Come to the Dog Show - and Sign Up for a Painting!

Come to the Governor's Foot Guard Dog show this weekend, and sign up to get a painting of your pet.

The Governor's Foot Guard dog show, which takes place Saturday and Sunday at the XL Center in Hartford, will have a special guest this year: me! 

I'll be showing and making paintings of dogs (and OK, a couple cats...) all weekend at the show. I'll be collecting names of folks who would like to win a pet portrait, too. And if you want to be sure to get one, I'll be taking deposits and scheduling paintings. 

My pet portraits start at 12 inches by 12 inches, for $350; I make bigger ones, too, and have a couple of them on display at the show. 

My paintings aren't photographically exact, but I do manage to capture the personality and soul of your dog. I paint with a palette knife, so the paintings have a lot of texture. Often, I use unusual colors. And always, I have fun. 

The Governor's Foot Guard show is one of the biggest in the northeast, with more than 800 dogs. The show runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $10. 

It looks like it's going to be lots of fun! 

If you can't get to the show this weekend, you can always see my paintings and sign up to have your pet painted by me at

Check out my blog, too, at carriejacobson.blogspot.com


Carrie Jacobson grew up in New London. She was the editor of the Montville Patch before moving, in May, to the Eastern Shore of Virginia. You can see her paintings at Center Framing & Art in West Hartford Center, at the Accidental Artist, and in art shows up and down the East Coast. 

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