Give Us Your Best Shot! National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Announces Call for Submissions for Fourth Annual Photo Finish Juried Exhibition

In the final weeks of our third annual Photo Finish exhibition, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the fourth annual juried photography exhibition. The Museum is now accepting entries for consideration from both amateur and professional photographers of scenes depicting thoroughbred racing in America for our fourth annual exhibition, which will open in November.

Photographers are encouraged to submit images that document the entire racing experience, from the farm to the backstretch to the winner’s circle and everything in between; it is up to the photographer to interpret the theme and be as creative as possible. New for 2022: only one photograph per photographer can be submitted for consideration, and all entrants are encouraged to include a brief statement of significance (200 words or less) describing their submitted entry. All submissions must be received by May 30. A panel of judges representing both the racing and arts communities will select the photographs for the exhibition, which will open in November in the von Stade Gallery.

Application forms will be available at the Museum’s Visitor Services desk and can be downloaded from the Museum’s website here:

If you have any questions, please contact Curator Victoria Reisman at or (518) 584-0400 ext. 113.

The third annual Photo Finish exhibition will remain on display in the von Stade Gallery through Feb. 20. The online exhibition will be available on the Museum website through October and can be accessed here:

Win, Place, Show: Annual student art show returns this spring!

The Museum’s annual student art show will be returning to the von Stade Gallery this spring. Win, Place, Show for grades 3-7 opens on March 9 and runs through April 8. The show for grades 8-12 opens April 20 and will be exhibited through May 13.

Students and their families are welcome to visit the Museum for free to see their artwork on display for the entirety of the show. One piece of artwork from grades 8-12 will be selected to be featured on the Museum’s website and social media platforms as the winner of the 2022 Win, Place, Show exhibition. In addition, two other students who are chosen for featured work will receive gift cards.

Rules for submission:

  • Artwork must be of an equine theme
  • Artwork size, including frame, must be no longer than 30 x 30 inches
  • Each piece of artwork must include the student’s name and grade on the piece

 Dropoff and deadlines:

  • Feb. 18 (grades 3-7)
  • April 1 (grades 8-12)

Contact Sarah Stellmann at to arrange a date to drop off artwork.

For more information about the Museum, including special events and program offerings, please call (518) 584-0400 or visit our website at

Contact: Brien Bouyea
(518) 584-0400 ext. 133