Deviant Art, our fourth annual dog-centric art show put on by Sarah Thornton of Lintu Art to benefit A Rotta Love Plus, was a smashing success last weekend.
Artists joined us from Minnesota, North Dakota, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Colorado, Virginia, and Indiana. We had a record number of entries for our photo contest, which was judged by a panel of professional photographers. Donations from local businesses (Elsie’s Bowling, Surdyk’s, and Punch Pizza) helped fuel our large group of volunteers. Thank you to all of the artists, attendees (over 200!), donors, and volunteers who made this year’s event possible. And “grateful” does not even begin to describe our feelings toward Sarah Thornton, who worked tirelessly throughout the year to make this event happen. What a pro!
As you know, artists participating in the show donate a percentage of their sales to ARLP. In an incredibly generous gesture, John Berdahl, the artist behind some of Deviant Art’s most talked-about pieces, is offering to extend this offer beyond the show: he has reduced the price on two of his paintings, which he is now offering at a discounted price of $260, with 20% of the proceeds going to A Rotta Love Plus:
These paintings were crowd favorites at the Deviant Art show and would look stunning on the wall of any Rottweiler or pit bull lover. They are acrylic on canvas and measure 12'' x 36''.
Berdahl describes these two paintings as follows: “I endeavored to render dogs as I see them. I wanted to portray them with a vivacious dignity. I hope that the content of the expressive portraiture and the manner in which it is crafted challenges viewers to rethink negative opinions regarding ‘deviant’ breeds.”
Berdahl’s work is inspired by artists such as Camille Pissarro, Georges Seurat and Claude Monet. You can view his website here.
In addition, Sarah Thornton's Dogs of ARLP 2012 print is available for purchase here. Since so many of them sold at the Deviant Art show, there are only eight copies left!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, May 2 if you would like to purchase any of the items mentioned in this post.