Purrcasso is an art and craft auction held every year and it benefits the Berkeley-East Humane Society in Berkeley, CA. They put out the call to artists to send in a piece of artwork to be donated to the event — anyone can send something in! The piece must have either a cat and/or a dog as the subject matter. I really wanted to participate in it last year, but I was short on time.
This year, I made some time to do a small piece for donation. The piece is an 8" x 10" gouache and ink drawing entitled "The Scratch Post Really Tied The Room Together." If you're a movie buff, I'm sure you get the joke of the piece being from "The Big Lebowski." I also wanted to do a piece of the character Walter depicted as a bulldog, but wasn't able to find the time. Oh well, there's always next year! My wife and I both have dogs that we adopted from a shelter, so I feel this is a really worthy cause and a great way to help out.
The Purrcasso event will be held November 7 and 8 and more info on the event can be found here.