Our “Homeward Bound” show at G2 featured up close portraits of dogs and cats from Los Angeles area shelters; NKLA (No Kill LA, an amazing initiative by Best Friends Animal Society to make LA a no-kill shelter city, which they are on track to accomplish by 2016!) and Animal Wellness in Marina Del Rey, another wonderful animal rescue.
Each black and white fine art portrait included beautiful calligraphy donated by John Sable and poetry from various writers, playwrights, painters, photographers, friends, and family. Thousands of dollars in net proceeds from the show were donated to NKLA and Animal Wellness. Each of the animals we exhibited were available for adoption. Everyone who adopted a pet received a free print of their new friend. Many of the dogs and cats were present for the opening reception which brought in over 400 attendees on opening night. Many sweet animals found their new homes as a result of our fun exhibit.
Dogs at the high-kill San Bernardino Animal Shelter.
Preparing for the exhibit; Behind the scenes at Animal Wellness, Marina Del Rey with a Parvo puppy on the mend. She now has a great new home!
Coaxing Bettina at Animal Wellness
Working with the talent and the amazing Claudia, Director of Marketing at NKLA/Best Friends Animal Society in Mission Hills, CA
Claudia gets a kiss from Lilly.
Finishing up calligraphy and hand lettering:
Setting up the exhibit at The beautiful G2 Gallery in Venice, CA.
Our Homeward Bound opening reception with NKLA/Best Friends Animal Society and Animal Wellness Foundation.
Susan Gottleib and friends
Dr. Annie Haviland, creator of Animal Wellness Foundation with friends.
My Mom, Carol MaHarry, with the fabulous Ashley Eisenstadt from G2.
Jared Nigro, G2 social media specialist and Susan Gottleib, owner of The G2 Gallery.
Jennifer MaHarry (me) and Jolene Hanson, Director of The G2 Gallery
Ryan O’Neil gets a kiss in stereo.
A few of our 42 black and white portraits featuring adoptable shelter animals: