Win a Pet Silhouette from Award-Winning Artist Carter Kustera!

 |  Mar 24th 2011  |   1404 Contributions

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A pet silhouette by Carter Kustera

Carter Kustera has been making fabulous pieces of art for the past 20 years and is best known for his silhouette portraits of people and yes, pets. His work has been used for store branding by Barney's Co-op and Jonathan Adler stores and he's been featured in numerous publications, including Teen Vogue and New York Magazine. He even has a line of pet accessories (among other items for the home) to his name.

Today, Dogsters, up for grabs is a silhouette portrait of your dog!

Carter has kindly agreed to do a 9" x 12" unframed hand-painted pencil and gouache work on paper for us.

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below with the phrase/short description you would put beneath your dog's portrait. (See the picture of Crockett at right to see how this is done.) I recently hired Carter to do a silhouette of my dog, Moxie's, gorgeous hound-y head with the words "The Mayor of Lafayette Park" below it and I couldn't be more excited that one of you will get the chance to have your pup similarly immortalized. ;)

For more examples of Mr. Kustera's work, check out his blog. We'll draw a random winner (using's true random number generator!) on Monday, April 4 and put the lucky Dogster member in touch with Carter to discuss the details (paint color, caption, where to ship, etc.).

Big woofs and best of luck!


UPDATE: Thanks for all the interest, this contest is now closed! We will draw a winner later today and announce their name tomorrow morning. Woofs!