Moderncat Holiday Give-a-thon: Win a Custom Pet Portrait from Jobi Harris

Sun, Dec 12, 2010

Art & Sculpture, Giveaways

We have a bonus give-a-thon prize today from watercolor artist Jobi Harris. Jobi is offering two 8 x 10 custom water color portraits, one for you and one for your favorite charity. This is a great prize for a charity to receive because they could use it to honor a special kitty or volunteer, or they could use it for a fundraiser by offering it as an auction or raffle prize. The retail value is $150, so that could be a very nice fundraiser.

To enter to win, please leave a comment on this post with the name of the charity you would donate the second portrait to. The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve along with all the other give-a-thon winners. Thanks, Jobi!

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766 Responses to “Moderncat Holiday Give-a-thon: Win a Custom Pet Portrait from Jobi Harris”

  1. 201

    This would be wonderful to win for myself, but what I really like is the idea of the donated watercolor and it’s potential for fundraising for my favorite and local animal shelter: Whatcom Humane Society:

  2. 202

    Beautiful paintings! I would love for the second painting to go to in Utah

  3. 203

    Oh my gosh this is one I really really want to win!! We’ll give the other one to Oregon Humane Society in portland, or. thanks.

  4. 204

    Beautiful! I would donate the 2nd to the Chico Cat Coalition:

  5. 205

    Adorable! I would give it to my local humane society — the Almost Home Humane Society here in Lafayette, IN. ♡

  6. 206

    Cat Adoption Team, Sherwood Oregon

  7. 207

    Two of those would go straight to Habitat for Cats. They have an event in the works for May and those would be great for a silent auction to raise funds for their feral cat TNR clinic program and to rescue more kitties. I hope I win for them. Thanks D

  8. 208

    What a wonderful way to remember a beloved pet. And I know that We Care Animal Rescue in St. Helena, CA ( could use the other portrait as a fund raiser!

  9. 209

    My beautiful calico would look so good on canvas. My charity is Feral Friends of Dallas, TX.

  10. 210
    Robb Leamy

    The portraits are awesome. We would love to win one. The second would be donated to Second Chance Humne Society of Johnstown, Ohio

  11. 211

    My second portrait would be donated to the Lenawee Humane Society

    My husband’s favorite cat just died last week, what a wonderful thing this would be, as we have so many pictures on the hard drive!

  12. 212

    How beautiful these portraits are! We’d want our second one to go to Forgotten Felines in Delta, B.C.

  13. 213

    The portraits are gorgeous and such a nice keepsake – I would definitely want the second portrait to go to CVHS in Dover, NH. The people there are fantastic and the animals definitely come first in their hearts!

  14. 214
    Charlotte Lapham

    Wonderful Portraits!!!My favorite charity is PAWS Animal Shelter in Kyle, TX

  15. 215

    This is fantastic! I would cherish this painting. My shelter is in Elizabethton TN

  16. 216
    swati verma

    oh god, this is amazing! Chica will adore this! so will we! I will give the other one to Colony Cats, Dublin, Ohio.

  17. 217
    Darcy B

    Yes please–I would give to Best Friends Animal Society.

  18. 218

    Wow. Beautiful work. My charity is Purrfect Pals in WA.

  19. 219
    Tracy Brewer

    It would be so nice to win one of these and have the other go to “Actors & Others for Animals”. I would love a painting of our new baby. She is a stray we picked up at my husbands shop last year.

  20. 220

    Wonderful idea — very creative. Think that both my cats, as well as the HOPE Animal Shelter in Tucson, would appreciate this. Thanks.

  21. 221

    These portraits look absolutely lovely! I am not sure which kitty I would feature if I won–that would be one tough decision! : )

    My charity would be Castaway Cats in Delaware. They are a wonderful rescue organization–and saved our Camilla from the streets!

    Thanks so much for giving your talents to such a good cause!

  22. 222

    What a wonderful prize, and to think I could share it with Alley Cat Allies, is too much!

  23. 223

    love it; my charities [i would give one to each] are: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals [ASPCA] and Paws and Claws Humane Society of Rochester, Minnesota.

