Dash & Albert Rug Company Announces Canine Casting Call

tentsale3(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – As part of its tenth-anniversary celebration, Dash & Albert Rug Company, founded by Berkshire entrepreneur Annie Selke, will hold a casting call for dogs on May 24 through May 26, 1 to 5 p.m., during Selke’s annual Outlet at Pine Cone Hill Tent Sale at 125 Pecks Road in Pittsfield. All canine participants will be photographed by a professional photographer and will receive print-resolution digital images (retail value: $200). The top dog model will win the chance to return to the Dash & Albert studios and have his or her photo shot for the upcoming Dash & Albert Rug Company catalog.

Suggested donations of $10 to $100 will be accepted for the portrait sitting, with all proceeds benefiting the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter in Pittsfield.

RSVPs are appreciated and will guarantee a time slot. Judging of the finalists will take place on the Dash & Albert Rug Company Facebook page. To register for the casting call, e-mail your name and preferred day to socialmedia@pineconehill.com.

For more information on the event, visit The Outlet at Pine Cone Hill on Facebook and click the Events tab.

Founded in 1994 by visionary designer Annie Selke, the 2010 Massachusetts Small Business Person of the Year, Pine Cone Hill creates fun, functional, inspired bedding, pajamas, robes, and more that put a vibrant contemporary spin on classic décor. Dash & Albert was established in 2003 and features a variety of durable, beautiful, and affordable rugs in classic stripes, original florals, and unique modern patterns, as well as in luxurious hooked, hand-loomed, handwoven, hand-knotted, and tufted weaves made to stand the test of time. Pine Cone Hill and Dash & Albert products are regularly featured in local and national magazines and are sold in more than 2,500 stores nationwide, online, and at The Outlet at Pine Cone Hill in Pittsfield.

In August 2011, Clarkson Potter released Selke’s first book, Fresh American Spaces, which takes a modern approach to five distinctly American styles of home decorating. On her blog, Fresh American, Selke offers daily posts on a wealth of decorating ideas, shopping and entertaining tips, unusual inspirations, travel advice, and more.



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