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Today is National Dog Day! This special day for our four legged friends is celebrated annually on August 26. At NOAPS, we celebrate it with a painting by Lisa Price. "Water Break" ,oil 12x16 part of the upcoming NOAPS Exhibit at Addison Art Gallery

ExxonMobil CEO and chairman Rex W. Tillerson gives a speech at the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Those attending the conference this week remain worried about low global oil prices. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Still Life in painting has existed since ancient times but by the 1600s Still Life had become such an important genre in Dutch painting that the English term Still Life actually derives from the Dutch word stilleven. At that time Dutch Flower paintings became a total craze. For example, a Jan Van Huysum flower painting could fetch 25 times the price of a Rembrandt! Flower paintings remain a favorite of our times as a reflection of the beauty of Nature "Floral Shop" oil 24x18 by Linda Nearon

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: A crowd marches from Union Square to Trump Tower in protest of new Republican president-elect Donald Trump on November 12, 2016 in New York, United States. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 19: Alexis Trainer, 16, wears an anti-Trump and Bernie 2016 pin while joining more than a thousand protesters demonstrating against President-elect Donald Trump at Thomas Paine Plaza November 19, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today marks the 11th consecutive day of anti-Trump protests in Philadelphia, with plans to demonstrate everyday through inauguration day, January 20, 2017. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

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The early morning sun begins to rise behind the U.S. Capitol on November 17, 2016 in Washington, DC. Later today, Vice President-elect Mike Pence is scheduled to meet with Congressional lawmakers on Capitol Hill. (Photo by )

President-elect Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as Mitt Romney leaves Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (

NBC Universal President and CEO Jeff Zucker appears before the Senate Antitrust Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee for a hearing on the proposed merger between Comcast and NBC Universal on Capitol Hill February 4, 2010 in Washington, DC. The roughly $30 billion dollar deal, if allowed by regulators to be completed, would concentrate a great deal of power and greatly impact the future of television programming. (Photo by Chris Kleponis/Getty Images)