Victoria Kloch and studio hound, Lucy Bean
664-A Freeman Lane PMB 196, Grass Valley, Ca. 95949
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June 25, 2010 is Take Your Dog to Work Day
At Painter’s Showcase Everyday is a studio-dog day
PAINTER’S SHOWCASE founder, Victoria Kloch got used to her Boston Terrier puppy Lucy Bean opening her paint tubes early. “I didn’t mind so much, as I was worried for her safety. But when she chewed the handles of favorite brushes, it got personal.” Turns out, Kloch is extending the long history of atelier pooches, who have long provided the perfect companions and critiques for artists, not to mention art subjects, for centuries.
Kloch began her own business as other work prospects became limited. Kloch observes, “I started offering my paintings through various e-commerce websites and noticed that fine art was being crowded by crafts and other collectables. My vision of a community for painters, illustrators and sculptors is realized with www.PaintersShowcase.com. Painter’s Showcase is a place to buy and sell fine art, where artists can learn and support one another while furthering individual creative expression and profitability. I am so happy to be deeply engaged doing what I love and having Lucy Bean around is ALWAYS a barrel of laughs and is so good for my soul and art.”
Of course, one of immediate bennies to working in the studio is having your dog around while you create…. something many companies now also allow; Google, Amazon, AutoDesk, Ben & Jerry’s are a few.
June 25, 2010 may be the rare opportunity for each of us to let our dogs shine at the workplace. Take Your Dog To Work Day was created in 1999 to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs. This annual event celebrates the humane-canine bond and promotes pet adoption by encouraging their employers to support TYDTWDay by opening their workplace to employees’ four-legged friends on this one annual day.
Kloch is part of several trends at once: working online versus a geographical location, establishing her own business and enjoying the company of a most-excellent four-pawed companion. Lucy has grown up quite a bit and now is willing to limit her chewing to her toy basket.
Learn more about Painter’s Showcase (where everyday is TYDTWDay at www.PaintersShowcase.com.
Support animal rescue and participate in TYDTWDay by visiting www.takeyourdog.com.