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Weekly Paintings By National Award Winning Artist Terry d. Chacon

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

California Dreamin AHCA BC 2009

Last April or so I was asked to draw a logo for the Afghan Hound Club of America Breeder's Cup for 2009. Karen Larsen the Show Chair wanted a theme that had a Southern California feel. What better than an Afghan Hound relaxing on the beach under the light of the moon and stars and of course you have to have some palm trees.
The event will take place April 9, 2009 in Silverado California. The event is once a year, usually some time in Mar., April or May and it rotates to a different region of the USA each year. This is the time for breeder's of this wonderful breed to show their upcoming stars. This years event will be followed by the Afghan Hound Club of Ca. and the 2 days of the Western Hound Association an all Hound show. The venue is fabulous nested in the rolling hills of Orange County. More about this event here: Home under AHCA Breeder's Cup 2009. This logo will be used for the cover of the premium list and the catalog, also will be used on t-shirts, mugs etc. and all items will be for sale at the show.
In order for the club to raise funds to help pay for the event and the trophies (which they have commissioned me to do), I also painted them an oil painting using the logo as my reference. This painting will be the theme for the trophies and tickets for this painting are on sell now. To purchase raffle tickets go to the following site, Home press the link in the middle of the home page. You do not have to be present to win.

Until next time, enjoy the art. Terry d. Chacon

Monday, January 12, 2009

"Ethyl" the Pug

"Ethyl" is a recent commission that I just completed for her owner Bobby Unger. "Ethyl" the pug had recently completed her American Kennel Club championship and Bobby's friends wanted to give him something special for Christmas and to celebrate her new championship. "Ethyl" is adored by Bobby and often accompanies him in his van to pick up other doggies that will be boarding at the Shylo Country Club for Dogs. SHYLO's - A Country Club for Dogs
When I was visiting Shylo on my way to the Afghan Hound Club of America Nationals in Detroit, I wanted to take photos of Ethyl for the painting. Her favorite place is to wait at the top of the stairs for her master to come home. The painting originated from one of those photographs. I actually have a couple more that I want to paint this coming year. She is quite a character and I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to paint her for this very special gift for Bobby.
Until next time, keep on enjoying the art. Terry d. Chacon

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

“Gallery 225 Has Gone To The Dogs”

Gallery 225

Gallery 225 in New York City Has Gone to the Dogs! Curator Harv Toback has put together a group of artists and an exhibit that you do not want to miss. This will be a very exciting show.
Tom DeVincentis (who wrote the wonderful book "Tails of the City - Confessions of a Manhattan Pet Vet") will be there for a book signing. Special appearance at the reception, Dave Frei and last year's Westminster Best In Show winner the beagle "Uno".

Of the artists, Terry d. Chacon has been invited to exhibit her artwork in the show and will be at the reception.

The opening reception is Feb. 5, 2009 from 5 to 8 p.m. The show will continue until Mar. 15, 2009.

Gallery 225 is located at 225 west 14th St. between 7th and 8th Ave.

More details and future advertisements will be coming soon!

Until next time, ENJOY THE ARTS! Terry