#ArtPup

Through September 30, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

A new breed of art lover

#ArtPup is presented by the Association for Public Art (aPA) with lead support from Park Towne Place Museum District Residences.

Maybe your four-legged friend looks like the Greyhound Sculptures in Rittenhouse Square, or you pass Iroquois on your daily dog walks, or you enjoy a moment of respite at Playing Angels with your pooch. Whatever inspires you to snap a pic, show us your #ArtPup!

📸 Photo Contest

Whether your pup is imitating, appreciating, or simply looking cute, we want to see your dog with outdoor sculptures in Philadelphia. Share your photos using #ArtPup on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and be entered for a chance to win prizes for you and your four-legged friend, including a free two-night staycation at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia (dog-friendly) for first place and other pup-friendly prizes. Enter now through September 30, 2018.

🎉 Free Events

Join us for two #ArtPup events free with registration:

Pup Meet-Up & Party
Thursday, September 6, 2018 | 6-8pm
Rain date September 13, 2018
You and your doggo are invited to Yappy Hour and the official #ArtPup party at Park Towne Place Museum District Residences, 2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Oar Pub at South Tower. Refreshments will be served for people and pooches.

Dog Walk & Public Art Tour
Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 10am-12pm
Ramp up your routine by taking your pup out for a public art tour around the Philadelphia Museum of Art and along Kelly Drive. Meet at Iroquois Park, 24th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

🐶 Featured Pups

Use #ArtPup for a chance to see your fur ball featured online and in Dilworth Park. We’ve also teamed up with several animal shelters throughout the city to share #ArtPup(s) that are up for adoption, as well as Philly-based dog celebrities on Instagram who will make online appearances. Follow us on Instagram to see more.

(Please note that being featured does not necessarily mean that you have won the contest.)

>> PRESS RELEASE

Congratulations to the #ArtPup Photo Contest Winners!

Our panel of guest judges – Peter Crimmins, Meredith Edlow, Patrick Hardy, Richelle Kota, and Jennifer Rodríguez – made their selections based on quality, composition, originality, and appeal, and all submissions were anonymized and randomized before being reviewed. There were so many fantastic (and adorable) entries that we have also included some staff favorites below. Thank you to everyone who participated and shared their special #ArtPup(s) with us!

 

1ST PLACE goes to Duke the Aussiedoodle (@duke_da_doodle on Instagram) at the entrance of the Perelman Building of the Philadelphia Museum Art.

Duke the Aussiedoodle in front of a sculpture of a dog
1st Place: Duke the Aussiedoodle (@duke_da_doodle on Instagram)

 

2ND PLACE goes to Bandit the pitbull mix (@chuckseye on Instagram) with Jacob Epstein’s Social Consciousness behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Bandit the pitbull mix in front of Jacob Epstein's Social Consciousness sculpture
2nd Place: Bandit the pitbull mix (@chuckseye on Instagram)

 

3RD PLACE is Sailor the Italian Greyhound (@sailortheiggy on Instagram) with the Greyhound Sculptures in Rittenhouse Square.

Sailor the Italian Greyhound with the Greyhound sculpture in Rittenhouse Square
3rd Place: Sailor the Italian Greyhound (@sailortheiggy on Instagram)

 

 

STAFF PICKS

Mitch the Poodle
Staff Pick (@mitchpoodle on Instagram)
Staff Pick (@groverthecavalier on Instagram)
Staff Pick (@baileycakey on Instagram)
Staff Pick (@crazycosmodog on Instagram)
Staff Pick (@milo.thepomsky on Instagram)
Staff Pick (@mistermoseley on Instagram)
Staff Pick (@hkasprzak on Twitter)
Staff Pick (@phillydogtravels on Instagram)

 


 

Prizes for Best in Show

The winning #ArtPup photos will receive some great prizes, including a staycation at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, a “spa day” at Doggie V.I.P. + Pretoria Salon + Spa, and gifts from Doggie Style Pets and Trend Eye Care.  A panel of judges appointed by the Association for Public Art (aPA) will select the first, second, and third place winners based on the quality of the photo, composition, originality, and appeal. The winners will be notified via Instagram or email and announced on our Instagram page. See below for details and rules.

#ArtPup Penny with the Smith Memorial Arch in West Fairmount Park

1st Place

  • Complimentary two-night staycation at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia (dogs welcome!)*
  • “Spa day” for you and your pup at Doggie V.I.P. ($150 gift card) and Pretoria Salon + Spa ($75 gift card)**
  • Gift basket from Doggie Style Pets
  • Designer glasses from Trend Eye Care
  • One-year membership to the Association for Public Art

2nd Place

  • “Spa day” for you and your pup at Doggie V.I.P. ($100 gift card) and Pretoria Salon + Spa ($50 gift card)**
  • Gift basket from Doggie Style Pets
  • Gift card from Trend Eye Care
  • One-year membership to the Association for Public Art

3rd Place

  • “Spa day” for you and your pup at Doggie V.I.P. ($50 gift card) and Pretoria Salon + Spa ($25 gift card)**
  • Gift basket from Doggie Style Pets
  • Gift card from Trend Eye Care
  • One-year membership to the Association for Public Art
*Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia date restrictions may apply and will be based on availability.
**Doggie V.I.P. gift cards may be used towards Pup Spa Treatment (bath/nails/cleaning), doggie daycare, or boarding for your very important pet.

 


 

How to Enter

Post a photo that you personally took of your dog with a public sculpture in Philadelphia to your public Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter account and include #ArtPup within the caption of the post. If your social media profile is not public, the photo will not be automatically entered into the contest and you must instead submit your photo and caption through the contest entry form.

