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Love Dogs? How about Sled Dogs?

If you missed the opening reception of All Things Sled Dog (and Dog) at 1+1=1, you can still see the photos at the gallery through March 2nd, 2014. There are two exhibits by Maureen Shaughnessy at the gallery this month: Ancient Bond, an exhibit of sled dogs portraits emphasizing the dogs’ personalities and the bond with their handlers and mushers… and Charlie’s Closet, select portraits of Charlie putting up with being dressed up in human clothes. The gallery is located in Helena Montana at 335 North Last Chance Gulch.

Mark Ibsen and Dave Armstrong During Mushing Talk

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If you missed the opening reception of All Things Sled Dog (and Dog) at 1+1=1, you can still see the photos at the gallery through March 2nd, 2014. We are located at 335 North Last Chance Gulch in Helena, Montana.

There are two exhibits by Maureen Shaughnessy at the gallery this month:  Ancient Bond, an exhibit of sled dogs portraits emphasizing the dogs’ personalities and the bond with their handlers and mushers… and Charlie’s Closet, select portraits of Charlie putting up with being dressed up in human clothes.

Artist During Gallery Talk

Our Friday night reception was well attended. I began with a talk about how I shoot portraits of dogs, and try to build connections between the dogs (the photos) and viewers.  Mark Ibsen followed with a humorous talk about mushing, using my photos to enlighten the audience about what the dogs might be feeling or thinking. He had the guests (and me) laughing and smiling. Dave Armstrong and several other old-time mushers attended and we even got Dave to give us some history about the Race to the Sky and the antique sled displayed at the gallery this month.

Mark Ibsen During Mushing Talk

We had a mix of mushers and mushing-fans along with other dog lovers and a handful of photo buffs. I promised a couple of guests that I would post my talk, along with the 19 tips for photographing dogs, so I’ll do that in the next day or so. Check back later this week.

Gallery Reception and Artist Talk

Guests at 1+1=1 Gallery

Thank you to my dear friends, Jaime for helping me hang the show and to Ema and Adia for your help with the food during the reception. Thank you especially to Tim Carney, who mounted the utility panels on the gallery walls and helped me serve wine and finance the exhibit. Plus you are always my greatest fan and helpmate. You’re awesome!

Please enjoy the opening night photos. If you see yourself in the crowd and want to comment, please do. Or comment even if you weren’t there.

  • All of Maureen’s photos are for sale.
  • The size of most of the signed photos is 18 inches x 12 inches.
  • The photos are digitally printed on archival Silver Rag Gloss (more of a luster finish) paper.
  • These are the highest quality digital prints I can find, made for me in South Carolina: the colors and black and white tones are rich and the paper feels like a traditional cotton fiber based paper.
  • Unframed prints are $100 each.
  • Ready-to-Hang prints mounted on Baltic Birch gallery panels are $200 each.
  • I will have a gallery of prints available from this exhibit in a separate post. Please let me know by email if you want to purchase one or more prints from this exhibit. [email protected]

 Here’s where you can purchase the prints. 

5 replies on “Love Dogs? How about Sled Dogs?”

it really was a snowy Friday night, and the opening of the winter Olympic games to compete with to boot. We had a pretty good turnout anyway. I was worried we would have too many. It’s a small space. But we had the perfect number.

What a lovely way for dog lovers to get together. Your photos are gorgeous, and I would love to see some you took of Charlie too! Glad you had a nice showing, I wish I could’ve been there to celebrate the love of dogs with you!

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