On Thursday, April 10th, the Scottsdale Gallery Association is dedicating its first ever Scottsdale Art Walk to our four-legged friends. Bonner David Galleries has long been in support of our furry family members and is excited to join in the celebration of dogs. That night, we will be featuring the distinctive work of Ron Burns, who has become famous for depicting ‘furever best friends’ of all kinds. From search and rescue dogs and shelter dogs, to portraits of loved pets, past and present, he has a keen eye for capturing the souls of our favorite animals.
During the night, we will also have donations from Bentley’s Biscuts, who create healthy and tasty treats that dogs simply love. Join us from 7:00 – 9:00 pm of April 10th, for a night dedicated to our pets who hold a special place in our hearts.
Painter Ron Burns has become known for his colorful portraits of man’s best friend and his uncanny ability to capture an animal’s unique soul and personality on canvas. His much loved portraits can be seen in both public and private collections around the world.
This year Ron Burns is continuing his work with the Arizona Humane Society with a portrait of Ryder, a two year-old rescued pit bull. Ryder was found by cops severely starved and hanging from a door handle, with scars on her face from years of abuse. Unable to even stand when she first arrived to the Humane Society, she was carefully nurtured back to health by loving caretakers. Now returning to health, everyone is hopeful that Ryder will have a second chance to live a happy life with a loving family. Her portrait, which depicts her in the setting of her “furever home,” will be debuted during Ron Burns show opening on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 6-9pm.
Also on that Thursday night, there will be a raffle held for a chance to win a limited edition holiday print. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Arizona Humane Society to help them in their efforts to rescue more animals in need like Ryder.
The show will run from December 5th through the 16th. Make sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss out!
Ron Burns and the endearing faces of his beloved dogs will be at Bonner David Galleries for his “Encore II Best Friends Furever” show. Join us on Thrusday, December 27 from 6-8 to share the experience with us. Including dozen new commissions in addition to many more of his new works, the show is sure to have plenty of stunning works to catch the eye and tug on your heartstrings. Not only that, but if you find yourself imagining a portrait of your own best friend, Ron Burns will honor this seasons special commission pricing through the night of his opening, Thursday, December 27th.
In addition, Ron Burns will be holding a raffle for a chance to win “Andy’s Pop World,” a sold out piece from Burn’s personal collection. All proceeds from the drawing will benefit The Arizona Humane Society. The drawing will also be held during his show on Decemeber 27th. Raffle tickets can be purchased through the gallery ahead of time, with either check or cash, by mail or in person at Bonner David Galleries; or they can be purchased with cash or check at the show.
For more information about commissions or Ron Burn’s work, please visit our earlier blog post of his work, or visit his page on our website. We hope to see you there!