Tag: Create-a-thon

"The Mystery of Cats" Create-a-thon: 12 hours of creating tomorrow!

Black cat contemporary folk art painting by BZTAT
Painting by BZTAT

“The Mystery of Cats” exhibit has been on display at Second April Galerie in Canton, OH for a couple of weeks now.

As promised, I will hold a 12 hour “Create-a-thon” in conjunction with the exhibit tomorrow (Thursday, October 18).  I will create artworks in the gallery for 12 hours (9 am – 9 pm) and make them available for auction the following day (Friday, October 19). The works created during the Create-a-thon will be auctioned to raise money for the latest Okey’s Promise: Art for a Cause project. You can donate straight to the project as well, regardless of the auction. 🙂

Some of the artworks will be paintings, some drawings, and maybe a surprise or two. Not all of them will be cats, although I am sure there will be a few mysterious felines in the bunch. All will be great for giving as gifts for the upcoming holidays!

Be watching my posts on Facebook and Twitter to see the works in progress throughout the day. Or better yet, stop by the gallery at 324 Cleveland Ave., NW and visit as I create!

Create-a-thon Mashup Auctions are LIVE!


Animal paintings BZTAT

The auctions for the artworks created in yesterday’s Create-a-Thon Mashup are now live!

Each artwork has its own bidding page. Please do not leave bids in the comments of this post. Click on the images of the artwork below for which you’d like to bid. Simply leave your bid in the comments on the artwork’s bidding page, and keep checking back to see if others have made bids after you. There is a “Buy Now” option for each piece. You can buy the piece now for the stated “Buy Now” price as long as no bids have been made before you. Simply write BUY NOW in the comments and the piece is yours for $125 + shipping.

Bidding will conclude on Wednesday, June 13, 2011 at 10 pm ET.

15% of the auction proceeds will be donated to the Ohio Arts and Crafts Guild, an organization providing supports to artists throughout the state of Ohio.

Winning bidders will need to allow 4 weeks for shipping.

Thanks for your support of the auction. Happy bidding!

Click on images to get info on each artwork and to make bids.


schnauzer mix painting by BZTAT
"Doogie Destructo" painting by BZTAT


orange striped cat painting BZTAT
"Moonlight Sonata" Painting by BZTAT


orange Maine Coon cat painting by BZTAT
"A Purrfect Pose" Painting by BZTAT


orange cat painting-BZTAT
"You Are Being Ignored" Painting by BZTAT


West Highland Terrier painting BZTAT
"Wayfaring Westie" Painting by BZTAT



Tortoise shell cat drawing BZTAT
"Tortitude" Painting by BZTAT


"Sunflower Songs" Drawing by BZTAT
"Sunflower Songs" Drawing by BZTAT


turtle drawing BZTAT
"Determined Turtle" Drawing by BZTAT


Create-a-thon Mashup!

Artist BZTAT

My fans and collectors seem to like it when I do special events where I do a series of artworks and then auction them here on my blog. I have done “Paint-a-thons” and “Draw-a-thons” before, and I have done ‘Drawing-a-Day” auctions. I decided it was time to mash it up a bit and do something a little bit different.

This time, I am going to do a Create-a-thon Mashup!

What is a  Create-a-thon Mashup you ask? Well, according to Dictionary.com, a mashup is:  “a creative combination or mixing of content from different sources.” With that in mind, I am going to create a variety of artworks in different media, drawing on different sources, for a 12-hr time period.

In addition to the artworks created in the Create-a-thon, I will “mash up” an auction with the artworks created in the Create-a-thon, add in some already existing artworks, and make one big art event!

Here is how it will work:

  1. I will create as many artworks as I can (paintings, drawings, collages, etc.) between 10 AM to 10 PM (EST) on Sunday, June 10, 2012. All of the artworks plus some already existing works will be posted for auction here on my website the following day (Monday, June 11, 2012). Bidding will conclude Wednesday, June 13, 2011 at 10 pm ET.
  2. I will be posting photos of the works in progress throughout the Create-a-thon to Twitter and to Facebook. Follow the hashtag #bztatptg on Twitter for the latest.
  3. I will donate 15% of all the proceeds to the Ohio Arts and Crafts Guild, an organization providing supports to artists throughout the state of Ohio.
  4. Winning bidders will need to allow 4 weeks for shipping.

The Create-a-thon is a great way to find some affordable bargains on original artwork!

I hope you will join me for this special event. I promise to have some new and fresh images that have not been seen before as well as some favorite themes.

Have suggestions for what you’d like me to create? Leave them in the comments below. (It would be nice if you plan to bid on works that you suggest. :) )