Nepali Pup Art: Puppy Portraits
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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.
The address of the Pacific Palisades Public Library is 861 Alma Real, Pacific Palisades, 90272.
Directions are here:
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.
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.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association Southland Chapter.   Learn more about them at
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.
Please do not hesitate to write with questions, or you can comment below.


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

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 website, along with many, many breeds of dogs and cats.

Dog Bless!



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Julie Palais

OMG! This is so cool! My aunt lives in Pacific Palisades. I am going to have to tell her to go see this exhibit. Wish I could see it too but I am on the East Coast. Any chance you will bring it to the DC area?


With blogs like this around I don't even need website anymore. I can just visit here and see all the latest happenings in the world.

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