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The Art of James Mellick: Wounded Warrior Dogs Installations
The Wounded Warrior Dogs won the $200,000 Grand Prize by popular vote at ArtPrize 8, Grand Rapids, MI, Sept. 21-Oct.9 2016. 1,453 artists from 44 countries competed for the prize. The dogs also won first place by public vote of all the sculptural entries. An estimated 50,000 people visited the exhibit over a three week period and on the last two days, the lines were 30 minutes long to see the display. James Mellick is donating 10% of his winnings to charities that train rescued dogs as service dogs for wounded veterans
Five Wounded Warrior Dogs on display in the Keeter Center at the College of the Ozarks. The display raised several thousand dollars to help wounded veterans with the local VA, November through January 2016
The Wounded Warrior Dogs Project is a traveling exhibition of wooden dog sculptures created by master Ohio craftsman James Mellick. The dogs are intended to be symbolic of the sacrifice and exhibit the same wounds as their human companions in battle. The installation of wounded and rehabilitated dogs intends to raise awareness and focus the attention on the sacrifice and needs of wounded veterans. To this end, these sculptures are not for sale but their display is for the purpose raising money at various exhibition venues and donations will be made to local veterans organizations that serve wounded warriors.
This installation is NOT associated with Wounded Warriors Project.
See Wounded Warrior Dogs Project Group on Facebook for videos of the creative process.