Fusion Art to Host "Art for Animals" Juried Art Exhibition for Charity

Fusion Art will host an "Art for Animals" Juried Art Exhibition Fundraiser for Charity to support local Coachella Valley animal welfare organizations.

Palm Springs, CA, USA -- Fusion Art, a Palm Springs contemporary fine art gallery, will host an "Art for Animals" Juried Art Exhibition Fundraiser for Charity to support local Coachella Valley animal welfare organizations.

The gallery has partnered with the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, SNIP, The Living Desert, Animal Samaritans, and the Humane Society of the Desert to host a charity art exhibition during the month of December 2016. All five organizations are 501(3)(c) nonprofits that are committed to the humane treatment of all animals and the preservation of life through no-kill philosophies.

A juried art competition was held July 21st through September 20th. For the competition artists and photographers, worldwide, were encouraged to share their artistic vision of animals, both domestic and wild.

Twenty four winners were selected and will be featured in the exhibition, which will be held in the gallery from December 7th through the 31st. An additional twenty two finalists were also chosen to participate in the exhibition. An artist and fundraising reception will be held the evening of December 10th between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

A daytime event between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. will feature the SNIP bus for visitors to tour and learn about the mobile clinic that provides low cost spay and neuter services to Coachella Valley residents; holiday pet photos by local Palm Springs' photographer Daniel James Ryan; ambassador animals from the local shelters; and pet portrait artist, Pamela LeGrand, will be on hand taking commissions, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the charities.

Sponsors for the charity exhibition include Cougar Vineyard & Winery, Jack Farley's Art Supplies, Howard's Custom Frame, Colliding Worlds Fine Art Gallery, Artize Gallery, Trenz Gallery, The Bling Collection from the House of Simone, Maxson Art Studio & Gallery, The Village Corker, The Jewelry Bar on El Paseo, and Mercedes Benz of Palm Springs.

Net proceeds from the competition's entry fees, the gallery's proceeds from the sale of any artwork in the exhibition and from the sale of a charity calendar will be donated equally to the charities.

Located at 2658 S. Cherokee Way, in Palm Springs' historic Backstreet Art District, Fusion Art is one of an assortment of artist-owned galleries and working studios that feature diverse collections of original, contemporary art by locally, nationally & internationally recognized artists. The Backstreet Art District is located just off Hwy 111 (behind Mercedes Benz of Palm Springs and The Estate Sale).

Founded by Chris and Valerie Hoffman, the gallery was envisioned and formed out of a passion for art and the artists who create it. Fusion Art promotes and connects emerging and established artists with collectors and art enthusiasts, while offering the opportunity to participate in art experiences, art related education, engage in dialogue with artists, and purchase fine works of art.

Many of the award winning artist's will be present at the opening reception Saturday, December 10th from 6-9 p.m. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and by appointment. For additional information please contact Valerie Hoffman at 760-832-7568.

Media Contact:
Valerie Hoffman
Fusion Art
2658 S. Cherokee Way
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(Mailing Address: PO Box 4236
Palm Springs, CA 92263)

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