Thanks for making our 6th annual Art for Animals our biggest fundraiser EVER!
Thanks to ALL the amazing sponsors, artists, donors, volunteers and guests who made our 6th annual Art for Animals our biggest and best fundraiser to date!
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Our event doubled in size from last year, with 500 guests raising more than $33,000 for the Nashville Paw Foundation to help fund local pet spay and neuter!
Special guest Mike Wolfe kicked off the live auction with a vintage Willie Nelson poster that he picked on an episode of American Pickers, and it went for $1,000 thanks to high bidder Dustin Dowdy and the gang at Southeastern Tank, Inc!
We are thrilled that all 27 art pieces sold, as well as most all of our 75+ silent auction items!
In fact, one special painting sold twice: Bidders (and longtime Nashville Paw volunteers) Jill Hanson and Andrew Worsey were the high bidders on a gorgeous piece called "Who's a Good Boy?" by artist Jonathan Moosekian (pictured here). Although their $410 bid won, they were moved by the couple in front of them, who had been bidding against them because the piece looked like their own dog. In the spirit of true giving, Jill and Andrew gifted the piece to the couple, Carrie and Todd Parks -- who were, in turn, so moved that they decided to offer their bid of $400 as well, bringing this charming piece's donation to $810!
We'd like to offer our deepest thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Mars Petcare US, for making Art for Animals possible and for supporting our animal welfare efforts!
We'd also like to thank our supporting sponsors: Animalia Health + Wellness, Animal House Veterinary Clinic, AEGIS and The Farm at Natchez Trace.
Special thanks also goes to Out & About Newspaper, Amiee Stubbs Photography, Brian Wilson Videograpy and Editing, Lucie Rice Illustration and Design and Pure Form Media for their in-kind donations!
Finally, thanks so much to all of the artists and donors, as well as the 500+ guests who came out to support spay and neuter despite the snow! It was an amazing evening for the animals, and we cannot wait to do it again next year!
About Art for Animals & the Nashville Paw Foundation
We are thrilled to announce that our 2013 annual fundraiser raised over $33,000 for the spay and neuter efforts of the Nashville Paw Foundation. Thanks to the 500+ guests who came out and supported this fabulous evening of art, wine, food and fun for this vital cause!
Each year, approximately 10,000 animals are euthanized in Davidson County alone due to pet overpopulation. Spay and neuter is vital in the fight to save lives, which is why the Nashville Paw Foundation is dedicated to ending pet overpopulation through the funding of effective spay and neuter programs and to promoting animal welfare through positive community education.
Since the launch of this unique event, Art for Animals has raised more than $76,000 for spay and neuter efforts. The event has been featured as the Nashville Scene’s “Pick of the Week” as well as in Nashville Lifestyles, the Tennessean and the Green Hills News. In addition, it has been attended by everyone from casual pet lovers to art enthusiasts to Nashville-based celebrities such as Mike Wolfe, star of American Pickers.
100% of event proceeds benefit the Nashville Paw Foundation, which is dedicated to reducing pet overpopulation through the funding of effective spay and neuter programs and through positive community education.
The Green Hills News
Special Thanks to our Sponsors
2013 Gold Level Sponsors
2013 Silver Level Sponsor
2013 In-Kind Sponsors
Chris Rayman of CornellMentalist.com
Nashville Veterinary Specialists
2013 Media Sponsors
2013 Featured Artists
Joan Fleming Smith
M. Kelly Powell
2013 Silent Auction Donors
American Cave Museum
Annette Charles Boutique
The Artisan Company
Baxter, Bailey & Company
Bubby Bear Bakery
Caroline Cerrone Pottery
Curious Hearts Emporium
Danielle: The Clay Lady
Elan Hair & Skin
The Farm at Natchez Trace
Flyte World Dining & Wine
The French Shoppe
Hampton Inn & Suites
Hard Rock Café
The Inn at Evins Mill
Innerstrength Sport & Fitness
Inspired: Virgin to Vintage
Karen Will Rogers
Kathy Ziegler Art & Photography
Little Cottage Toys
Liz & Bella
Loving Pie Company
Made By Ed
Mars Petcare US
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Nashville Music City Convention & Visitors Bureau
Nashville Paw Magazine
Perfectly Posh: Heather Cleland
Product Work Shop
Puckett’s Boat House Grill & Bar
Silver Ridge Pottery
Tin Angel: An American Bistro
Tyrus Arthur, LMT
Weimaraner Rescue of the South
2013 In-Kind Donors
Amiee Stubbs Photography
Boston Beer Company / Samuel Adams
Brian Wilson Videography & Editing
Dr. Ian Brick
Li’l Cakes of Smyrna
Lucie Rice Illustration & Design
Noi Gifts & Gourmet
Pure Form Media
The Sweet Shoppe
The Sweet Stash
Weimaraner Rescue of the South
Guests bid on artwork at our 4th annual 2011 Art for Animals. Photo by Gregory Byerline Photography.