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Cathy Carey Art Studio & Garden Tour Dec 6 and 7, 2014

Escondido Artist Opens studio to Benefit San Diego Humane Society 

December 6 and 7, 2014 from 10 am – 4 pm each day at 2048 Ridgecrest Place Escondido CA 92029

Cathy Carey open Studio tour Dec 6 & 7 2014

Cathy Carey open Studio tour Dec 6 & 7 2014

Enjoy an opportunity to meet  Cathy, view her latest work, stroll the beautiful gardens and support the animals at the Escondido Humane Society. The events of the day will also offer delicious appetizers and tasty beverages.

A suggested donation of $10 will go directly to support the Escondido Humane Society.

Cathy Carey is a local Escondido artist who has opened her studio twice a year for fourteen years to neighbors and friends to view her latest creations. Last spring she included the Escondido Humane Society as a beneficiary of the event, to honor her love of animals and to bring help to a terrific organization. Cathy’s paintings range from coastal California scenes, to back country gardens of agave and succulents, rolling hillsides of Spain, vineyards of Tuscany to southwestern vistas of horses and mountains. No matter the subject, you can tell a Cathy Carey painting from the vivid color and the spirit of joy you feel when you see them. Many of her subjects originate in her garden which is an acre of hilltop overlooking the gorgeous Lake Hodges area of North San Diego, a hidden gem.

Cathy’s love of all animals and especially her often painted studio dogs, Yogi, Kira, and spirit girls Sazi and Zuni, caused her to want to help the local humane society.  After meeting several of the staff she realized what an incredible job they do for lost or abandoned animals who desperately need to be in loving and safe environments.  A suggested donation of $10 will go directly to support the Humane Society, which provides animal care, adoption, humane education and animal protection services to north inland San Diego County. In thanks for the communities support of this event, Cathy Carey will match $5 for every donation. If you can’t make it to the show but want to help, you can donate online at:

The Escondido Humane Society now a part of the San Diego humane Society and SPCA is proud to be rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator, the highest rating offered to exceptional charities who exceed industry standard in fiscal responsibility, organizational efficiency and growth.  Their mission is to promote responsible pet ownership by teaching compassion, respect, and caring treatment for all living creatures. EHS has a long and rich history of involvement with human-animal relationships, caring for more than 5,000 animals a year, and thousands more in the field. They are an open-door shelter, so they take in any stray companion animal within their jurisdictions regardless of age, breed, medical or behavioral needs, or attractiveness to potential adopters. Their donors, volunteers, foster homes, and staff work together to create a safe, loving haven for animals; because of the dedicated community of animal lovers, they are one of few shelters in California who accepts all stray animals and does not euthanize based on length of stay or lack of space.

Escondido Humane Society

3450 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92027

Contact: Cindy Swayze – 760-888-2235

Cathy Carey is an award winning Escondido artist, who was born in Washington, DC. and educated at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC. She received a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She has exhibited her paintings in galleries in Virginia, New Mexico and California, and regularly shows in the Escondido Municipal Gallery. Her paintings are currently represented at Gallery 104 in San Clemente and in Taos, NM at The Ranch at Taos. She had a one person show at Arroyo Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe in 2013.

Her teaching career includes: The Art Institute of California in San Diego, workshops in Santa Fe, NM, Pasadena, CA, the Golden Door, Escondido, CA and her studio in Escondido, CA .

She has won numerous awards from juried shows such as: The San Diego Pastel Society, The Escondido Municipal Gallery, San Dieguito Art Guild and the San Diego Watercolor Society.

Contact Cathy Carey at: (760) 489-9109

2048 Ridgecrest Place, Escondido CA 92029

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