Hand in Paw hosted its annual Picasso Pets Gallery Party at The Grand Bohemian Art Gallery. At this VIP event, patrons (known as “presenters”) got the first peek at artwork painted by their pets in collaboration with local artists.
In the months leading up to Picasso Pets, Hand in Paw’s 20th annual signature gala, some of the city’s finest artists lent their talents to collaborate with the pets of Hand in Paw supporters to create truly spectacular works of art. This year’s presenters included CeCe Lacey & Dee Kennedy, Emmett and Catherine McLean, Kristen McGee, Margaret and Conor Davis, and Don and Melanie Lewis and Abbie Richenderfer.
Paws, noses, and tails were all used to create a base painting during memorable studio sessions. It’s then up to the artists to finish the pieces on their own, leaving the presenters in suspense! This year’s artists included Liz Lane, Thomas Andrew, John Lytle Wilson, Sarah Mason, and Lila Graves.
The Gallery Party was a night to remember as these special artworks debuted. Sponsors of Picasso Pets, board members, and past presenters were also in attendance for this VIP first glimpse. Guests enjoyed beer, wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres while perusing the paintings.
The finished pieces will make their full debut to the public the night of Picasso Pets at The Grand Bohemian, which is always a highly anticipated event. This year’s Picasso Pets will be extra special, as Hand in Paw is celebrating 25 amazing years of service to the community. For more information, visit www.picassopets.com.