Past Exhibition

The Tillamook Cheddar Mid-Career Retrospective 1999-2009

Opening reception: Friday, June 19, 6 - 9 pm
Exhibition runs through Aug. 16, 2009

Tillamook Cheddar is a 10-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who is widely regarded as the world’s preeminent canine artist. “Tillie” has shown in 19 solo exhibitions and 15 group exhibitions, as well as numerous benefit exhibitions in the United States and Europe. She uses a dynamic color transfer technique to create her work.

“The most successful living animal painter.”
-The Art Newspaper

“A masterpiece of conceptualism.”
-Time Out New York

“When possessed by an artistic vision, Tillie is fearless.”
-AKC Gazette

CBS News Sunday Morning, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, Fox News Live, The CBS Early Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The National Geographic Network, Animal Planet, The New York Post, The Washington Times, Esquire Magazine, and many others worldwide have featured Tillie.

Her primary process is a dynamic color transfer technique. In preparation for each of Tillie’s works, her assistants assemble a touch-sensitive recording device by affixing pigment-coated vellum to a sheet of lithograph paper backed by mat board. The artist takes the prepared “canvas” in her mouth and brings it to her workspace. Working on the outside surface, she applies pressure with teeth and claws in a methodic ritual marked by dramatic shifts in tempo and intensity. The resulting sharp and sweeping intersecting lines complement the artist’s delicate paw prints and subtle tongue impressions, composing an expressionistic image that is revealed on the paper beneath when she is finished. She works with shocking intensity, sometimes to the point of destroying her creations.

This exhibit will also include some collaborative works Tillie has produced with artists. In the past Tillie has worked with such as internationally known artists as Jon Kessler, Tom Sachs and Dirk Westphal.

See Tillie in action: video from Dogs of Summer.

Official Tillamook Cheddar Biography available for purchase.

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Pet-related Summer Exhibitions, Activities, Contests, and Special Events

In conjunction with The Tillamook Cheddar Mid-Career Retrospective, The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is organizing a number of pet-related exhibitions, activities, contests, and events.

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The Dogs of Summer

Sat. – Sun., June 20 – 21, 2009
ArtsPark at Young Circle, Downtown Hollywood

Meet the world’s greatest dog artist, Tillamook “Tillie” Cheddar. Enjoy pooch portraiture photos, pet-related vendors, sidewalk chalk art, bounce house, art exhibition by Runcie Tatnall, presentations on pet nutrition, canine safety for kids, dog obedience (Humane Society), therapy dogs (Paw Pals Therapy Dogs), and much more!

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This exhibition is made possible by a grants from Target, Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, and the John C. Graves Charitable Fund. It is also made possible by the Ocean Inn, National Deli, and Strolling Doggies, Inc..