Best Dog Art

Celebrating Man's Best Friend

Dogs have long been an inspiration for men, whether its in terms of survival in books like Call of the Wild and White Fang or more as a sign of comfort and companionship like in Marmaduke or Hachi. To dog owners, there is nothing like the companionship or love or loyalty that a dog can provide and artists such as Pablo Picasso and Norman Rockwell knew that. To celebrate this bond between man and beast, here are some of the best examples of art celebrating man's best friend.

1. Pablo Picasso- "Dog" Line Drawing

2. Norman Rockwell- "Boy and Girl Gazing at the Moon"


3. Andy Warhol- "Dachshund Print"



4.  George Rodrigue-  "Blue Dogs"

5. Jim Killen- Portraits of Sporting Dogs


6. Gail Kelley- Good Dog Art


7. John Silver- "The Last Biscuit"


8. Pierre-Auguste Renoir- "Madame Renoir with a Dog"


9. Edouard Manet- "A King Charles Spaniel"


10. Cassius Coolidge- "Waterloo"

Who is your favorite dog artist? Let us know in the comments below!


25 More Perfect Reasons Why Being an Artist is the Best

 When 25 Reasons Just Arent Enough

We all know that being an artist is the best and we released an article awhile ago called 25 Perfect Reasons Why Being an Artist is the Best. That list barely scratched the surface and like a good painting, theres layers to everything that is great about being an artist. So here are a few more reasons why being an artist is the best:

25. Creating art that makes YOU happy.

24. Being able to say whatever you want without caring what anyone else thinks. No filters.

23. Getting out and creating art outside of your studio. Art is everywhere.

22. Having someone commission you to do something you love and have them take an interest in your art.

21. Seeing the world through a lens where the world is your canvas.

20. Displaying your work anywhere public.

19. That sunny day that makes you want to take your easel or sketchbook outside to create.

18. That cold, rainy day where you need nothing more than to be in your warm studio.

17. Knowing that you're taking place in a creative process that started as early as the earliest man and cave paintings. 

16. Finding just the right music that flows with your creativity just the right way at the just the right time.

15. Creating something that will outlast you and continue to make people happy after you're gone.

14. Having other creative types agree that your work is perfect and there's not one thing they would change about your piece.

13. Figuring out exactly what your painting/ sculpture/ sketch needs after a long period of artist's block.

12. Finishing a particularly difficult piece and the sense of accomplishment with finishing something you wrestled with.

11. Meeting other people who share your love for your art form.

10. Finding a mentor who can open up new avenues for you to improve your art.

9.   Performance art that makes people give you that "What the ****" look.

8.  Finding better brushes, paints and supplies that make you wonder why you never used this in the first place.

7.  Being consumed by visions that you can bring to life visually.

6.  Receiving any kind of award for your art.

5.  Knowing its all about the "sturm und drang".

4.  Finding a group of other artists that can critique your work and add value to  your craft.

3.  Finding sense in the odd hours your work calls you to.

2.  Knowing that any part of our conscious or uncouscious world affects your art and it will show up on way or another

1.  Knowing that your art is yours and it only needs to please you.

Did we get everything this time? What is your favorite reason for being an artist?


Number 1 in Jerry's Top 10 U.S. Art Schools Countdown

#1 Yale University

 Jerry's Artarama has always supported art education and so this year we wanted to show our support of some of the finest in higher art education available in the United States by honoring some of the best schools in our list of the 10 Best Art Schools in the Country.

Coming in at the #1 Spot as the Highest Ranked Art School in the United States is Yale University!


 The Yale University School of Art, established in 1869, is an art school that grants only Masters of Fine Arts degrees in graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking or sculpture. They have an incredibly rigorous application process and only takes undergraduate students with impeccable records. Just a clue as to how exclusive the school is; in November 2008, only 65 of 1142 applicants were admitted to the School of Art for the class of 2010. The School of Art's Master of Fine Arts program for Painting/Printmaking only allows in about 21 students a year. 

One of the biggest selling points of our #1 School is the amount of connections available to students in the art community. Even students who haven't graduated yet are rumored to have signed with galleries and international exhibitions. Students are also treated world famous guest speakers including notable international artists and sculptors. Students are judged at the end of each semester based on the work they've submitted and are judged on the highest levels of art criticism. This is only part of what makes Yale one of the best and most prestigious Art Schools in the world and Number One in America. 

The Breakdown


Art on Display at the Chapel Street and Edgwood Ave Galleries 


 For More Information on the Yale University School of Art, visit

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Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship

 This year, with the help of several sponsors and friends, Jerrys will empower one young artist with a scholarship award of $5000 as well as an eGift Card worth $500 in art supplies from Jerry's is searching out a young talented Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student or High School Senior who is going into the arts. Apply today for your chance to win the Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship!

One $5000 non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to one special student artist to be used towards tuition and fees required by their educational institution. In addition to tuition and fees, a $500 eGift card to will be provided to the student to use on art supplies and materials. Jerry's will also throw in a $250 Supply Pack to the student's chosen Art Department!

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