Dog Artwork to Benefit Animal Welfare

February kicks off artwork exhibits and sales in New York for charities

If you love dogs and art, February is the month for you. First, there’s Barkfest at Bonhams, a one-day-only charity brunch allowing people to bring their dogs and come enjoy the works various artists such as William Henry Hamilton Trood, Arthur Wardle, Valentine Garland, Percival Rosseau, Cecil Aldin, John Emms and over 30 works by Reuben Ward Binks. The event takes place on February 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at Bonhams, located at 580 Madison Avenue, between East 56th and 57th Streets.

This exhibit will give people the chance to check out artwork to be sold at “Dogs in Show & Field: The Fine Art Sale,” being held on February 15th, also at Bonhams. Proceeds from Barkfest at Bonhams will go to the AKC Humane Fund Inc., a 501(c)(3) charity that promotes responsible pet ownership through community outreach, education and grants. Admission to Barkfest at Bonhams is a donation of $50 in advance or $60 at the door.

From February 11 to March 24, the William Secord Gallery will feature over 100 paintings, bronzes and trophies for exhibition and sale from the collection of Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge. Mrs. Dodge was renowned in the dog community not only for her vast artwork collection, but also for her Morris & Essex Kennel Club shows, her contributions to the world of purebred dogs and her philanthropic generosity. 

The sale will benefit the Capital Campaigning of Saint Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, N.J., the sanctuary Mrs. Dodge founded in 1958. The William Secord Gallery is located at 52 East 76th Street.

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