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Weekly Paintings By National Award Winning Artist Terry d. Chacon

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

74th Annual Afghan Hound Club of America National Specialty

"Judy's Vision"   AHCA 2010 by Terry d. Chacon
It was an exciting week in Sacramento, CA. enjoying the 74th Annual Afghan Hound Club of America National Specialty.

 A year ago Judy Bloom this years show chair,  contacted me with a vision of what she wanted for the AHCA 2010 National specialty. After much thought I started the 138 trophy pieces in Feb. of 2010. They came into form and were given out to all the winners this past week.   It was a lot of work but the overwhelming response made it all worth while.   Congratulations to all the Winners and congratulations to Judy Bloom and her show committee for putting on one of the best Nationals I have ever been to.   The attention detail was unbelievable.  
The above painting that I did on site while judging of the dog classes,  "Judy's Vision" was auctioned off at the Art Auction (an event that started 5 years ago at the first National Specialty Judy chaired). The winner of the painting donated the painting to Judy for all of her hard work involved in putting on this huge event. In the painting I put in some of the things that Judy was so passionate about on her show site. The trophy cart, her large pumpkin floral pieces, the huge tan canvas tents, the beautiful red and tan umbrellas, the courtyard, the judge, the exhibitors, the people and the Afghan Hounds who make the event so special to all who attend.

The following photos are some of the trophies that I did and were awarded throughout the event.  All sculptures are one of a kind original pieces.  The Best awards are one of a kind Bas Relief tiles depicting the performance event,  framed by King of Frame and the Bas relief tiles for 1st and class placement medallions are from original pieces that I did in plasticine and made molds from for the event classes.   Each piece was then fired and hand painted to a beautiful faux bronze patina.  

Best of Breed in National Specialty

Best Opposite Sex in National Specialty

Best In Sweepstakes and Best Opposite in Sweepstakes

Best in Veteran Sweeps and Best Opposite

1st place Bas Relief large tiles 2nd through 4th Medallions

Grouping of Conformation Trophies

Some framed art-Best Puppy, Best Bred By Exhibitor, Best of Winners and Best Junior Handler

High in Obedience Trial and 1st Place Bas Relief for all firsts in event.

Best in Field (Lure Coursing) and Bas Relief Tile for all firsts in event, notecards for all other placements.

Best in Agility, Bas Relief Tiles for all 1sts, Notes for 2nd through 4th

The trophy cart, changed out each day to depict the event.

More on the event in another blog posting.   Stay tuned.   

Until next time, ENJOY THE ART.  Terry d. Chacon

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