Welcome to the website of International Award Winning Artist
Terry d. Chacon
Terry winning the Mayor’s Choice Award at the Escalante Utah Plein Air Art Festival 2023.
“To be an artist, is to dream the unknown." Terry d. Chacon
Terry is from Redlands, California and an International award-winning artist. Terry's artwork is in private collections in over 20 countries. She continues to sculpt in ceramic and bronze, designs jewelry in precious metal and paints commission pet portraits in her studio.
She began her love for art as a young girl working in ceramics with her mother who also loved creating art. Art has always been a part of Terry’s life. As a breeder of top winning Afghan Hounds for over 40 years, her dogs have been her inspiration in her paintings and her sculptures. She interjects whimsical qualities in her artwork, capturing the spirit and the almost human like qualities of her animals in real life situations.
Terry is an avid plein air artist and has won many awards throughout the Southwest participating in sometimes week long events. Fascinated with impressionistic style paintings like those of Monet, she sought to learn a style of painting that would enhance her abilities by adding color and light to her subjects not only in her studio but on location as well. Capturing the light is the most important part of her paintings. "Painting in plein air has given me a new way to see light on my subjects and capture it in my paintings. The challenge is to capture it quickly, as it doesn't wait for you."
Using her skills as an outdoor painter and studying the landscape on location she has created many Dog Show Scenes some of which have been exhibited at the AKC museum of the Dog in St. Louis. Since the Pandemic, Terry has stayed busy painting several new series. Her “Backyard Series”, “Wild Animal Series”, “Horses”, “30 Day Challenge” a series of paintings from life one painting a day for 30 days, all the new paintings from the different series are now available here. Stay tuned for a new series “Dog Show Scenes of the Pandemic”.
Follow Terry Chacon on Facebook as she posts daily about her artwork including painting on location and studio work.
Mission Statement: My exciting life in the world of dog shows has given me the opportunity to travel the world. My other passion is painting and I am never without brushes, paint, palette, and canvas. Painting spectacular views of many places I have been are beautiful reminders of my travels and treasures to those who have them in their collections. Terry d. Chacon
Ontario International Airport through June 2023.
Tehachapi Arts Commission, Gala July 21, 2023
San Clemente Art Gallery June 17- July 21, 2023
Catalina Art Gallery
303 Crescent Ave.
Avalon, Ca. 90704
UPDATES, Past and Current EVENTS, EXHIBITS and WORKSHOP
new article on Terry through Rebel Canvas Magazine. Here’s the link
Terry will participate in the following:
Escalante Paint Out, Escalante Utah, Sept. 15 through 24, 2023.
June 17 through 24th in the San Clemente, Ca. Paint Out. More to come.
Quick Draw July 8, 2023 at Newport Back Bay July 8, 2023
”Full Circle” lost wax bronze has been accepted into the National Sculpture Society exhibition for California Sculptors. The exhibit opened Feb. 5 and closes Mar. 17, 2022. Bonita Museum and Cultural Center, Bonita, Ca.
Update on Poetry in Motion "The Poet" to his friends and "Paso Doble" both larger than life sculptures are now residing in Oslo, Norway. Check out the slide show on the bronze page, start to finish of making of a larger than life size lost wax bronze sculpture. Enjoy!
”Tehachapi Treasure” wins Best of Show at Banning Art Gallery fall festival show.
Terry will be the featured artist at the Wild West Festival in Banning at the Gilman Historic Ranch May 21 and 22, 2022.
Once again Terry will be participating in the Tehachapi Art’s Council Paint out and sell. Starting May 13th through the 16th, artist will meet and paint in the Tehachapi area. A reception and sale will be held July 22, 2022. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting event of artist from around the country.
Published Articles 2023
Art Collector Magazine
Feb. “Springtime Caboose” painting in article about Tehachapi’s upcoming Plein Air event.
April. “Redriver Splendor” painting in Article for Tehachapi Art’s Commission.
Published articles 2022
Cover of the Top Knot New Magazine Winter Issue
Artwork for Santa Barbara Kennel Club, Dog News Magazine July 2022
PUBLISHED ARTICLES 2021
Artwork Logo for Afghan Hound Club of America
Dog News page 73 July 2021, ad for upcoming show in August, “Sighthound Spectacular” painting by Terry d. Chacon.
