Animals available for adoption from the rescue will create professionally styled paintings. The paintings can be done on canvas and professionally matted and framed. These paintings are then given names reminiscent of great works of art and described as one would describe a work created by a master such as Monet, Rembrandt, Kandinsky or PAW-casso. Cite examples of shadowing, chiaroscuro, the artist’s sense of playing with light, the interesting uses of color, and the detailed ‘paw-strokes’ used.
A bio of the animal artist and a photo of the animal will be provided in a smaller frame that will accompany the artwork when sold. The paw paintings can be sold for $100 or more during the auction time or sold individually as part of an art show. Join up with the Junior League or other civic group to bring in some of their members and friends to the animal rescue event. You can co-host the show as part of their goodwill efforts to support the community. If you have an art school or studio nearby, ask them to be a sponsor of the event and assist you in framing your artwork or donating canvases and supplies.Door Prizes: One of your art pieces, an opportunity for a local artist to paint a photo of your pet for you, a sculpture of an animal, etc.Variations: Animals can also paint original works of art on t-shirts, aprons, sweatshirts, tote bags and other items. Source: Danielle, HumaneFundraising
We have included a number of do-it-yourself fundraising ideas in this section that offer a break from traditional product sales. They were developed by groups just like yours in an attempt have a little fun with their fundraiser. Some of them are tried and true while others show a lot of creativity … and even wackiness in some cases. All of them are obviously not appropriate for every group, but sometimes, with only a little modification, your might find some fund raising ideas that are perfect for your group. If you have an idea for a do-it-yourself fund raiser you are willing to share with others, please send it to us via email. Include anything and everything you would want to know if you were hearing the idea for the first time.