Artists for Animals

The Ulster County SPCA is proud to present Artists for Animals!

This new project will merge the animal community with the growing art community in the Hudson Valley. The UCSPCA will be working closely with local artists, allowing them to display their work around the shelter for one month. All artwork will be up for sale, and a percentage of the proceeds will benefit the shelter!

For the month of June, we would like to welcome Olivia Michaels! Her paintings will be featured for purchase throughout the shelter and 40% of the proceeds will go directly to our shelter!

A little bit about the artist:

From a young age, Olivia liked to draw on stuff. That stuff included, but was not limited to: furniture, walls, books, and herself. After a short time, she was not allowed to be in possession of permanent and or even magic markers. That did not stop her from drawing an entire cityscape on the wall next to her twin bed with a flashlight and No. 2 pencil (a fun surprise for her mom, no doubt). Thankfully, she has proven herself no longer a vandal and has put those permanent markers to good use.

Olivia is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Illustration and has also studied art at SUNY Ulster and SUNY New Paltz.

Her love of comedy, animals, and extremely good taste are all evident in her ink drawings and watercolor paintings. Among her favorite things to draw are animal and pet portraits, fashion illustrations, flowers, and her own cats. She is thankful for the unique opportunity that the UCSPCA has given her and thrilled to have her work on display.

Instagram: @oliviarosemichaels
Facebook: Olivia Rose Michaels

Artists wanted! Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Logan Lapointe at, or by phone at 845-331-5377 ex 215. All artwork is subject to approval before display!

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