Holidays 2010 The Danger Dog Newsletter
Custom Folk Art from the Himalayas
Happy Holidays!
Lhasa Apso by Indra Lama
Palden the Lhasa Apso by Indra Lama
I am back from another successful Danger Dog trip in Kathmandu, and have now made over 1700 Danger Dog portraits (and hand-carried them back in my luggage -- whew!).

Above is a portrait of Palden, a Nepali Lhasa Apso, painted by a new artist, Indra Lama.

Thanks to all of you who have supported this project over the years. It is hard to believe that the little idea I had so long ago has generated such exciting and diverse art.

As I picked up the last order at the studio of Megh Raj Thapa, he said: 'Thank you for supporting my business.' That meant a lot to me.

Give someone you love a portrait of someone they love!

See the Dogs Live at the Venice Art Crawl
by A. Michelle Page
The Danger Dog Art Project is joining the Venice Art Crawl.
Danger Dogs Art Exhibit
As part of the new Venice Art Crawl at the fabulous art venue, the Hotel Erwin, the Danger Dogs are honored to be featured.

The hours are 6 to 10 pm, on Thursday, December 16th, at 1697 Pacific Avenue Venice Beach, CA 90291. The Danger Dogs will be in the 'Hash' area of the Hotel, just at the front gate.

This is your chance to see the many artists' works available and to get a great deal on a Danger Dog (or Cat)!

Also included in this Pop Up Gift Shop at the Hotel Erwin's Hash are the noted celebrity photographer Sunny Bak's Beastie Bak Limited Edition Photos and Sneakers! 'Peace through Photography'.

The jeweler Wanda Lobito - all the way from Santa Fe, the delightful photos of R.Duncan, Sr., and the artist Isabella Alford-Lago will be there with her Gorilla prints.

Tell them Michelle sent you!

I really am looking forward to seeing you there!

The Venice Art Crawl is a fun event with many, many studios and events to explore. It is held the 3rd Thursday of each month.

How to Custom Order your Nepali Pup Art!
by A. Michelle Page
It's Easy to Order!

I will be returning to Nepal in spring 2011, but you can order now!

Coco, the White Cat, by Megh Raj, Sufraj and Sabala
Coco by Megh Raj, Sufraj and Sabala. Which would you choose?

You can immortalize your pet with no risk, while helping these struggling Nepali signboard artists.

1. Send a photo of your pet to me at

2. Let me know what you'd like it to say.

3. Tell me if you have a particular style or artist in mind or if you would like to be surprised.

That's it! You pay nothing until you choose one of the 3 portraits. If you don't like any of them, you do not have to pay. The artists are paid Fair Trade wages in any case. Satisfaction guaranteed.

You get 3 choices, 3 artists get work, and museum stores get folk art.

Micro-finance through Art Patronage

All paintings are hand-painted, approximately 1 foot square, synthetic enamel on metal, can be hung indoors or out. The price for one pet is $250 for your choice of one in three.

Multiple figures on one sign are $325 for 2 pets, and $400 for 3 pets per sign.

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by A. Michelle Page
Stumped for a last minute gift?

You can see available signs by the different Nepali artists on the Nepal Dog Channel on YouTube.

Time is running out, but you can write to me and ask if I have a pet that looks like your pet! I have a lot of great choices and variety. It can't hurt to ask.

Charlie the Schnoodle by Sagar
Charlie the Black Schnoodle by Sagar
My latest YouTube video features my inspiration for this Fair Trade Art project. The real signs that are disappearing without our help. It also features Nepal's great traditional folk music.

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See the Dogs Live!
Where else to see the Danger Dogs:

Santa Monica Museum of Art New Stone Age window display
Select signs at

Now in Manhattan at
Prudence Designs, 228 W. 18th St (at 7th Ave.).

While in Soho, stop by the OK Harris Cigar store at 355 W. Broadway (between Spring & Broome).

The Santa Monica Museum of Artat Bergamot Station in Santa Monica has some new Danger Dogs (along with a new exhibition) at their Gracie Store.

Craft and Folk Art Museum(across from the LA County Museum on mid-Wilshire) has a selection of Dogs.

The Terrence Rogers Gallery at 1231 5th Street in Santa Monica have some signs on hand, so stop by and see them

GhettoGloss Galleryin Hollywood, features some Danger Dogs in their on-line catalogue.

Flake, a restaurant that serves up delicious coffe and breakfast cereals on Rose in Venice has a Dog Bar featuring a Danger Dog.

Of course, please drop by and see them at their old favorite haunts as well:

New Stone Ageat 8407 W. Third (at Orlando) in Los Angeles has a great new stock of signs.

Healthy Spotat 1110 Wilshire (at 11th in Santa Monica) features the Danger Dogs.

Tailwaggers has 2 locations: 1929 N. Bronson in Hollywood and 801 N. Fairfax.

I'm always looking for new venues, so please recommend me to your favorite retailer.

Tell them Michelle sent you!

Above is the Danger Dogs on the wall at the Santa Monica Museum at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica and to the right is the Danger Dogs in the window at New Stone Age on W. Third here in Los Angeles.