The voting begins…

We’re selling votes!  Our annual Tiny Dog Calendar models need your votes to help save homeless pets in the Dallas area. Click the tab above to visit the voting page OR USE THIS LINK  to vote for your favorite.  Only 12 dogs (plus one cover model) make the calendar, so rally the troops and let’s sell some votes! This is much more fun than what’s happening on the campaign trail — and the candidates all like each other!  Follow the tally on our facebook page starting August 16th and vote as many times as you wish. Voting ends September 1st.

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Save this date for the Artists for Animals Concert for Kindness

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A wonderful new venue for us this coming year — CITY PERFORMANCE HALL-  and lots more seats to sell!  This could be the concert event that tops all the charts for money raised for our furry friends. Help us spread the word — and mark your calendars today!

 

Hooray! And Thank you.

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The numbers are flowing in and THANKS TO YOU our 2016 Artists for Animals event raised $50K for the adoptable dogs and cats at Operation Kindness last week. Here’s a great clip!

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Topping the list of wonderful team members is Emcee and Channel 8 Meteorologist Colleen Coyle, Publicist extraordinaire, Kate Watson,  the branding wizards at RBMM, the creative geniuses at The Richards Group  and all of our wonderful sponsors:  the Dallas Symphony,  Sewell Subaru, Deli News, Veterinary Medicine Specialists of Dallas/Fort Worth, the Brain Performance Center, Hollywood Feed, Dickey’s BBQ of Little Elm, Regent Services, the Cat Connection, Good Life Wealth Management, Char Sutherlin Real Estate, Pet Paradise Resort, BevPro LLC, Nat and Nicole Mucha, Teresa Berg Photography and the many private individuals  and other businesses who bought tickets and made donations to support the cause.

AFA Volunteers Wendy Buchbinder, Cathy Beasley, Jessiree Kubica, Kathy Ross  and all of our Board Members worked long and hard with the volunteer crew from Operation Kindness to produce a truly memorable evening. We are so grateful!

Meet the artists…

I was never more surprised or impressed walking in to a classroom than the day I entered Kyle Clark’s Advanced Life Drawing class at Booker T Washington School for the Arts in Dallas.  I knew the school’s reputation for excellence, but the quality of the work by these young artists was beyond anything I had expected.  It made me want to go back to school.

We are so fortunate to be the bridge between these young hearts and the animals in need. I hope you’ll attend our concert and art auction on February 13th and see some of their amazing work in person — it will lift your spirits and give you a chance to own a little piece of their genius.

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We have a new venue!

Artists for Animals today announces  a brand new event venue in the Dallas Design District. LEVEL TWO, at 1250 Slocum. “We instantly fell in love with the space when we saw it,” says Artists for Animals co-founder Teresa Berg. “We knew it was time to move Artists for Animals to the heart of Dallas.”

Berg, a Photographer, and Erin Hannigan, Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Oboe, combined their talents several years ago in support of animal rescue charities in North Texas. “We brainstormed ways that our artistry could help animals in need,” explains Hannigan, an avid dog rescuer. “It’s been amazing to see how many local artists have jumped in to support this cause.”

During the concert, Hannigan and musicians from Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Southern Methodist University play a classical music score to complement dog and cat photography and videography by Berg and other artists. Wine, desserts, and coffee are served during intermission and immediately following the concert. The result is an upbeat, playful concert experience that celebrates the beauty of rescued pets.

Throughout the year, Artists for Animals takes adoptable rescue animals to Booker T. Washington to model for the talented young illustrators. The students proudly donate their artwork to the Artists for Animals silent auction. The doors open at 7:00 pm so that attendees may peruse and bid on the original artwork while they sip on dog- and cat-themed cocktails and enjoy the sounds of the Young Strings musical group. The concert begins promptly at 8:00 pm.

Single tickets are $50 each. Table seats are $100 each. Tickets may be purchased here: https://artistsforanimalstx.com/buy-tickets/. Parking at Level Two is free. 100% of the proceeds of Artists for Animals go directly to Operation Kindness to help shelter pets find homes.

Cameras are welcome at Artists for Animals! There will be a plethora of visuals. Erin Hannigan and Teresa Berg are available for pre-event interviews as well. Contact Katherine Rose Watson (katierosewatson@yahoo.com, 972-489-7694) to coordinate.

Our new look…

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Our wonderful friends at THE RICHARDS GROUP and RBMM have created a wonderful new look for AFA — and we are so very grateful for their creative genius!  Over the next few months you will see more of this little fellow and hear lots more about Artists for Animals.  Save the date now — tickets go on sale very soon.

Have you got one?

All the cool kids are getting them.  Our official designer coffee mugs don’t just hold coffee. They’re an ADVENTURE.  Take yours along and shoot a quick pic of all the exciting things you do together.  Post it on our facebook page and we will periodically select a winner and award a prize.  Order yours by pledging a minuscule $25 to our Kickstarter campaign (hurry, it’s almost over!)  or call the studio at 972-250-2415 and we’ll take a credit card and ship you one!

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Announcing our KICKSTARTER campaign! 22 days left!

Artists for Animals may seem like just a once-per-year event but we’re busy saving dogs and planning ALL YEAR LONG.  And with the new KICKSTARTER Campaign we’re even busier!

In a few weeks our visits to the classrooms at Booker T Washington School for the Arts start up again with the new school year — that means more beautiful relationships being created between students and their “models” and more beautiful artwork. But wait, there’s MORE!  Here’s the video explaining our expansion:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/917832307/artists-for-animals-multi-media-concerts/widget/video.html

We’re reaching out to more people with larger, better venues and more concert dates — but we need your help!

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