Wednesday, January 2, 2013

submissions for the 2013 Art Book

Submissions for the 2013 Paws For Charity Art Book Project will be accepted from January 1, 2013 to February 14, 2013. Early submissions truly appreciated.

What is the "Paws For Charity Art Book Project"?
2013 will be the fifth annual Art Book curated by Sara Harley, and the fourth 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 (either artwork or artistic photographs) for use in the project. Copyright of the images remain with the artist.

All proceeds from the project will be donated to Sheltering Helpless Animals In Distress (, an animal shelter in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia (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.

1. Coffee Table Book - published through Blurb Books.
The book is 10 inches wide by 8 inches high, and is published through (an online, on demand printing company). 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 80 pages long.

You can view past projects at these links:
The 2012 Paws For Charity project:
The 2011 Love From Me project: 
The 2010 Paws For Charity project:

2. Wall Calendar for the following calendar year (2014) - published through in October

3. Weekly Planner for the following calendar year (2014) - locally printed and shipped by Sara Harley

If I am interested in participating, or have some questions, what do I do?
1. Contact Sara: saraharley(at)eastlink(dot)ca no later than February 14, 2013
2. Include:
- your full name (as you want it printed in the book),
- your website or blog address, your facebook if you have one,
3. Email up to 5 images (artwork or artistic photographs of dogs or cats) 
4. If you have a "paws" image 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 18th, 2013 for the following information, which is required no later than February 23rd, 2013:

- the title of the selected 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 black and white photo/piece of artwork of your choice (for printing in the 2014 day planner)
- 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.

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