This winter, a unique and exciting exhibition of feline art will be held in the vibrant and artistic town of Frome in Somerset. 'The Complete Cat' brings together 26 top artists from the Society of Feline Artists (SOFA) and will feature over 120 artworks including paintings, drawings and 3-dimensional pieces.All artworks are for sale and a quarter of the proceeds will be donated to feline charity International Cat Care.
The free exhibition is running from Saturday 24th November to Saturday 8th December (excluding Mondays), and is being held at Rook Lane Gallery in Frome. There will also be a launch party on Friday 23rdNovember and a drawing workshop focusing on cats’ eyes on Saturday 24th November.
International Cat Care and the Society of Feline Artists, who are jointly running the exhibition, are looking to create something truly unique which celebrates all aspects of the feline form. What makes this a must-see exhibition is the exceptional quality and diversity of the art to be displayed. With a whole range of artistic styles and media, the art on offer will leave all preconceptions of the traditional cat exhibition far behind, instead offering a unique, quirky and memorable art experience.
SOFA has a well-established history of successful art exhibitions. Founded in 1994, with the specific aim to promote the work of the best cat artists, the society has held an annual exhibition of cat paintings in London for many years, featuring over 100 artists, some of whom exhibit internationally and show more than 300 paintings in a range of media, making it the largest exhibition of cat art in the country.
International Cat Care, which has partnered with SOFA to organise the exhibition, is one of the world's most respected feline charities and works for owned and unowned cats globally. It is also the charity's 60thanniversary and the SOFA artists have generously committed 25% of the takings to the charity.
The exhibition is taking place at Rook Lane Gallery, a beautiful art space within a restored 18th century chapel, in the heart of Frome. The Somerset town is a charming and vibrant place to visit, packed with historic buildings, beautiful independent shops and creative people. It is the perfect destination for the discerning art enthusiast looking for something just a little bit different, and with a host of Christmas events and markets also taking place in Frome at this time of year, it makes it the ideal place to visit. At just over two hours from London and 14 miles from Bath, it is also extremely well-placed and easily accessible.
Full details of the exhibition can be found at: https://icatcare.org/the-complete-cat
Jo Vuckovic, International Cat Care, Digital Communications Manager
+44 (0)1747 871872
The Complete Cat Art Exhibition
Rook Lane Gallery, Frome
Examples of artworks on show for press use can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/the-complete-cat
Notes to editors
The Society of Feline Artists (SOFA) was founded in September 1994. The specific aims are to promote the work of the best cat artists, whether established or unknown. The society has had an annual exhibition of cat paintings in London for several years, featuring over 100 artists, some of whom exhibit internationally and showing more than 300 paintings in a range of media, making it the largest exhibition of cat art in the country. Subjects range from the humble moggy and the friendly domestic tabby to the more exotic breeds like Siamese, Burmese and Bengals and of course the big cats. From the nobility and drama of the wild cat to the playful kitten – all are painted with the mastery of artists who know and understand their subject.
For more information, please visit https://felineartists.org/
International Cat Care (iCatCare) is one of the world's most respected feline charities. It started out as the Feline Advisory Bureau in 1958 and has been instrumental in transforming feline medicine, health and welfare. iCatCare has a veterinary division which runs the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgeryand also runs the Cat Friendly Clinic Scheme – a worldwide accreditation for veterinary clinics who want to offer the best service to their feline clients. In the course of 60 years, iCatCare has made a significant difference to the lives of cats everywhere and helps 25 million cats a year. (Registered charity no. 1117342)