2009 Paws For Charity Art Book

The 2009 Paws For Charity Art Book Project is a collabroation of artists from the US, UK, and Canada working together to raise funds for breast cancer charity. The Art Book Project was created by Sara Harley, one of the original founders of the Paws For Charity group - a group set up in 2006 by Harley and three other businesswomen in Ottawa, Canada. The group's goal in 2006 was to raise funds for breast cancer charity but has since expanded to raise funds for various charities.

Harley invited photographers and artists around the world to submit works featuring dogs and cats with the goal of raising funds for breast cancer charity. One hundred percent of the profits from the sale of these books are donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.

Harley says she was overwhelmed by the generosity of people from around the world & received 99 submissions for the first edition of the Paws For Charity Art Book. The artwork printed in this book comes from 19 US states, two Canadian provinces and three locations in the UK. Throughout the year, the stories behind each image will be posted on the Paws for Charity blog.

The 2009 Paws For Charity Art Book can be viewed and purchased online. Photographers and artists willing to contribute images to the 2010 Art Book can find information on the blog.


Sarah said...

Thanks for requesting to be my Flickr contact! I just subscribed to your blog! So great!

-Sarah from Create Studio

Dennis Consorte said...

Sounds like a cool project! I always like it when for-profit companies find ways to give back. Kudos to Avon for this breast cancer initiative.

Sara said...

Thanks so much for featuring our book Jessica!
By the way, the 2nd photo is Penny...she's admiring the photo of herself that's on page 12 of our book. Photo taken by Zulayra McKim (zmacphotography.com)
I plan to do this again in 2010, and welcome all artwork and photographs of dogs and/or cats.

Gary Heller said...

Thanks you for the great article and feature of this worthy cause.

Zulayra McKim said...

Thanks for featuring the Art Book Project and posting my picture!!! :)