Pets We Love
I'm very happy to announce that I am one of ten artists chosen in the "PETS" art competition sponsored by Art-Competition.net. All proceeds from this event go directly to the ASPCA. This is an online event and the show will open July 8th at Gallery25N. My Flying Dog, Happy Abby and Johnny Rests will be appearing in the gallery.
Let's Fly also won honorable mention at the ongoing Art Center Manatee show No Boundaries.
Keep the Pups Safe This Holiday
More pups go missing on the July 4th holiday than any other time of the year. This is particularly sad because the rescues and no kill shelters that may possibly take them in also struggle during the summer months with people leaving their pets behind to go on vacation and a shortage of volunteers. Although we faithful pet people would never dream of leaving our pets behind, losing our pet on the holiday can really happen to anyone.
This July 4th will be the first time my Marvelous Mystery Mutt Johnny will be up close and personal with the Fireworks. He's a wreck at home when they are miles away! So I plan on keeping him inside and close by my side. Abby on the other hand is not phased a bit and generally seems to wonder what all the fuss is about.
Call to Artists
Tampa International Airport is seeking to commission artists to create bold, innovative public art projects for the Tampa International Airport Public Art Program. Click on the image above for more information.
The Hillsborough County Arts Council also has some interesting calls out as well!
Camping With Dogs
I discovered, through DogMilk, a great new Instagram account Camping With Dogs! There are just tons of awesome pups out in the great blue yonder! If you are on Instagram make sure to check it out! Camping With Dogs also has a great online shop with some hip vintage tees to check out!
Oh and don't forget to follow us on Instagram as well! Right now as well as my pet portraits and other artwork I am posting images from #The100DayProject. I am designing an image every day for 100 days and posting them to Instagram. I have also opened a Society6 shop, Evelyn Contemporary Design where you can purchase prints of the images.
And finally Abby, Johnny, Philip and I, along with our sharks will be headed to New Jersey this weekend. I will be visiting family while our show is at Freedomfest in Freehold New Jersey. Our neighbors (my brother in law) will be holding down the fort at home.
So we will be on hiatus until the second week of July. Everyone here at Barking Dog Ranch wishes you and your family a very safe and Happy 4th of July weekend! Lots of stuff is happening in our country right now. No matter what you think of some of the events remember that ours is still the best country there is and I for one would not want to live anyplace else!
Now go share some of those hotdogs and hamburgers with your pups!