You can still donate to the Aurora Humane Society by visiting
YES! I want to support homeless dogs and cats- AND hang this painting in my house!
23″ x 24″ x 3″
A butterfly from Madagascar is surrounded by falling leaves and plastered surfaces.
won the Facebook vote to be this year’s giveaway!
Background on the Piece: This was a commission for Sue Voss, who was a cultural force to be reckoned with in Aurora! This piece was returned to me after she passed away a couple of years ago. I believe Sue would approve of its cause… When she came to my studio to talk about a commission, I had both dogs there- at that time Bear was a very young and exuberant pup, and his much older sister Chelsea, who was not very happy about the whole puppy situation. Sue ignored the puppy, and sat down and had a good long talk and petting with Chelsea, ignoring pushy Bear’s pleas for attention. I knew this lady and I were going to get along just fine…. HOW IT WORKS:
You can enter online here (click on the Buy Now button below) until Wed. Nov. 29th at 10pm, or in person at open studio on Friday Dec. 1st from 5:30-8pm. Suggested donation is $5 per entry, and no you don’t have to contribute- but you don’t want to be THAT person do you??
HOW DO WE KNOW IF WE’VE WON?
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN! Each entry will be put in a box and we’ll do 2 drawings at 6, 7, and 8 pm on Facebook live at the First Friday Open Studio on Dec.1st, with the final one being the painting!! If you are not present or watching on Facebook, we’ll contact you afterward via the email you provided upon entry.
WHAT YOU’LL WIN:
The first 5 names drawn will win prints, hand painted ornaments, or greeting cards. If you’re present, you get to choose your ornament, print or cards- if you are long distance, I’ll choose for you, and try an accommodate any reasonable requests if inventory allows! and of course the last name drawn wins Madagascar Drift!!
Local peeps- If you are not there already, I’d appreciate you stopping by and picking it up!
Long Distance peeps-I will ship your winnings anywhere within the contiguous United Sates.
WHY ARE YOU GIVING AWAY YOUR WORK?
Because abandoned animals are a cause near and dear to my heart, and most dogs I know (and some cats) are better than people! They deserve a shot at the good life!!!!! Lets give it to them. I hear all the time how people LOVE my work, but can’t afford it. If I had a $1 for every time someone said that, I’d be rich and living on 10 acres with a barn and could rescue as many dogs, cats, goats, sheep, chickens as I wanted! So throw your loose change into the “kitty”, get a piece of work, and help fund our homeless dogs and cats!!!
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE AURORA HUMANE SOCIETY!
THANK YOU!! for supporting those who don’t have a voice.
Want to be there in person? I’d love to hand you your new work in person!!
FIRST FRIDAY OPEN STDUIO
Friday Dec 1st, 5:30-8 pm
Aurora Artists Studios
50 E. Galena, #201
Aurora, IL 60505
click here to see the drawing on Facebook live on Dec 1st!
Click here for more info on my First Friday Open Studio…
Click here for info on all the First Friday Happenings!
Click here for more info on the Aurora Humane Society and how to adopt today!
….and PLEASE- the next time you consider adding a furry member to your family- check out those who are up for adoption! They are usually there because some person was irresponsible, NOT because they are defective. Below are 9 stellar examples of alumni from Aurora Animal Control, ADOPT, and West Suburban Humane Society.