Hey Artists! 

Last year I participated in a a great art event that benefits cats (and dogs) at the East Bay Humane Society here in Berkeley, CA. I found out about it through Bill Presing’s blog and since then have ended up volunteering at the Humane Society with the cats and providing caricatures at different fund raising events they’ve had. This year I volunteered to join the planning committee and we have a great show in the works. It’s a great way to meet area artists and help out a good cause. Announcing the new and improved:


Purr-casso Art and Craft Gala
Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008
12-4 PM
Hollis Street Project
5900 Hollis Street, Emeryville, CA

This event consists of a silent art auction (yes!) in addition to a normal craft fair. There will be some great art to be had here, as long as all you artists out there are willing to contribute!

Official info from the Purr-Casso blog:

We are looking for artists to donate their crafts or fine art for the 2008 Purr-casso Art and Craft Gala. All art must include cat or a dog somewhere in the piece. Crafts that are wearable items for dogs or cats are OK too.

Your donation will be formally acknowledged by the BEBHS. In addition, you will be recognized through our website and bi-annual magazine distributed to over 12,000 Bay Area households . We hope that you are able to support this exciting event. Thank you for your consideration of this request. If you have any questions, please contact Jane Stutfield, stutfield@yahoo.com , or Julia Clayton, claytonja@sbcglobal.net. Or call Cindy Shelby at 510-845-7735 ext. 13.

DEADLINE FOR ARTWORK:  October 25, 2008

Submission details:

Step 1: Email: stutfield@yahoo.com or claytonja@sbcglobal.net
Include the following information:
1. Name/Phone Number
2. Medium (painting, photo, quilt, etc.)
3. Size – approximate
4. Number of items
5. How it will be displayed

Step 2: Mail or deliver artwork to BEBHS–October 25, 2008
Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society
Attn: Cindy Shelby
2700 Ninth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 

Attach to your art work:
1. Your Name
2. Company Name (if applies)
3. Phone Number
4. Address (if applies)
5. Email Address
6. Website
7. Title of piece (if applies)
8. Price of artwork(s) 

Portfolio Book:
1 page – 8 ½ x 11
Bio and Photo of artwork
Contact info.
Attach business cards 

PLEASE NOTE:
1. Send artwork framed, or in a manner we can easily display to the public.
2. Your art work will be stored in a safe and secured warehouse near the Hollis Street Project.

Go ahead and start those beautiful artworks and keep an eye on the Purr-Casso blog for updates! We will even be posting art there as it is submitted, so you will have a good idea of what treasures await you at the auction in November. 

Last year I had these pieces in the show:



Bill Presing contributed this beauty:

Brittney Lee had some terrific pieces:

Feel free to contact me or the folks from the humane society mentioned above for more info on this event. Looking forward to seeing all the art come flooding in…think of the lonely kitties!

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