The Dog Art Today2010 Mutt Lynch Winery Label Contest is underway and voting ends tomorrow, Tuesday, May 25th. I would love to have your vote for “Mixed Breeds” #61, the label is for a new red wine called “Muttitage”. Be sure to scroll down and check out all 77 entries…and vote for your favorite!
The winning entry will be made into a label for Mutt Lynch Winery’s limited edition wine (only 500 bottles) that will debut at the winery’s Dog Days of Summer event on August 14, 2010. This annual event includes wine tasting, dog themed art, and vendor booths to benefit the San Francisco SPCA.
We didn't know what to expect for our first ever RVDALN, but it turned out to be a very fun night…lots of people came, several with their 4 legged friends and we collected quite a 'bounty' of supplies for the Chicago Canine Rescue Shelter. Our adorable Guest of Honor,Nortona 5 month old Bassett Hound mix, was not able to stay the whole evening but he made many friends while he was here and I'm confident he will be adopted very soon!Norton: Follow the link for adoption info. All the generous supply donations that came in from attendees for the Chicago Canine Rescue Shelter. We also had complimentary human treats and a visit from the Pepperoni King! This man needs a crown! Vail…that doggy in the window.
A darling young lady doing her doggy impression.Saying goodnight to Norton and Rachel, one of the wonderful volunteers from Chicago Canine Rescue.
I’m off to Indianapolis in the morning to set up for the 40th Annual Broad Ripple Art Fair at the Indianapolis Art Center. If you live in the area I hope you’ll come and see me in Booth #205. It’s going to be a fantastic show with more than 225 artists and great weather is predicted!
My dog sculpture of Snicker is complete…came out pretty well with the exception of a hairline crack across the base…oh the joys of working with clay! Luckily there are some great epoxy products out there that may save the day if it decides to split. This piece is about 23" long and 13" high. Follow the link for the story behind this piece.
Mark your calendars for the first ever Roscoe Village Dog & Art
When: Friday, May 21st
Where: Anne's Studio & Gallery: 2040 West Roscoe in Chicago
What: Bring your friends human and
CANINE to join us for Art, Wine and Treats as Anne shares hernewest
spring paintings and welcomes a Special Adoptable Guest from Chicago
Canine Rescue. We will also be collecting *items for their Roscoe Village
What Else: Bring an
*item for the shelter and receive a 20% Savings Certificate
off any original painting! *Items needed: Garbage bags, Paper
Towels & Detergent
I'm back in Chicago after a wonderful trip to the Kansas City area for the Brookside Art Fair. The trip was good on all fronts, I did this one on my own and was inspired by my drive through the beautiful rolling hills of Iowa farmland, got to spend the weekend with my good friend Laura Nugent, reconnected with artists and customers I had not seen in awhile and met so many new ones. Left lots of Anne's art in Kansas City including the Beautiful Bald Headed Man below. I'm here this weekend then hit the road again next week for the Broad Ripple Art Fair in Indianapolis. Busy is good…trying to stress less this year and just enjoy the journey that I am so fortunate to be on… Beautiful, bald new collector!High school pal, Therese and her daughter Cody, who live MO came by to say hello… Laura and Deacon…he was waiting anxiously by the door for us every night. My booth all lit up…we set up our tents under bigger one so we had electricity. Wish my paintings showed this way at all art fairs! Art fair peeps…Heinrich Toh, whose wife Cheryl was in the show, Anthony Pack, Laura Nugent and Andrew Johnson. How many artists does it take to… Crossing the mighty Mississippi, on the way there and then back via a detour through Moline…I grew up swimming in this river much further north in the LaCrosse area, it's the place of some of my favorite childhood memories.