Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wonderful Opportunity to show and benefit ASAP

Art for Shelter Animals painter Carrie Jacobson, working with painter Susan Miiller (not a typo) has a couple of opportunities for painters who love animals. These are fine chances to expand the Art for Shelter Animals Project (http://artforshelteranimals.blogspot.com), too!


Painters who are involved in ASAP make paintings of animals in their local shelter, or with a local rescue group, and then donate the art to the shelter or rescue group. The shelter or rescue group can do whatever it wants with the art: sell it, use it as an inducement to adoption, reproduce it on mugs or t-shirts, use it to decorate the office, whatever. When the artist finishes the work, she sends an image to me and I post it, with a story about the artist, and a link to his or her site, on the blog.


Both of these opportunities are intended to benefit the Port Jervis/Deerpark Humane Society in NY state. Susan lives nearby and volunteers there; Carrie used to live there, too. It's a good shelter, and could really use our help. Here's the website: http://www.pjhumane.org/ . The animals to be painted are at the very bottom of the home page.


First of all, of course, when you finish your piece, please send an image to Carrie (carrieBjacobson@gmail.com) for posting on the ASAP blog!


The first exhibit takes place in the office of Jeff Parker, 156 Pike St., Port Jervis. Parker is a podiatrist and an artist and an animal lover. He has a very nice space to show and sell art. That exhibit goes from July 26-Sept. 10.


Then, the work will move to the Deerpark Museum, for a one-day show on Sept. 18. Anyone who is in the area is invited to come and demonstrate during the day.


After that, the work will go to the shelter, to be used as the shelter desires.


As always, you can frame the pieces if you want, but you don't have to. It would be great if you would put a wire on the back for hanging.


The Wallkill River School has kindly agreed to accept the pieces. Susan will pick them up at the school. If you're out of the area, please mail them to her at the school:


Susan Miiller

Wallkill River School

232 Ward St.

Montgomery, NY 12549

16 comments:

Mark Sheeky said...

I'm tempted! Is it open to anyone? Also what date would Susan need the paintings for?

Linda Popple said...

This sounds great, Sheila. I looked at the cute animals and it will be hard to decide which one to paint. Although, June is a busy month for me, I am going to do my best to paint one. Anything to help the animal shelters with their work! I'm going to pass this info on to my 10 yr. old granddaughter who is a wonderful artist and only requests donations to the local animal shelter on her birthdays. I'm proud of her generous nature and her can do attitude!

AutumnLeaves said...

What a fabulous post and idea, Sheila. I am interested in seeing if area shelters here might be interested in something similar...Sounds like a fabulous undertaking. I might need to contact that lady!

MoonlightJourney said...

Hi! I just saw this post and would like to put it on the Humane Society of Port Jervis' own blog. Would you give me permission to do that or would you just prefer a link to your blog? I'm the admin/webmaster for the blog & website. Thanks so much!
-Lynne

Sheila said...

Yes Lynne. By all means! The more the merrier.

Celeste Bergin said...

what a good idea--can't wait to see what you do for the project, Sheila!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Awesome project Sheila!! Oh, I'd love to paint one. Will have to juggle a few projects. The photos on the website are great, all would make for lovely reference...

Dean Grey said...

Wonderful indeed, Sheila!

-Dean

Nicki said...

Sheila,

You are such a caring person. I hope this is a huge success. It really is a great idea.

Nicki

Dean H. said...

I've missed out on many of your recent posts...sorry, Sheila.
But I'm glad I didn't miss this one.
Hopefully, I can take part later.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Sheila, I miss seeing your posts and hope that all is well with you and your children.

sam said...

Where are you Sheila!? Hope you are well best wishes from across the pond:)

Stephen Gardner said...

Sheila, where are you?

Tammy's Studio said...

I read about you on the Exploding Doughnut Blog... Dean said you needed encouragement to start creating again so I'm hear to say ~ You Go Girl! Get your fingers dipped in paint, have a great time and create!

Madd Sketch said...

Hi there! it's been awhile now! Looks like ur art is more fantastic than ever! ^^ i can always count on your blog to be inspired ^^

...shes gone mad said...

I have skimmed around. I have peeked in and out. Do you mind if I stay?