Friday, March 18, 2011

Artsy Fartsy Friday

Today, we have not one, but a gathering of animal-loving artists who have banded together to help animals in need with proceeds from their art.  The organization is known as "Art Helping Animals" and was launched in March 2006.  You can read more about Art Helping Animals in the January 2007 issue of Best Friends Magazine.  Just click on the link and scroll to page 18 where you will read about this wonderful group of artists and some of the animals who have benefitted from their talents and generosity. 

Here is just a small selection of work from Art Helping Animals.  Each link will take you to the Art Helping Animals website (not the individual piece of art 'cause that's how they have it set up).  But we have listed the title and artist so you can search by artist name on the website.  The website also lists prices of available art and rescues benefitting from the art.  We think this is a pretty cool way to help animals in need and hope you enjoy this sampling from Art Helping Animals.




 







This is "Oscar" and he belongs to a friend of the artist.  Oscar is often her muse and inspiration for paintings that will help rescue.  As the artists puts it:  "He is the classic smooth Dachshund with lots of personality."  Sound like anyone you know???






 








Tucker (the adorable inspiration for "Seeking a Forever Home" above) Tucker was rescued by Bama Bullies and these pics are from 2009 when he was in a foster home.  We haven't checked, but we're assuming Tucker has found his forever home :)



We've only shown dog and kitteh (hey, we're equal opportunity art lovers :) but these artists paint lots more than dogs and cats!  Check 'em out!



 


The Road Dogs (bringing cool art to your computer screen)

26 comments:

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That is some really nice work. One day Mom wants to have one done of sweet Dakota as a surprise for Dad. Thanks for sharing .

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Channon said...

Oh, my favorite post of the week... Those are all lovely. I do want art of my beautiful girls. I meant to get a painting of the boy dogs done but never did. Sigh...

Anna the GSD said...

What cook piktures! We're off to check them all out!

Frankie Furter said...

HEHEHEHE... I SEE YOU HAVE SETTLED ON
ARTSY FARTSY FRIDAY !! hehehehe

I thought that WAS Puddles when I furst saw it.

I am LOVIN this series!!!!

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Those are really nice painting. Thanks fur sharing!

Woofs,
Pepsi

3 doxies said...

Ummmm...I thinks my favorite would has to be Oscar and I just can't put my paw on WHY I loves it so.
I lovers all these pieces, especially cuz they is so different from one another. I likes da Pop Pug too.
Fabulous choices but I'm still looking fur a doxie in a laundrey basket.

Puddles

Levi Mac said...

That is some really cool pictures! Mom wants to go look at them all now :) Thanks for the tip.

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

We love the kitteh self portrait! And the pug 'pop art' too! We'll have to look at some more of this art stuff. (And yes, we LOVE artsy fartsy Fridays!)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Amber DaWeenie said...

B-U-T-ful work. Of course, I is partial to da weenie dog!

Benny and Lily said...

Love these artists!
Benny & Lily

Mr. Pip said...

These are all amazing and how cool that they all help animals! My mom wishes she could paint/draw! But, no luck!

Your pal, Pip

K9 + Grace said...

What beautiful art!

Licks,
Ruthie

Sharon said...

Wow, like going to the Museum of Art without going outside!

Wonderful pictures!

houndstooth said...

I love Artsy Fartsy Fridays! What cool finds you showed us this week!

Bunny

Sarge said...

Hey Road Dogs!
Wow, this is a really fun series...love the artsy stuff! I think my fav is the dreaming doggy...very cute. Very talented peeps all for a good cause. Thanks for the smile this gave me today.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Roo said...

Great artwork! Thanks for sharin :)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Carrie, with Tanner and Oliver said...

AFF? Artsy Fartsy Friday....it would be funner (ahem) if it could be ARF. I'll have to think on that one!

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Carrie, with Tanner and Oliver said...

Artsy Rover Friday? ARF!

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Kittehs can draw? Who knew...

Pup Fan said...

Sounds like a wonderful organization! I love the paintings... the pug with the wet paint is too cute!

Chicco said...

Beautiful draws!!
Happy week,
woof,woof,

Chicco

Elyse and Riley said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing Riley a happy birthday on Friday! So nice to have found your blog!

Elyse and Riley

George the Lad said...

Intresting post,love the ring master will take a look at that.
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx
PS I have not done a post on dads pottery, when I get around to one I will give you a poke to let you know:)

Mack said...

Those are totally pawsome!
Some very talented artists!!

Those Elgin Pugs said...

we's been away and catchin' ups -
or ketchups hee hees

oh we's like 'da puggie ones!!
go figures-

Nice to stop by-
hugs,
Josie

Bean said...

What a great organization and some very nice pet portraits!