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Notes from the Field

  • Taking a Break - September 2018

    One of our best seasons in Saratoga has come to a close. It was wonderful seeing all of you who joined us at our signing events and visited with us all day Travers Day. We had a grand time, as always. Now we need to put things away and start working on next year's images! Before we do, though, we need to take some time away from the studio and recharge our creative batteries.

    We'll be closing up shop for about two weeks on September 12th, returning to the studio on September 27, 2018. Hope to be adding some great new art to the website this fall. So, stay tuned!

    Thanks very much,

    Greg and Paula

  • 2018 Summer Signing Schedule

    Greg Montgomery will be signing the 2018 Travers and Saratoga posters at the following locations this summer. He will be available between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted:  

    • Thursday, July 19, at Impressions of Saratoga — 386 Broadway
    • Friday, July 27, at Soavé Faire — 449 Broadway
    • Saturday, August 4, at Spa Fine Art — 376 Broadway
    • Friday, August 17, at Crafters Gallery — 427 Broadway
    This year’s poster, Backstretch Workout, shows the track area directly across from the famous Clubhouse. 
    The barns of Saratoga’s Backstretch are as famous as they are picturesque. It is a privilege to spend any time of the racing day back there. 
    In this year’s poster, we’ve captured trainer Bob Baffert’s “West Coast” in his morning workout on the main track. He’s running in full view of the grooms and hot walkers grazing their charges under the great trees. West Coast, with Mike Smith aboard, won the 2017 Travers, leading the field from wire to wire. 
    We’ve tried to show the strong light and deep shadow that makes the backstretch such an intimate space. Uncrowded, quiet, close to the action, and with the best view of Saratoga’s famous Clubhouse and roofline, it’s the best seat in the house. I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be on an August morning than here, with my coffee and sketchbook. Heaven!
    Hope to see you in town or at the Track this summer. All the best, Greg
  • See You Saturday at the 2017 Travers Stakes!

    Hello, everyone —

    We all are in countdown mode again for Saturday’s 148th Running of the Travers Stakes!

    Once again this year we will be guests of NYRA, signing and personalizing your TRAVERS POSTERS at our table outside of the "Silks" gift shop located near the Carousel stairs, on the ground floor of the Grandstand.

    We'll be there from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Travers day. Please stop by on the early side, as we need to be packed up by the time the “Silks” store in the Clubhouse closes.

    If we miss you, or you prefer not have to carry a tubed poster around the Saratoga Race Course, you can still purchase posters from us anytime online at gregmontgomery.com. If you’re in Saratoga Springs, visit our wonderful vendors — Crafters Gallery, Impressions of Saratoga, Spa Fine Arts, Soavé Faire, and the National Museum of Racing; in Ballston Spa — Front Street Home; and if you’re heading to points south, consider stopping at The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza at the end of the Northway.

    Hope to see you at the Track — Saturday, August 26!

  • Finally, a Spectator

     I could get used to this!


    After more than 30 years of drawing and photographing in and around the famous Saratoga Race Course I'm finally going to actually sit down and enjoy a day of racing!

    Paula and I are hosting my son and his wife along with special relatives from Australia and Italy. They will be joining us at the Turf Terrace in Saratoga's incomparable Clubhouse. Should be a wonderful day.

    Hope to see you all Saturday at the races!

    p.s. Paula's actually been to the Turf Terrace before. She's the woman in the white hat sitting with Spencer and Anthony!

  • 2017 Season Summer Schedule

    Summer time and the season is upon us!

    Hello, everyone!  I hope you are enjoying this time of year as much as I am. What a delight it is to be bathed in long days of sunlight, gentle rains (and the occasional downpour), too many cultural events to choose from, and the sheer enjoyment of seeing friends out and about!

    We kicked off the season in mid-June with the release of this year’s Travers/Saratoga poster — “Record Breaker!”  We just had to show Arrogate, last year’s Travers winner, bursting from the poster frame in front of the famous Saratoga grandstand, thirteen-and-a-half lengths ahead of his rivals. There’s an added feature that shows the record-setting time, distance, and racing team. Truly a day for the record books!

    We are pleased to announce this year’s signing events. Most of them are in Saratoga Springs and one is in Ballston Spa, but we have two for the polo aficionados among you in Northern Virginia —

    • Friday, July 21, 7:00 to 9:00 pm — Impressions of Saratoga for “Hats Off, Saratoga”
    • Friday, July 28, 7:00 to 9:00 pm — at Soavé Faire
    • Saturday, July 29, 7:00 to 9:00 pm — at Spa Fine Arts
    • Friday, August 4, 4:00 to 7:00 pm — Front Street Home for “First Friday, Ballston Spa”
    • Saturday, August 5, 10:00 to 11:30 am — National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
    • Thursday, August 24, 7:00 to 9:00 pm — Crafters Gallery, Saratoga
    • Saturday, August 26, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm — Saratoga Race Track - Outside the "Silks" gift store by Carousel stairs, ground floor.
    • Thursday, September 7, 7:00 to 9:00 pm — Greenhill Winery, Middleburg, VA 
    • Sunday, September 10, all day — Great Meadow, The Plains, VA for The Seventh Annual Polo Classic, a benefit for the National Sporting Library & Museum

    Hope to see you on our travels!


    Greg and Paula

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