Cat Art Show LA Comes Back for a Second Year in March

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“Night Out,” by Marc Dennis. Oil on linen mounted panel, 2013

Those of us who love cats already know that cats are works of art. Susan Michal, the curator of CatCon LA, brought together 104 works of art in the forms of painting, sculptures and even a quilt for the inaugural show in 2014. The sequel, Cat Art Show LA 2, will be even bigger and feature more than 70 globally-recognized artists. All of the artwork will be available for sale including both originals and limited editions and a portion of the proceeds will go to Kitten Rescue.

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Five Crazy Kittens- Walter Chandoha. Archival pigment print, 1980

“We have asked each artist the basic question, what is the true meaning of cat for you—ally, domestic partner, enemy, frenemy, allergic reaction or guru?” said Michals. “From that, each artist’s interpretation is unique and honest.”

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Sakura Night- Midori Furuhashi. Ink, acrylic and color pencil on paper, 2013

The inaugural Cat Art Show LA was a huge success and garnered national attention. The show was featured in numerous media outlets including Buzzfeed, Time, CNN and NPR, among others. “Cats have been part of our lives for thousands of years. The Egyptians frequently aligned them with the gods and artists like Picasso created masterpieces centered around cats,” continued Michals. “Now people post them on Instagram and artists interpret them.”

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Fleeting Memory – Laura Keenados. Mixed Media Ink and Gold Paint, 2016

Cat Art Show LA will take place at the Think Tank Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. Show hours are Thursday, March 24 from 8 to 10pm, and Friday March 25 through Sunday March 27 from 11am to 5pm. Admission is free. For more information, please visit CatArtShow.com.

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3 Comments on Cat Art Show LA Comes Back for a Second Year in March

  1. Tina Barbour
    February 3, 2016 at 9:06 pm (2 years ago)

    I would love to attend this show! But I’m across the country. Cats are works of art indeed. I never tire of watching them and taking pictures of them. Thank you for sharing these pieces with us.

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  2. Janine
    February 2, 2016 at 7:53 am (2 years ago)

    I wish there was something like this where I live. I would definitely go. I can never get enough cat stuff.

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  3. Summer
    February 2, 2016 at 4:25 am (2 years ago)

    We are big supporters of Kitten Rescue here – I’m so glad they will be benefitting from this!

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