Each year, generous artists agree to donate a special work of original art - usually a custom framed painting - commissioned specifically for that year's National Specialty and featuring a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The artwork is used for the cover of our show catalog and often on an Annual for the Club. The actual artwork is not revealed until it is displayed during the National Specialty at the Charitable Trust space in the ringside area. At the conclusion of the National Specialty, the Charitable Trust holds a very special event - a Banquet and Silent Auction. The National Artwork is auctioned off during this event and is one of the highlights of the evening. The money raised from the auctioning of the National Artwork has raised thousands of dollars over the years to help fund research that improves the quality of the lives of our Cavaliers. If you've never attended, please consider yourself invited to our Charitable Trust Auction & Banquet.  Can't attend but would like to help? See our "How to Help" tab on this site.

“A Day at the Beach”  Artist: Ken Ottinger

Original 16 x 20 oil painting

As an illustrator/art director he has received National and international graphic design awards.  Ken finds fulfillment in the mastery of several art disciplines; drawing and painting, sculpture cast in fine art bronze and figurative jewelry cast in silver and gold.  Teaching is one of Ken’s passions, teaching at the college and high school level as well as special art classes at the Sedona Art Center.  Ken and Laura are a design tem donating Laura’s jewelry and home accents cast in fine art bronze and Ken’s art to many Cavalier clubs and rescue organizations including “Gabriel”, the Cavalier angel for the ACKCSC Charitable Trust Founding Partners Program.

This is Ken’s second time as a National Artist for the Charitable Trust.