Friday, February 14, 2014

5th Annual Bark! Exhibition at John Natsoulas Gallery

As a dog artist myself I am absolutely thrilled that dog art is becoming more and more popular. The 5th annual "Bark!" exhibition at John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis, California, is a tribute to human's best friend and seminal NorCal dog artist, UC Davis professor, and founder of the Funk movement
Roy De Forest (1930 - 2007).  This fabulous show includes larger than life depictions of two and three-dimensional dogs in every medium, making the show the most diverse exhibition of dog imagery in the country. Pieces created out of glass, clay, wood, oil paint, ceramic, assemblage, multi-medium, wax, metal, bronze, and integrated art forms are all included within the show.
Best of all, doggies are always welcome at the gallery.  

John Natsaoulas Gallery
521 First St.
Davis, CA 95618

"Bark! A Tribute to Human's Best Friend" runs until March 1, 2014.

Check out the John Natsoulas Gallery website for more information.

Here are some of my top picks of doggie art:
Kanna Aoki: “50/50 Red”
Lori Holland "Sirloin Tip"
Erika Sandana "Newborns"
Larry Clark "Best Friends"

Do any of you live in California and have you been to see this exhibition? I've got to get some of my dog art in here next year.

This week we had 15 inches of snow in Baltimore. I am so sick of it!! Today I found this snow heart on my doorstep. So sweet. But my husband also said the snow preventing him from driving to get me chocolates for Valentine's Day! Well maybe I can get some chocs on sale tomorrow!


  1. Wow, that's really something that you found that snow heart! Thank you for stopping by and Stan is so thrilled by your comment! We looked at your art and want to tell you that it is beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day...hope you get those chocolates tomorrow!

  2. Love the doggy art and snow heart. Hope the weather will soon get better for you! Valerie

  3. Awe a snow heart...:) Great doggie art. We got over 17 inches and as of this moment, here in NE PA it is snowing yet again-ugh!

  4. That first one is my favourite. Fantastic. I must go and have a look....virtually obviously!

  5. I moved from snow country 6 years ago and DO NOT MISS ONE MINUTE OF IT
    Wonderful on the Bark showing.

  6. I love how trabajs animal portraits, I am in you for inspiring portrait of a puppy who commissioned me, I do not usually paint animals and am looking for ideas to make something original. Saludos

  7. I love dogs - and shapes and sizes. Thanks for sharing those art works. Love the snow heart but I don't miss snow at all here in Beaufort, SC (we did get a tiny amount of ice and have had much colder than usual weather this winter - even getting down to 19 one day)

  8. I wish I lived closer to see this exhibit.,,perhaps there will be an online gallery. Love the snow heart!

  9. Love the dog art and that snow heart is just magical….a token of love from hubby….since he missed on the chocolates? Now see what you would miss if there was no snow!

    Annabelle : )

  10. Oh these are just precious...I love dog art!! Yes you should get it in there!

    Hugs Giggles

  11. I love that first picture! You could definitely get in there! Who left you a snow heart? That is so cute!