Tuesday, April 15, 2008
ADORABLE ONLINE PET PORTRAIT AUCTION, BY STUDENTS & FACULTY @ FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY GALLERY: BID'S START AT $20
My Brilliant, hard working, artist friend Meredith McNeal is the Director of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Education Programs, The Director of Rush East, N, and a practicing Fine Artist.
Meredith has developed many creatively exciting education programs and workshops serving thousands of New York City children and adults each year.
One of the Saturday sessions that she created for the children in the neighborhood in Brooklyn which I think was so-right-on-the-mark, is a class that she designed called, The Pet Portrait Painting/Drawing class.
I remember seeing the children’s brilliant work, and I thought how great that project was, to teach how to visually articulate the emotion of the affection for the pet, and to turn that creative exercise into a work of art. REAL SMART MOVE MEREDITH!!!, (I wish I thought of that.)
Meredith has extended The Pet Portrait experience, by working with a drawing class at Fairleigh Dickinson University as a visiting artist, She stated, “During my recent exhibition "Dress Up" at FDU. I had the pleasure of working with Professor Marie Roberts' Drawing class as a invited artist on a pet painting class.”
The paintings created from that class are so full of character, charm and presence and they are now on view at FDU Gallery and are available for purchase through an online benefit auction.
Go to the link
To view more Pet Portraits to chose from.
I encourage you to place a bid at:
“Pet Portraits,” works by FDU students/faculty, proceeds to benefit Jersey Animal Coalition, Inc., South Orange, N.J.; $20 starting bid. To view portraits and submit bids go to
or go to the University College Art Gallery, Room 11, University Hall, Mon.–Fri., 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., or to Silent Auction, for information call 201-692-2801, 201-456-0660 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m not sure about the size of each painting, but I’m sure if you got in contact with the school they could give you the information you need.