Animal-Inspired “AWAKENED” Art Exhibit To Benefit

Posted by Katya on September 10th, 2012

Cocktail Reception with Live Auction on September 22 at AFA Soho in NYC

WHAT: is pleased to be the beneficiary of “AWAKENED,” a unique art exhibit and fundraising event presented by AFA and Sloan Fine Art.  This special 10-day exhibition has challenged over 60 artists to create powerful works of art inspired by the powerful impact that pet companions have on human lives.

WHO: is North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption charity that helps shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies advertise their homeless pets to adopters for free.  Every month, displays photos and descriptions of adoptable pets to over 2 million people looking to adopt a pet.

Alix Sloan, Founder/Director of Sloan Fine Art Gallery in NYC, is a curator, gallerist and writer with over 20 years experience in the arts, and has just completed her first novel, “Pet Sitter: A Jenna Stack Mystery,” a labor of love co-authored with writer Amy Eyrie.  AFA owners Heidi Leigh and Nick Leone have generously loaned their 4,000 sq. foot gallery to this exhibition.


AFA is located at 54 Broome Street, NY 10002


Artists Reception: Saturday, September 22 from 5-8 PM

Exhibition runs September 20 – 29, 2012


A portion of the proceeds from every sale will be donated to in support of their mission to help find loving homes for homeless pets.  The exhibition is highlighted by a cocktail reception and live auction of rare prints including an exclusive ADOPT print signed by Shepard Fairey. Participating artists include Tim Burton, Tom Everhart, Theodor Geisel, and Maurice Sendak, among many others.  Original artwork will be for sale during the exhibit and exclusive prints will be available at the live auction.  More information on the exhibit and a detailed list of artists can be found at the AWAKENED website.

Gallery space is limited so please RSVP to attend artist reception. 


The live auction will be led by Dr. Pia Salk, spokesperson, celebrity pet advocate and psychologist.  Interviews with Pia are available upon request.


Sue Cornick, Coterie Media, 310-995-1074;

Nikki Pesusich, Coterie Media, 818-788-7650;