Friday, July 27, 2012

Reminder for tomorrow: Final Auction of Cat Care Society's 2012 Tails of the Painted Cats

The final auction of the 2012 'Tails of the Painted Cats' amazing lineup of one-of-a-kind, larger-than-life artwork cats is tomorrow (Saturday). The announcement is made by Cat Care Society (CCS) President Diane Stoner, who says, "Online bidding closed at noon (MDT) Wednesday, July 25. The final auction occurs at the July 28th Gala Dinner and Auction at the Lakewood Country Club, 5 to 9 p.m." Click to register online. (the house is close to full, but a few seats remain)

The 2012 'Tails of the Painted Cats' collection and artists include:

Bridal Henna Cat by Kathy Burton
Colorado Calico by Ashley Conroy
C is for Cat by Liz Cooper
Little Roar by Jane McFadden Dorsey
Soleil by Gail Firmin
Cat Masquerade by Melanie Gwendahlin Keyes
Crazy Quilt Cat by Joan A. Lee
Helios by Karen R. Mahnken
Sushi Chef by Shirlee Akemi Miyake
Unity by Sara Nevadomski
Hibiscat by Carla Pawlewicz
Casino Kate: The Cat by K. Ross
Meowscarade by Pam Schmidt
Misty by Pam Schmidt
Pearls and Lilies by BW Sharp
Rudi by Bonnie Wilber
Toulouse Le Chat by Cam Williams
The RubaiyCat of Omar Siam by Kathryn Jackson

Drawing Kitty: Claudia Monette by Jane McFadden Dorsey
In addition to the Painted Cats being auctioned, local artist Jane McFadden Dorsey has again created the project's official 'drawing kitty.' This year it's Claudia Monette. For a $10.00 donation per ticket, names are entered in a drawing to take her home. Tickets will be on sale during the silent auction period at Lakewood Country Club. The winner of Claudia Monette will be announced at the July 28th Gala.

More About Tails of the Painted Cats
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 The larger (about 28" tall) Painted Cats each started with opening bids of $300 and the smaller Painted Cats opened at $150.

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. New this year is an individual patron ticket to a private VIP Meet and Greet prior to the dinner on July 28 where Ed Greene will sign the 2013 'Weather Cat' painted cat (2013 design pictured here) -- $100.00. Link to register online:

Guiry's Color Source is the 2012 art supply sponsor for 'Tails of the Painted Cats.' For more information, visit:

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