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ABOUT CORI SOLOMON
ARTIST

Pet portraits of dogs, cats and other animals.

Pet portraits picture of artist Cori Solomon and friend

After graduating college with a degree in art and knowing the difficulties of earning a living in this field, I put my creative side on hold and chose a career in Real Estate. Twenty-three years later, I began to write short stories about salukis, the breed of dog I share my life with. I decided it might be fun to illustrate these stories.

 
Following two years of studies at Brentwood Art Center School of Fine Art in Los Angeles and finding I loved working in the pastel medium, I began sketching my salukis. Then in the summer of 2001 my sister died. With the impact of her death I discovered that my breakthrough in artistic expression and experimentation was through the drawing of animals. This new insight enabled me to go beyond the mechanics and capture on paper the essence of the animal.


I share my life with my husband, Ken, daughter Torie and my mother, Teri. We are owned by four grizzle salukis; Gabi, Keli, Lexi, and Zoe and our cat, Ollie (a so called grizzle also).
Professional Experience

Cyrus, awarding winning art
3rd Place

  Cori’s Pawtraits. Portraits/Drawings of your Pets, animals and wildlife.
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Group Exhibitions

Silhouette, portrait of a dog
3rd Place

2009

Brentwood Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Brentwood Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Brentwood Art Center –Figure Painting, Portrait Drawing, Printmaking and Photography, Los Angeles, CA
Art Center At Fallbrook, Fallbrook, CA
Ventura Summer ArtWalk, Ventura, CA

Pastel, The Long Stare
First Place

Brentwood Art Center - Painting Drawing & Mixed Media, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Ventura Harvest Artwalk, Ventura, CA
Art Center At Fallbrook, Fallbrook, CA
TseTse Gallery, Providence, RI
Ventura Summer ArtWalk, Ventura, CA

Great Dane picture by Cori Solomon
3rd Place

Ventura Spring ArtWalk, Ventura, CA
2005 Ventura Harvest ArtWalk, Ventura, CA
TseTse Gallery, Providence, RI
Ventura Summer ArtWalk, Ventura, CA
Angels Attic, Santa Monica, CA

Pastel, Feathered Scrutiny
First Place

Ventura Spring ArtWalk, Ventura CA
Injury Prevention Technologies, W. Los Angeles, CA
2004 Stone Art, Santa Monica, CA
1998-2005 Brentwood Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

Pastel picture, Puppy Bliss
Fourth Place

Juried Exhibitions
2010

24th Annual Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, Kansas
Jurors: Tammy Bality and Barbara Jedda McNa

 

Score VIII, Open Regional Exhibition, Viva Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Fur, Feathers & Fins, Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, WA
  23rd Annual Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, Kansas
Jurors: Dr. Robert Berndt
2008 Pet Fancy, Statesville, NC
  Buckhorn Valley Kennel Club’s Canine Art Show, Loveland, Colorado
  22nd Annual Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, Kansas
Jurors: Diane Thomas Lincoln and Jerry Berger
2007

20th International Exhibition on Animals in Art, Baton Rouge, LA Juror: Natalie Mault, LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, LA

 

21st Annual Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, Kansas Jurors: Ms. Christine Collier-Trevino and Mr. Doug Johnson

2006 19th Contemporary American Dog Art Competition, New York
Jurors: Betty Krulik,Ramona Hillier-O’Hara, Hon. Iris Cornelia Love
  20th Annual Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, Kansas
Juror: Gary Hood, Senior Curator, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK
2005 18th Contemporary American Dog Art Competition, New York
Jurors: Kathleen Harwood, Chet Jezierski, and Alasdair Nichol
  4th Annual Friends of Columbian Park Zoo Wildlife Art Show, Lafayette, IN
Juror: Diane Maxey
  19th Annual Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, Kansas
Juror: Mrs. Joan Williams, Board Member of Greater St. Louis Art Association
2004 17th Contemporary American Dog Art Competition, New York
Jurors: Mr. Alan Fausel, Mrs. Felicity Wilmerding, Mr. Howard Atlee
  3rd Annual Friends of Columbian Park Zoo Wildlife Art Show, Lafayette, IN
  18th Annual Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, Kansas
Juror: Mr. Lorne E. Render, Director of Mariana Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
2003 16th Contemporary American Dog Art Competition
Jurors: Mr. Chris Jussel, Dr. Anne Imelda Radice, Ms. Jane H. Willis
  17th Annual Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, Kansas
Juror: Mr. Peter Belmont Jr., Executive Director of Showsight Magazine
2002 16th Annual Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, Kansas
Juror: Mr. John D’Angelo, Director of City Arts of Wichita
Honors and Activities
2010 24th Annual Art Show at the Dog Show, 3rd place in the
hand pulled prints category with “Gentle Giant”
2007 21st Annual Art Show at the Dog Show, 3rd place in the
drawing category with “Silhouette” and 3rd place in the
hand pulled prints category with “Cyrus”
2004

18th Annual Art Show at the Dog Show. 1st place in the drawing category with “Feathered Scrutiny”
Best Entry depicting a Sighthound with “Feathered Scrutiny”
4th place in the drawing category with “Puppy Bliss”

2002 16th Annual Art Show at the Dog Show. 1st place in the drawing category with “The Long Stare”

Memberships

  The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog Artist Registry
  League of Animal Artists
  Art Helping Animals
   
Education and Workshops
  Brentwood Art Center
1977      BA - California State University Northridge Major-art, Minor-Business

For further information, to purchase one of the available Pawtraits  listed in the gallery, or to order a Cori's Pawtrait, please Email or call Cori at 310.471.6672 or 310.880.4924

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