Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Talented Couple Teams Up for Purr-casso

Donna and Paul are wife and husband. The dog in both pictures is their dog, Pebbles.

ABOVE: "Pebbles" by Paul Tong; original pen and ink with watercolor.

ABOVE: "The Father, The Dog" by Donna Grethen; original pen and ink with mixed media and hand decorated frame.
Thank you Donna and Paul!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Bill Robinson has 3 pieces for Purr-casso

Bill Robinson has three pieces for Purr-casso 2008:This is large (24"X16") acrylic painting on masonite.

These two pieces are 9"x9" gouache paintings.

Bill is an artist at Three Rings, a video game company in San Francisco. Check out his blog!

Pixar artist Bill Presing adds his work to PurrCasso!

Bill Presing has contributed this beautiful original painting to this year's Purrcasso auction. Bill is a story artist at Pixar animation studios and contributed work last year as well. Thanks Bill!

Don't forget that the deadline for art has been extended to October 31! The artwork is pouring in and we're going to have a terrific show this year. Keep it coming artists!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Art Submission Deadline Extended

ATTENTION ARTISTS: We have extended the deadline until October 31st for turning in pieces for Purr-casso. Thank you all so much for your generosity.

ATTENTION ART FANS: It looks like there will be more than 150 pieces for sale or auction this year!

Shelter Cat Calendars $20 each at Purr-casso

Friday, October 24, 2008

Something For Everyone at Purr-casso Art Sale

There will be something to delight any art or animal lover at the 2008 Purr-casso Art & Craft Gala and Sale. Here are more samples of what awaits you on Sunday, November 9th. Mark your calendar or update your PDA now! Numerous artists will be in attendance if you want to meet them.

LEFT: "Daisy" framed giclee print from the original watercolor. One of three pieces donated by artist Janet Walton

RIGHT: "Diamond Foam & Fabric" signed and numbered #79 of 125 photo-offset lithograph by David Lance Goines.

LEFT: "So Many Cats" original acrylic painting by Lois Cantor. Lois has also donated some of her greeting cards, magnets and bookmarks which feature more of her art.

Many thanks to Janet, David and Lois!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Two of Jennifer Keller's donations

Jennifer Keller has donated the print on the left, from her trip to Italy (and another print with cat you can see on her blog). The originals have been accepted to be in a gallery show at the of Academy of Art University , in San Francisco in December.

The piece below is an original...

To visit Jennifer's blog, click here. Thank you Jennifer!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Two of Teri Calia's donations

Teri Calia, the artist who did the Purr-casso logo and poster image, has also donated these adorable items (and another one you will have to attend the sale to see).
They are small, about the size of trading cards.
Thank you so much to Teri for donating our logo and poster artwork and these cute items!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Artwork from Brittney Lee

Here is a beautiful image from artist Brittney Lee that will be available at this year's auction. Brittney is an artist in San Francisco at the game company Three Rings.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Dave Dick and Maki Fujimoto donate again

Two of our Canadian artist friends have donated to Purr-Casso again...

Maki Fujimoto has provided this digital painting printout with color pencil, white ink, pen.

22 cm x 27 cm in frame.

It is titled 2 KITTENS

Dave Dick has given this digital painting of a kitten in an unlikely friendship. It will be in a 4 x 6 wood frame.

Dave notes "Although the image was painted digitally the original file has been destroyed to ensure it is the only high quality print existing."

Dave is a Story Artist and Designer in the animation biz. Click here to see his blog (link opens in a new window) which has a picture of this piece in the frame.

Thank you to Maki and Dave for being repeat donors!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Another cat painting you can buy at Purr-casso!

"Emma" acrylic on canvas, by artist Robert Treppa.
Thank you Robert!

Two Food Bowls and a Pair of Flying Friends

Many thanks to Jane Stutfield for her donation of these items and hours of volunteer work to ensure Purr-casso is a success.

"Spoiled", hand thrown & decorated ceramic
food bowl by artist, April B.

"If You Can Read This", hand thrown & decorated
ceramic food bowl by artist, Karen Maloney.

"Flying Cat & Flying Dog" - original India ink
drawing on vintage fabric, sewn and stuffed
by artist, Patti Haskins.

Monday, October 13, 2008

More details on Purr-casso Art Sale and Gala

Expanded event to include feline and canine arts and crafts, Miss Oakland 2008

A wide variety of works from local and international artists will be on display and for sale at this free event. Appetizers are being provided by Ali Cat's Catering and wine by Mutt Lynch Winery.

Miss Oakland 2008, Carly Claffey will be there in support of her platform, “A Second Chance at Love: Supporting Local Animal Rescue.”

The sale will be held Sunday, November 9th from 12-4 pm at the Hollis Street Project located at 5900 Hollis Street, Emeryville. All art work is donated and 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the cats and dogs at BEBHS.

Photo Copyright Lori A. Cheung, thePetPhotographer.com

Proper Management
Ali Cat's Catering
Minuteman Press

Friday, October 10, 2008

Peace Cat and Baby Face

This original acrylic on canvas titled "Peace Cat" is by Arleigh Schwarz from Ontario, Canada. Donated by Jane Stutfield. Click the photo above to see a larger version. Thank you Jane!

Leslie Cobb has donated this framed giclee print from her original painting titled "Baby Face." Click the photo above to see a larger version. Thank you Leslie!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tote bag and matching make-up bag

Pictured is a cotton fabric tote bag that will be available for purchase at Purr-casso along with a matching make-up bag. Donated by artist Donna Eck.

Thank you Donna!