Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The show is up!

Hello, all!

Thanks to hard work and enthusiasm by Susan Miiller, and the generosity and involvement of Jeffrey Parker, the Small Works Animal Art show is up and running!

It includes a number of pieces by Art for Shelter Animals artists from across America and around the world. So, congratulations to everyone who participated - and many thanks, too!

The show is in Parker's office at 156 Pike St., Port Jervis, NY. He is not open every day - but you can call him at 845-856-7700 to find out his hours and get directions. The show will be up through Sept. 10.
Proceeds from sales - and all of our donations - go to help the Deerpark/Port Jervis animal shelter. 

Top, Anne Marie Jones with Cat Fascination; Dani Cooney with Sergeant and Wondering

Above, Marian Durrwachter and Jeff Parker (the podiatrist in whose office the show is hanging) with "Man's Best Friend" by Joan Kehlenbeck

Sarah Lambert with Nyla

Susan Miiller with Koda

Jeff Parker with High Performance for Multiple Cats (he got to put in a big collage because the show is his office!)

Thanks so much to all of you, for participating in the show - and even more, for taking part in the project itself! 

- Carrie

Saturday, July 3, 2010

"Nyla" For Port Jervis/Deerpark Humane Society

Nyla ~ by Sarah lambert

We just got in this great sketch from Sarah Lambert!

She writes; "There was a short write up of the Art For Animals / Port Jervis/Deerpark Humane Society project in our local paper (The Times Herald Record) this morning, and as this is our local shelter, I thought I'd do a little sketch of Nyla, who was also pictured in the paper today, among the sad/sweet mug shots of dogs in need of homes.

Professionally, I am a set designer (theater) but I've always drawn our dogs (shelter adoptees all!) as our Christmas cards. This quick pen line and marker sketch style evolved over the years, as being economical when hand producing Christmas cards by the hundreds!

Attached below is a jpeg - I'll send the original, framed, to Susan of the Port Jervis/Deerpark Humane Society. The sketch is a donation, 100%.

Good luck with the project!"

What a nice surprise to get Sarah's drawing and note it was for me, as I am usually out of the loop these days. Thanks for including me in your email Sarah and THANKS so much for your charming portrait, time and efforts. Although you may not hear much about it, your work is lovely and I'm sure it will be appreciated by many.