Philanthropic Art Winners

I recently created a fun poster using a dog image from the X-Treme Air dog show at the state fair. I will be donating the proceeds of this image to Chase Away K9 Cancer. It got me wondering how many others use their art to raise money and awareness for their cause.Ā  I decided to host a contest on Fine Art America and make this the criteria for entry. The prizes would be promotion on my blog and social media pages.

The poster that inspired me can be found here.

And here are our winners!

First place:

Proceeds donated to shelter for refugee abused women.

Photography Prints

Second Place:

Proceeds to to WildAid/WCN/WCS (wildlife conservation)

Photography Prints

Third place:

Proceeds go to an animal shelter.

Photography Prints

Click on the links to check them out, or see all of the entries by clicking here. Thanks for visiting!


Art for a Cause

I was inspired by the canine athletes I saw at the Oregon State Fair to create a motivational print. Proceeds from the sale of any related items will go to Chase Away K9 Cancer.

One of the pups from the X-Treme Air Dogs show at the Oregon State Fair.

Check it out here. Watermark does not appear on the final product.


Oregon Coast

I headed down to the Coos Bay/North Bend/Bandon area of the Oregon Coast a couple of days ago to escape the smoke-filled valley and maybe get some good pictures. I don’t get down this way very often. It’s just enough of a drive to make for a long day. I think I got some good shots, and I definitely drank some good coffee and enjoyed some beautiful scenery.

Coquille River Lighthouse
Bandon, OR
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Cape Blanco Lighthouse lens


Seagull perched on cliffs at Shore Acres State Park
Shore Acres State Park


Uncategorized · WPC

Highlights of 2017

This year has been tough for me. The highlights have all revolved around connections. It’s nice to go back and re-visit those.

Photo Challenges · Travel · Uncategorized · WPC

Walter’s Wiggles

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Our May trip to the Utah National Parks was filled with upward motion. This is a photo of the switchback “Walter’s Wiggles” on the way up to Angels Landing in Zion. Those little spots of color between the trees are people near the top of the switchback.

Props to these random strangers for posing for my photo. šŸ™‚

I think I exceeded 20,000 steps on each day of this trip!