Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Paws for Charity: The Book


Hey all, remember that article a few months back about Sara Harley and the Paws for Charity art book photo project she was organizing? Well, all the submissions were gathered and reviewed, and the book has been published and is available now.


For those of you who are not familiar, 2009 was the first year for this project. Original art and photographic images from the US, UK, and Canada were submitted to create a 40 page book. Nearly 100 submissions were received, but only 37 were chosen. The book features dogs, cats and one teddy bear (the paws part). ALL proceeds raised will be donated to the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade (the charity part).

Congratulations to the following team members who were included in the this year's edition. It's clear that we POE folks love our animals!

Bonnie Schwartz
Cait Wade
Dan Felstead
Erin Johnson
Gary Heller
Gigi Leonard
Julie Magers Soulen
Melanie Hughes
Michelle Campbell-Zurek
Michelle Ciarlo-Hayes
Nicole Derr
Vanessa Sam
Zulayra McKim

Another feather in our cap: the staff at blurb (where the book is available for purchase) has selected it as one of their favorites. It's also currently a bestseller in their bookshop too.


This feel-good purchase would make a great gift and would be a lovely addition to any animal lover's bookshelf. The price is only $17.95 for the softcover edition, and you can purchase it right here.

Many, many thanks to Sara for all her efforts in organizing this wonderful project for a wonderful cause. We hope the POE team can be of service to you again for the 2010 edition too! :)

17 comments:

Ann Wilkinson said...

way to go POE! great job for a wonderful cause. hats off to you all!

Gary Heller said...

Thank you for mentioning this great effort.

Nicole said...

Thanks so much for featuring the book on the POE blog!

Erin said...

Yay POE! :)

Michelle (mkc photography) said...

Thank you so much for featurning this amazing book! I'm so proud to be a part of it, and I hope we raise a fantastic amount of money for the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade!

Jennifer Aitchison said...

Congrats to the POE members in the book! What an excellent cause! :D

hellosweetworld said...

Great cause and great book!

Patti said...

Great idea, sorry I missed it. Hope you do it again next year.

Celtic Cat said...

Way to go POE! Keep up the great work!

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

What a great cause that all of you joined forces to create! This is what team work is all about.

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Thank you for mentioning the 2009 Paws for Charity Art Book!

UrbanJunkies/zuppaartista said...

yay for POE! thanks for spotlighting such a great cause! :D

Jennifer said...

It was an honor to have been included with all of you talented artists!

Vanessa/photopia.etsy.com said...

thanks for blogging about it! it's a beautiful book for a beautiful cause. my dog Bach is very proud to be part of it. :D

Bonz said...

Thanks for your article on this great project. I'm honored to be included in the book!

readingsully2 said...

Very Interesting.:)

Zulayra McKim said...

Thanks for mentioning the Art Book. It's for a great cause. I'm glad I was a part of it!