Oct 11, all of the works in the solo exhibition of “The (Unwanted) Pooch Puzzle" (as exhibited at the gallery wall at the SPCA of Wake County) will be offered at auction in a benefit for the SPCA. This project was developed in coordination with the SPCA in Wake County, North Carolina, to help rescue domestic pets from euthanasia. The project seeks to cultivate a fresh perspective using the creative arts to bring additional awareness and support for the problem of unwanted domestic pets. Every 9 seconds, an unwanted domestic pet is put down in the U.S., based on studies from the National Council On Pet Population which estimates that 3.7 million are put down each year.
Three Acceptances in Austria's Trierenberg Super Circuit, Experimental Category, 2015
All of the dogs depicted in this exhibition were photographed at the Wake County SPCA, a no-kill animal shelter. The work in this exhibition has been fully donated by the Artist to the Wake County SPCA to help raise awareness and funds at the upcoming Fur Ball Benefit, which will be held at the NCSU State Club on Sunday, October 11, 2015. The Artist will be in attendance. The metaphor of the puzzle used in this series is done in part to describe a difficult problem that can be solved, as well as to appeal to the viewer to reach out and to be the missing pieces in these unwanted dogs lives through adoption. Tickets are available online by visiting their Web site at http://spcawake.org/events/fur-ball-gala-event/
"4th Annual Jackson Hole Photography Competition," Jurors Tom Mangelsen, Karolina Karlic, Ramak Fazel, Art Association Gallery of Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA, Apr 17 - May 22, 2015
The SPCA of Wake County is a local, independent, non-profit organization that receives no government funding or tax dollars. They are a no-kill shelter that relies almost entirely on private donations to fund their annual operating budget of $2.4 million. The SPCAs are a group of local humane societies around the world that operate independently from each other and are not affiliated with a national organization, as most people may presume. Each SPCA is a separate entity governed by its own policies and board of directors. To learn more about the Wake County SPCA in North Carolina, please visit their Web site at http://spcawake.org/events/fur-ball-gala-event/ The work in this exhibition may also be viewed online by clicking here.