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September 2013

See the Dogs Live: Pacific Palisades Public Library

The Dogs are marking new territory this week by exhibiting at the Pacific Palisades Public Library.   

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One wall includes 21 dogs from 12 different artists from Nepal.  These dogs run the gamut from Basset Hound to Yorkie, with styles ranging from realistic to naive art.

 

Dogs & Cats in Costume
Dogs and Cats in Costume
Dogs as accountants, pirates, preppies, cheerleaders and fairy princesses make a nice October theme along with cats in feather boas.   And one cute Bunny...

 

 

Wall of Cat Art
Cats and Birds share a space...

 

Cats have their own space along with a few birds and another Bunny.  Altogether 14 artists from Nepal are represented in 48 hand painted signs on metal.

 

The opening reception is next Saturday, October 5, from 2-5 pm.   I would love to see you there.
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The address of the Pacific Palisades Public Library is 861 Alma Real, Pacific Palisades, 90272.
Directions are here:   http://bit.ly/1fyOAxp
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The exhibit will be up through October 30.   The library's hours are 10-8 Monday through Thursday and 10-5:30 Friday and Saturday.
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There are 3 other artists who will be exhibiting as well, including Cathleen Crone and Jean Nunes from Santa Monica City College as well as some art from Alzheimer's patients - Angels with Alzheimers.
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A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association Southland Chapter.   Learn more about them at alz.org.
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If you are interested in immortalizing your own pet, this is the perfect opportunity to see a variety of artists and styles.   Or you can support the fight against Alzheimer's by purchasing art.
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Please do not hesitate to write with questions, or you can comment below.

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If you would like to immortalize your pet, please send me a photo.   I will give the photo to 3 sign painters in Nepal who will hand paint your pet on metal.   These artists' work is disappearing at a rapid rate due to technology.   I pay fair trade wages, you get a choice of 3 portraits and 3 artists get work.   

I accept no money up front, if you are not pleased with one of the paintings, you owe nothing.  All artists are paid fair trade wages in any case.

I will keep you in the loop while I am in Nepal through this Danger Dog Blog, showing works in progress and bits about the artists, their families and Nepal's fascinating culture in general.

Just let me know what you would like your Nepal Art Dog (or Cat) to say and if you have a preference of style (folk art, colorful, realistic, etc.).  Send your photo to me at ampage1@gmail.com.

I leave in late October, 2013, and will return in early December, 2013, in plenty of time for holiday orders.

More information about how to order is on the NepalDog.com website, along with many, many breeds of dogs and cats.

Dog Bless!

 


Nepali Pup Art: Puppy Portraits

Most of the artwork in the Danger Dog project are mature dogs.   With good reason - they are puppies for a short time and then they become your dog forever.

 

NtArt puppy lap
Gigi the Puppy by NT available

This young and handsome puppy is hand painted on metal by NT, who works in the town of Beni, in the Myagdi District of Nepal.

 

NT really brought out the sweet nature in this young pup.

 

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Gigi the Puppy by Sagar Bitsa

Same puppy, different artist.   Sagar Bitsa featured the dark side of this puppy, as well as choosing to put in the restraining knees and cleavage of his young owner.   The pup's fawn-like quality has been replaced by a sly look.

 

 

White Lab Puppy by Megh Raj
Gus the Puppy by Megh Raj Thapa

 

Megh Raj hand painted this charming portrait of the young Gus, a white Labrador who loves his soccer ball.   I have left the chalk plumb lines used to place the lettering evenly.   It has since been erased.

 

Pit Bull Puppy by Hari P
Pit Bull Puppy by Hari Prasad

 

Lasko the Pit Bull Puppy is hand painted colorfully by Hari Prasad.   Hari often uses pinks and turquoise color combos.

 

Pit Bull Puppy by Hari T
Pit Bull Puppy by Hari T

Lasko gets the pink and grey treatment here by Hari Timesina.   I am particularly fond of his paws in this portrait.