#ArtPup Emmie with Henry Moore’s Three Way Piece Number 1: Points

Contest Rules

  • Entries will be accepted from August 22 to September 30, 2018. All entries must be received by 11:59pm on September 30, 2018
  • You must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. resident
  • You can submit multiple photos, but only one may be considered for a prize
  • Photos that feature a dog or person climbing, resting, or placed on a sculpture will be disqualified, with the exception of functional public artworks (i.e. Pavillion in the Trees, Fingerspan, Manayunk Stoops)
  • The aPA has the right to disqualify any entries that it deems not to meet the criteria, or due to technical, legal, or other problems
  • You represent and warrant that any photo you submit is original, has not previously won an award, does not infringe upon the copyright or any other right or interest of any other entity, and that you have not previously granted any rights to such material to any other entity, nor does any third party have any interest in such materials
  • You grant aPA the permanent, non-exclusive, unlimited right to publish, reproduce, or display the photo on aPA and its partners’ materials as long as credit is given to you. The aPA reserves the right to do this without gaining any further permission or providing any compensation
(Left to right) Heidi, Banksy, Bandit, and Penny with Alexander Stirling Calder’s Sundial

Photo Tips

  • Don’t be afraid to get low to capture your dog in the frame with the artwork
  • Bring treats to coax your pup into the perfect positions and reward them for a job well done
  • Bring noise makers (or be a noise maker!) to grab your dog’s attention
  • Consider which artwork you feel your furry friend favors, or use this opportunity to explore a new public sculpture
  • Visit our interactive map for ideas
  • Walk around the artwork to find the perfect angle, but be mindful of your pet’s safety and respectful of the artworks in the process
  • To help us protect the sculptures, please curb your dog and prevent them scuffing or urinating on the art

Meet the judges! Our guest panel for the #ArtPup photo contest chose the first, second, and third place winners based on quality, composition, originality, and appeal. See the winners here.

 

Peter Crimmins headshot

PETER CRIMMINS

WHYY Arts & Culture Reporter Peter Crimmins has been involved in radio since he was a child, building radios from crystal diode kits. He first went on the air at the University of California, Berkeley, where he produced and hosted a weekly show about cinema. After moving across the country, he started working for the WHYY newsroom in Philadelphia in 2008. Crimmins rides his bike to work – rain or shine – from Fishtown.

 

 

Meredith Edlow headshotMEREDITH EDLOW

Meredith Edlow is a professor at Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication and a photographer and videographer in Philadelphia. She worked for Visit Philadelphia, producing photography and destination video content, and freelanced as a general assignment photographer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News. Her Instagram account has been recognized by Time Magazine as one to follow and her work has been published in outlets around the globe, online and in print.

 

 

Patrick Hardy headshotPATRICK HARDY

Patrick Hardy is the Chief Creative Officer of Tierney, a full-service communications agency headquartered in Philadelphia that offers integrated advertising, public relations, social media, digital and media services. Hardy’s writing has given voice to some of the region’s most notable brands, including Verizon, PECO Energy, Exelon, Commerce Bank, Independence Blue Cross and Martin Guitars. Notably, he oversaw the merger of PECO and ComEd and the highly successful launch of TD Bank.

 

 

Richelle Kota headshotRICHELLE KOTA

Richelle Kota is the Lead Teaching Assistant for the Teen Photo program at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. She is also a writer, nature enthusiast, and recent graduate living in Philadelphia. In 2017 she released her first self-published work, Where There Were Roses: A Memoir Through Poems. Her work has been published by Yes Poetry, Peach Mag, Breadcrumbs Mag, Cordella, Visual Verse, and Recenter Press. She aspires to live a very simple life on a farm with many pigs, goats, and dogs.

 

 

JENNIFER RODRÍGUEZ

Jennifer Rodríguez is President and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the Association for Public Art (aPA). She was previously appointed by Mayor Michael A. Nutter as the Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs, where she oversaw the implementation of policies and programs that have placed Philadelphia among the most welcoming cities in the nation.

Free #ArtPup Events Worth Sniffing Out

 

#ArtPup Yappy Hour at the Park Towne Place Museum District Residences
ArtPup kick-off party at Park Towne Place

Pup Meet-Up & Party

You and your doggo are invited to a Yappy Hour and official kick-off of #ArtPup. Refreshments for people and pooches will be served.

Park Towne Place Museum District Residences, 2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Oar Pub at the South Tower
Thursday, September 6, 2018
6PM – 8PM; Rain Date: September 13th

This event is FREE, registration required.

 

 


 

ArtPup Dog Walk and Public Art Tour. Photo by Melvin Epps for the Association for Public Art

Dog Walk and Public Art Tour

Ramp up your routine and bring your pup for a public art stroll around the Philadelphia Museum of Art and along Kelly Drive.

Iroquois Park, 24th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
Saturday, September 29, 2018
10AM – 12PM

This event is FREE, registration required. Space is limited!

>>See PHOTOS from the event

Thank you to our pup-friendly partners and supporters!

Lead support for #ArtPup is provided by Park Towne Place Museum District Residences and promoted in partnership with the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.

In-kind support has been provided by Tierney, Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, Doggie V.I.P., Pretoria Salon + Spa, Trend Eye Care, Doggie Style Pets, and printing partner Fireball Printing.

Need More Information?

General Inquiries

Caitlin Martin; cmartin@associationforpublicart.org or call 215-546-7550