Portal to Pets and People Together
Meet the artists
Portals placed in shelter housing are gateways to happier, healthier cats and dogs. We invited emerging California artists to create portals for us: gateways to pets and people together and the communities of care we’re growing now. With the understanding that our future is shaped, first, by how we envision it and then by how we act to bring it into being, we asked them, “What do communities look like when we’re stronger side by side? What does More Pets and People Together mean to you?” What emerged are visual stories of communities rooted in mutual care, joy, and connection among animals, nature and one another, where everyone belongs.
What does more pets and people together mean to you?
What does it look like when we’re stronger side by side? Contribute your own art by November 11 for a chance to win $5k for your community.
What does being together with a pet(s) mean to you? What feeling or ideal represents how you value pets in your life, and the lives of others? Answer those questions with your artwork and you could win a $5,000 grant for your local shelter!
There are two ways to enter the contest:
All ages and skill levels are encouraged to apply. Don’t have a way to get to your shelter or print a flyer? That’s OK! Draw, paint or color on any piece of paper, then take a photo of your art, or create your original artwork digitally and post to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtags #PetsAndPeopleTogether #MascotasYPersonasUnidas. If you choose to drop off your entry at your local shelter, be sure to write your name, email and phone number on the back.
If you’re not a visual artist but want to share what More Pets and People Together means to you, email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries will be judged by the California for All Animals Advisory Council.