SOURCE: Nepal Art Dogs
A fair trade art project that supports the dying art of signboard artists in Nepal through charming hand painted beware of dog portraits of your pet on recycled metal.
Santa Monica, California (PRWEB) February 09, 2013
“DANGER DOGS – Folk Art from the Himalayas” is the creation of Michelle Page of Santa Monica, who became intrigued by hand-painted metal "Beware of Dog" signs adorning gates in Nepal. She decided to promote a fair trade art project featuring these charming paintings and save a dying art form.
Each commission generates 3 portraits of a pet, giving 3 Nepali artists fair trade work and pet lovers 3 choices. Micro-finanace through art patronage.
"American Dogs = Nepali Jobs". This project is about keeping the artists' dignity and giving work to the artists -- keeping hand-painted art as a viable profession in this digital age.
The signs are available for purchase at the Craft & Folk Art Museum shop in Los Angeles, and at the Santa Monica Museum of Art as well as on line. They are also available at shops in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Cambridge, Manhattan and Seguin, Texas.
Please go to http://www.NepalDog.com to see the full range of Nepal Art Dogs currently available. There is an impressive roster of over 72 breeds to date, as well as cats, horses, birds and other animals.
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