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Winning Artist Announced, 2011 WKC Poster Unveiled

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A charcoal and pastel image produced by Amber Sena has been selected in a contest sponsored by the New York Academy of Art (www.nyaa.edu) as the official artwork for the 135th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

The 2011 poster, traditionally entitled "Westminster. There's only one." was unveiled on the WKC Web site on September 27.

Annual artwork has been a part of the Westminster celebration since 2004. This is the first year that a competition selected the art that is used as the commemorative poster and for collateral materials such as tickets, the guidebook cover, note cards, and more. There were 21 submissions for the contest, with the winner, five finalists and five honorable mentions selected for awards.

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Other finalists for this year's contest

Posters from previous years (2004-2010)

AmberSena.jpgMs. Sena spent her youth in New Mexico indulging in creative opportunities and exploring nature with a series of four-footed Labrador Retriever companions. After earning a BFA at New Mexico Highlands University in 2003, she worked as an Art Director at an educational facility for positive reinforcement for teens. In 2009, she earned her MFA at the New York Academy of Art. She resides in New York City and works as a Continuing Education instructor at the New York Academy of Art and New York Film Academy. She entitled her winning art "Canon of Canine." For more information about Ms. Sena and her work, log on to www.amber-sena.com

Proceeds from sales of the poster will go to benefit the Animal Medical Center in New York City in honor of its 100th year as a national leader in animal health care. The AMC will also receive the original artwork. A longtime partner of Westminster, the AMC is renowned for its expertise in providing medical care for companion animals, as well as outstanding teaching and research. For more information about the Animal Medical Center, log on to www.amcny.org.


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