Marilyn Sadler, a resident of Versailles, Kentucky, combines artistic flair with knowledge gained from years of hands-on experience of owning, breeding and training Thoroughbred racehorses to specialize in equine portraiture. She also accepts commissions to portray favorite pets. Marilyn is a member of the Plein Air Painters of the Bluegrass, and her work has been accepted to many juried exhibitions and various local art shows, including:
- the AAEA Fall Open Juried Exhibition, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2011;
- the Gratz Park Invitational Exhibit, 2002 (first place award), 2004 and 2005;
- Keeneland Art Fair, 2000 through 2006;
- the Museum of Hounds and Hunting Juried Exhibit, 2003;
- the Aiken Red Cross Invitational Exhibit, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007;
- The Fine Sporting Art Exhibit in Saratoga Springs, NY, 2004 and 2005;
- “Reigning Cats and Dogs” Exhibit, Gallery B, Lexington, KY 2005 and 2008;
- the Equine Art Classic, 2005;
- “Scenes of Calumet”, 2006 (Honorable Mention);
- “Plein Air Painters of the Bluegrass,” Exhibit, Gallery B, Lexington, KY, 2005 and 2009;
- “It’s Hip To Be Square,” Gallery B, Lexington, KY, 2008;
- MFHA 2007 Traveling Exhibition, Cross Gate Gallery;
- and various local art shows.
Her painting, “Morning Glory,” won the first place award in Gallery B’s 2011 “Lexington Citiscapes” Paint-Out. Marilyn was the artist chosen to paint the Signature Artwork for Woodford Humane Society’s Freedom Fest, 2008.