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John Ward's Kentucky Quarter Chair Returns Home

Kentucky State Quarter chair by John L. Ward www.jwardstudio.com

Originally posted by my daughter :: In 2001, my Dad contributed to the design of the Kentucky state quarter. That same year, he painted a beautiful chair for an auction at the Arts Center. The chair he painted tied into the state quarter design featuring My Old Kentucky Home, horse scenes, and the Kentucky state quarter mounted in the top slat. I remember my Dad taking the chair with us to paint while on vacation and painting it during the evenings. I've searched for this chair several times through the years without success. The chair went up for sell at a local estate auction last week. After 18 years, I'm excited to say the chair found its way back home and is now in my possession! A treasured family heirloom!

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He's In The Money! Ward's Coin Designs Advance in Contest

Ward's Coin Designs Advance in Contest
John Ward found out he was one of six finalists in the design contest for the Kentucky quarter. Designs were voted on by Kentuckians via the internet and ballot box in the Capitol. Of the finalists, Ward is the only one with two designs that made the final cut. His designs were a thoroughbred horse in midstride with jockey in the saddle and a depiction of Stephen Foster's "Old Kentucky Home" in Bardstown.