Sporting dog artist Steve Harrold of West Terre Haute recently was notified that his oil painting on canvas, “Sin City Slick Spot,” will accompany the 92nd Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibition to the Carnegie Museum at Crawfordsville where the exhibition will run for a month.
“Sin City Slick Spot” was selected by jurors in June for the annual exhibition that opened July 28 and ends Sept. 24 in the Indiana Historical Society’s Eugene and Marilyn Glick History Center at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis.
Harrold has been involved with sporting dogs, mostly bird dogs, since he was 10 years old. He has field trialed German Shorthairs since about 1980 and is fortunate to have a dog in both the GSPCA and NGSPA Hall of Fame.
Harrold won the National Futurity and placed Third in the National Championship with the live model for “Sin City Slick Spot.”
“She produced three National Champions,” Harrold said. “I owned her sire who won the Futurity and two National Championships and is in the Hall of Fame.”
Harrold has a master’s degree in art and serves on the planning committee for the new German Shorthair wing at the National Bird Dog Museum. He has painted a lot of dog portraits, six of which are hanging in that museum at Grand Junction, Tenn.
Another oil painting by Harrold, “Old and at the Summit,” of an old wolf, is currently featured in the Hoosier Salon gallery at 22 N. Rangeline Road in Carmel, Indiana. It is just one of several wildlife and Native American paintings Harrold also is known for in the Wabash Valley, as well as in Indiana and surrounding states.
Harrold is a member of River City Art Association and the Wabash Valley Art Guild in Terre Haute. To see more of his artwork visit SteveHarrold.net.