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Denver's "Art District on Santa Fe" Galleries Display Cat Care Society's "Tails of the Painted Cats" Lineup During June, Debuting on First Friday Art Walk June 1

Cat Care Society's larger-than-life Painted Cats will be on display at galleries throughout Denver's "Art District on Santa Fe" for the month of June, debuting at the District's First Friday Art Walk on June 1.

Lakewood, CO, May 23, 2012 --( The 2012 "Tails of the Painted Cats," the Cat Care Society's (CCS) lineup of one-of-a-kind, larger-than-life artwork cats - created by accomplished area artists - will be on display at Denver's "Art District on Santa Fe" during June and debuting at the District's First Friday Art Walk on June 1. The announcement is made by CCS President Diane Stoner, who says, "Our Painted Cats will be hosted at ten galleries throughout the Art District on Santa Fe." Here's where you'll find the Painted Cats on Santa Fe during June:

Denver Photo Art Gallery - 833 Santa Fe Drive
Bridal Henna Cat by Kathy Burton
Helios by Karen R. Mahnken

Grace Gallery of Fine Art - 877 Santa Fe Drive
Colorado Calico by Ashley Conroy
C is for Cat by Liz Cooper

Ginny Abblett Fine Art - 910 Santa Fe Drive
Sushi Chef by Shirlee Akemi Miyake

Fabric Bliss - 828 Santa Fe Drive
Crazy Quilt Cat by Joan A. Lee

EventGallery 910Arts - 910 Santa Fe Drive
Little Roar by Jane McFadden Dorsey
Hibiscat by Carla Pawlewicz
Soleil by Gail Firmin
Casino Kate: The Cat by K. Ross
Misty by Pam Schmidt
Claudia Monette by Jane McFadden Dorsey
(Claudia is the 2012 Drawing Cat and will be present only at the First Friday Art Walk)

Niza Knoll Gallery - 915 Santa Fe Drive
Unity by Sara Nevadomski

Co-Art Gallery - 846 Santa Fe Drive
Toulouse Le Chat by Cam Williams
Pearls & Lilies by BW Sharp

Buxiejo Gallery - 718 Santa Fe Drive
Meowscarade by Pam Schmidt
Cat Masquerade by Melanie Gwendahlin Keyes

Artists on Santa Fe - 747 Santa Fe Drive
Rudi by Bonnie Wilber

CORE New Art Space - 900 Santa Fe Drive
The RubaiyCat of Omar Siam by Kathryn Jackson

Drawing Kitty: Claudia Monette by Jane McFadden Dorsey

In addition to the Painted Cats being auctioned, local artist Jane McFadden Dorsey has again created the project's official 'drawing kitty.' This year it's Claudia Monette. For a $10.00 donation per ticket, names are entered in a drawing to take her home. The winner of Claudia Monette will be announced at the July 28th Gala.

About Tails of the Painted Cats

Some of the Painted Cats are standing, and some are sitting, but they are all unique, original decorator pieces. You can visit the Online Gallery at - the larger (about 28" tall) Painted Cats each started with an opening bid of $300 and the smaller Painted Cats opened at $150. Advanced online bidding is available at through Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at noon (MDT). Advanced bids can also be placed by calling Suellen Scott, CCS director of development, at 303-239-9680, ext. 19.

After the Santa Fe Arts District during June, the Painted Cats will make an appearance at the Aar River Gallery in Westminster on June 29th for a Cat Care Society wine tasting. From Westminster, the Painted Cats head to the Tennyson Street Cultural District and will be placed in various businesses and galleries there during July.

On July 28th, the Painted Cats will be auctioned at Cat Care Society's Gala Dinner Auction at Lakewood Country Club. The emcee is Ed Greene, CBS4 weather and news anchor. The auctioneers are Warren and Terri Smith of Two for the Show Auctions. Individual tickets for the Gala are $75.00 each ($65.00 prior to June 1). New this year is an individual patron ticket to a private VIP Meet & Greet prior to the dinner on July 28 where Ed Greene will sign the 2013 'Weather Cat' painted cat -- $100.00 each ($90.00 prior to June 1). Details regarding sponsorships, table upgrades and proxy bidding are also available by calling Suellen Scott, CCS director of development, at 303-239-9680, ext. 19.

Guiry's Color Source is the 2012 art supply sponsor for "Tails of the Painted Cats." For more information, visit:

About Denver's Art District on Santa Fe

Since 2003 membership in the Art District on Santa Fe has grown from 12 to over 60 creative industry members on and around Santa Fe Drive between 5th and 11th Avenues and on adjoining Kalamath Street between Alameda and 11th Avenues. Visit:

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


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