Sixteen 'Painted Cats' in the Cat Care Society's 30th Anniversary Celebration Now On Display at the Lakewood Arts Council Co-op Gallery Through June 4

"Tails of the Painted Cats," the 30th Anniversary Art Event Fundraiser for the shelter cats at the Cat Care Society (CCS), are now on display at the Lakewood Arts Council Co-op Gallery through June 4. The exhibit includes sixteen painted fiberglass cats, each about 28" tall and painted a different theme by local artists. The Painted Cats will be auctioned at the CCS Dinner/Auction Gala at Green Gables Country Club June 5.

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Lakewood, CO (PRWEB) May 02, 2011

"Tails of the Painted Cats," the exciting 30th Anniversary Art Event Fundraiser for the shelter cats at the Cat Care Society (CCS), are now on display at the Lakewood Arts Council Co-op Gallery, 85 South Union Blvd., Suite C, through June 4. A reception, open to the general public at the LAC Gallery, is Thursday, May 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m. The announcement is made by Shari Shiffer-Krieger, CCS Executive Director, who says the exhibit includes sixteen painted fiberglass cats, each about 28" tall and painted a different theme by local artists. Each cat has an opening bid of $300.00. Bids can be placed at any time by calling 303-239-9680.

"Some of our Painted Cats are standing, and some are sitting, but they are all unique, original decorator pieces. Many organizations across the country have done various 'critter' art projects over the years with great success, so we decided this would be the perfect 30th Anniversary Fundraising Event to benefit our shelter cats here in Denver," Shiffer-Krieger explains.

Visit the Painted Cats Online Gallery at: http://www.catcaresociety.org/paintedcatsgallery.html - the CCS 30th Anniversary Painted Cat collection and artists include:

1 Acousticat - Artist: Jasmine Dillingham - facebook.com/artgirlstudios    
2 Ironsides - Artist: Claudia Roulier - claudiaroulier.com
3 Mr. Tweedy - Artist: Cam Williams
4 Mo Meowsic - Artist: Pat Lickly
5 Cat & the Fiddle - Artist: Irlene Owada
6 Hyro - Artist: J-Rab - Co-Art Gallery
7 Carousel Cat - Artist: Susan A. Becker - BeckerPaints.com
8 Peace - Artist: Pam Schmidt - artchik102.com
9 Deco-Disco Kitty - Artist: Katherine Ross
10 Tutan-KHAT-Mun - Artist: Kathryn Jackson
11 Memphis - Artist: Greg Marquez - Artquez.blogspot.com
12 Cat of Life - Artist: Sara Nevadomski - saranevadomski.daportfolio.com
13 Bluesy - Artist: Karole Sharpe - karolesharpeglass.com
14 Jewel - Artist: Pam Schmidt
15 Reigning Monarch - Artist: Jane McFadden Dorsey
16 Nearest Kin - Artist: Cynthia Negron

On June 5, the Painted Cats will be auctioned at a Dinner/Auction Gala at Green Gables Country Club. The emcee is cat lover, April Zesbaugh the host of Colorado's Morning News on KOA. The Auctioneer is Don Martin. Tickets for the Gala are $75.00 each and available by calling 303-239-9680 or visiting http://www.catcaresociety.org/painted_cat_ticket_form.html

In addition to the sixteen Painted Cats that comprise the 30th Anniversary collection, local artist Jane McFadden Dorsey created the project's original "promo cat," Georgia O'Kitty, as sponsors and artists were recruited over the past year. Sponsored by Poppy Shiffer-Krieger, Georgia O'Kitty is on display at the CCS lobby. For a $10.00 donation per ticket, names are entered in a drawing to take her home. The winner of Georgia O'Kitty will be announced at the June 5 Dinner/Auction Gala at Green Gables Country Club.

About the Cat Care Society

The CCS, founded in 1981 by Linda East, DVM and Lynn Rowe, is a nonprofit organization established to improve the quality of life for homeless, injured and abused cats in the Denver metropolitan area. The Society's goals are:

  • To sponsor educational programs that promote responsible pet ownership, humane treatment of all animals, and the elimination of pet overpopulation;
  • To shelter cats in a healthy, cage free environment and to find compatible and responsible families for every cat;
  • To provide community outreach programs that improve the quality of life for cats and people;
  • To be a friend to all cats.

The CCS is supported by a number of loyal members and contributors, without whom the shelter could not operate.  CCS receives no government funding.  In addition, CCS volunteers assist with many fundraising activities each year such as book sales, Meow Mart, Cajun’s Closet Thrift Store, the holiday gift and bake sale and much more. For more information, visit http://www.catcaresociety.org

Denver's Cat Care Society is also is found on these social media sites:
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/CatCareSociety
Facebook Tails of the Painted Cats Page: http://www.facebook.com/CatCareSociety#!/pages/Tails-of-Painted-Cats/120486651346305
Twitter: http://twitter.com/CatCareSociety
News Feed Blog: http://denvercatcare.blogspot.com

Contacts:

Suellen Scott, Cat Care Society - 303-239-9680 x19 - sscott(at)catcaresociety(dot)org

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely PR on behalf of the Cat Care Society – http://www.absolutelypr.com – 303-984-9801, maggie(at)absolutelypr(dot)com

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Project Promotional 'Mascot' - Georgia O'Kitty Project Promotional 'Mascot' - Georgia O'Kitty

In addition to the 16 Painted Cats that comprise the 30th Anniversary collection, local artist Jane McFadden Dorsey created the project's original "promo cat," Georgia O'Kitty, as sponsors and artists were recruited over the past year. Sponsored by Poppy