Artisans

 Greyhound Gathering – Kanab knows shopping is always fun.  These artisans have helped greyhounds and Greyhound Gang, and have come to the Gathering throughout the years. Please stop by, say hello and drool over their offerings.  We offer booths to all greyhound adoption groups – where 100% helps hounds – who would like one. Contact Claudia at claudia@greyhoundgang.org.

GREYHOUND GANG

This is the ONLY place to get Greyhound Gathering merchandise – T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Hats, Decals, Denims, Magnets, Mouse Pads. Limited Gathering items available, so stop by early to get the size and style you want.  Pre-ordered items & name tags will be picked up at Thursday’s reception and Friday’s Hike.  After that, get them at Gang booth. If you didn’t get a Greyt Read at your hotel, get one here.  Any pre-order mistake, (and it would be my mistake) will be corrected right here.

Don’t forget GET UP & GO supplements: 100% pure Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Vitamin C, MSM, CMO, Enzymes, Yucca, Arnica, Coconut Oil, Salmon Oil, Aromatherapy, Azmira homeopathic and more.  These supplements help your greyhounds.  If your dog is stressed, and needs calming, come sample our Calming Mister—it just might help. Highest quality products and least expensive. Plus proceeds help hounds.

Woof Raffle – Donation tickets at the booth, or from Greyt Bucks Hawkers.  Only $1 each, and you have a chance at over 200 items, worth $5 – $200. If you don’t need what you’ve won, bring to Gang booth, and we’ll re-gift it.  Additionally, Greyt Bucks are used Greyt Wheel of Fortune and Nail Trimming, too. Those bucks are greyt!

Greyt Wheel of Fortune – Every spin wins a prize. Only $1 a spin. Land on Beauty, Presto or Clyde. Spinning is fun!

Photo Contest – Enter your photo(s) on Friday for the photo contest, Judged by local photographers.  Posh Prizes.

Individual Memory Photo – pick up at Gang’s booth Saturday night.

As always, all proceeds benefit the hounds.

 

Sarah Snavely
Her words:

I’m fascinated with dogs. Dogs are nifty alien-like creatures which have infiltrated our world. They live among us sharing common experiences. They are our companions on our life travels.

The Ojibwa folk tale explains it best,

“The earth trembled and a great rift appeared, separating the first man and woman from the rest of the animal kingdom. As the chasm grew deeper and wider, all the other creatures, afraid for their lives, returned to the forest – except for the dog who, after much consideration, leapt the perilous rift to stay with the humans on the other side. His love for humanity was greater than his bond to other creatures, he explained, and he willingly forfeited his place in paradise to prove it.”

Or … dogs are opportunistic parasites bent on living off their human hosts. It’s one of those two ideas.

I live with a pack of Greyhound dogs. They are my models and the main influence of my work. They are creatures of speed, vicious predators of small cute furry things, and aerodynamic missiles of death. They are liquid and line. They are bones, muscle and sinewy goodness – a raw, honest and natural dog free of poof or puff.

In 2003 I moved from Minnesota to southwestern North Dakota. I was sure that this would be the small quiet place where I could set up a studio and create work in my private cocoon making work for no one but me. I soon discovered that community is the thing. Sharing the work is not just beneficial, but necessary to the advancement of my artistic practice. Success is sweetest when used to encourage other’s artistic endeavors. Turns out like a dog needs her pack, an artist needs her pack as well.

Making work away from the populated areas of the world is a challenge. I call it Island Living – in our case the sea is acres of grasses. 70 miles to the nearest McDonald’s. 180 miles to the nearest Starbuck’s. We make do. We get by. The landscape is wide open and truthful.

These are the elements which I find most important in my work – truth, nature, line, bone and humor.

Silk Road Collars – Sue Ross
Silk Road Collars offers gorgeous, lined, sight hound collars, tag collars, leads, and many other items sure to please. Silk Road Collars donates generously to Greyhound Rescue. Their products are available to Greyhound groups, wholesale, for fundraising.

 Greyhound Topia – Sharon Higgins
Greyhound Topia is a Friend of Fast Friends Greyhound Adoption and GreySave Greyhound Adoptions and 100% of the purchase price supports these two greyhound adoption groups. Greyhound Topia is a non-profit fun raiser inspired to raise funds for these two great rescue groups, market awareness of greyhound adoption achieved by selling and wearing fine quality and affordable greyhound jewelry. When wearing the jewelry many conversations and questions about greyhounds result, not to mention the jewelry is fun and beautiful.

Northcoast  Greyhound Support – Cara Brockhoff
 
Northcoast Greyhounds celebrates our 25th anniversary in 2017.  We’ve been selling jewelry and gifts 19 of those years, and contributing 100% of our earnings to adoption groups. That’s over $500,000 to date!  I had thought that half a million dollars might seem an appropriate place to retire, but if I did, I’d have no excuse to shop for jewelry – and to keep in touch with so many greyhound friends!  So here I am again at Greyhound Gathering – Kanab, celebrating with you the thousands of retired racers who have found loving homes – and continuing the effort to help those who make it possible.

K-9 Designs by Sharee
Sharee & Neil aren’t sure they can make it this year. But please do patronize them.
Since 1996, K-9 Designs has offered quality dog products including Designer Collars/Leashes, Swarovski accented (BLING) collars. Greytwear TShirts. Swarovski accented Totes, Greyhound Coats, PJs, Toys, Decals, Car Magnets, Gate Signs and more. They offer charitable donations to greyhound rescue groups.

CartunaSteve Wirtz
From Steve: I am always seeking to create art that has a presence.  My laminated paper (papier mache’) works often explore humorous or absurd themes. What I love most about working in papier mache’ is the ability to construct dynamic, lightweight compositions.  Greyhounds and other sighthound breeds have been a favorite subject matter of mine for the past ten years.  I absolutely love their elegant sculptural characteristics and how that contrasts with their (often) goofy personalities.  I feel very honored to have been accepted into the greyhound community,  and to have so many fabulous people collect my art. I am thrilled to be finally making it out to Kanab.  It should be quite the road trip from my studio in eastern upper Michigan.  I am sure to find inspiration on that road.  See you in May! ” 

Birds Pottery – Robin Willoughby
From Robin: Birds Pottery grew out of pottery classes started in 1999.   We offer wheel-thrown and hand-built pieces, which are unique, microwaveable and dishwasher safe.  From concept to building, to glazing to firing, it’s all done in our studio in SC.  Robin’s assistant is Sydney…a 10# Chinese Crested dog whose job it is to keep any varmints away.  Sometimes the other five dogs come to visit, but it is usually too boring and uncomfortable for them. For over 13 years Robin and Laze have traveled the Midwest and East to greyhound events.  This is their Kanab debut with a small sampling of Birds Pottery. HoundMark – Laze’s photography on greeting cards is also available.