 

 

Vishla puppy by Ram Krishna
Viszla Puppy by Ram Krishna

Enzo the Viszla was a puppy when this was taken.   He liked to sit in the grass and artist Ram Krishna put him there, even though it was an indoor photo of Enzo.

 

 

Rottweiler puppy by Ram Krishna
Rottweiler Puppy by Ram Krishna

Moose the Rottweiler puppy was also painted by Ram Krishna.   Moose's portrait is typical of a traditional Danger Dog sign with his large tongue dominating the frame.

 

 

Puja Puppy by ShaShi
Puja Puppy on Nepal's Day of the Dog

 


ShaShi hand painted this portrait of a young Nepali puppy from a photo taken on Nepal's Day of the Dog.   The 5-day festival of Tihar is celebrated every year and the 2nd day is dedicated to the dog, who is feted with garlands and given treats and blessings.   

All puppies featured today are available at this time.   Go to NepalDog.com to find your breed.   Please do not hesitate to write with questions, or you can comment below.

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If you would like to immortalize your pup, please send me a photo.   I will give the photo to 3 sign painters in Nepal who will hand paint your pet on metal.   These artists' work is disappearing due to technology.   I pay fair trade wages, you get a choice of 3 portraits and 3 artists get work.   

I accept no money up front, if you are not pleased with one of the paintings, you owe nothing.   I will keep you in the loop while I am in Nepal through this Danger Dog Blog, showing works in progress and bits about the artists, their families and Nepal's fascinating culture in general.

Just let me know what you would like your Nepal Art Dog (or Cat) to say and if you have a preference of style (folk art, colorful, realistic, etc.).  Send your photo to me at ampage1@gmail.com.

I leave in late October, 2013, and will return in early December, 2013, in plenty of time for holiday orders.

Dog Bless!


Kathmandu Boutique features Nepal Art Dogs

For the months of September and October, the Nepal Art Dogs will be at the Kathmandu Boutique here in Santa Monica.

Kathmandu Boutique Outside
Kathmandu Boutique, Santa Monica

Kathmandu Boutique is located at 1844 Lincoln Blvd, just north of Pico, on the west side of the street.   Parking is in the rear of the store.    

Kathmandu Boutique features the Nepal Art Dogs
Reena at the Kathmandu Boutique


The exhibit is already up and ready to view.  You can go to the Kathmandu Boutique's quarterly party on Sunday, September 15 -- find the full details on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/599245400117050/

There will be discounts of 15 to 25% off her regular merchandise on that day.

Nepal Art Dogs at the Kathmandu Boutique
Nepal Art Dogs at the Kathmandu Boutique


The featured Dogs (and Cats) include Brown and Quilty by Punam, Maude by Shashi, Fisher the Cool Cat by Jit Gurung, a Pointer by Arjun Karki, French Quarter the Zen Horse by Sagar Bitsa, A Shepherd and Rocky the Love Cat by Amar Shrestha, Jasper the Cockapoo by Sagar Bitsa and Jack Frost by Hari Prasad.

Nepal Art Dogs - Folk Art from the Himalayas
More Nepal Art Dogs at the Kathmandu Boutique


Also featured are Tigger the Tabby by Megh Raj Thapa, Trevor the Jack Russell by Shiva, a lovely Fox Terrier by Sanjib Rana, Solly by Amar Shrestha, Mary the Tabby by Sagar Bitsa, Lucy the Shepherd by Hari Timesina, Pesto by Shree Lamichhane, Stella the Lhasa Apso by Nara, Kali the Tibetan Terrier by Santosh, Border Collie by Jit Gurung, Neo the Rhodesian Ridgeback by Baba, Peanut the Black Lab by Dilip Niroj and a beautiful Peacock by Sufraj Khadka.

To show the diversity of these fine Nepali sign painters, I have included 17 different artists in the 23 pieces shown.   They are all approximately 12"x12" and hand painted on metal.

It is an honor to introduce more people to this disappearing art form.  

Please stop by and say hello on Sunday, September 15.   I look forward to meeting you and explaining more about this fair trade art project.