Join us in a celebration of pets! We are FUNdraising for the Gallery by hosting a pet portrait contest and invite everyone to be a part of this wonderful cause by voting for your favorite entries. Every dollar you contribute equals one vote, and the artist behind the winning entry will receive half of their vote tally as a prize, with the remainder going toward supporting the Gallery’s future events. But there’s more! When you vote in person, you’ll be entered into exciting drawings for cash prizes and a beautiful painting generously donated by Jeffrey Moore, one of our talented artists. Come support your local art community and get a chance to win some fantastic prizes as well! We encourage everyone to visit the Gallery, immerse yourself in the world of pet-inspired art, and cast your votes for the entries that speak to you. Your participation not only supports our artists but also helps sustain the vibrant artistic community we cherish and are working to grow in north Florida.
On the evening of Friday, September 1st, the Gallery was filled with an atmosphere of love, nostalgia, and camaraderie as we kicked off the event. Despite the recent weather challenges, including a Hurricane Idalia just two days before, the turnout was heartening, demonstrating the unwavering spirit of our art-loving community. The evening buzzed with warmth as attendees shared treasured memories of their beloved pets. Laughter and heartfelt stories filled the gallery space, painting a vivid picture of the profound connections we share with our furry companions. As a delightful surprise, Brittany’s Cupcake Shoppe sweetened the event by dropping off a delectable assortment of cupcakes, each a work of edible art in its own right. These scrumptious treats added a touch of sweetness to an already heartwarming evening. We are so grateful to the support and love we feel every day from members in our community!
Voting is open through September 16th. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at our monthly membership luncheon on Monday, September 25th at noon. See you there!