Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Dog Days of Summer Indeed

CPL Wine Auction

It is just stinking hot out there. I don't know why they say it is "the dog days of summer" as my dear Gracie can't take this heat. Nobody should have their dogs out in this soup right now. 95 degrees in the shade is only good if you are on an island sitting by the ocean with a drink (complete with cute little umbrella) in your hand. Nuff said.

An exciting bit of news is that 16"x20" giclee prints are now available of "Ripening Fruits" (see art above). The original painting will be auctioned at Canine Partners for Life's Wine Auction in December. I am limiting the print edition to 150 and they are on top quality water color paper printed with archival inks. You can purchase a signed and numbered fine art print now for $85 plus tax and shipping. Contact me now if you would like to order a print. Who is the owner of #1? The very fine Dr. Howe-Smith of Pet PT was the first to put his order in. I am so thrilled as he is the man that put my Gracie back together and made her a happy pup. I'm pretty critical of doctors and veterinarians and he is 100% Lori approved! Just ask Gracie how great he is.

The second tidbit of information is that my graphite pet portrait work is now being represented by The des Champs Gallery in Lambertville, New Jersey. I included the location photo above as it is such a beautiful gallery and it is a total honor to be a part of it. You can check out the site and see my name listed on the right hand side along with some very well known regional artists. This should make for a very busy studio here at Soulful Studios. Please visit the gallery if you are in that area and tell Lise or Suzanne that I sent you.

Finally, 4 of my dog themed works will be shown at the Orchard Artworks Gallery in Bryn Athyn during their "Dog Days of Summer" art show benefiting The Spayed Club. The show runs from August 12th-August 31st. On the opening day on Sunday there will be an artist meet and greet from 1-4pm. I'm not certain I will be able to make that but it is possible. 25% of the proceeds goes to The Spayed Club so it is a great way to own some dog art and give back at the same time.

Stay cool everyone.


Scott Fertig said...

Beautiful print Lori!

KleoPatra said...

i know it's bad when the heat and humidity hit SoCal. i can only imagine how it is in your part of this country we call home.

Big congrats on your dog-themed works gettin' some extra lovin' at the gallery out by you. And it benefits such a great group. Makes me wish i was over yonder. i'm so happy for you. As well the NJ gallery for your graphite pet portrait. i saw yer name on that site and clicked on yer bio. Tres bien.

G-d bless you a thousand times more, Lori. You are so talented and kind. i wish you lived by me. Keep up the great work!!