An original oil painting depicting a morning scene at Santa Anita Park is being sold by an art gallery in New Mexico to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
The work, titled "Morning Exercise—Santa Anita," was painted by Terri Kelly Moyers. It is part of a collection of work on display from Aug. 11 through Sept. 1, 2012, at Nedra Matteucci Galleries in Santa Fe, N.M. The oil on canvas measures 24" x 30" and carries a set price of $22,000. It may be viewed at the gallery or on its website.
Born in 1953 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Moyers studied at the Alberta College of Art. A resident of Santa Fe, she is best known for her Western-themed compositions. In 1996 she won the Frederic Remington Painting Award at the Prix de West show at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. In 2004 Moyers was named Artist of the Year by the Tucson Museum of Art.
"This is a unique and exciting fundraiser for us," said PDJF executive director Nancy LaSala in a release. "We’re grateful to Terri and the Nedra Matteucci Galleries of Santa Fe, New Mexico, for donating the proceeds of the sale of this beautiful painting to our organization. Their kindness will help us continue to provide assistance to over 60 former jockeys who live with catastrophic injuries."