Conway wins Block House poster contest

Published 6:34 pm Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Grand prize winner in the Block House Steeplechase poster contest, by Anthony Conway of Greenville, S.C.

Feagan, Kincaid also recognized
The Tryon Riding & Hunt Club held a contest, open to both professional and amateur artists, to find artwork for the 66th running of the Block House Steeplechase on April 21, 2012.

Children’s T-shirts at the steeplechase will feature this artwork by Alice Feagan


Artwork by Samantha Kincaid that will be in the front of every Block House Steeplechase shirt this year.

“Reaching a decision is never easy, especially when the submissions are great and this year is no exception,” contest judges said. “Many worthy options were considered and the committee had a hard time narrowing it down.”
The grand prize winner of a finish line box is Anthony Conway of Greenville, S.C. His original artwork will be featured on the Block House poster, program and adult T-shirts.
Two other entries didn’t escape notice. Alice Feagan’s design has been selected to appear on the children’s T-shirts. In addition, artwork by Samantha Kincaid, an Isothermal Community College student, will be on the front of every shirt.
Anthony Conway has rapidly become one of the predominant figures in the revival of classical painting in contemporary art. Conway graduated from the New York Parsons School of Design and trained with David Leffel at Manhattan’s Art Students League. He has a master’s degree in medical art from the Medical College of Georgia.
Conway first gained international recognition for his artworks of the 1996 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Since then, Conway has been in high demand for his portraiture, landscape, figurative, equine and Americana subjects. Anthony is represented by dealers in New York and Palm Beach, and his art is in private and corporate collections worldwide.
Feagan is a freelance illustrator and native of Polk County. She works both traditionally and digitally in the medium of cut paper. Since completing her MFA in illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009, Feagan has illustrated for the book, magazine, advertising and packaging markets. Some past clients include: The Children’s Miracle Network, World Book Encyclopedia, Oopsy Daisy, Oregon Home Magazine, The Acorn Group and Gauthier Publications. To view her full portfolio visit
Samantha Kincaid of Kings Mountain, N.C. is a student at Isothermal Community College.
– article submitted
by Laura Weicker

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