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Art Saves Animals

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

If you’re a regular Nippertown reader, you know that we’re pretty much devoted to two things – the local arts scene and dogs. So we dove right in three years ago when the fine folks at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society asked us to be the honorary chairs of their annual Art Saves Animals fundraiser, and we’ve been working hand-in-hand with them ever since.

The eighth annual Art Saves Animals reception and auction takes place on Thursday (October 11) from 5:30-8:30pm at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy. And once again, it promises to be a most fun, festive evening.

A monoprint by Harold Lohner will be one of the featured works at Art Saves Animals.

A monoprint by Harold Lohner will be one of the featured works at Art Saves Animals.

Great food…
Music by pianist Ron Musto
An open wine, beer and soda bar…

And, of course, there’s the art auction itself, featuring both silent auction and a live auction of a wide array of original artworks and handcrafted items. Among the more than 100 artists who have donated artworks for the auction are Len Tantillo, Harold Lohner, Joseph Schuyler, Charlene Shortsleeve, Robert Gullie, Victor Juhasz, Deborah Zlotsky, Connie Frisbee Houle, Chuck Miller, Ali Herrmann and Jason Blue Lake Hawk.

You’ll even be able to bid on artwork by a number of regular Nippertown staffers, contributors, advertisers and friends, including John Caldwell, Richard Brody, Dennis Herbert, Sara Ayers and Greg Haymes.

Artist Len Tantillo is serving as the honorary chair of this year’s event, and once again WNYT 13 meteorologist Jason Gough as emcee-auctioneer.

Admission to Art Saves Animals is $45, and all proceeds go directly to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.

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Donated Artworks Needed for Art Saves Animals 2011

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Art Saves Animals
Art Saves Animals 2011 is coming up on October 6 at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy.

The 7th annual art auction and reception benefits the Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society in their mission of providing care and adoptions for over 6,000 animals every year.

You can help by donating original artwork and/or handcrafted items. Hundreds of people will see your work and your tax-deductible donation entitles you to heavily discounted tickets for the event. We went last year and can report that it’s quite the shindig, with great food, copious amounts of wine and some highly entertaining bidding wars.

What’s needed? Wall art, sculpture and handcrafted items such as ceramics, jewelry, quilts and notecards. The art does not need to be about animals. Here’s the registration form. The deadline for donations isSeptember 22. UPDATE: The deadline has been extended to September 28.

Media Watch: Hey, We’re Famous!

Friday, October 15th, 2010

ASCPA 100K Challenge

And on the Society Page, no less…

Thanks to The Times Union and photographer Joe Putrock!

Heeeey…while we’re talking about the Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society, you can cast your vote for them to receive a $25,000 grant from the ASCPA Save More Lives $100K Challenge. Voting just opened today, it’s free and really easy, so please vote early and often (you can vote every day.) Badger your friends to vote, too. C’mon people, let’s mobilize.

This Could Be Yours

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
`GG Roberts: Nico

Well, not this exactly. This is a painting of one of OUR dogs by G.G. Roberts.

Since we’ve been yakking about it daily for the past week, it may have permeated your brain that Art Saves Animals is this Thursday, September 30. If not, please let us reiterate that fact.

One really neat item won’t be displayed on any of the walls or pedestals. Instead, you’ll have to use your imagination to see it: a custom pet portrait by noted Nippertown painter G.G. Roberts. (some gallery images NSFW).

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These Could Be Yours

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Bonnie White: Fall At the Towne House

Bonnie White: Fall At the Towne House


We’re showing off more of the artwork that will be up for auction at Art Saves Animals this Thursday, September 30, from 5:30-8:30pm at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy.

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This Could Be Yours

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Len Tantillo: Home Port

Len Tantillo: Home Port


Len Tantillo is a celebrated artist renowned for his detailed renditions of historical and nautical scenes, and he’s graciously donated this print to be auctioned off at Art Saves Animals next Thursday, September 30, from 5:30-8:30pm at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy.

Tickets for an evening of wine, fine food and your chance to bid on this print (along with a host of other artwork, some of which we will be showcasing over the next week) are just $40, and the proceeds go to help The Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society in their efforts to save the lives of homeless, abused and abandoned pets in the Capital Region.

These Could Be Yours

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Set of 10 CDs from Sundazed Records
Can one ever have enough 60’s music? We think not. This set of 10 CDs – garage rock, hot rod music and surf sounds – has been generously donated by our friends at Sundazed Records for a raffle to be held during Art Saves Animals next Thursday, September 30, from 5:30-8:30pm at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy.

Tickets for an evening of wine, fine food and your chance to buy raffle tickets for the above prize and bid on a host of other artwork (some of which we will be showcasing over the next week) are just $40, and the proceeds go to help The Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society in their efforts to save the lives of homeless, abused and abandoned pets in the Capital Region.

This Could Be Yours

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Harry Orlyk: A Man Dies, A Farm Dies

Harry Orlyk: A Man Dies, A Farm Dies

This glowing oil painting by noted American (and Nippertown) painter Harry Orlyk will be auctioned off at Art Saves Animals next Thursday, September 30, from 5:30-8:30pm at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy.

Tickets for an evening of wine, fine food and your chance to bid on this painting, along with a host of other artwork (some of which we will be showcasing over the next week and a half) are just $40, and the proceeds go to help The Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society in their efforts to save the lives of homeless, abused and abandoned pets in the Capital Region.

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