(www.ArtistIsAHorse.com) Cholla started out as a traditional scale "Caldero" Mustang, sculpted by Sarah Rose and cast in a limited edition of 50 resin pieces. Marilyn customized the resincast before painting to reflect Cholla's part-Quarter Horse heritage.
Model of Cholla the Horse Artist Auctions for $1100
JUNE 26, 2007By Press Release The horse model, painted by artist Marilyn Jensen, stands 9.5" and is 10" in length.
http://www.namhsa.org/auction2007/jensen.htmThe subject, Cholla, is also an artist, born from a Mustang stallion and a Quarter Horse mare. He stands 15.2 hands and weighs in at 1200 lbs.
The one of a kind collector's piece auctioned for $1100 on Friday night June 22, 2007 in Mesquite Texas at The North American Nationals ("NAN"). NAN is a national championship show held annually and hosted by the North American Model Horse Showers Association. This is the world's largest model horse show, regularly attracting upwards of 200 entrants from around the globe.Model horse artist Marilyn Jensen was invited to donate a piece for the NAMHSA annual fund raising auction. Marilyn chose Cholla as her model and with the permission of Cholla's owners, Marilyn painted her Cholla "Painting in the Pasture," using pastels over airbrushed acrylics, with hand painted acrylic details. Cholla started out as a traditional scale "Caldero" Mustang, sculpted by Sarah Rose and cast in a limited edition of 50 resin pieces. Marilyn customized the resincast before painting to reflect Cholla's part-Quarter Horse heritage. To learn more about the real Cholla, view his art, and also video of him painting at his easel, visit www.ArtistisaHorse.com.This is a 75% donation to NAMHSA with no reserve price. 10% of the selling price (part of the 25% being retained by Marilyn) is being donated in honor of Cholla to the The Wild Horse and Burro Expo of Reno, NV, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization promoting wildlife education and successful adoption of wild horses and burros.