DONATE $20 in support of families and we'll draw you a portrait of your pet!
Here at the Y we are FOR ALL and we care about your family’s health and wellness. We know that for many of you family encompasses your four-legged, winged, tailed, and shelled friends. SO in honor of Pet Wellness Month, if you donate $20 to support families in our community, we’ll draw your pet! Now, we’re a whole lot better at caring for you than we are at drawing but we’ll do our best.
We’ve recruited some of our finest local artists, to join with our staff, volunteers, and program youth to make your pet’s portraits amazing or just make you laugh. You MIGHT get one that becomes a timeless keepsake, but to be completely honest…you will probably get someone who just tried awfully darn hard.
The Y provides scholarships and financial assistance to families from Duluth to Grand Marais, and we rely on donations to make this access for all possible.
TO GET YOUR PET PORTRAIT USE THE FORM BELOW TO SHARE YOUR NAME, YOUR PET'S NAME, and UPLOAD A PHOTO OF YOUR PET.
YOU WILL THEN BE REDIRECTED TO OUR DONATION PAGE WHERE YOU CAN MAKE YOUR DONATION AND SECURE YOUR WORK OF ART.
We'll share the results and social media and then your drawing will be available for you to to take home!
There’s no limit to how many drawings you can purchase, the more you donate the more families we can support. And if you want to give more than $20, that’s cool too! We appreciate you and want to have some fun as we work together for a brighter tomorrow. Thank you!
The following artist have generously agreed to donate their talent to our fundraiser.
A few lucky donors could have their pet's portrait drawn by one of these amazing individuals
Amber Burns is the Artistic Director for the Duluth Playhouse Family Theatre and Education Programming. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2011 with a BFA in Arts Education and taught art for 6 years at Marshall School in Duluth. Amber recently received a masters degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Arts Development and Program Management from the University of Denver. She is very passionate about advocating for the arts and helping the local arts community and served on the board for the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council for four years. Along with being a visual artist Amber is a choreographer, director, actor, educator, and dancer. She loves to create and share art through all types of mediums.
Matthew Olin is a designer/illustrator/educator located in Duluth, Minnesota. His work has been featured by Wired, Mashable, UnderConsideration and the Washington Post, and it has been recognized by AdFed and Rockport. Matthew is an assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Claire Lemp lives in Duluth and studied at the University of MN, Duluth. Claire’s style is cute and playful and she is excited to help with this portrait fundraiser!
Lyn Jutila is a water color artist living in Cloquet, Lyn Jutila is a self-taught artist who has been painting for 36 years in watercolor. She was born and raised in northern Minnesota which has been her inspiration for her artwork. She has exhibited at shows in Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. She also teaches art classes in afterschool programs for both children and adults. Her art background includes membership at the Lake Superior Watercolor Society and attending workshops with well-known artists. She says of her painting process: “The first stage is deciding the subject matter and the size of the finished painting. I will do some sketching and start to lay down a series of washes that set the foundation of my painting. At this point I might walk away and let it dry or I might start defining detail, using washes in a positive or negative approach. I use ordinary table salt and wax paper for unique affects. Each and every pointing revolves into what I feel is a true expression of nature, and all the beauty that surrounds us.”
David Hahn has always loved to draw. After two years at The Washington University School of Fine Arts, he worked at McDonnell Aircraft Corp. as a technical illustrator; the first of six companies. Since David and his wife, Virginia, retired to Hovland, Minnesota, he has focused on painting watercolor landscapes. His work has been exhibited throughout the North Shore at the Co-Ho Cafe, Johnson Heritage Post, Hovland Art Fair, and the Grand Marais Art Colony.
Corrie Steckelberg/wulfhelm is a multidisciplinary 2D and 3D visual artist, her work spans such forms as textile, ceramic, wood, works on paper and illustration. Broad in both material and concept, her work deals with climate change, human culpability, and honesty; it also touches on the reality of class issues and revolution. She’s also got hella lot of credentials, including dropping out a pretty good art school, having her work purchased by a museum that owns a Sol Lewitt, and being in a bunch of juried group shows.