Paws For Charity Project

The 2013 Paws For Charity book was published in March. There are 90 participants, and 226 images of dogs and cats in this book, available in soft and hard cover books as well as ebooks. Thanks so much to all the 90 participants who generously donated the use of their images for this project! 

Click on the link below to view and/or order online.

All proceeds from these book sales are donated to Sheltering Helpless Animals In Distress (www.shaid.ca), an animal shelter in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.




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Here are the details for the 2014 Paws For Charity Art Book Project:


Submissions for the 2014 Paws For Charity Art Book Project will be accepted from January 1, 2014 to February 14, 2014 (deadline may close early depending on number of submissions received). Early submissions truly appreciated.

What is the "Paws For Charity Art Book Project"?
2014 will be the sixth annual Art Book curated by Sara Harley, and the fifth edition of the Paws For Charity Project. The book includes images of dogs and cats (the "paws" part of the project) contributed by artists and photographers around the world. Artists donate jpeg versions of their images for use in the project. Artwork or artistic photographs accepted...no family snapshots please. Copyright of the images remain with the artist.

All proceeds from the project will be donated to Sheltering Helpless Animals In Distress (SHAID.ca), an animal shelter in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada (the "for charity" part of the project).

How are the images used?
Using contributed jpeg images from artists, the following products are produced and sold with all proceeds being donated to charity. Copyright of the images remain with the artist.
All books are published through Blurb.com (an online, on demand printing company).  Books will be available for viewing and ordering online, and will be shipped directly from Blurb.

1. Coffee Table Book
The coffee table book is 10 inches wide by 8 inches high. Each page features the artwork or photograph from one artist. The page also includes a small photo of the artist, a brief bio of the artist, and a brief statement from the artist.The book will be approximately 100 pages long.

You can view past projects at these links:
The 2013 Paws For Charity project:  www.blurb.com/books/4136274
The 2012 Paws For Charity project: www.blurb.com/books/3036042
The 2011 Love From Me project: www.blurb.com/books/2085036 
The 2010 Paws For Charity project: www.blurb.com/books/1252849

2. Gift Book
**new for 2014** A less expensive version of the Coffee Table Book...perfect for gift giving!
The book is 5 inches wide by 8 inches high, "Color Trade", printed in color on white paper. Each page will feature one image from one participant, with their name and website.

3. Weekly Planner for the following calendar year (2015)
The weekly planner is 5 inches wide by 8 inches high, approx 140 pages long, and includes at least one image per artist. Images are printed in black and white on vanilla non coated paper. The planner is a "2 page per week" layout.

4. Notebook
The notebook is 5 inches wide by 8 inches high, approx 190 pages long, and includes at least one image per artist. Images are printed in black and white on vanilla non coated paper. Left hand pages are blank, right hand pages are lined.

If I am interested in participating, or have some questions, what do I do?
1. Contact Sara: saraharley(at)eastlink(dot)ca    before February 14, 2014
2. Include:
- your full name (as you want it printed in the book),
- your website or blog address, your facebook if you have a business/non personal facebook,
3. Email up to 5 of your favorite images (artwork or artistic photographs of dogs or cats) 
4. If you have "paws" images that you think might be good for our front and back book covers, send that along too (this will not be included as part of your five submissions)

If one of your images is selected for the book, you will be contacted no later than Feb 21st, 2014 for the following information, which is required no later than February 28th, 2014:
- high resolution versions of your images (if you have not sent them already)
- the title of the selected feature image,
- a photo of you,
- a brief bio (3rd person, 3 or 4 sentences),
- and an artist's statement (1st person, 2 or 3 sentences about your artwork, or why you want to be involved in the project, or anything else you'd like to say to the readers)
- a completed release form. This will be sent to you by email. A sample is available by clicking on this link) Your images will not be used in any way unless a release form is received. Copyright of the images remains with the artist.

Questions?
If you have any questions, please email Sara: saraharley(at)eastlink(dot)ca.