2014 Westminster Dog Show, New York City

2014 Westminster Dog Show - Chris Duke

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November 21, 2013

My painting Where the Stars Come Out, a lively watercolor, pen & ink work showing the 2013 Best in Show Group winners as they run with their handlers, was chosen as the winning artwork to represent the 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The piece also features the nighttime skyline of Manhattan as well as canine constellations Canis Major and Minor - the stellar dogs that watch over and illuminate the festivities at Westminster.

This artwork will appear on the Westminster Dog Show’s official poster, guidebook, and other materials. When the show takes place on February 10-11, 2014, I will attend and sign and dedicate prints of the posters, which are sold at the event. The original artwork, as well as proceeds from the poster sales, are donated to the American Kennel Club’s Canine Health Foundation.

My art of Scottish Deerhound Hickory had been selected as the Westminster Dog Show poster art in 2012, and my piece Inside Westminster was a finalist in 2013. I am honored to be the official artist again, and I look forward to cheering on the canine superstars in February.

Please see more of my art of dogs at the link below.