Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. ~ Anatole France
WHO | AFA and Sloan Fine Art present an exhibition comprised of artwork from over 50 artists. Pia Salk, Adopt-a-Pet.com spokesperson and animal welfare expert will host a live auction.
WHAT | "Awakened," a special ten-day art exhibition and fundraising event inspired by, and benefitting, the pet companions that brighten all of our lives. Curator Alix Sloan has challenged over fifty artists to create works inspired by the powerful impact of animals in our lives and homes. A portion of the proceeds from every sale will be donated to Adopt-a-Pet.com in support of their mission to help find loving homes for homeless pets. In addition to the exhibition of original artwork, hard to find prints by Nicoletta Ceccoli, Tom Everhart, Shepard Fairey, Marion Peck and others will be available in a live auction, led by Pia Salk, the night of the reception.
For more information about Adopt-a-Pet.com, North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website that helps shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies advertise their homeless pets to adopters for free, contact Dana Puglisi or go to adoptapet.com.
Participating artists, including several from AFA and Sloan Fine Art's rosters, include: Jessicka Addams, Jennybird Alcantara, Nicole Alvarez, Nana An, Jean-Pierre Arboleda, Carrie Anne Baade, Rebekah Bogard, Mia Brownell, Tim Burton, Bill Carman, Bryan Cunningham, Jason D'Aquino, Michelle Doll, Peter Drake, Nicole Etienne, Tom Everhart, Eric Finzi, Marc Finzi, Erik Foss, Camille Rose Garcia, Kady Grant, Leontine Greenberg, Linda Griggs, Gris Grimly, Evan B. Harris, Jason Holley, Anthony Iacono, Kate Javens, Lisa Lebofsky, Travis Louie, Julia Marchand, Elizabeth McGrath, Daniel Merriam, Gabriela Mesa-Jonassen, Scott Musgrove, Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters, Joshua Petker, Ransom & Mitchell, Kirk Reinert, Martha Rich, Paul Richard, Ron Richter, Chris Roberts-Antieu, Jean-Pierre Roy, Jonny Ruzzo, Isabel Samaras, Ryan Scully, Heather Sherman, Nathan Skiles, Sally Sloan, Aaron Smith, Owen Smith, Nathan Spoor, Jonathan Viner, Melanie Vote, Lindsey Way, Casey Weldon, Eric White and Brad Woodfin.
Image: Jennybird Alcantara, 23" x 26" framed. Oil on wood in antique frame.
AFA | At AFA, we are inspired by wildly imaginative artwork that indulges the senses and engages the emotions with layers of symbolism and dark complexity. We exhibit paintings, drawings and sculptures created by extraordinary established and emerging artists who are highly skilled and have a unique vision.