Curated by Alix Sloan, at AFA NYC,
to benefit Adopt-A-Pet.com
Exhibition: September 20 through 29, 2012
Reception for the Artists: September 22nd, 5 to 8 pm
one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. ~ Anatole
AFA (Heidi Leigh & Nick Leone) and Sloan Fine Art (Alix Sloan) are
pleased to present “Awakened,” an exhibition and fundraising
event inspired by, and benefitting, the pet companions that brighten all
of our lives. For this special ten-day exhibition, curator Alix Sloan
has challenged over sixty artists to create works inspired by the powerful
impact of animals in our lives and homes. A portion of the proceeds from
every sale will be donated to Adopt-A-Pet.com in support of their mission
to help find loving homes for homeless pets.
Participating artists, including several from Sloan Fine Art and AFA’s
Charles Addams, Jessicka Addams, Jennybird Alcantara, Nicole Alvarez,
Nana An, Jean-Pierre Arboleda, Carrie Anne Baade, Rebekah Bogard, Mia
Brownell, Tim Burton, Bill Carman, Bryan Cunningham, Jason D’Aquino,
Michelle Doll, Peter Drake, Nicole Etienne, Tom Everhart, Eric Finzi,
Marc Finzi, Erik Foss, Theodor Geisel, Kady Grant, Leontine Greenberg,
Linda Griggs, Gris Grimly, Evan B. Harris, Jason Holley, Anthony Iacono,
Kate Javens, Lisa Lebofsky, Travis Louie, Julia Marchand, Pierre Matter,
Elizabeth McGrath, Daniel Merriam, Gabriela Mesa-Jonassen, Scott Musgrove,
Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters, Joshua Petker, Constantin Radu, Ransom
& Mitchell, Kirk Reinert, Martha Rich, Paul Richard, Ron Richter,
Chris Roberts-Antieu, Jean-Pierre Roy, Jonny Ruzzo, Isabel Samaras, Charles
M. Schulz, Ryan Scully, Maurice Sendak, Heather Sherman, Nathan Skiles,
Sally Sloan, Aaron Smith, Owen Smith, Nathan Spoor, Jonathan Viner, Melanie
Vote, Lindsey Way, Casey Weldon, Eric White and Brad Woodfin.
addition to the exhibition of original artwork, hard to find prints by
Nicoletta Ceccoli, Tom Everhart, Shepard Fairey, Camille Rose Garcia,
Daniel Merriam and Marion Peck will be available in a live auction, led
by celebrity pet advocate Pia Salk, the night of the reception.
Alix Sloan is a curator, gallerist and writer with over twenty years experience
in the arts, beginning as director of La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles
in the early 90’s and most recently as Founder/Director of Sloan
Fine Art Gallery in New York City. This exhibition holds a special place
in Sloan’s heart as it also serves as a celebration of the completion
of the novel “Pet Sitter: A
Jenna Stack Mystery,” a labor of love co-authored with writer
Sloan is eternally grateful to AFA owners Heidi Leigh and Nick Leone for
lending their beautiful 4,000 square foot space and thirty years experience
mounting large-scale exhibitions and hosting benefits for organizations
such as the American Breast Cancer Foundation and The Jim Henson Foundation
The cocktail reception for “Awakened” is Saturday, September
22nd from 5 to 8pm. Because a large turnout is expected, RSVP is requested
An online collector preview of all works will be available in early September
and a limited number of proxy bidders are available for the print auction.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the preview link or make arrangements
for a proxy bidder.
AFA is located at 54 Greene Street (corner of Broome Street), in the SoHo
neighborhood of New York City. Hours are Monday – Saturday, 10am
– 7pm and Sundays 11am – 6pm. To request more information
about the exhibition contact Heidi Leigh at email@example.com or Alix Sloan
at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Adopt-A-Pet.com,
North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption website that helps
shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption
agencies advertise their homeless pets to adopters for free, go to adoptapet.com
or visit Adopt-A-Pet.com on Facebook.
Image left: Rebekah Bogard, “Hope,” earthenware, underglaze,
glaze, oil paint, 24” x 18” x 17”
Image right: Ransom & Mitchell, "Civilized Extraction,"
c print on archival paper, ed of 10, 14" x 24"