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They're Back for a Third Year: Cat Care Society Announces 2013 Tails of the Painted Cats Artists, Sponsors and Design Concepts

"Tails of the Painted Cats" artwork cats are back for the third year, again raising funds for the shelter cats and community outreach programs at Cat Care Society (CCS) in Lakewood. Painted Cat creation occurs through April and in May the 2013 Tails of the Painted Cats debut at the Lakewood Arts Council Gallery prior to going on tour throughout the community until the Gala Dinner & Auction July 20th at Pinehurst Country Club.

Lakewood, CO, November 17, 2012 --( Cat Care Society (CCS) has released the artists selected by its jurors to create the 2013 'Tails of the Painted Cats' lineup of one-of-a-kind, larger-than-life artwork cats, their unique design concepts and sponsors. The announcement is made by CCS President Diane Stoner, who says, "Our artists have all received their cat forms and are now busy working on their painted cats in their private studios; they had the opportunity to meet their sponsors (and our Cat Care Society kitties) at the Champagne Reception Meet & Greet held last week at our Cat Care Society shelter in Lakewood. Painted Cat creation occurs through April and in May the Tails of the Painted Cats debut at the Lakewood Arts Council Gallery prior to going on tour throughout the community until the Gala Dinner & Auction July 20th at Pinehurst Country Club. This is the third year for Tails of the Painted Cats and we're thrilled to again welcome CBS4 Weather Anchor Ed Greene to emcee our feline fundraising event."

The 2013 'Tails of the Painted Cats' artists, design concepts and sponsors include:

Timothea Biermann: Gray-dient - Sponsored By: Karla Smith
Ella Buchholz: Broadway Betty - Sponsored By: Steve and Maggie Holben
Liz Cooper: Cheshire Cat- Sponsored By: Christina and Harold Taylor
Jane McFadden Dorsey: The Weather Cat (Signed by CBS4 Weather Anchor Ed Greene) - Sponsored By: Clete Nolde, CCS Volunteer
Kelly D. Finn: Japanese Tea Kitty - Sponsored By: Kay Higgins & Jodi Moreland
Laurie Hansen: Cat Ballou - Sponsored By: Mary Ann Schultz, CCS Supporter
Mallory Hart: Six Lives - Sponsored By: Mark P.
Laura Ingram: Sebastian the Steampunk Cat - Sponsored By: Marsha Crest, CCS Volunteer
Betsy Keyser: Barn Cat - Sponsored By: Kyle Herbertson, CCS Volunteer
Wendy M. Luck: Tiffany - Sponsored By: Clyde and Barbara Dawson
Karen Mahnken: Lily, the Calla-co Cat - Sponsored By: Sara Butz
Sheila Bobay McFather: Celest, Celestial Cat of the Heavens - Sponsored By: Dorothy Ruxton
Krystie Rose Millich: Frida Kat-Lo - Sponsored By: Barbara Kane
Sherri J. Moore: Aloha Kitty - Sponsored By: Diane Stoner and The Cat Clinic at Cat Care Society & Mark and Linda Brandon, CCS Supporters
Carla Pawlewicz: Pysanky Aloha - Sponsored By: Karen Gonzalez, CCS Volunteer & Tender Touch Animal Hospital
Katherine Ross: Betsy the Beautiful - Sponsored By: Mary Grace Yonts
Pam Schmidt: KittyFly - Sponsored By: John and Pat Lickly & Ms. Mary Foster
Bobbi Shupe: Puff ’n’ Friends - Sponsored By: Marsha Crest, In Memory of Alan Hull
Becky Enabnit Silver: Pablo Picatso - Sponsored By: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Swanson
Gloria Pollock: Green Eyed Lady (Signed by the Original Members of Sugar Loaf) - Sponsored By: Gail Tinianow & Ann McFarland

Jurors for the 2013 Tails of the Painted Cats are Linda Goto, Denver Hospice Mask Project, and Kathy Berls, Lakewood Arts Council. This is the third year both have juried Tails of the Painted Cats.

Drawing Kitty: Vincent Van Cat by Jane McFadden Dorsey

In addition to the Painted Cats being created and auctioned, local artist Jane McFadden Dorsey has again created the project's official 'drawing kitty.' This year it's Vincent Van Cat, sponsored by CCS Munchkin Cat Corporal Reggie Waddle Holben. For a $10.00 donation per ticket, names are entered in a drawing to take him home. The winner of Vincent Van Cat will be announced at the July 20th Gala.

About Tails of the Painted Cats

Some of the Painted Cats are standing, and some are sitting, but they are all unique, original works of art. You can learn more about this year's lineup at - the larger Painted Cats are each about 28" tall. Advanced online bidding will be active starting in May. In the interim, sponsorships and table purchases for the Gala Dinner Auction are available by contacting Suellen Scott, CCS director of development, at 303-239-9680, ext. 19.

For a second year, Guiry's Color Source is the 2013 art supply sponsor for 'Tails of the Painted Cats.' For more information, visit:

About the Cat Care Society

The CCS, founded in 1981, is a nonprofit organization established to improve the quality of life for homeless, injured and abused cats in the Denver metropolitan area. CCS receives no government funding. For more information, visit

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Suellen Scott, Cat Care Society - 303-239-9680 x19 -

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely PR on behalf of the Cat Care Society – – 303-984-9801,
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