  24. 224

    Fabulous prize! So hard to pick which of my three cats … I will decide once (if) I’m chosen. I would recommend the 2nd one go to local LA shelter Sante D’Or – and that the portrait be of dear Lynxie. She is a beauty. See for yourself.

  25. 225

    Awesome!! Our local no-kill pet shelter, Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, would appreciate this!!

  26. 226

    This would look great at the Washington Animal Rescue League.

  27. 227

    Very nice. The charity I support is the East Bat SPCA.

  28. 228

    These are awesome! I would donate to petfinder where I plan to get my next forever kitty!

  29. 229
    Johanna Jones

    What a fantastic give away! If I win this I will give the second to Safe Haven for Cats a wonderful Raleigh low cost spay/neuter and rescue organization. My picture will be of one of my six (!) rescues.

  30. 230

    I would love this portrait of my cat Bandersnatch, who just passed away yesterday at the age of 19.5. He was my sweet boy – I can’t even begin to tell you. There are cats you love, and then there are cats who become the warp to your weft. There are no words. I would give the second portrait to ICARE in Inyo County California, where I live. They always need good charity raffle things, and this would be lovely and compelling.

  31. 231

    I would donate the watercolor to the MSPCA Adoption Center where I got my wonderful kitty Abigail!

  32. 232
    Anne Zavalick

    I would donate this to the local animal shelter where I volunteer. We’re having a Tricky Tray basket auction in May and it would make a FANTASTIC prize!

  33. 233
    Stephanie is my charity of choice. They have a wonderful cat program.

  34. 234
    Peggy D

    What a great prize. We woulf love to give the second one to the Mississippi Animal Rescue League (MARL)

  35. 235

    If I win, would my second portrait be hanging at my former rescue home ?
    Tri-Valley Animal Rescue
      PO Box 11143
      Pleasanton, CA  94588

  36. 236

    Definitely my favorite charity from which my two cats are from, is KittyKind in NYC. These are beautiful, hope I win.

  37. 237

    wowa beautiful! south Florida’s SPCA!

  38. 238

    What a great prize! I would love to have this done for my cat who recently passed away. Then I would probably have to buy a couple more for my living cats so they wouldn’t be jealous. :)

    My charity would be the Quincy Animal Shelter. We have auctions for items such as Boston Red Sox tickets. I think this would be a great addition to the auction items for those that aren’t interested in sports.

  39. 239

    Let’s see her paint a black cat named Porkchop :)
    Charity: Toronto Humane Society

  40. 240
    Danielle T

    Lovely work! I would donate the second portrait to Spring Farm Cares Animal Sanctuary of Clinton, NY.

  41. 241
    H McD

    This is beautiful. Bay Area Cat Rescue!

  42. 242

    These are wonderful! I would give the second one to the Oregon Humane Society.

  43. 243

    I would donate the second picture to People for Animals to use for fundraising for their non profit low cost spay neuter clinic. They are building their second location in NJ and need all of the funding they can get to help fight pet over population!

  44. 244
    Beth Ann Gallagher

    Please enter me into this contest. If I win, I would like to see the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society ( awarded the charity prize. They have been around since 1927, and they have not ceased operations even after a devastating fire last May. The prize would aid them in their fundraising efforts.

  45. 245

    I would love this! I would give one to Adopt-A-Pet in IL,

  46. 246
    Julie L.

    I LOVE this! I’d give the second portrait to the Cleveland APL! They could definitely use the money raised by auctioning this portrait off! :)

  47. 247

    Very lovely! I would donate the second to Homeward Bound Kitty Rescue in Austin, TX, from whom I adopted my sweetie Magellan. The raffle idea for the rescue group is a good one!

  48. 248

    I would give the second (or maybe both) to D’Arcy’s ARC (

  49. 249
    Heather Salomon

    This is amazing – love the artist. If coco and I won we would give this prize to Austin Pet’s Alive –

  50. 250

    I have been thinking about getting a kitty portrait, so this is timely. I would donate the other portrait to the Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County companion pet program, which provides free food, treats, toys, and even certain vet services to the beloved companion pets of their elderly and disabled clients. These pets are often the only friends the clients have in life anymore. The organization could auction it at one of its special events, and I know that with all the pet lovers involved with the organization, it would raise a lot of money.

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