DAPHNE, Ala. — As the football world watches the historic success of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, fans have the opportunity to own a beautiful limited edition sport art poster depicting Newton’s successful run for the NCAA Football National Championship.
“SuperCam,” a high quality poster created from an original painting by renowned sport artist Rick Rush of Tuscaloosa, Ala., is available for purchase online or in person from the United States Sports Academy Bookstore (www.ussa.edu/bookstore). The poster is 24 inches by 36 inches and available in an artist-signed version for $30 or an unsigned version for $20.
Newton won the Heisman Trophy in 2010 and led Auburn University to the 2010 NCAA Football National Championship. He is favored to win this year’s NFL Most Valuable Player Award after leading the Panthers to a one-loss season and a Super Bowl appearance by beating the Arizona Cardinals in the playoffs. If he wins the MVP and Super Bowl, he will have accomplished the rare feat of winning these plus the Heisman and the NCAA championship.
Rush, the Academy’s 2011 Sport Artist of the Year, created the original painting for the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA), the nation’s top sport art museum. The painting commemorated Newton being named Alabama Athlete of the Year by the Academy in 2010 and depicts him scrambling to throw a pass during Auburn’s championship season. Located in Daphne, Ala., ASAMA is operated by and shares a building with the Academy.
Founded in 1984, ASAMA, a division of the United States Sports Academy, is dedicated to the preservation of sports art, history, and literature. The ASAMA collection is composed of more than 1,500 works of sport art across a variety of media, including paintings, sculptures, assemblages, prints, and photographs. The museum is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, regionally accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and the world with programs in instruction, research and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports.