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"Raining Cats and Dogs" was a juried art exhibition at Benton County Museum in summer 2013. The July 27th reception date coincided with the "Philomath Uncorked" Wine Walk.

Artists included Teresa Bell, Robert M. Bell, Cherrill Boissonou, Brynn Carter, Carol Chapel, Marilyn Cherry, Kelly Collins, Faye Cummins, Kathy Deggendorfer, Tru Denton, Jessica Dilbone, Jessica Drummond, Tina Fels, Martha Fraundorf, Linda Humphrey, Phyllis Johnson, Marjorie Kinch, Rachel Kirby, Ann Lahr, Julie Lauchner, Sue Noel, Tonye Belinda Phillips, Beatrice Rubenfeld, Judith Sander, Alexis Spakoski, JoAnne Walstad, Amy Ward and Claudia Weintraub.

Enjoy these samples of what these twenty-eight artists created along the theme "Raining Cats and Dogs."

Book of Cats and Dogs, and other friends, for little folks

Cover illustration from this children's book supports the theme of a 2013 exhibition.
By James Johonnot
D. Appleton & Co.
New York, NY
1884 — at Benton County Museum

Book: Cats and Dogs

Attention Company: lively stories for boys and girls

Cover illustration from this children's book supports the theme of a 2013 juried art exhibition at Benton County Museum.
DeWolfe, Fiske & Co.
Boston, MA
Circa 1900 — at Benton County Museum

Attention Company

Dog and Cart
Virgil Avery (grandson of J.C. Avery) in 1897, with a Smith boy in cart. Vance Taylor made the cart and trained the dog.
 

Oleta Webb Hedric

Undated photo of Oleta Webb Hedric with a dog in a Sombrero.

Raining Cats & Dogs Art Exhibition
Open through July 27, 2013
Benton County Museum
Philomath, Oregon — with Jessica Dilbone.

Exhibit 1

My Beloved Labs

My Beloved Labs
Quilt
Teresa Bell
67"x67"
 

CATastrophe and Preston

On the left:

CATastrophe Over the Museum

Acrylic
JoAnn Walstad
12"x24"
The cat at the top is my grand-cat, Aslan. The painting is raining cats and one little mouse over the Benton County Museum.
 — at Benton County Museum.

On the right:

Preston

Colored pencil
Kelly Collins
21"x21"
This is my own dog.
 — at Benton County Museum.
 

Display Case Dog

Raining Cats & Dogs art exhibition
Open through July 27, 2013
Benton County Museum
Philomath, Oregon — with Jessica Dilbone.

You could bring a snapshot of your cat or dog to the exhibition and it would be posted in a bulletin board collage!

Dog Holding Sign

Reigning Cats

Reigning Cats

Stoneware
Ann Lahr
13"x13"x5"

When I think of the phrase, "Raining Cats and Dogs," I think of excess. The child's drawing that inspired my sculpture is based on a cat with excess...excess heads. It then crossed my mind that it could be "Reigning Cats," which led me to adorning my cats with crowns and elevating their station in society. — atBenton County Museum.

Joyful Diet

A Joyful Diet

Stoneware
Rachel Kirby
13.5"x13"x8"

Our dog Bliss is the joy of our lives. She's also a food hound, so a "Joyful Diet" is the epitome of her existence! The umbrella shows that she loves the rain!— at Benton County Museum.

Squeaky Toy

Featuring "The Squeaky Toy" 

Acrylic
Carol Chapel
18"x24" — at Benton County Museum.

Adoption

The Adoption

Mixed media collage
Judith Sander
25"x31.5"
The whole family is involved in this adoption, even the fish. The cat, I'm sure, has its own motive. — at Benton County Museum.