April 2006

Cultured Canines and Their Two-Legged Companions Take Over the New York City Art World at Barkin' Arts NYC Launch – People, Paws & Paint

New York's First Contemporary Canine and Animal Arts Organization for Children, Adults & their Cultured Canines

New York, NY – April 2006 – On Wednesday, June 14, 2006, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Barkin' Arts NYC will be launching, "People, Paws & Paint," a Contemporary Canine Art Theme Silent "Arf N' Art" Charity Auction at the Living with Art Gallery, located at 153 Lafayette Street, 7 th Floor, New York, NY 10013 (Grand and Lafayette, dog-friendly elevator!) The evening will feature a silent charity art auction, highlighting dogs in a variety of media, along with special art and pet packages.

This event will be our first opportunity to introduce Barkin' Arts NYC to the public. "People, Paws & Paint" celebrates the art of the dog, and allows dog lovers and art enthusiasts to enjoy viewing whimsical contemporary canine art with their cultured canines and furry friends!

Barkin' Arts NYC is pleased to announce over twenty works, including, whimsical, Weimaraner artist William Wegman, "The Master of 3-D Pop-Art" Charles Fazzino, canine artist Tillamook Cheddar, (a.k.a.Tillie), world wide abstract-expressionist artist James Bohary, Jim Dratfield's Petography™, creative canine artists, Sarah Hauser, Brooke Bradford Churchill, Jan Harrison, Arlene Horton and many more.

"Jolie, my loyal canine companion of thirteen years and Sofie, my parent's rescued- rags to riches- furbaby, inspired me to create Barkin' Arts NYC. Barkin' Arts developed as the result of my devotion to dogs, art and children. This is an exciting opportunity to unite the therapeutic benefits of dogs and the enriching world of the arts," said Barkin' Arts Director and Founder Pamela Carrier. Barkin' Arts NYC is one of the first not-for-profit arts organizations in New York primarily focused on contemporary canine and animal theme art.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit future Barkin' Arts NYC art exhibitions and children's educational art workshop programming and a portion of proceeds will be donated to Animal Haven Shelter.

If you would like additional information about this event, please contact Pamela Carrier at (212) 922-2994 or via email at .

For additional information about the launch visit online at


Barkin' Arts NYC is dedicated to increasing social awareness of the importance of dogs and other animals in human lives. Our primary goal is to promote exhibitions of contemporary art with canine and animal themes by emerging artists and educational art workshops for both children and adults. We seek to promote human-dog bonding experiences by allowing a dog-friendly environment.

For further information about Barkin' Arts NYC and its programs:



Pamela Carrier

Barkin' Arts NYC

Phone: (212) 922-2994




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