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Denver's Cat Care Society Celebrates 30th Anniversary with "Tails of the Painted Cats" Art Project, Now on Display at Santa Fe Art District Galleries Through April 30


"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 Santa Fe Art District Galleries through April 30. The exhibit includes 16 painted fiberglass cats, each about 28" tall and painted a different theme by local artists.

Lakewood, CO, April 14, 2011 --(PR.com)-- "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 Santa Fe Art District Galleries through April 30. The announcement is made by Shari Shiffer-Krieger, CCS Executive Director, who says the exhibit includes 16 painted fiberglass cats, each about 28" tall and painted a different theme by local artists.

"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 to view each cat and their special story: http://www.catcaresociety.org/paintedcatsgallery.html

The CCS Painted Cats debuted at the Santa Fe Arts District (Santa Fe Drive from Alameda to 12th) during the First Friday Art Walk on April 1 and will be at the following galleries through Saturday, April 30 (admission free during regular business hours):

1 Acousticat - Artist: Jasmine Dillingham - Co-Art Gallery - 846 Santa Fe Drive
2 Ironsides - Artist: Claudia Roulier - Event Gallery 910 Arts - 910 Santa Fe Drive
3 Mr. Tweedy - Artist: Cam Williams - Ginny Abblett Fine Art @ 910 Arts - 90 Santa Fe Drive
4 Mo Meowsic - Artist: Pat Lickly - Alpine Fine Art Center - 826 Santa Fe Drive
5 Cat & the Fiddle - Artist: Irlene Owada - Studio 12 Gallery - 209 Kalamath Street
6 Hyro - Artist: J-Rab - Co-Art Gallery - 846 Santa Fe Drive
7 Carousel Cat - Artist: Susan A. Becker - Studio 12 Gallery - 209 Kalamath Drive
8 Peace - Artist: Pam Schmidt - Event Gallery 910 Arts - 910 Santa Fe Drive
9 Deco-Disco Kitty - Artist: Katherine Ross - Fabric Bliss - 828 Santa Fe Drive
10 Tutan-KHAT-Mun - Artist: Kathryn Jackson - Grace Gallery of Fine Art - 877 Santa Fe Drive
11 Memphis - Artist: Greg Marquez - Event Gallery 910 Arts - 910 Santa Fe Drive
12 Cat of Life - Artist: Sara Nevadomski - Grace Gallery of Fine Art - 877 Santa Fe Drive
13 Bluesy - Artist: Karole Sharpe - Denver Photo Art Gallery - 833 Santa Fe Drive
14 Jewel - Artist: Pam Schmidt - Niza Knoll Gallery - 915 Santa Fe Drive
15 Reigning Monarch - Artist: Jane Dorsey - Denver Photo Art Gallery - 833 Santa Fe Drive
16 Nearest Kin - Artist: Cynthia Negron - Co-Art Gallery - 846 Santa Fe Drive

In May the Painted Cats will reunite at the Lakewood Arts Council Co-op Gallery, 85 South Union Blvd., Suite C - http://www.lakewoodartscouncil.org - there will be a reception on May 5th, 7 - 8:30 p.m., the public is welcome. Each cat has an opening bid of $300.00. Bids can be placed at any time by calling 303-239-9680.

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 each, with an early discount of $10 per ticket if purchased before May 1st ($65 each).

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 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. For more information, visit http://www.catcaresociety.org - also, visit these Facebook pages for regular updates:

Cat Care Society: http://www.facebook.com/CatCareSociety

Tails of the Painted Cats: http://www.facebook.com/CatCareSociety#!/pages/Tails-of-Painted-Cats/120486651346305

Contacts:

Suellen Scott, Cat Care Society - http://www.catcaresociety.org - 303-239-9680 x19 - sscott@catcaresociety.org

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

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