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The Dog Show in Brighton!

The Danger Dogs are traveling to England to be part of The Dog Show in Brighton!   The dates are the weekends from April 30th through the end of May.

Last year's exhibit was fabulous and is featured on this YouTube video.

 

There will be 10 paintings from my fair trade art project included this year.

Jack Nelson Jack Russell Terrier Santosh
Jack Nelson the Jack Russell Terrier by Santosh Shrestha

This handsome Jack Russell was hand painted on metal by Santosh Shrestha.   Santosh is no longer a sign painter but now sells and repairs mobile phones in Nepal.   This portrait is on recycled metal.

Italian Greyhound hand painted on metal by the artist Karma
Star the Italian Greyhound by Karma

Star shines in her portrait by the artist Karma.   Karma is also no longer painting, as he now lives in South Korea where he can make more money as a field worker than he can painting signs in Kathmandu.

A White Scottish Terrier by Hari Prasad is hand painted on metal in Nepal
A White Scottish Terrier by Hari Prasad

This adorable Scotty dog showed up on my driveway a few years back and I snapped a photo, immortalizing this handsome white pup.   I consider Hari Prasad to be my 'urban artist' as he brings a gritty feel to his portraits.

Folk art portrait of an English Setter hand painted on metal in Nepal
Guinness the English Setter by Nara

Guinness the English Setter is hand painted on metal by the artist Nara.   Nara always uses a blue background for his portraits of dogs.  Look into those eyes!

Folk art portrait of a German Shepherd hand painted on metal by Dilip
Sombra the German Shepherd by Dilip Niroj

The artist Dilip Niroj has 3 dogs - a German Shepherd, a Pug and a Doberman.   This particularly nice folky portrait is of Sombra, a striking German Shepherd from Arizona.

Folk art portrait of a Wolfhound hand painted on metal in Nepal
Red the Wolfhound is by Sagar Bitsa

Red the Wolfhound is painted in the traditional circle motif by the artist Sagar Bitsa.   'Enlighted' translates to 'Dharma Dog' in the Devenagari (Nepali) script.

Tracker the brindle Greyhound is stunning in his portrait by Shahi.  Shahi now mainly paints large landscapes of Nepali mountain scenes for the tourist shops of Pokhara, Nepal.   But he is still happy to keep painting Nepal Art Dogs.

Folk art portrait of an English Bulldog hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal
Patsy the English Bulldog by Indra Lama

Patsy is sweet and serene and does not look much like a Danger Dog in her portrait  by Indra Lama.  

Folk art portrait of a Corgi hand painted on metal in Nepal
Folk art Corgi by Manoj

What would an English Dog Show be without a Corgi?  This pretty dog is hand painted on metal by Manoj, an artist working in Pokhara, Nepal.  From a lakeside resort in Nepal to a British seaside resort in the United Kingdom!

Folk art portrait of a Zen Yorkie hand painted on metal in Nepal
A Zen Yorkshire Terrier by Megh Raj Thapa

This charmer was hand painted by Megh Raj Thapa.  Such a lovely color palette to match the Yorkshire Terrier's lovely coat.

 Where and when to see The Dog Show?   

THE DOG SHOW  

33 sillwood road, brighton, bn1 2le

Brunswick TOWN trail venue 2

Saturday and Sunday, 30th April, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th May,

11.00 to 18.00

You can learn more on their facebook page:   https://www.facebook.com/thedogshowbrighton

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Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the March 2016 trip.  I will be back in June 2016.

1. Please send me a photo of your pet.  I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three people will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out.

2. Let me know what you would like it to say.

3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer:   naive, realistic, colorful, etc.

4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.   

5. Send your photo to me at:   ampage1@gmail.com  
That's it !

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

The cost is $250 plus shipping.   Shipping is around $22 per sign (to and from the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.  
Pay after choosing your portrait. 
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).

Let's keep these artists painting.

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!

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