The Artist Series
The Artist Series Quencher™ Dog Bowl and Hat
We’re introducing the Artist Series Quencher™ Bowl and Hat as canvases for art that celebrates dogs and humans exploring wild spaces together. They're built to inspire a passion for these places and contribute to their conservation.
A portion of proceeds of each hat and bowl goes to a non-profit of the artist’s choosing. Read on to learn more about the art, artists, and causes.
Christina McKeown | "Sparks Lake" for American Whitewater
Christina McKeown is from Bend,Oregon and loves to spend her time on the rivers and in the mountains with family and her dogs. When it comes to art, her specialty is watercolor and ink – the tools are easy to pack on her adventures, and of course, she likes to play with water.
Sparks Lake is a pristine, alpine lake at the base of Mt. Bachelor in Central Oregon. It was created when a lava flow divided the upper Deschutes River around 10,000 years ago. Sparks Lake is now a part of a system of wetlands and meadows, putting on a spectacular show of wildflowers in early summer. It's a sprawling yet shallow lake, making it popular for swimmers and paddlers – both human and canine.
Christina chose to support American Whitewater – the primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater rivers throughout the United States, connecting the interests of human-powered recreational river users with ecological and science-based data.
Adam Haynes | "Mount Bailey" for Protect Our Winters
Adam Haynes’ pursuit of creativity began young in Camp Sherman, Oregon, where a lack of television and a bounty of books inspired hours of drawing landscapes and scenes from his imagination. He grew up immersed in the outdoors among colossal trees, lazy rivers, and snow-covered mountains.
Mount Bailey is a shield volcano just north of Crater Lake in the southern Oregon Cascade mountains. With a summit that stands at 8,375 feet, it gets plenty of snowfall to attract backcountry skiers looking to earn their turns.
Adam chose to support Protect Our Winters (POW). POW turns passionate outdoor people into effective climate advocates for systematic political solutions to climate change as winters grow shorter, snow level elevations rise, and snowpack dwindles across the globe.
Sheila Dunn | "Alvord Desert" for the Conservation Alliance
Sheila Dunn was born and raised in the foothills of northern Colorado and currently lives in Bend, Oregon. Best known for her large, vibrant paintings, her work explores the fluid relationship between figure and environment: how each informs and affects the other, and how we both form and are formed by what we see and experience.
Once a giant lake extending 100 miles and about 200 feet deep, the Alvord today is an alkaline flat desert roughly 20 miles long and 7 miles wide, flanked by the dramatic Steens Mountain Range to the west. With a mere five inches of rainfall a year, it's among the driest locations in Oregon and draws people in with its remote landscape and numerous hot springs.
Sheila chose to support The Conservation Alliance, a group of outdoor businesses that works together to protect wild places and restore public lands throughout North America, where wildlife thrives and where we recreate.