Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Somerset Studio Gallery - Dogs Rule Project

I am so excited to announce that my pug art along with 12 other friends, has been published in the Somerset Studio Gallery - Summer 2009 Issue!

Here is a quick synopsis of the Dogs Rule Project from my Pug Notes Press Page:

The Dogs Rule Project 2008 is the brain child of artist, Jill Beninato, who invited 12 other artists to collaborate their efforts to illustrate how and why dogs rule. Each artist created 14 pages to be bound into 14 books. One book was sent to each artist while the 14th book was auctioned off on Ebay in November 2008 and raised $350 for A Place to Bark Animal Rescue. Please click here to see how my page was created.

Please feel free to click on the links above to get a more detailed view of the project and how it was created.

The layout in the magazine is amazing. It spreads across 9 full color pages 152-160.

Here is a preview of all the article for you to see in a PDF Format that I put together.

The publication also has a bonus page online that shows more images that were not included in the article.

I am thrilled that the pop-up baby Emmitt I created for each page is also featured. :)

Here is the list of artists, their web sites and blogs that were part of the 2008 Dogs Rule Project:

Manon Doyle of Hoochie Poochie Studios , blog

Jamie Pflughoeft of Cowbelly Photography, blog

Leigh Jackson of Noisy Dog Studio, blog

Moira McLaughlin of Dream Dogs Art, blog

Melissa Langer of Pug Notes, blog

Linda O'Neill of Abby Creek Studios , blog

Rebecca Lansdowne of Art Paw, blog

Nicole Mlakar-Livingston of Nicole Mlakar Photography, blog

Wendy Crumbley from 2 Dog Studio, blog

Bernie Berlin from A Place To Bark, blog

Anne Leuck Feldhaus of Anne Leuck Feldhaus Studio Ltd., blog

Party Pugs
8 x8 Paper Collage
Melissa Langer 2009

I am excited to say that Jill is now hosting a 2009 project called Party Animals. The self published book and auctions for all of the original works will be available in The Fall of 2009.

My contribution is called Party Pugs and the original will also be available in the auction to raise funds for A Place to Bark Animal Rescue.
I will keep you posted!


Manon said...

Hey Melissa,
Great post! I also got my copy last week and I'll have to get myself together and post it! LOL

Ritobear said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting!

Ruth Welter said...

Melissa, congratulations...that is so wonderful that you have been published in such a fabulous magazine. Enjoy your success.


Jill Beninato said...

Dang did such a great job with this post I may just have to link directly to yours!!! I think the piece looks great!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

KHONGRATS on your pawesome akhkhomplishments!


Rosie said...

This is totally pawsome!!! Congratulations!!!
Loves from pugs,
Rosie Marie

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

That is wonderful - you should be rewarded for all your marvelous talents.

Kelly said...

How wonderful, Melissa! I love seeing your work getting published. You're so deserving!


The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Hello Melissa!

It soo nice to meet other wonderful artists. Thank you for your lovely comment it means a lot to me. Love your blog and the party pugs. Tara is a sweetheart!! dig love her work and I'm happy to meet her friends. Here's to art friendship.

Diane said...

Oh Melissa, This is wonderful news. CONGRATULATIONS!! I can't think of anyone that deserves this more than you!I love to see good things come your way. You are so special! xoxo Diane

Liss said...

This is so great, congrats!

Fannie said...

Congrats, Melissa, to you and your friends! You deserve it! Love your art! Keep going!

christine said...

Congratulations, Melissa! I am thrilled for you and all of the other "Dogs Rule" artists!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow good for you! That is amazing :)

Joan Princing Art said...

Many heartfelt congratulations, Melissa. What an extremely beautiful project to be a part of. You must be so excited. The entire project is absolutely wonderful. Congratulations to all the other artists as well.
Joan & Skippy

Apollo said...

Cool pictures. That's great news. Gotta love a pop-up Emmitt.

Tara's Art Camp said...

Congratulations! You deserve it! So many cool artists too! It inspires me to want to paint more doggies! .... or kitties....

hugs ((())))

The Devil Dog said...

Congratulations! That is soooo coool. But then, we knew you were awesome!

Roxy & Lucky

Sandy Mastroni said...

fantastic ! congratulations Melissa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh Melissa and Emmitt ,
We love to hear stuff like this.
We are so excited for you. You, and the other artists really make a difference in our world

sherry carrigan said...

Congrats M. You and Fannie are on a roll with Somerset. I must get busy.

GAIL said...

Congratulations Melissa! Again, well deserved. I'm going out and trying to find this magazine tomorrow. Your party pugs are too cute for words.

Unknown said...

Congrats Melissa!!! you are big time!!! *doing the mashed potato dance*
love and pughugs from Texas...

2DogStudio said...

Thanks Melissa! I didn't even know the issue was published.I look forward to seeing it in person. Love the Party Pugs too!! Great post!!

Sunny said...

Congratulations, that's fantastic! Love the new black puggie painting too.