2012 Westminster Dog Show, New York City, NY

2012 Westminster Dog Show - Chris Duke

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February 13, 2012

Attending the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City was the highlight of the season for me. My art of the Scottish Deerhound Hickory, champion of the 2011 Dog Show, was the winning artwork chosen by the Westminster Kennel Club for the official 2012 Westminster Dog Show poster, the official dog show guidebook, and other materials.

The poster was well loved. As I signed copies throughout the two-day show, the line often snaked around the display tables as people waited for me to write a personalized dedication. I could hardly take a lunch!

NBC’s primetime television coverage of the 2012 Westminster Dog Show included a one-minute segment about my artwork and my role in the event. It covered the celebratory presentation of my original art to the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, which received a portion of the poster sales to further its mission of preventing, treating and curing canine disease. I was proud to stand with the presenters in the middle of fan-filled Madison Square Garden.

An article about my participation in the Westminster Dog Show and the Canine Health Foundation donation also appeared in Today’s Breeder magazine.

More of my dog art can be seen at the link below.