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Celebrated "Animals in Art Show" Helps Create a Better World for Animals

Annual Art Exhibit at Seaside Art Gallery Honors Animals and Supports Local SPCA

Nags Head, NC, January 12, 2016 --( For many people nothing beats the companionship of a loving pet by their side. Nearly half of all households in the United States enjoy having a cat or dog, or both. Over 160 million dogs and cats live the good life with their humans in their own home. But not all animals are as fortunate. An estimated 7.5 million companion animals enter our animal shelters nationwide every year, and they need help feeding, sheltering and caring for them until they find their fur-ever home. You can have a heart through art to help fund such animals through the Animals in Art Show at Seaside Art Gallery from February 1st – 29th, 2016.

Melanie Smith, owner of Seaside Art Gallery loves animals, and brings her passion for art and animals together each year in the gallery’s esteemed Animals in Art Show. This much-anticipated art exhibit at the gallery celebrates animals while helping to create a better world for animals. Hundreds of original works of art are on display portraying animals with fur, feather, or fin, in all art forms, from canvas, etchings, and animation art, to jewelry, sculptures, and more. A portion of proceeds from the sale of any item featuring an animal in the gallery from February 1st – 29th, 2016, will be donated to the local Outer Banks SPCA to benefit animals.

“We are pleased to bring our community together every year with this extraordinary event. It is rewarding to bring the fine works of these wonderful artists together celebrating the beauty of animals, and to have the honor of helping supply some of the needs of these animals with our local Outer Banks SPCA,” says Smith.

The annual fundraising Animals in Art Show features local and nationally acclaimed award-winning artists, including miniaturists Beverly Abbott and Gail MacArgel, equestrian artist Beth Parcell Evans, etchings master David Hunter, surreal artist Debra Keirce, wildlife artist Rebecca Latham, plein air artist Suzanne Morris, and Walt Disney Studio animation, to name a few.

You can join the special reception for the Animals in Art Show at Seaside Art Gallery on Thursday February 11th, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm. Refreshments will be served and the reception is open and free to the public. Throughout the month of February, pieces in the Animals in Art Show can be seen and purchased both in the gallery and online. Inquiries are welcome. The gallery ships purchases anywhere.

Countless stories tell the unique bond between animals and humans: that of friend, companion, protector, service, rescuer, and more. The dynamic interaction with animals has significantly shaped mankind’s world today. Since the inception of recorded history, animals have been portrayed in important roles in the lives of mankind. Animals have been commemorated through art by the likes of early hand paintings on cave walls, Leonardo Da Vinci, Albrecht Druer, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, and Norman Rockwell. They have been topics of triumph and heroism in books and movies such as Dolphin Tale 1 & 2, Finding Nemo, Seabiscuit, The Lion King, and War Horse.

Seaside Art Gallery’s special fundraising art exhibit continues the tradition of honoring Animals in Art while helping to create a better world for animals.

The Outer Banks SPCA provides safe shelter and temporary housing for lost, stray or abandoned domestic animals in the Dare county communities on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The non-profit organization reunites lost pets with their owners, rescues animals from abuse, and implements proactive adoptive, medical and education programs, and community outreach efforts while striving to pave a better future for the less fortunate animals of Dare county.

About Seaside Art Gallery: Seaside Art Gallery is one of the largest privately owned galleries in the Southeast. The gallery is family owned and operated, and is located in the Gallery Row Arts District in Nags Head, NC. It is the Outer Banks’ first art gallery and was established by the Smith family in 1961. The gallery is known for its expansive 12-roomfuls of original fine art featuring varying works of art including the 19th - 21st century masters, famed animation art by Disney, Warner Brothers & Hanna Barbera, locally and internationally known artists portraying varying genre and media, antiques, sculptures, estate jewelry, and collector items. Seaside Art Gallery hosts its signature art shows year round. One such event is the gallery’s renowned annual International Miniature Art Show, which is one of the largest miniature art shows in the nation. Seaside Art Gallery specializes in original works of art, not reproductions. Owner Melanie Smith is an accredited fine arts appraiser with the International Society of Appraisers. The authenticity of the art is fully guaranteed.

Contact Information: Seaside Art Gallery contact is Melanie Smith, Owner at (252) 441-5418 or (800) 828-2444 or email, or visit the website at for viewing times and hours of operation and more information. Inquires are welcome. Seaside Art Gallery is located at 2716 Virginia Dare Trail, in Nags Head, NC.
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386 576 7262

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