Fine Arts

Cat Art Show 2: The Sequel



It’s baaaaaack!


Cynthia:  That’s right! Cat Art Show is back for a second run this Thursday – Sunday at Think Tank Gallery in downtown Los Angeles.

The first show was such a blast we can’t wait to see what curator Susan Michals and her 70 artists are up to this year.

Says Michals about this year’s theme –  “We have asked each artist the basic question, what is the true meaning of cat for you — ally, domestic partner, enemy, frenemy, allergic reaction or guru?”

Here’s a sneak peek.





Marcy rushes in to give Cynthia a piece of bloody clawed up paper with a smashed bug and a hairball on it.

Marcy (breathless):  Just in the nick of time. Please give Susan my artwork for the show.

Cynthia:  This is artwork? This is gross.

Marcy:  This is my art installation.

Cynthia:  This is a piece of bloody clawed up paper with a smashed bug and a hairball on it! Susan Michals is not going to accept this in her art show.

Marcy:  This is a true representation of the depiction of the angst and heartache you human people go through on a daily basis in the depths of your soul searching to figure out why you have cats living in your home!

Cynthia:  This is a piece of bloody clawed up paper with a smashed bug and a hairball on it! There’s nothing here that makes me want to keep letting you feline cats live in my house.

Marcy (patiently):  Turn it over please.

Cynthia turns it over to find a collage of cute kittens.

Cynthia (drooling):  Awwww…kittens! So cute so cute so cute.

Marcy(smugly):  Never underestimate a true artiste.




*Cat Art Show LA 2: The Sequel runs Thursday, March 24th- Sunday, March 27th  at Think Tank Gallery in DTLA.

Thursday 8pm-10pm

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11am-5pm

Admission Free

All art and some limited edition prints are for sale. A portion of the proceeds will go to one of our favorite Los Angeles cat rescue groups, Kitten Rescue! Yay!


*We are looking at attending Friday afternoon around noon. Let me know if you are going and we can meet up at the show!



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  • Reply Patty March 22, 2016 at 11:28 am

    I wanna go!!! Poor Marcy is so ahead of her time 😉 I have to say that Norman Catwell painting makes me cry. And it took me a minute to see the cat in the Ricky Gervaise photo, it’s very interesting. So many great pieces. Have fun and try not to spend too much money 🙂

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch March 22, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      Why on earth does the Norman Catwell make you cry? Awwww…
      finally someone understands my brilliance.

    • Reply Big Momma March 22, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      Are you laughing so hard you’re crying or do you feel sad that the cat’s unrealistic image of himself indicates he’s suffering from Donald Trump syndrome and might have to be put down? I love it and would like to have it hanging over my fireplace.

      • Reply MarcyVeryMuch March 22, 2016 at 9:46 pm

        I’d love to have that one too! It doesn’t make me sad since the cat artist is so oblivious and doesn’t seem sad himself. What’s up, Patty? What are you seeing that we don’t?

        • Reply Patty March 23, 2016 at 3:14 pm

          Sorry to be so mysterious. It’s just so touching that the cat sees himself as the the lion. It really makes me tear up just thinking about it. I’m not sure how else I can describe it.

          • MarcyVeryMuch March 23, 2016 at 3:35 pm

            I think it’s wonderful actually! This painting touches a nerve and has many interpretations which obviously makes it great art!

  • Reply TheLadyK March 22, 2016 at 11:53 am

    That sounds fun!
    I’d like to go! (Do they allow picture-taking?)
    Is it wrong that I LIKE the smashed up bug and hairball piece?
    It’s so raw… passionate… open to so many interpretations… 😛

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch March 22, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      thank you. you obviously are an artist yourself.
      I took a ton of pictures at the first one! I have a feeling that will still be allowed! We should coordinate for Friday!

      • Reply TheLadyK March 23, 2016 at 4:16 pm


  • Reply Vik March 22, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Ah yes, hairballs, Marcy-so evocative of the true cat experience! Cynthia, have you ever gotten up in the dark, and unexpectedly stepped on a nice cold juicy hairball? Nothin’ like it right? 😹

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch March 22, 2016 at 4:28 pm

      Oh vik vik vik vik vik… yes… your description of the experience is very accurate. I can FEEL it – right at this moment. Arghhhh… CATS! They are so lucky they’re so cute. 🙂

  • Reply Liz March 23, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Ahhh, contemporary art. I didn’t get it until I joined the Art21 Educators program back when I was teaching. I went to this week-long conference with our school’s art teacher, and we learned all about contemporary art and teaching contemporary themes in our classrooms. After that I became a total convert, and now I drag Kyle to galleries and exhibit openings all over the city. I’d probably spend waaaaay too much time pondering Marcy’s “masterpiece.” lol

    Also, I totally love that the curator and organizer asked artists to submit pieces that answer “the true meaning of cat.” I’m sure it’ll be hilarious and awesome to see that variety of answers. How fun!

    <3 Liz

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch March 23, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      Thanks, Liz!
      That conference sounds fascinating! Contemporary art is so easily dismissed sometimes. I wonder why that is? Marcy is thrilled that you think her art is a masterpiece without even seeing it. I did not let on that the word is in quotations. LOL

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