MEOW: The Art for Cats Ebay Benefit Auction!
February 18, 2009 - Amy Jo Hanna-Eckenrode
A really neat on-line animal fundraiser is taking place this week that will benefit a no-kill, feline rescue.
And since Eli, my miracle kittie who found me last May and has taken over my life, strongly suggests I share this with you, I thought I'd better do just that!
“The Art for Cats” will begin on Friday, February 20th and last until Thursday, February 26, 2009.
The following info. is from the event PR firm (thanks Carrie):
The Art for Cats event is an online Ebay auction whose proceeds will go to Anjellicle Cats Rescue – a non-profit 501(c)(3), no-kill, feline rescue group so all cats are cared for humanely irrespective of their health status or potential for adoption. The first $2500 will be used to build a separate room for two feline leukemia kittens that must be kept separate from other healthy cats.
So far about 40 prominent New Yorker cartoonists and top illustrators have contributed 60 works. A sampling of the contributors is below.
-George Booth's cartoons and drawings have appeared in the New Yorker and the New York Times. He also illustrates Children's Books including "Wacky Wednesday" by Dr. Seuss.
-Award winning illustrator and artist Mark Ulricksen whose art has appeared in Rolling Stone, Vibe, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times and The New Yorker.
-Roz Chast is a New Yorker cartoonist since 1978. She is represented by Julie Saul Gallery.
-Juliette Borda's illustrations have appeared in many publications, corporate communications and books including Century Gothic "The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything", the cover of Century Gothic, Smart Money, the New York Times and a cover for the New Yorker.
-Danny Shanahan is a cartoonist for The New Yorker. Village Voice just called him the most amusing of all New Yorker cartoonists.
The artwork that we have so far can be viewed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=57788&id=4670455914. It will be available on Ebay on February 20. Clock on the link above to preview the really cute and creative pieces that you could possibly win! However, the real winners are the fur-babies who still have no cure for feline leukemia.