Good Dog, Better Art

Group Exhibition to Benefit Trio Animal Foundation

Opens Sat., May 30, 6 – 9 p.m. 




John Walker, “North Star” 24″ x 18″, Acrylic on Board

EVANSTON, IL – From JoJo the Dog-Faced Boy to Guinness the hat wearing golden retriever, Sidetracked Studio is showing our love for dogs with Good Dog, Better Art. Featuring the work of 15 canine loving artists, the exhibition opens Sat., May 30 from 6 – 9 p.m. and continues through July 4. Good Dog, Better Art is a benefit exhibition for Trio Animal Foundation with up to 70% of sales going directly to the Foundation. Additionally Sidetracked Studio has secured a matching donor thereby doubling all proceeds. “We own two beautiful rescue dogs who come with us to Sidetracked most days,” said Rory Coyne, gallery owner and director. “We’ve been following Trio Animal Foundation for some time and wanted to highlight and somehow thank them for their hard work with dogs that are often in brutal shape and would be put down if it 
 weren’t for Trio. So we decided to hold a benefit 
 show celebrating dogs.”  

Participating Artists:  Brian Busch, Cesar “Nono” Conde, Rory Coyne, Teresa Elliott, Candice Groot, Jason John, Robin King, Lauren Levato Coyne, Daniel Maidman, Keelan McMorrow, Jason McPhillips, Gail Potocki, Ellen Jo Dahlberg Roberts, John Walker, Aaron Westerberg In addition to the works for sale, Sidetracked Studio will also accept donations on behalf of Trio Animal Foundation for the duration of Good Dog, Better Art. On June 6, during Open Studios Evanston, Sidetracked Studio will hold a print raffle with all proceeds going to Trio.  

Trio%AE_colorAbout Trio Animal Foundation: The TAF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that assists shelters, rescues and individuals by paying the medical bills of homeless pets. TAF also promotes adoption and responsible pet ownership, including spay and neuter.  

Drinks provided by New Holland Brewery: “Good Dog, Better Art” May 30 – July 4, 2015 Opening night Sat., May 30, 6 – 9 p.m. 1836820_1487169881535132_8372413542060528394_o

About Sidetracked Studio: Sidetracked Studio is the storefront studio of artists LaurenLevato Coyne and Rory Coyne, founded  with collector and advisor Michele Mahon Jahelka. Throughout the year Sidetracked Studio also presents gallery exhibitions of visiting artists, workshops, and lectures. For information visit or find us on social media.



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