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Humane Society art sale fundraiser benefits pets

POSTED: January 24, 2013 1:30 a.m.

Great art being auctioned to help save homeless animals — what’s not to like?

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia’s fourth annual benefit art auction, Art with Heart, is set for 7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at the Elks Club, 1547 Riverside Drive, Gainesville.

The auction will feature fine art, folk art, pottery, woodworking, sculpture and other types of artwork donated by national and regional artists including Amanda Carder Lovett, Travis Massey and S.D. Meadows. All artwork will be available for silent auction.

"We have been so grateful for the local and regional art community’s generous support of Art with Heart," say Julie Edwards, Humane Society director of development and marketing. "Every year, we’ve added new artists. We already have 70-plus committed donations for 2013 and expect it to be our best year yet."

The Humane Society is accepting donations of new and pre-owned artwork for Art with Heart through Friday, Feb. 1. All types of artwork can be donated including originals and prints of paintings, etchings, photography and other framed or farmable art as well as pottery, jewelry, textile work, wood work, sculpture and mixed media.

Art with Heart also will feature small art items for sell and non-art items for auction, including a Humane Society birthday party and a luxury houseboat cruise. Handcrafted jewelry pieces by Atlanta-based designer Ann Finley and Habersham potter Kris London also will be available for purchase.

All proceeds will support the agency’s animal rescue and adoption programs and the shelter’s work to end companion animal overpopulation and suffering.

Tickets are $40 per person, and includes heavy hor d’oeuvres and a complimentary wine bar. A limited number are available, with a requested RSVP date of Feb. 8.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 770-532-6617 or at www.hsnega.org.


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