PUBLISHED ARTICLES 2020
ShowSight Dog Magazine November Issue “Modern Masters” Contemporary Canine Artist Share Their Gifts.
Article in Shout Out LA
article in Catalina Islander, Catalina Art Festival cancelled.
I was very honored to be the featured artist. Sadly the event is cancelled due to Covid-19.
this would have been the 62nd year of this event.
Published articles on Terry’s art for 2019
Catalina Art Festival Magazine Artist Spotlight, September 2019. Available in Avalon. Must see magazine if you are visiting the island.
”Dog News” Santa Barbara Kennel Club ad featuring my painting for their 100th Anniversary Show. July 2019. Available online and hard copies through Dog News.
Voyage Los Angeles featured article April 2019. http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-terry-d-chacon/.
”Dog News” 2019 Annual, 2 page ad with painting, commissioned by Gene Zaphiris.
"Western Art Collector" Feb. editorial and ad. On sale in bookstores.
Published articles on Terry's art for 2018
Dog News July edition. SBKC ad with Terry's painting for this years event. "Bullygangza"
Idyllwild Plein Air feature on Poster for 2018 Paint out also several publications for the event.
Plein Air Magazine (April edition ad for Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and personal ad)
Southwest Art (May edition ad for Plein Air Painters of New Mexico featuring my work)
Published articles on Terry's art for 2017
Sept. 2017 AKC Museum of the Dog News Article on reception of the exhibit.
June 2017 AKC Museum of the Dog News Front cover spread on upcoming exhibit. (click on the article below to enlarge and read)
Dogs In Review July 2017, ad for Santa Barbara Kennel Club featuring my artwork for the club.
June 2017, Art in Idyllwild, article on Plein Air Paint Out where I was honored to take first place, judge Rich Sturgulz.
April 2017, Outdoor Plein Air Magazine, featuring paintings and article about Spring time plein air painting.
Published articles on Terry's art for 2016
Dog News Magazine July 8, 2016 Santa Barbara Kennel Club ad featuring my artwork. The Sporting Group.
Southwest Art Magazine July 2016 Feature in sculpture section and ad in Plein Air section.
Afghan Hound Club of America 2016 Breeder's Showcase Catalog
Southwest Art Magazine June 2016 (group ad PAPNM)
Montecito Journal Summer 2016 (ad for Village Frame and Art Gallery)
Southwest Art Magazine July 2016 (ad in the Sculpture section and plein air)
click on the link below to read the article through Plein Air Magazine Winter 2016
Published articles on Terry's art for 2015
Cover Image of Ally Oil Painting on Potomac Skye Terrier Magazine Oct. 2015
Dogs In Review-Oct. 2015- article about SBKC featuring The Toy Group my artwork
Sighthound Review Winter Edition "Paso Doble" lost wax bronze
Southwest Art Magazine June-Group article Plein Air Painters of New Mexico- advertisement in Plein Air section
Southwest Art Magazine-June-in the Plein Air section.
Dog News, (article with Santa Barbara Kennel Club) featuring my painting "The Toy Group"
AKC Family Dog Magazine featuring my artwork on pages 12 and 13 their annual showcase of featured artist.
Published articles on Terry's art for 2014
November 2014 Dogs In Review "Breeder's Showcase" by Bo Bengston
Featured Article in August 2014 Dogs In Review www.dogsinreview.com
SBKC-Dog News featuring "The Non-Sporting Group" painting for 2014 SBKC
Canadian Dog Fanciers, article by Dr. Richard Meen, Sept. issue. www.canadiandogfancier.com
Plein Air Magazine-PAPNM ad- June and Oct. issue
Published articles on Terry's art for 2013
Dog Gone Art Magazine http://doggoneartmagazine.com/
Sight Hound Review http://www.sighthoundreview.com/
SBKC-Dog News featuring "The Terrier Group" painting for 2013 SBKC
Dogs In Review-SBKC article including my painting "The Terrier Group"
Published articles on Terry's art for 2012
Cover Art - Dog Gone Art Magazine and featured artist
Cover Art - Afghan Hound Review
Featured Artist - Sight and Scent Magazine
Cover Art - AHCA Newsletter Magazine
SBKC-Dog News featuring "The Working Group" painting for
AKC Museum of the Dog
I have been honored to have 2 exhibits at the American Kennel Club Dog Museum in St. Louis, Mo.
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