Friday, July 12, 2013

Submit Your Idea for Pit Bull Tribute Art!

Pit Bull Rescue Central has made arrangements for an established artist to create a special limited-edition work of art that pays tribute to the pit bull. The artist, Alan Derrick, needs your input as to the characteristics that our followers believe should be captured and represented for the breed. 

Derrick welcomes any comments and suggestions you have to offer. You are invited to submit links, photographs, and other images to help communicate your thoughts, including, but certainly not limited to, pictures of your own companion pit bull. Think of what a monument to the breed this project will represent.

There's No Cost & It Helps Our Cause

There is no cost for you to participate. PBRC will receive, as a donation, the original artist proof of the work of art created for the limited-edition series. The artist proof, the first rendition of the design, is considered much more valuable and collectible by art enthusiasts. This artist proof will be among the items up for bid in our online Poppy Mart auction in September. The funds raised through Poppy Mart are used to help further the work of PBRC.

Put In Your Two Cents Worth

The artist will review each and every suggestion, comment, image, request, and piece of advice he receives and will personally follow up with you if requested. This information-gathering research phase of the project will continue until the end of July. Don’t hesitate to contact the artist and put in your two cents worth. Derrick plans to get started creating the design after July 25, 2013.

About the Art

3D metal pop art typically portrays iconic figures or concepts found in popular culture. This art form features layers of cut steel positioned one over the next, giving the artwork depth and dimension. The artist splatters on layers of paint, creating an illusion which mimics light itself. Each piece is an original, hand crafted and signed by the artist. Learn more about 3D Metal Pop Art.

About the Artist

Alan Derrick specializes in 3D metal pop art and personally designs, fabricates, paints, and signs each original work of art in a limited-edition series of 100 renditions. His work can be found in personal and corporate collections throughout the world. For many years, his focus has rarely trailed from human portraiture. This project represents Derrick’s effort to step outside the box and stretch the definition of portraiture to include more than just the human form. Learn more about Alan Derrick.

So send in your suggestions, photographs, web links, and other ideas today to!

You can also go directly to Alan Derrick's website and fill out a contact form.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Call the Pupparazzi! The Happy Endings 2014 Calendar Submission Deadline Has Been Extended!

Do you think your rescued pit bull was meant to represent an entire month as a calendar girl or boy? Can your pup compete with 2013's Mr. May (above) or hold her own as Ms. March?

PBRC has extended the submission deadline for our 2014 Happy Endings Calendar to 11:59 pm on Sunday, July 7! So there’s still time to grab the camera and be ready for that amazing photo op.

Since 2002, PBRC’s Happy Endings calendar—our all-dog calendar—has filled 12 months with wonderful color photographs of good-looking, charming, and active rescued pit bulls along with accurate breed information and heart-warming stories of rescue!

Click here for all the information you need about photo specifications and submission requirements.