I recently founded Barkin’ Arts NYC, New York’s first non-profit arts organization focused on contemporary canine and animal theme art for children, adults and their cultured canine. Jolie, my loyal canine companion of thirteen years and Sofie, my parents rescued-rags to riches- Furbaby inspired me to create Barkin’ Arts NYC.
Barkin’ Arts NYC developed as the result of my devotion for dogs, art and children. I truly believe dogs, art and people belong together and benefit from one another!
On Wednesday, June 14, 2006, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Barkin’ Arts NYC will be launching, People, Paws & Paint”, a Contemporary Canine Art Exhibition and Silent “Arf N’ Art” Charity Auction at the Living with Art Gallery, located at 153 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10013 (Grand and Lafayette, dog-friendly elevator!) The evening will feature a silent charity art auction, highlighting dogs in a variety of media, along with special art and pet packages. Proceeds from the auction will benefit future Barkin’ Arts NYC art exhibitions and children’s art workshop programming and a portion of proceeds will be donated to Animal Haven Shelter.