2015: A Year of Artist Empowerment

11209731_10153743778304275_8442971957652425655_nSince day one of its inception 5 years ago, HeARTs Speak has been devoted to building a community of professional artists focused on supreme collaboration, compassion, and courage. By nurturing a rapidly expanding network of like-minded individuals, we’ve pushed artistic expression to the forefront of what’s considered beneficial in the fight to save shelter animals. (more…)

Artist Grant Recipient: Diana Bunch

BunchAvatarHeARTs Speak member, Diana Bunch, knows how to get creative on behalf of the animals in her community. Along with her weekly on-location photo shoots, Diana also invites adoptable pets to her studio for shoots, donates prints for fundraisers, and creates image clings, t-shirts, and posters for the shelters she volunteers with.

We’re delighted to announce Diana as the August recipient of the HeARTs Speak ‘Helping. Artists’ grant. Thanks to the generous support of people and organizations that share our passion for animals, HeARTs Speak is able to provide member artists with the resources and tools they need to prioritize their work in the animal welfare community. (more…)

Artist Grant Recipient: Valerie Bruder

_MG_4618A devoted HeARTs Speak member since October 2012, Valerie Bruder is also a tireless advocate for the homeless pets in her community. We’re delighted to introduce her as our June ‘Helping. Artists.’ grant recipient!

The list of animal welfare organizations Valerie regularly helps is staggering and includes Camden County Animal Shelter, All They Need is Love Animal Rescue, One Love Animal Rescue, Bella-Reed Pit Bull Rescue, New Jersey Aid for Animals, and Lilo’s Promise. She’s provided her professional photography, pro-bono, to a total of 18 groups since becoming a member of HeARTs Speak, and photographs up 20 animals per visit. (more…)

Artist Grant Recipient: Sheryl Mann

Untitled-1 (1)For the past 4 years, HeARTs speak member Sheryl Mann, owner of  Flying Dogs Photography, has volunteered her services to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville, NC.

During those 4 years, Sheryl has not only photographed countless adoptable animals, but in 2014 created a stunning fine art calendar which raised a whopping $40,000 for Brother Wolf. Sheryl’s ‘Helping. Artists.’ grant has enabled her to embark on a second calendar project, with the goal of compiling a 2015 version as successful as the first.   (more…)

Artist Grant Recipient: John Bouma

Untitled-1Thanks to the generous support of people and organizations that share our passion for animals, HeARTs Speak is able to provide member artists with the resources and tools they need to prioritize their work in the animal welfare community. John Bouma is our fourth featured recipient of the HeARTs Speak ‘Helping. Artists.’ grant.

(more…)

Artist Grant Recipient: Kaye Ness

Untitled-1

Thanks to the generous support of people and organizations that share our passion for animals, HeARTs Speak is able to provide member artists with the resources and tools they need to prioritize their work in the animal welfare community. Kaye Ness is our third featured recipient of the HeARTs Speak ‘Helping. Artists.’ grant.

(more…)

Artist Grant Recipient: Theresa Swain

Untitled-1Thanks to the generous support of people and organizations that share our passion for animals, HeARTs Speak is able to provide member artists with the resources and tools they need to prioritize their work in the animal welfare community. Theresa Swain is our second featured recipient of the HeARTs Speak artist grant.

(more…)

Artist Grant Recipient: Sherry Stinson

Untitled-11Since it’s inception, HeARTs Speak has rested confidently atop a foundation of supreme collaboration, compassion and courage. By nurturing and developing a growing community of like-minded individuals we’ve pushed artistic expression to the forefront of what’s considered beneficial in the fight to help shelter animals.

(more…)