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Theyre Back For A Third Year! Cat Care Society Announces 2013 Tails of the Painted Cats Artists, Sponsors and Design Concepts Tails of the Painted Cats artwork cats are back for the third year, again raising funds for the shelter cats and community outreach programs at Cat Care Society (CCS) in Lakewood. Painted Cat creation occurs through April and in May the 2013 Tails of the Painted Cats debut at the Lakewood Arts Council Gallery prior to going on tour throughout the community until the Gala Dinner & Auction July 20th at Pinehurst Country Club. Lakewood, CO ‐ November 16, 2012 ‐ Cat Care Society (CCS) has released the artists selected by its jurors to create the 2013 Tails of the Painted Cats lineup of one‐of‐a‐kind, larger‐than‐life artwork cats, their unique design concepts and sponsors. The announcement is made by CCS President Diane Stoner, who says, "Our artists have all received their cat forms and are now busy working on their painted cats in their private studios; they had the opportunity to meet their sponsors (and our Cat Care Society kitties) at the Champagne Reception Meet & Greet held last week at our Cat Care Society shelter in Lakewood. Painted Cat creation occurs through April and in May the Tails of the Painted Cats debut at the Lakewood Arts Council Gallery prior to going on tour throughout the community until the Gala Dinner & Auction July 20th at Pinehurst Country Club. This is the third year for Tails of the Painted Cats and were thrilled to again welcome CBS4 Weather Anchor Ed Greene to emcee our feline fundraising event." The 2013 Tails of the Painted Cats artists, design concepts and sponsors include: Timothea Biermann: Gray‐dient ‐ Sponsored By: Karla Smith Ella Buchholz: Broadway Betty ‐ Sponsored By: Steve and Maggie Holben Liz Cooper: Cheshire Cat‐ Sponsored By: Christina and Harold Taylor Jane McFadden Dorsey: The Weather Cat (Signed by CBS4 Weather Anchor Ed Greene) ‐ Sponsored By: Clete Nolde, CCS Volunteer Kelly D. Finn: Japanese Tea Kitty ‐ Sponsored By: Kay Higgins & Jodi Moreland Laurie Hansen: Cat Ballou ‐ Sponsored By: Mary Ann Schultz, CCS Supporter Mallory Hart: Six Lives ‐ Sponsored By: Mark P. Laura Ingram: Sebastian the Steampunk Cat ‐ Sponsored By: Marsha Crest, CCS Volunteer Betsy Keyser: Barn Cat ‐ Sponsored By: Kyle Herbertson, CCS Volunteer Wendy M. Luck: Tiffany ‐ Sponsored By: Clyde and Barbara Dawson Karen Mahnken: Lily, the Calla‐co Cat ‐ Sponsored By: Sara Butz Sheila Bobay McFather: Celest, Celestial Cat of the Heavens ‐ Sponsored By: Dorothy Ruxton Krystie Rose Millich: Frida Kat‐Lo ‐ Sponsored By: Barbara Kane Sherri J. Moore: Aloha Kitty ‐ Sponsored By: Diane Stoner and The Cat Clinic at Cat Care Society & Mark and Linda Brandon, CCS Supporters Carla Pawlewicz: Pysanky Aloha ‐ Sponsored By: Karen Gonzalez, CCS Volunteer & Tender Touch Animal Hospital Katherine Ross: Betsy the Beautiful ‐ Sponsored By: Mary Grace Yonts Pam Schmidt: KittyFly ‐ Sponsored By: John and Pat Lickly & Ms. Mary Foster Bobbi Shupe: Puff ’n’ Friends ‐ Sponsored By: Marsha Crest, In Memory of Alan Hull Becky Enabnit Silver: Pablo Picatso ‐ Sponsored By: Mr. and Mrs. Richard SwansonGloria Pollock: Green Eyed Lady (Signed by the Original Members of Sugar Loaf) ‐ Sponsored By: Gail Tinianow & Ann McFarland ‐More‐
Page 2 Jurors for the 2013 Tails of the Painted Cats are Linda Goto, Denver Hospice Mask Project, and Kathy Berls, Lakewood Arts Council. This is the third year both have juried Tails of the Painted Cats. Drawing Kitty: Vincent Van Cat by Jane McFadden Dorsey In addition to the Painted Cats being created and auctioned, local artist Jane McFadden Dorsey has again created the projects official drawing kitty. This year its Vincent Van Cat, sponsored by CCS Munchkin Cat Corporal Reggie Waddle Holben. For a $10.00 donation per ticket, names are entered in a drawing to take him home. The winner of Vincent Van Cat will be announced at the July 20th Gala. About Tails of the Painted Cats Some of the Painted Cats are standing, and some are sitting, but they are all unique, original works of art. You can learn more about this years lineup at http://denvercatcare.blogspot.com/2012/10/meet‐2013‐tails‐of‐painted‐cats‐artists.html. The larger Painted Cats are each about 28" tall. Advanced online bidding will be active starting in May. In the interim, sponsorships and table purchases for the Gala Dinner Auction are available by contacting Suellen Scott, CCS director of development, at 303‐239‐9680, ext. 19. For a second year, Guirys Color Source is the 2013 art supply sponsor for Tails of the Painted Cats. For more information, visit: http://www.guirys.com. About the Cat Care Society The CCS, founded in 1981, is a nonprofit organization established to improve the quality of life for homeless, injured and abused cats in the Denver metropolitan area. The Societys goals are: To sponsor educational programs that promote responsible pet ownership, humane treatment of all animals, and the elimination of pet overpopulation; To shelter cats in a healthy, cage free environment and to find compatible and responsible families for every cat; To provide community outreach programs that improve the quality of life for cats and people; To be a friend to all cats. The CCS is supported by a number of loyal members and contributors, without whom the shelter could not operate. CCS receives no government funding. In addition, CCS volunteers assist with many fundraising activities each year. For more information, visit http://www.catcaresociety.org. Denvers Cat Care Society is also is found on these social media sites: Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/CatCareSociety Facebook Tails of the Painted Cats Page: www.facebook.com/TailsofthePaintedCats Twitter: http://twitter.com/CatCareSociety You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/CCSNewsEvents Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/catcaresociety Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116089620444884678284/# News Feed Blog: http://denvercatcare.blogspot.com Contacts: Suellen Scott, Cat Care Society ‐ 303‐239‐9680 x19 ‐ firstname.lastname@example.org Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely PR on behalf of the Cat Care Society – http://www.absolutelypr.com – 303‐984‐9801, email@example.com