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Featured Artist Southern Oregon Magazine, Spring 2014 – Dana Feagin, Inspired Pet Portraits & Animal Paintings

I was pleasantly surprised to be contacted by the editor of Southern Oregon Magazine saying I would have a small feature article in their spring issue! I submitted four images and they selected Flower Girl, the Boxer dog painting below, which is also the same painting that will be featured on the Friends of the Animal Shelter invitation for their fundraiser this spring. Then, this morning, the painting sold to a collector from New York, who now owns four of my paintings. All in all, it’s been a good week!

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The Many Faces of Pookie, Zeus and Zena – Inspired Pet Portraits & Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

This commission will be my biggest challenge to date  -  a series of nine paintings capturing the sweet quirkiness of Zena, Zeus and Pookie. They were such an important part of their owner’s life, that he is commissioning a large number of pieces, from different artists, in commemoration of their lives. Over the last few weeks, we have culled through a large number of pictures, some a bit blurry, and finally settled on these images. Today I finished drawing them out on gallery wrapped canvas, and hung them on my studio wall so I could see them all together.  We are thinking each dog will have a different colored background, so I am still mulling over the possibilities. Let the painting begin!LandonsDrawings  

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Jacksonville Barn Company Open House and Sanctuary One Benefit – April 14th, 2014 at 6PM

I am so excited to be part of this fun benefit night for Sanctuary One – and look, there’s Ferdinand on the invitation! The Jacksonville Barn Company is hosting their annual open house on Thursday, April 17th at 6PM, and 10% of all sales benefit the Sanctuary. My artwork will be featured (and also for sale), along with sweets by Kat von Cupcake, hosted champagne and appetizers, music by Christine Anderson, and of course shopping at the Barn. If you haven’t been there, they have some really fun and interesting things – lots of vintage finds as well as newer, unique items.  I found the perfect polka dot scarf during my last visit. All guests attending this event will also receive a raffle ticket for a free gift. Join us at 150 South Oregon Street in Jacksonville – and bring your friends. Thank you to Erin and John Buda for organizing such a great event for the Sanctuary!

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Chaps Appears for the Year of the Horse and National Horse Protection Day – March 1, 2014

A writer friend, Evanne Delaporte, posted this image of Chaps, from Equamore Horse Sanctuary here in Ashland, on her website for the month of March, and I am now just finding time to post it!  This is the year of the Horse, and National Horse Protection Day was on March 1st.  Evanne just started a new blog – be sure to take a look. Chaps may no longer be on the first page, but something else of interest will be! http://www.evannedelaporte.com.

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Completed Portraits of Dodger, Chewie and Chance

Today, these paintings of Dodger, Chewie and Chance are going to their new home! After struggling with a very long dry time with quinacridone rose paint, I rediscovered cobol blue dryer. It’s now back on my painting table. The background color on all three of these is the same – it’s my novice camera skills that makes one of them look a bit different.

 

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Art 2 Business/ArtStorm-Medford Rehabilitation Center, January – April 2014 – Inspired Pet Portraits and Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

My work is featured at Medford Rehabilitation Center until the last week in April. ArtStorm is now coordinating all the Art 2 Business work outside of Ashland and Talent, and Paula Kersch even helps artists hang their work! Here are a few quick pics after we hung the paintings yesterday.


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For the Love of Horses – Inspired Pet Portraits & Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

This Friday, December 6th from 6:30 – 9PM, a group of Southern Oregon University art advocacy students are hosting a silent auction art fundraiser to benefit Equamore Horse Sanctuary here in Ashland. A framed print of my painting of Equamore horse, “Chaps”, is included in the silent auction, and my French Bulldog holiday cards will also be available. All money raised through this event benefits the horses. Stop by during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, or afterwards to learn more about Equamore. I will be at the Ashland Art Center for the beginning of Art Walk, and then at SOU for the last hour or so of this event. Hope to see you there!EPSON MFP image

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Art Happenings, Ashland Daily Tidings – Inspired Pet Portraits & Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

I missed this spotlight in the Ashland Daily Tidings Revels section last week. Thanks to a fellow artist at The Ashland Art Center, for saving a copy for me! The show remains up through the end of October in the upper artist gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Sanctuary One Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin, Show Opens October 4, 2013

Save the date – My newest paintings of animals from Sanctuary One will be exhibited in the upstairs gallery at the Ashland Art Center from October 4th until the end of the month, with an opening reception from 5-8PM during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk. Ten percent of all sales will be donated to Sanctuary One, a non-profit care farm in Jacksonville, OR. Stop in and say hello!

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Last Week for Ashland Community Hospital Animal Art – Inspired Pet Portraits and Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

It will feel a bit sad to take these Sanctuary One paintings, and the Doxie painting, down from the main reception and waiting area at Ashland Community Hospital next week. My husband works at the hospital and walks past them several times a day, so I hear that there are often small kids with their parents looking at the sweet animal faces and commenting on them.  The paintings will be split up and move back to my home studio, the Ashland Art Center, and to Starbucks on the south side of Ashland in early June.  Greeting cards and magnets with these images will still be available at the hospital upstairs in the outpatient waiting area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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