Thursday, July 18, 2013

Kathleen Ewings "Dog Days Dog Show" at the Athenaeum Gallery- and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

My buddy Patrick at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria sent me an email this week about an event supporting his organizations work and I've got to paw it with you- looks like a great evening out for pet parents, except I think you will need to get a sitter for your pet.

Do you enjoy art?  How about photography? If so, you need to see this exhibit-The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Society (NVFAA) welcomes Kathleen Ewing’s "Dog Days Dog Show" at the Athenaeum Gallery. The show continues its success and tradition of the Dog Days Dog Shows that Ewing held in galleries during Washington DC summers since 1986. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

Thurston Hopkins, "La Dolce Vita,
Knightsbridge, London, 1953"
Ewing curates a wide variety of superb photographs – both contemporary and vintage — all about “dogdom.” Included in this exhibit are works by Harold Feinstein, Thurston Hopkins, Allan Janus, Mark Power, Grace Robertson, Pentti Sammallahti, Claudia Smigrod, Steve Szabo, as well as 19th and early 20th century dog portraits!

William Wegman, "Riddles and Roses," 1999,
Courtesy Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Ewing emphasizes, “My initial Dog Days Dog Show was a tribute to my first canine, Heather, a beloved West Highland White Terrier. Since losing Heather, I have adopted numerous shelter dogs and have become committed to the best practices of responsible animal welfare. I hope my selection of dog images reflects on the various aspects of canine companionship, how those relationships enhance our lives and benefit the animals in our care. I do harbor affection for the felines, and one cat always seems to sneak into my shows.”

The opening reception for Dog Days Dog Show is Sunday, July 21, 4:00-6:00 p.m., and it's FREE!!!  The show is open, July 18-September 1, 2013.

The exhibit is at the Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince St., Alexandria, VA.  If you would like additional information,, 703.683.5058, or visit, Northern Virginia Fine Arts Society (NVFAA).

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