Take your pet parent to The Fine Art Sale in New York City just before the Westminster Dog Show. Yes, that’s right…you can go to the festivities with them. You may want to help them select a dog painting for your room. You can join the AKC and AKC Humane Fund for the Barkfest at Bonhams’ Charity Brunch.
You will be able to meet the reigning AKC/Eukanuba National Champion “London,”
aka Standard Poodle GCH Jaset’s Satisfaction. He will be making an appearance before he appears at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show the next day. Follow London on Facebook and Twitter. The 2011 AKC Humane Fund ACE Therapy Dog honoree Miki the Pomeranian will share his experiences on AKC’s Facebook page.
A Celebration of the Dog in Art begins Sunday, February 12, from 10 am to 12 pm. There will be plenty of goodies for you and your pet parent in Bonhams’ spacious galleries located in the IBM building on Madison Avenue between 56th and 57th Street. Plan ahead and make reservations to get in the door for a $50 donation to the AKC Humane Fund…if you don’t plan, then you will have to pay $60 at the door. The AKC Humane Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity so your pet parents can get a tax deduction for their donation…and remember, you get to eat the “goodies.” Have them call the AKC RSVP line at 1-212-696-8225 or reserve your spot online.
You will have to be on your best behavior as you go through the gallery. These artists painted their masterpieces back in the 1800′s so they are very old and very valuable. You better hold onto your pet parent’s money source because these paintings are irresistible. Check out the painting by F.de Wit of the Buffet Crasher…reminds me of some of my friends who steal food from the table when no one is watching.
The Fine Art Sale is all about Dogs in Show & Field. The Preview starts February 11-14. The Auction will be held Wednesday, February 15th at 10 am. This is Bonhams’ 30th annual sale. It will contain paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and other dog-related objects. American artists Percival Rosseau and Edmund Osthaus will have their works there. So will British painters John Emms, Maud Earl and the prolific painter Reuben Ward Binks.
So how does all of this artwork support dogs? The American Kennel Club Humane Fund, Inc. promotes the joy and value of responsible pet ownership through education, outreach and grant making. The AKC certainly helped us promote Responsible Dog Owner Day at the Frostburg Dog Park in Maryland so I’m all for other dogs having their parents donate for this cause.
Watch this pet video to see the true mastery of these painters. Tell me how you feel after you look into the eyes of those dogs…they come to life before your eyes!
Living in the moment,
Pet Companion to animal lover Amelia
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