The Friends of Oakland Animal Services (FOAS) held their second annual bad art fundraiser and raised over $17K for the animals of Oakland! Talent was not guaranteed for these pet portraits but there was plenty of creativity and fun. FOAS received over 400 requests for portraits, some from as far as New York and the UK, with over 70 artists volunteering their time and talent, or lack thereof :-).
Thank you to all the artists who contributed, the volunteers who coordinated the efforts, and to all the donors for their support. We hope you are enjoying your portraits.
Below are the majority of this year’s unique pet portraits:
Participating artists: Ann Barnett, Claire Beitcher, Colleen Bell, Tuli Bennett-Bose and roommates, Sarah Bhaskaran, Bailey Bonds, Maggie Bradshaw, Julianne Chai, Mary Cochran, Genevieve Contraux, Jeff Cortez, Jen Cowitz, Mike Cunniff, Danya Darrington, Kate Dobbins, Evelyn Dykstra and Richard Olmsted, Sylvia Fajen, Laine Fast, Mika Fisher, Rachael Fishman, Lila Fortner, Susan Furukawa, Serina Garst, Llana Giovara, Carolyn Gregg, Peter Grube, Kieran Guckian, Delphina Han, Clare Marie Hart-Slattery, Christina Heller, Devin Jacobsen, Hannah Jo, Shannon Juhnke, Karen Keith, Erin Kripke, Julia LaChica, Nancy Larsen, Fred LeBlanc, Sue Levin, Wenny Lo, Pat Luchak, Ana McCormick, Morgan McGuire, Tom McGuire, Kelda McKinney, Meghan McLean, Catie Nagel, Suhasiny Naik, Tran Nguyen, Celena Peet, Justin Pelkowski, Hector Perez and Family, Rachel Perloff, Nora Potts, Leanne Rinne, Kristen Roberts, Trish Roque, Tucker Russell, Janet Shaver, Judy Smith, Megan Sullivan, Jack Vu, Dave Waclo, Steve Wakefield, Jen Whitney and daughter, Suzanne Yee, Rachel Zak and Family, Jennifer Zhou