DD LaRue Studio
1560 Ames Street
Lakewood, CO 80214
April 3, 2012
Denver Art Icon DD LaRue takes “Best in Show” at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s 25th International Exhibition on Animals in Art.
On March 24, 2012, recognized local Denver Artist DD LaRue was awarded “Best in Show” and presented $1,000 at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s 25th International Exhibition on Animals in Art in Louisiana for her multi-media sculpture entitled “Scapegoat”.
Two-hundred and seventeen (217) artists from 40 states, Canada, and Mexico submitted 506 entries for the show. Of those 506 entries, 70 were accepted for the exhibition.
Additionally, DD’s second entry “Shiny Pig” was purchased and received the Judge’s Award. “Shiny Pig” was chosen to appear on the cover of the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association, and will be used to promote next year’s show.
When asked what motivated her to create the life-size “Scapegoat”, DD responds: “Here I present the Scapegoat as a life-size mountain goat, an animal chosen for its vulnerability to climate change. Downtrodden, stumbling on one knee, it goes forth into the wasteland; with symbols of the sins of the modern world dangling from the red cord tied around its horns.”
DD LaRue, earlier recognized by her flamingo art on Denver dumpsters, has continued to create award-winning art, i.e. her multi-media works have, for example, taken First Place in the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, and the prestigious Art Show at the Dog Show in Wichita, Kansas.
Several of DD’s sculptures are permanent acquisitions of the Dog Art Museum in Wichita, KS, the AKC Museum of the Dog in St. Louis, MO, and Kaiser Permanente Hospitals and Children’s Hospitals throughout the United States.