The 2012 'Tails of the Painted Cats,' the Cat Care Society's lineup of 18 one-of-a-kind, larger-than-life artwork cats - created by accomplished area artists - will debut during the month of May at the Lakewood Arts Council Co-op Gallery, 85 South Union Blvd., Suite C. A reception, open to the general public at the LAC Gallery, is Thursday, May 3, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The announcement is made by CCS President Diane Stoner, who says, "Our wonderful Painted Cats will again be raising funds for Cat Care Society's shelter cats and community outreach programs. Last year, we raised more than our $30,000 goal, and hope to do the same with our project this year." (that's Little Roar by Jane McFadden Dorsey pictured - http://www.catcaresociety.org/pc_little_roar.html)
Some of the Painted Cats are standing, and some are sitting, but they are all unique, original decorator pieces. You can visit the Online Gallery at http://www.catcaresociety.org/paintedcatsgallery.html - the larger (about 28" tall) Painted Cats each have an opening bid of $300 and the smaller Painted Cats open at $150. Advanced online bidding is available at http://BidOnACat.blogspot.com through Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at noon (MDT). Advanced bids can also be placed by calling Suellen Scott, CCS director of development, at 303-239-9680, ext. 19.
After the LAC Gallery during May, the second tour stop will be the Santa Fe Arts District during June, where the Painted Cats will be separated at galleries throughout the area in time for the First Friday Art Walk. Next, they will make an appearance at the Aar River Gallery in Westminster on June 29th for a Cat Care Society wine tasting. From Westminster, the Painted Cats head to the Tennyson Street Cultural District and will be placed in various businesses and galleries during July.
On July 28th, the Painted Cats will be auctioned at Cat Care Society's Gala Dinner Auction at Lakewood Country Club. The emcee is Ed Greene, CBS4 weather and news anchor. The auctioneers are Warren and Terri Smith of Two for the Show Auctions. Individual tickets for the Gala are $75.00 each ($65.00 prior to June 1). New this year is an individual patron ticket to a private VIP Meet & Greet prior to the dinner on July 28 where Ed Greene will sign the 2013 'Weather Cat' painted cat -- $100.00 each ($90.00 prior to June 1). Details regarding sponsorships, table upgrades and proxy bidding are also available by calling Suellen Scott, CCS director of development, at 303-239-9680, ext. 19.
Link to the PR Web newswire
Link ot the PitchEngine Social Media Release
Link to the Lakewood Pet Examiner's Recent Article