Art of Kindness Paint-a-Thon and Silent Auction

Artwork by BZTAT

Are you interested in getting a great deal on some original BZTAT artwork and helping out an animal rescue at the same time? Here is your chance!!!

On Thursday, September 10, 2009, I will be engaging in an exclusive “Paint-A-Thon”, painting animal themed artworks non-stop from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm at Second April Galerie. All works that I create in that 12 hours will be auctioned off in a silent auction to benefit Friends of the Pound, a Stark County, OH animal rescue group. You can bid on the artwork either on site at Second April Galerie or online via Twitter.

The Paint-A-Thon is in conjunction with a fund raising and animal adoption event entitled the Art of Kindness. Billed as “An Evening of Fun, Food and Furry Friends!”, the Art of Kindness will include an animal themed art exhibit showcasing local talent; a silent auction of pet-related items; music by Roger Phillips and Ken Weiss; food and drink; and lots of furry frivolity. Dogs and cats available for adoption will be on hand to greet those who attend.

Artwork by BZTAT

Several artists from the Stark County area have contributed animal-themed artworks to be shown in a very special art exhibit. The showing is curated by Brennis Booth, co-owner of Second April Galerie.

“We are thrilled to have some of the finest talent in the area represented in this showing,” said Booth. “We are also happy to help out Friends of the Pound, where our own dog Chance came from. He has brought so much joy to our lives.” Second April plans to donate all of their proceeds from the sale of the artworks in the exhibit to the rescue organization.

Friends of the Pound is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to coordinate community outreach, rescuing and fund-raising efforts for the puppies and dogs being held in the Stark County Dog Pound. Friends of the Pound operates in cooperation with the Stark County Dog Warden’s staff to significantly enhance the quality of life for the homeless puppies and dogs and to increase their opportunities for placement through adoptions or rescue groups.

Artwork by BZTAT

The Art of Kindness fun begins at 5:00 pm on September 10 at Second April Galerie (324 Cleveland Ave., NW) in downtown Canton and lasts that evening until 9:00 pm. The art exhibit will remain on display until September 19, 2009.

Bidding on BZTAT artworks will begin at 5:00 pm EDT and conclude around 9:00 pm EDT on September 10. I will have assistants tweeting photos of the works on Twitter as I am creating them and after they are completed. Follow #bztatptg on Twitter to get the latest updates. If you would like to submit a bid, please send a tweet with your bid amount and #bztatptg written in the tweet. Your profile must be visible in Tweetgrid for us to receive the bid. All bids must be in $5.00 increments. A 10-minute warning will be tweeted to announce the conclusion of the auction 10 minutes before bidding stops.

I suggest that you follow the action on Tweetgrid to get real time updates. (We are not responsible for any technical difficulties that may occur as a result of Twitter or associated application interruptions.) Bids will also be taken on site at Second April. Should a Twitterer win the bid on a painting, shipping will be free within the USA. International shipping outside of the USA will be the responsibility of the winning bidder.

Artwork by BZTAT

Even if you do not want to bid on the artwork, I hope that you will still participate and help retweet the action! We want to make this the best fund raising event ever for Friends of the Pound. Thanks for your support!!!

If you would like to donate to Friends of the Pound, you can do so through my spokes cat Brewskie Butt’s fundraising page or by clicking on the widget in the sidebar.

Contact: 330.451.0924 or secondapril at for information about Second April Galerie. For Silent Auction donations and information about Friends of the Pound, contact Rose Hayne at rhayne at

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