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

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.

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