance'
by Pam Soderholm

Honorable Mentions


'Tiny Dancer'
by Katherine Kirby-Parker


'Lonely'
by Liz Mason


'Before the Storm'
by Debby Thomas

Attitude:

First Place


'Eli'
by Debby Thomas

Second Place


'The Supplicant'
by Debby Thomas

Honorable Mentions


'Rebel Speaks'
by Liz Mason


'El Caballo Negro'
by Carol Walker


'You talking to me?'
by Michelle Dodd.


Our Opening event at the Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe, January 18th, 2013!


The winning photos, and one of Tony Stromberg's on display at the Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe. There are also books by Tony and Lynne Pomeranz ready for the book signing!


Winning photos at the Collected Works Bookstore along with a big beautiful photo by Tony Stromberg (one of our judges.)


The winning photos!


People gathering and finding their seats for the movie... Mara LaGrand's 'Wild Horses - in winds of change.' To the right is a beautiful photo by Gregg Albracht and on the back wall is a stunning  photo of our horse Shoshone by Lynne Pomeranz.