The highly anticipated Nothing But Dogs and Cats art show/benefit has arrived. This is a collaboration between Market Street Gallery, MesArt.com and The San Francisco SPCA. Guest curator/artist, Xavier Viramontes, will be showing some of his humorous dog and cats prints. In addition Linda Lee Boyd, Robert Brokl, Sylvia Buettner, Gabriele Bungardt, Art Hazelwood, Peggy Jane Murray and Sarah Young will also be featured.
The Nothing But Dogs and Cats show will mark the first fundraising event of the 140th Year of The San Francisco SPCA, a nonprofit animal welfare organization. "We are delighted, and grateful, that the Nothing But Dogs and Cats art exhibit will help save the lives of the real dogs and cats at our shelter," said Jan McHugh-Smith, President of The SF/SPCA. Every year The SF/SPCA finds homes for thousands of homeless cats and dogs. Animals awaiting adoption live in a cozy, homelike setting where they receive top quality medical care, socialization, exercise and training.
This show is "very exciting for me" says Ron Newman, owner of Market Street Gallery, "it brings together the opportunity to show great art and make a contribution to the welfare of the many needy animals that walk the streets of San Francisco and eventually end up in the care of The SF/SPCA". Mr. Newman, a cat lover, is donating 25% of the proceeds of sales from the show to The SF/SPCA.
MesArt.com an on-line art hosting business is working with the San Francisco SF/SPCA to promote the Nothing But Dogs and Cats show. Tatiana Lyskova, Managing Director of MesArt.com also speaks enthusiastically about planning art shows "as events that not only support artists but also the community".
Please join us for the gala opening is Friday January 11, 6-9 PM.
Aside from artworks the event will feature live aninmals ready for adoption. For those of you who canít adopt either a piece of art or an animal, the representative from The SF/SPCA will gladly accept a donation.
MARKET STREET GALLERY
1554 Market Street - Near Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102