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Donations to Upcoming Events

pastel sketch of cat
“Swirling Bath”, pastel on multi-media paper, framed.

Good luck to the Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center in their 15th annual Paw Prints Gala on October 18, 2014. I framed and donated this original sketch called “Swirling Bath” from May 15, 2014, so if you are one of those who really liked this sketch this is your chance to get it! I will have prints available in my Etsy shop after the event on October 18.

I’m so pleased to be able to help the Animal Rescue League—they work so hard to rescue and foster pets, and the rescue I work with has found many a home through the shelter. I hope the bidding is high on this original sketch!

Advocates 4 Animals

Sample Commissioned Portrait Certificate
Sample Commissioned Portrait Certificate

A friend in the Cat Writers’ Association co-founded Advocates 4 Animals in Xenia, OH in 2003, hoping to change the lives of animals in shelters and county pounds and introduce “no kill” methods of sheltering animals to their area. Inspired by a little cat named Princess, they hope to end neglect and homelessness for cats in Greene County, OH, and offer Feral Cat and Spay It Forward Programs, Pet Food Pantry, Senior and “Hard to Adopt” Pet Adoption and Rescue/Adoption Programs. They also rescue and rehome dogs of all ages.

I hope this certificate raises enough to rescue, feed, spay or provide veterinary care for a whole bunch of homeless pets! I look forward to painting the portrait for the winning bidder knowing they support this rescue organization.

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Mewsette makes sure my label is secure.


I designate four portrait certificates each year for donation to benefit animals, and also donate merchandise, prints of artwork and even originals to rescue and shelter benefits. If you are interested in a donation for your event, please email me with the details of your event and your organization.

Mewsette makes sure my label is securely fixed on the folder for the certificate donation.

Take a look at other new merchandise and featured artwork.

Once a week on Thursday I feature something new in my “shop”, whether that’s here on The Creative Cat, in my Etsy shop, on my main website or even at one of the bricks and mortar shops that carry my work.

Read about creating custom items

Find out more about creating custom items for your own home using the images you see here. Visit the “Ordering Custom Art” page to see samples and read bout how to order.

Find out about events and festivals where you can find me and my work.

Sign up for my e-newsletter (below), check the widget on the sidebar on my home page, or sign up to receive posts on Portraits of Animals Marketplace. I plan on plenty of events this coming summer in the Pittsburgh area.

It’s all done under the close and careful supervision of my studio cats!

Or click here to open a sign up form in a new window (which seems to work better).

All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, check my Etsy shop to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.

© 2014 | | Published by Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Weekly schedule of features:
Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life
Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters
Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
Thursday: New Merchandise
Friday: Bok Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy
Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats
And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!





From health and welfare to rescue and adoption stories, advocacy and art, factual articles and fictional stories, "The Creative Cat" offers both visual and verbal education and entertainment about cats for people who love cats, pets and animals of all species.

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