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Artists for Animals Grants

All year long Artists for Animals is busy raising money for the homeless pets of Texas. How do we do that? We produce events and special programs that are supported by all the animal lovers that attend. AFA, in turn, can give grants to other non-profit organizations that are working to save lives. Every year (usually in the fall) we accept grant requests from local non-profits who need financial support. Our board then meets and chooses the organizations that best match the Artists for Animals goals and we write some checks!

If your organization is a 501c(3) that would like to apply for a grant, please email us for a simple form and return it to us by November 1, 2017.  This year’s grant form is now ready, so please email us at  artistsforanimalstx@gmail.com and we will send you the form with the necessary instructions.  Let’s save some lives together!

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And the winner is….

Murphy! By a nose.  And the hundreds of homeless pets that will benefit from the $9771 raised with your votes.

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This handsome guy will not only appear on the cover of our 2018 Tiny Dog Calendar, but his family receives a gift certificate for a photo session and a 16×20 gallery wrapped canvas print from Teresa Berg Photography.  Congratulations, Murphy!  And since it was SO CLOSE, our runner up, Morgan will receive a $250 gift certificate.

Congratulations go out to all of our calendar dogs, with our thanks.  If you’d like to pre-order a calendar, visit Teresa Berg’s Etsy shop. We’ll ship you a signed copy as soon as they’re out of production.

 

Voting Underway for the 2018 Tiny Dog Calendar! Buy a vote and save a life!

Our annual calendar is off to the races! 21 dogs have been photographed for this year’s contest — and votes are $1 each. All voting money goes to Artists for Animals fund for homeless pets.  So don’t miss out on the fun.  Pick a favorite and watch our facebook page for the daily vote tallies!   Vote as often as you wish, but the contest ends on August 31st. The top 13 vote-getters will appear in the calendar.

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Artists for Animals 2018 Tiny Dog Calendar

Triscuit, Hope and Rico are pushing ahead! Voting ends August 31st. Proceeds go to Artists for Animals fund for the homeless animals of Texas!https://squareup.com/store/artists-for-animals

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Wear a little AFA bling and support the cause!

This just in! A beautiful sterling pendant by Texas artisans, Scattered Light in Round Top.  Order yours now and show your support for the homeless animals in Texas!  ORDER YOURS ONLINE, HERE.

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Sterling silver AFA pendant with 18″ silver chain

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BOWOWOWOW…! So excited to report that our 2017 Concert for Kindness raised $80,000

Our hearts are overflowing and our tails are wagging!  This year’s event was so much fun.  And the adoptable pets at Operation Kindness will benefit to the tune of $80,000 thanks to the generosity of our Artists for Animals sponsors and donors.

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Many thanks to the wonderful artists — like Kyle Clark’s Advanced Drawing class at Booker T Washington School for the Visual and Performing Arts and many others.  We’re already excited about next year — save the date!  March 11, 2018.

Tickets on sale for the 2017 Concert for Kindness

Our new venue for 2017 has 750 seats and lots of room for art and animal lovers!

Join us Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the fabulous Dallas City Performance Hall for this multi-media event featuring classical music from some of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s finest musicians. Also featuring photography and art from some of Dallas’ budding new artists (on sale exclusively in our silent auction), Dancers from Avant Chamber Ballet and Wine and Dessert.

All to benefit Operation Kindness — Dallas’ oldest and largest no-kill shelter. Be sure you get your tickets early — available online now- just click the BUY TICKETS tab above.

Art on display! AFA around town…

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Saving animals with art takes many forms — and just like the wonderful dogs and cats we rescue, our art is filled with a variety of color, texture and design. Our Rescued with Love exhibit, features beautiful dogs photographed with natural light and fresh flowers and is a symbol of hope for all homeless animals everywhere.

Designed to show off their beauty, this group of photographs and another group of student drawings from Booker T Washington School for the Arts will be popping up in public places all around town to teach and inspire people to ADOPT a pet instead of SHOP for their next pet.  Watch for dates and details about an exhibit near you! And many thanks to Goosehead Insurance for their lobby space.

And the winner is…

Pandah!  By a nose and a half.  The competition was fierce and every one of these dogs deserved to win — so our deepest thanks to the families who fought hard and campaigned for their pets. Each dog will receive a gift print of their calendar shot and a copy of the calendar. Best of all, the homeless pets of Dallas win as Artists for Animals continues to fight for their welfare. Thank you!

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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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