Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Celebrate Man’s BFF!

This week, Shayna and I decided to test your knowledge on a subject about which we know a thing or two, namely dogs! (We’re doing this on the honor system; if you get stumped by a question, no fair asking Fido.)

1.    American artist John Weiss is known for his moving portraits of dogs. Queen Elizabeth is among his collectors! In his limited edition print entitled Wake-up Call, Weiss depicts what breed of sheep herding dog?

2.    Although we hate to admit it, not all dogs are as cool as us. There is a little known breed that is, shall we say, fashion-challenged. Westminster does not recognize the breed, but this popular artist does and has captured the traits that make Nerd Dogs unique. What is his name?

3.    This colorful breed of dog, found in Africa, used to be called “wild dog” or “Cape hunting dog.” They are a highly social but endangered species and the subject of a limited edition print by artist Robert Bateman. What is their more common name?

4.    He was known as Alaska’s preeminent artist, capturing the kaleidoscope of its colorful landscape and traditional Eskimo lifestyle. One of his favorite subjects to paint was sled dogs. Who was this famous artist?

5.    Artist Bonnie Marris immortalized the dog from a series of movie comedies popular in the 1930s about a group of kids and their neighborhood adventures. Her print For the Love of Pete pays tribute to their mascot. This beloved movie series was remade as a film in 1994. What was its name?

6.    Dogs are descendants of wolves. These highly socialized animals have a sense of camaraderie that has enabled them to overcome adversity. Artist Carl Brenders pays tribute to this characteristic in his limited edition print of four Arctic wolves. What is the name of this print that is also a common French expression?

7.    Award-winning photographer Alan Brown captured a tender moment as two little animals rub noses in this original giclée photograph. The two are not really dogs as the title would suggest, but burrowing members of the rodent family who bark to warn each other. What is their name?

8.    Renowned Canadian artist Michael Dumas painted this man and his little white dog that he observed in the French city of Arles. The title refers to a traditionally nomadic ethnic group also known as the Romani. What is the title?

9.    Little boys love to play ball. So do dogs. In this case, the boy’s dog has made off with the baseball and chewed its stitching. When the heist is discovered, the dog rolls over for an “all is forgiven” belly rub. Name this endearing work of art by American artist Jim Daly.

10.    Artist Bob Leathers’ humorous take on Cleveland’s football fans is the subject of his signed poster. It depicts the bleacher section of the stadium where the fans are especially loud and often dress in dog masks and bark, known as “The Dawg Pound.” What is the title of this poster?

1.    Dick Dugan
2.    Abstract art
3.    Luke Buck
4.    Nita Engle
5.    Alan & Norah Lynne Brown
6.    Jim Ptacek
7.    Jim Daly
8.    James Christensen
9.    Robert Bateman
10.    Little Star People

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