A way for artists to help animals and their communities
Friday, March 27, 2009
Stupendous Sandy Sandy
Aren't these FANTASTIC!?!? Check out Sandy's update on her meeting with Staff at Burlington County Animal Shelter and with the animals she's painted. Here's a letter she received from the Shelter Manager:
I checked out the paintings you have done for the shelter and they are wonderful! I am very interested in getting together with you to discuss ways we can use your artwork to promote the shelter’s animals. You are very talented and I am grateful that you have contacted me regarding this exciting opportunity.
I would like to invite you to the shelter for a tour and to discuss this subject in more detail. Please let me know your availability. I am here Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm.
I look forward to hearing from you.
I am positive that the Manager is going to blown away when she sees the paintings in person. The jpegs do Sandy's work no justice. I'm sure Sandy will share with us her experience when she makes the donation in person to that lucky lucky shelter. Great Job Sandy! You're an Earth Angel!
Please check out Sandy's blog so you can see more of her fantastic art work, and more information about the Burlington County Animal Shelter. I intend to show my SPCA know about Sandy and her work and perhaps she will get commissions from people in my area.
The Art for Animals project is simple. Make a portrait of an animal in your local shelter, or of an animal who's a part of a rescue operation, and donate the painting to the shelter or the rescue group.
That's it! The shelter or rescue group can do whatever it wants with the painting - or drawing or mixed media piece or whatever medium you choose.
Please submit jpgs at 72 dpi, a maximum of 600 px, or 8 inches across, and about 200K or less.
Your photographs should be sharp and free of glare. The best way to shoot them is to put your paintings in the shade, on a fairly sunny day, and shoot without a flash.
If you have photoshop, see R. Garriot's blog for tips on using photoshop to correct the colors and tones of your paintings.
Send your paintings to email@example.com, or to firstname.lastname@example.org, or to email@example.com and we will upload them to the blog.
Thank you for participating!
Sheila Tajima, Carrie Jacobson, Sandy Sandy
Letter for newspapers
Greetings! (Your name) here. I'm a local painter, participating in the Art for Animals project. I think the project might make a good story for your paper.
Here's how it works: Local painters paint portraits of animals in our shelters, and then give the paintings to the shelters. The shelters can do whatever they want with the paintings.
This is an unusual project because it is so direct. Typically, if artists donate to shelters or other charitable institutions, they give a percentage of their sales. I'm giving my paintings, free and clear.
The story would be inspiring, good news for your readers. There's plenty of art with it, too. Publication would help me connect with more artists in the area, and make the project more successful.
Paintings from participating artists may be seen at http://artforshelteranimals.blogspot.com.
I will call you in XX days to see if you're interested.