NY Academy Of Art Contest Selects Winning Art For 2012


"Hickory," a pen, ink and watercolor image produced on paper by noted illustrator Chris Duke has been selected as the winning artwork to represent the 136th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 13-14, 2012.

For the second consecutive year, the contest was sponsored by the New York Academy of Art, which also selected five additional finalists. The winning image of the 2011 Best In Show winner will be utilized in a poster and in other club materials to promote the 2012 show. To see the image in its poster application and the other finalists, or to order a poster, please click on the links below:

Other finalists for this year's contest


ChrisDuke.jpg Originally from Detroit, Chris Duke was educated at The Parsons School of Design in New York and also holds a graduate degree in Figurative Studies from the New York Academy of Art. One of America's premier illustrators, she has worked for many Fortune 500 companies including American Express, AT&T, IBM, and Adidas, as well as publications including the New York Times, People Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.

Recently, Ms. Duke has painted portraits for magazine covers and private commissions. She is the portrait artist for the PGA gallery at Sawgrass in Ponte Verde, Florida, and has done over thirty portraits of champion golfers. For more information about her and her work, log on to www.ChrisDukeArt.com.

Proceeds from sales of the poster will go to benefit the American Kennel Club's Canine Health Foundation. The mission of the AKC Canine Health Foundation is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat, and cure canine disease. The CHF will also receive the original artwork.

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A special thanks to art handler Cadogan Tate (www.cadogantatefineart.com).

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