The Museum of Hounds and Hunting North America, Inc. will showcase an exhibition and sale of paintings and sculpture by contemporary sporting artists, November 25 – January 4, in Middleburg at Salamander Resort & Spa’s Equestrian Center.
Proceeds from the art sale at the MHHNA satellite gallery will benefit the 501(c)(3) organization, which was founded in 1985 to serve as the repository for the art, artifacts and memorabilia of the centuries-old sporting tradition of foxhunting.
The MHHNA Inc.’s exhibit and art sale includes works by 20 artists, including Anita Baarns, Sandra Forbush, Juli Kirk, Gail Guirreri-Maslyk, and Booth Malone. The satellite gallery offers originals and bronzes, as well as gift items, including reasonably priced prints, posters, greeting cards and MHHNA memberships.
One goal of the Museum of Hounds & Hunting North America, headquartered in the historic Westmoreland Davis Mansion at Morven Park (Leesburg, Va.), is to encourage new members. Gift memberships are an excellent way to support the Museum as well as to check items off your holiday list.
“The more members we have, the more outreach we can do in the future,” stated Nancy Bedford, MHHNA board member and expert-in-situ for the gallery at Salamander Resort.
Everyone who visits the satellite gallery at Salamander will be eligible for special random door prizes, such as art lessons, trail rides, riding lessons and special events at Salamander, polo lessons, individual museum memberships, free MHHNA tours, gifts for kids of all ages, and much more. Special MHHNA events, receptions and meet the artists, as well as the hours of operation will be announced on the Town of Middleburg’s website, which is updated regularly.
On December 5, traditionally Christmas In Middleburg, The Museum of Hounds and Hunting gallery at Salamander will be open all day. The evening before, December 5 from 6 to 8 p.m., the art show in the Stable Lobby of the Equestrian