Arts Blast

Dog Photo Contest!

Grab your fuzzy friend and send me some pics of it in front of any piece of public or private art.


Get it on and enter the Great West Coast Dog Photo Contest! 

This contest celebrates local public art, including my metal dogs as seen on the roof of the QE Theatre entranceway in downtown Vancouver.

First prize will be a steel balloon dog created by me - Ron Simmer as seen on Instagram @artsblast. Each participant will get a free printed Bizarre Patent dog calendar and a chance to win swag from local sponsors. Every dog photo must be taken in front of a piece of local public art, or if that is unavailable to you, in front of your own art with the hashtags #wagtheart and #artsblast.

If you don’t use Instagram you may enter by emailing a photo to  with your name, dogs name, location of photo, phone number and address.

Contest wraps June 30. Winners must answer a skill testing question. Anyone in BC can enter.

For examples of cool dog and art photos see the results of the Philadelphia contest at  or #artpup