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Sonia's much awaited new pet portrait exhibition was launched as a fundraising event with benefiting charity - AWLQ also attended the exhibition opening on Saturday, 5 November held at the Creative Hearts Art Gallery in Australia Fair on the Gold Coast.   

We appreciated you joining us in person and on-line. There are plenty of highlights from the exhibition including 'Red Dotting' the sold originals (FB) (Whoo Hoo) and sharing about how to support AWLQ (FB) - and enjoying a feast for the eyes (FB)
 and more.... The fun continued through the month of November as the Sheltered Pet Art collection was on display at the Creative Hearts Art Gallery on the Gold Coast.

Thank you to everyone who dropped in to say Hi!


Have a look at the FINALIST paintings here.

One of the Finalists will WIN their pet portrait for FREE. The winner will be selected through People's Choice voting*. Watch this space or 'subscribe' to my website to stay updated on developments.

People were invited to get involved by participating in the People's Choice voting that happened during November. Voting is now CLOSED and is presently being tallied up and the winner will be announced on Saturday, 3 December 2022. PLUS all those who voted in the People's Choice process were also invited to take up the option to enter a separate DRAW for a chance to WIN A FREE PET PORTRAIT
as well
(Note: 1) Voters were redirected to enter the Voter's Only draw once they submitted their People's Choice Vote and 2) the Voter's on draw prize will be a portrait of size 25cm x 30cm or 30cm x 30cm valued at $215. The name will be via random draw, and will be announced at the same time as the Winner for the People's Choice Voting - Announcement via Facebook LIVE at noon on Saturday, 3 December 22. 

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It was Animal Welfare Appreciation Week in the month of November, and Sonia got right in behind this celebration by collaborating with Animal Welfare League Queensland for this fun event.

You can donate to the AWLQ in the following ways:

1) Donate to AWLQ directly on their website

2) Order your 2023 Sheltered Treasures Pet Art Calendar made up of the Finalists of the Sheltered Pet Art Photo Competition, now painted and presented on display at the Sheltered Pet Exhibition. Part proceeds will benefit AWLQ.

Return to Pet Portrait website page 

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