Calling All Artists!!

BOW WOW ART DOGS Guidelines and Information

Artist Application

BowWOW Artist materials

Bow WOW Art Dogs featuring fiberglass dogs, each decorated by a local artist, will take residence in front of stores and businesses around downtown Ridgefield. Locations for the Bow WOW Art Dogs will be decided by the Sponsors. Supported by RPAC Art Center and Academy, Bow WOW Art Dogs benefits ROAR and The Aldrich Contemporary Museum and is slated to commence in September, inclusive of the Bow WOW Art Dog parade, and conclude at the “Leader of The Pack” reception and auction in early November. Bow WOW Art Dogs has commissioned a USA based business to create fiberglass dog statue forms ranging in size from extra-small to extra-large!  The dog statues arrive in a factory-applied primer awaiting your creative vision to transform the unadorned dogs into a vibrant work of art.

Artist Participation

o Complete the application form.
o Use our drawing templates to convey your design(s).
o Show both sides of your design by using two of each template per submission.  Include your name on each template. You may submit more than one design.
o Send your completed application form, your Bow WOW Art Dog design(s) and online portfolio, Instagram or Resume to:

You may submit more than one design; however, judges reserve the right to select only one design per artist. Designs chosen for inclusion in BOW WOW ART DOGS will not go into production until a sponsor has been secured for that design.


Bow WOW Art Dogs is open to all artists, from the acclaimed to the amateur. Children as well as adults are invited to submit designs.


  • Showcase your talent! Provide optimum exposure for your work.
  • Each artist will be recognized on a special plaque attached to the base of the dog.
  • Garner media attention throughout the area and beyond.
  • Experience an exciting opportunity that enables you to give back to your community.

Next Steps

  • The BOW WOW ART DOGS Committee & RPAC Art Center will serve as judges for design submissions.
  • Artists whose designs are selected will be notified by email. Design selection by RPAC Art Center and Bow WOW Art Dogs Committee does not guarantee a sponsor.
  • All selected artists and designs will be compiled into a Portfolio of Artists for sponsors to review.
  • Once a sponsor has selected an artist, the selected artist will work directly with the sponsor for payment of any fees that are in addition to the artist fee payed by Bow WOW Art Dogs event including but not limited to the cost of materials and final design. Bow WOW Art Dogs will pay an Artist Fee for the sponsor of $500.00 for a Grant Dane and $300.00 for a sitting lab.

All designs must be received by RPAC Art Center and Academy by 3:00pm on May 8, 2020.

Event Coordinated by: