We are excited to announce that on May 12th, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., artist Ellen Shershow will hold a one-day ONLY event to benefit Pro Arts’ Artist and Curatorial Residency Program – Studio Lab!

Bring your dog to Pro Arts for a very special photoshoot, including different backgrounds, fashion and other treats and surprises. Exclusive rate packages available only on that day.

To enquire about pricing and reserve your spot, email samantha@proartsgallery.org or call 510-763-4361.

Watch promo video, HERE.

Visit Ellen’s website to learn more about her photography, HERE.

Dog Portraiture includes:

– 15 images to select your art from

– 30 – 40 minute photoshoot

– Mobile app containing your favorite web ready images

Please note space is very limited. RSVP for this unique opportunity with your dog today!


Ellen Shershow’s inspiration comes from a wide range of places, including but not limited to Vogue magazine, People magazine,  reality TV, John Szarkowski, Joan Rivers, Dolly Parton, Steve Martin, Diane Arbus, Mad MenBreakfast at Tiffany’sBest In Show, Woody Allen and Golden Gate Park at dawn. Ellen draws her color pallet from Dutch Renaissance painters, Gerard Dou, Rogier Van Der Weyden and Johannes Vermeer.

Most of all, she is inspired by the Dog.

The dog is slobbery and kooky and soulful and precious. Next to Steve Martin, Jennifer Coolidge and Sarah Silverman, they are the funniest creatures in the world. We are enthralled by them, the gentle gaze, the unconditional love, the stories of dog as hero. Photographing senior dogs, dogs who are blind or deaf or hurting, is indeed close to Ellen’s heart.

She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.