Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Our 2012 edition is here!

From August 01, 2012 - August 07, 2012 you can purchase the Art Book at these special prices:
  • Soft cover - US$25.95
  • Hard cover with dust jacket - US$39.95
  • *NEW for 2012* eBook for iPhone and iPad - US$4.99
But wait, there's more!

Use this coupon code for an additional %15 off the already discounted price (printed books only) until August 31, 2012:
  • SUPERB
All profits are sent directly from our publisher to OSU's Greyhound Health and Wellness Program.

See the full preview of the Art Book for a limited time...

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Proof Copy has Arrived!


Cover art by Peter Justl

The proof copy of the Art Book has arrived and we've sent it off to a fresh set of eyes for a final edit.

Should be ready for purchase soon!


Saturday, 7 July 2012

Release Forms

We have completed the email-out of our Art Book Release Forms and are asking Contributors to please   respond no later than Friday, July 13th.

This brings us another step closer to completing the project.

We're nearly at the finish line!


Saturday, 12 May 2012

2012 Contributors






We'd like to say, "Welcome to the Art Book", and "Thank You" to the following talented artists and photographers.

Without their talents, the Art Book would not be possible.




Amanda Stump
Andrew Kirchner

Angela Jardine

Anne Houben

April Murphy

Barbara Masi

Beth Wade
Carlton Holt

Carrie Noar

Courtney Kelly
Dana Provost
Daniel De La Rosa

Denni Farnan Carrington

Dianne Garrison
Erin Bowes

Gerald Schoeherr

Hila Cartwright

Jane Jones
Janet Shaffer

Jeanni Davis

Jen Howard
Jennifer & Stephen Bachelor

Jennifer Sinclair
Jessica Swindle

Joanne Bast

Juliana Szilagyi Caprette

Kathleen Coy

Kellie Oliphant Burns

Lori Everitt

Nancy Grandjean
Nick Hunseder

Patti Vincent
Peter and Barbara Justl

Pet’ographique
Phyllis Ensley

Rachel Hogue

Shelley Misner
Stephanie Richardson

Steve Uyehara
Sue Muir

Suzanne Morrison

Suzie Collins
Terri Jacobson
Valarie Wolf

Xan Blackburn



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Saturday, 5 May 2012

Here Comes Rusty!



We've started the editing process for this year's Art Book and we couldn't be more thrilled!

There are pictures of hounds who are still actively racing, some who have recently retired and are looking for homes, and others that hung up their racing silks years ago. 

We hope that you follow our updates as the book progresses.

Next week, we'll be releasing the list of 2012 Contributors. 


Monday, 30 April 2012

What Are You Waiting For?

Today is the deadline for art & photo submissions.

We would love for you to be a part of our Art Book.


What are you waiting for?

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Sad News

My husband & I said Good-Bye to Cruce yesterday, a week after  his 12th birthday.


We feel extremely lucky to have shared our lives with him.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Look What Followed Us Home From Florida



When most people travel, they buy a post card, or a T-shirt as a souvenir.

Not us.

We adopt a hound.

Please welcome Tosca to the Retired from Racing family.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Art Book 2012


Currently we're in the planning stages for the 2012 Retired from Racing not from Life Art Book.  

The deadline for art is April 30, 2012.  There's lots of time to think about what you would like to submit & be creative! 

The project specs are as follows:

Copyright of your images remains with you.  Artwork will not be used in any way without your permission (a consent form will be sent to you by email).  

There is no cost to participate.  

You can submit up to two images of your own original artwork (one will be chosen for the book).  

With each submission, please include:
  • your name - as you want it printed in the book, 
  • your website, blog, facebook address (it is not mandatory that you have one of the previously mentioned) and 
  • the title of your art.   


Art must be high resolution -  at least 300 dpi. 

What's new for 2012:

  • electronic version of the book will be available in addition to the hard copy.

  • the Blurb for Good program has been discontinued by the publisher, but payments will still be sent to OSU's Greyhound Health & Wellness Program.

  • due to time constraints we will not be asking for the "story behind the picture" or bios.

  • we will be accepting art work featuring Greyhounds or their Sighthound cousins.






Friday, 13 January 2012

2012 Art Book

We will be publishing the Retired from Racing not from Life Art Book again this year.

Details on how you can submit art will be available on January 31, 2012.