Homes wanted: A last look at the Tails of the Painted Cats before the final bidding

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

The flock of seventeen artist-decorated fiberglass felines that are the core of the Cat Care Society's fundraiser Tails of the Painted Cats traveled far and wide in the preceding months, curling up in Santa Fe Drive galleries in April and at the Lakewood Arts Council Gallery in May. But now it's down to the kitty-gritty: On this coming Sunday, the five most popular cats will be auctioned live at the Tails of the Painted Cats gala, skedded from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Green Gables Country Club. The rest will be open for silent bidding, except for Jane McFadden Dorsey's beautiful poppy-strewn Georgia O'Kitty, which will be given away in a raffle (tix are $10 each). Here's a look at some of our favorites.

#1: Acousticat Starting bid: $300 Artist: Jasmine Dillingham www.facebook.com/artgirlstudios

#2: Ironsides Current bid: $400 Artist: Claudia Roulier www.claudiaroulier.com

#3: Mr. Tweedy Cat Current bid: $300 Artist: Cam Williams

#4: Mo Meowsic Current bid: $350 Artist: Pat Lickly

#5: Cat and the Fiddle Current bid: $300 Artist: Irlene Owada

#6: Hyro Current bid: $300 Artist: J-Rab

#11: Memphis Current bid: $400 Artist: Greg Marquez www.Artquez.blogspot.com

#12: Cat of Life Current bid: $600 Artist: Sara Nevadomski saranevadomski.daportfolio.com

#13: Bluesy Current bid: $550 Artist: Karole Sharpe www.karolesharpeglass.com

#16: Nearest Kin of the Moon Current bid: $300 Artist: Cynthia Negron www.cynthianegron.com

Visit the Cat Care Society website to see the rest or to reserve your $75 tickets to the gala.

Follow us on Twitter!

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.