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Pigs of a Different Color: Recap

Friday, August 31, 2018

Pig artworks by local artists Nathan Gwirtz (left) and Rita Bolla.

Dozens of art lovers and animal advocates from the Hudson Valley and beyond joined us on August 25, 2018 for our inaugural art fundraiser to benefit Woodstock Farm Sanctuary’s farmed animal rescue, advocacy, and education programs!

Guests enjoyed Whitecliff Vineyards wine and Treeline Treenut Cheese at the reception at CronArtUSA, and passers-by stopped by to view and photograph their favorite works and learn about the Sanctuary’s work and care for rescued farmed animals.

Pigs on display (left to right) by artists Lora Shelley, Jason O’Malley, Dawn Ladd, Marie Roberts, Darryl Jenifer, and Dylan Garrett Smith.

Exec. Director Rachel McCrystal speaks about Woodstock Sanctuary’s work for farmed animals.

The excitement built as guests bid with paddles against scores of online bidders at the auction event, and every original pig artwork received multiple bids. The funds raised from this event directly support our work and the lifelong care of the Sanctuary’s pigs, cows, chickens, goats, sheep, and other rescued animal residents, and to continue to advocate for their lives. 

Woodstock Sanctuary is so grateful to everyone who came out in support of the event, our artists, Scott Daniel’s Auction for their generous support, CronArtUSA, Treeline, and Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery for generously supporting our reception.

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