Art of The Horse

Art of The Horse is a collective art exhibition featuring the works of sculptor Colette Beardall, painter Crystal Beshara and equine photographer Sandy Sharkey. While the artists share a common passion and expressed affinity for the horse, it was Sandy Sharkey’s idea to approach Beardall and Beshara about the exhibition, to which they unequivocally, without hesitation, answered “yes”.

Photo: Sandy Sharkey

Photo: Sandy Sharkey

 Why The Art of the Horse?

Humans have documented the horse since the Paleolithic age and contemporary artists have continued to attempt to capture it’s form and spirit in every imaginable medium. Well beyond the simple aesthetic beauty of the horse, it is the universal symbol of freedom without restraint, that continues to draw people to its magic and power. Entire exhibitions in Europe and throughout the Southwest are dedicated to Equine Art. For Beardall, Beshara and Sharkey, they want to bring some of that passion to Ottawa.

For three days only, the artists will share their uniquely different expressions via sculpture and ceramics, drawing and painting and large scale photographs all connecting the viewer in celebration of The Art of The Horse. The artists are pleased to be accepting donations for The Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton (TROtt) which has provided therapeutic riding lessons for children and adults with disabilities for over 40 years. Meet the Artists, on site each day.


131 Loretta Ave North, Ottawa

  • Friday Nov.10th, (Vernissage) 6-9pm ( 21 +),
  •  Saturday Nov.11th,12-5pm (all ages) , 
  • Sunday Nov.12th,12-5pm (all ages)