Sunday, October 30, 2011

Stacey Young for Gut Aiderbichl

Guest artist Stacey Young 
of Fabulous Animal Rescue Project 
textured acrylic on canvas

"Salzburg is not only the birthplace of Mozart, but of Gut Aiderbichl, a paradise for animals. This extraordinary sanctuary is the brainchild of Michael Aufhauser, Austria and Germany’s own Doctor Dolittle. Visitors arrive at the complex of gorgeous chalets only to be nudged into considerable interspecies camaraderie with the hundreds of rescued goats, horses, donkeys, chickens, geese, cows and the odd fox. There are few sanctuaries like this one anywhere in the world.

"Michael recently opened amazing outdoor enclosures for their ex-lab chimpanzees. When I watched a video of the chimps being let outside for the first time EVER in their lives I was so incredibly moved. 

"What Michael has done for these chimpanzees and so many other animals is so extraordinary. I was inspired to paint this piece..... a chimpanzee walking out of the turmoil of a life of experiments and torture into the sunlight. 

"This original painting is part of a rescue group series I have started. I wanted to do more to help animals in need and the noble rescue workers who protect them. I thought I could use my art to fund the rescue groups I stand with."

$32.00 of this sale will be donated to Gut Aiderbichl.

This painting can be purchased through FARP's Etsy shop

Stacey's work through FARP for the animals displaced by the Japan earthquake inspired me to start this blog to raise donations for animal rescue.

See this wonderful painting of Stacey's for Save the Rhino here.

Art Helps the Planet is a group of professional Pacific Northwest artists donating part of the proceeds from original art, print and card sales to animal rescue organizations.

Printscards and original art can be purchased from this blog, our Etsy Shop, and from the C St  Hall Gallery, 208 C St, Eureka, California. Open by appointment and the first Saturday of the month. 707 498-0059 or 442-1419.

A percentage of all sales from Art Helps the Planet goes to Panthera or Sequoia Humane Society. We've donated $392 so far. Everything helps, thank you!

Panthera will promote our Tiger Show to benefit them, in April 2012. See previous post.

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  1. Art Helps the Planet is a fantastic project full of so many talented artists....I am honored to be on your blog :D Thank you so much for your kind words.

    Thank you Regina for being a part of my Project as well. Keep up the wonderful work for the animals.

  2. You're welcome- and thanks for your inspiration.