Heights Arts Pet Project
View actual samples of portraits by participating Pet Project artists in the Heights Arts gallery, or see samples below.
Order online, in the gallery, or via our brochure at participating animal welfare organizations, our sponsoring organizations, and local veterinarians.
AN ORIGINAL PORTRAIT OF YOUR PET, FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Pet Project is a new, Heights Arts custom portraiture program in which pet owners and adopters can provide a photograph of their pet and choose a participating artist to create an original, personal portrait of their animal. A percentage of the portrait fee goes directly to local animal welfare organizations.
How Pet Project works:
Pet owners may commission portraits of their furry family members in an array of sizes, from 4″ x 6″ to 12″ x 16″, and in a variety of media ranging from cut paper collage to drawing, painting, and transfer ware on plates. The majority of the portrait fee goes directly to the artist, with Heights Arts donating a portion of its commission to participating animal welfare organizations, including Friends of the Cleveland Kennel, Geauga Humane Society Rescue Village, One Health Organization, Waterloo Alley Cat Project, and the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter.
Each commissioned portrait takes about six to eight weeks to complete. Sorry, but we are unable to ship portraits at this time.
Prices vary depending on size of artwork and materials used, but range from $50 to $185 for an unframed, one-of-a-kind portrait on paper, canvas, or similar material. See the artists’ sample portrait pages below for full pricing information and individual order forms.
“This work is a celebration of the intimate bond that humans and animals have developed over the centuries. Friendship and love know no boundaries in the realm of the inter-species bond,” states artist Kristen Cliffel.
Pet Project is part of Heights Arts’ mission to support local artists in the Cleveland area, and work collaboratively with other organizations. In doing so, we are also raising awareness about the arts and promoting worthy animal causes that promote the humane treatment of animals.
Pet Project is supported by generous funding from the Jean, Harry and Brenda Fuchs Family Foundation.
Maggy Brown, cut paper collage
Lindsey Bryan, watercolor and graphite pencil
Kristen Cliffel, image transfer on ceramic plate
Carolyn Merklein, painting
Jessica Miroglotta, drawing
Sunila Paul, charcoal and watercolor
Danielle Rueger, digital illustration