The Fabulous Modcats of CZM, Plus Your Chance to Win a Custom Cat Portrait!

Thu, Oct 22, 2009

Art & Sculpture, Giveaways

The Artwork of CZM

With a background in graphic design, painting, ceramics, sculpture, and textiles, paired with an obvious passion for mid-century modern design and cats, this artist is a new Moderncat fave. She goes by CZM and her art is oh, so mod. She has a huge portfolio that includes an entire line of cat paintings — Cubist Cats, Abstract Cats, Black Cats, Minimalist Cats, Gorey Mod Cats, and Funky Space Cats. Plus, there’s her signature El Gato Gomez, the embodiment of all that is hip and cool.

The Artwork of CZM

The Artwork of CZM

CZM’s cool cats also show up in some of her character paintings as well as with Le Diable. There are so many awesome cat paintings to choose from, I had a hard time picking my favorites to share with you here, so please take a look at CZM’s website to see them all for yourself.

The Artwork of CZM

Enter to Win a Custom Cat Portrait from CZM!

This is a terrific giveaway that I’m sure you will be excited about! One lucky winner will get a free customized CZM painting of their very own moderncat! The custom portrait will be 8″ x 10″ gouache on mat board and will be designed based on photographs of the winner’s cat. The winner will even get to choose any of CZM’s styles for the painting, or she can create something totally original. How cool is that?

To enter, please leave a comment on this post. The winner will be chosen in a random drawing on October 29 and contacted via email. One entry per person.

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817 Responses to “The Fabulous Modcats of CZM, Plus Your Chance to Win a Custom Cat Portrait!”

  1. 751
    Lowrah

    This is the best giveaway you’ve had so far!

  2. 752
    Susan

    I’d been admiring this artist’s work on eBay for a while now! Perfect for my midcentury home and my love of cats!

  3. 753
    drlee

    Love these!

  4. 754
    Jackie

    The colors in this are purrfect for any decor! :)

  5. 755
    Sheri

    these look like fun!

  6. 756
    Cindy Zawalich

    My black kitty Chornie is a perfect artist’s model (as are most black cats) — she’d love to be honored with a CZM piece!

  7. 757
    Becca

    love the sassy smoking pink puss

  8. 758
    cathy

    Her work is so fresh, modern and stunning – I’m in awe. Such great cat silhouettes! Love love love.

  9. 759
    Brian B.

    One of these would be great for my cat themed “art gallery”.

  10. 760
    KIMBERLY

    these are really unique.

  11. 761
    Kimberly

    Love these! Would look great on my wall!

  12. 762
    Laura

    I would love to get my hands on one of these!

  13. 763
    Susan

    I would be thrilled to have a portrait of my kitty and I’m sure he would be even more thrilled. It will certainly reinforce his position as King of the house.

  14. 764
    Oscar + Cricket

    I’d love to win this contest because her art is amazing — and because I’d like to see how she streamlines the look of Oscar, my long-haired Himalayan!

  15. 765
    Carmen

    Absolutely beautiful!

  16. 766
    Lisa S.

    These are amazing pieces. I would love to have one in my home!

  17. 767
    BonoCat

    Very beautiful and creative art!!!

  18. 768
    leona

    great work that would look fantastic on the walls of any cat lover!

  19. 769
    Kathy

    What is a cat if not modern design on four legs? Please enter me into this drawing.

  20. 770
    Meg

    This would be perfect! I’m trying to find some things to decorate my home that is being built

  21. 771
    catsmom

    I already decorate with cats, real and figural. They would fit right in.

  22. 772
    debbie

    These are awesome – Love the retro vibe!

  23. 773
    Kathleen

    love, love, love your style!

    more often than not, i don’t like the painting style of cats in art.

  24. 774
    rutheb

    love the mid-cen mod look. makes me wonder what my 17 and 20 yr-olds would look like.

  25. 775
    Beth

    What wonderful paintings!

  26. 776
    Lawrence

    My cats have been waiting for a chance to get their portraits done…

  27. 777
    Alexis

    Some of the best cat paintings I’ve seen… something for everyone. What a wonderful way to spruce up the home.

  28. 778
  29. 779
    Meg

    This is such a wonderful prize! The artist’s style is a lot of fun.

  30. 780
    Johanna DeKrey-Hotaling

    THis is the coolest cat art ever!! Not silly or cheesy or tacky at all, I would be honored to put this art up in my house!! And my cats would feel more like kings than they already do!

  31. 781
    Anna C

    These are swank! They’d fit in wonderfully with all the other cat art in my home!

  32. 782
    roxanna

    It’s like Pacaso did cats.

  33. 783
    Christine

    Very, very cute!

  34. 784
    Cristi

    So cool. I LOVE that they’re cats, but you don’t even have to be a cat owner to appreciate and decorate with them.

  35. 785
    Carrie

    Love, love, love them!!!

  36. 786
    margret

    my kind of art

  37. 787
    Emma

    super modern!

  38. 788
    Mat S.

    Very kewl – I really want to win this!

  39. 789
    Iro

    i love them!!!!pick me my new appartment’s walls are empty…!

  40. 790
    Denise

    very fashionable – I would love to display them on the walls in my new (empty) house!

  41. 791
    Andrea

    I would love to have a tres chic picture of one of my kitties on my wall.

  42. 792
    Kathy

    I would love to have one to hang in my house.

  43. 793
    Lora B

    Jazzy with a beatnik flair! Too cool… cat!
    Would love the chance to hang a retro/modern piece of art in
    my house.

  44. 794
    Mau

    Oh I just love these!!!! They are so chic and would look awesome with my decor. How cute!

  45. 795
    Mar

    I lurrrrrrrve cats! Can’t get enough of them! I don’t think having a picture of a cat(s) is any harm compared to the 3 felines that I already have.

  46. 796
    Danielle

    Tres cool!

  47. 797
    Emily

    Cool, Contemporary and Chic (Cats)!

  48. 798
    Chelsea S

    This is just wonderful. Count me in!

    saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com
    – Chelsea

  49. 799
    Dee

    Very, very cool. Such talent.

  50. 800
    Patrick C

    LOVE CATS!


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