“The Odd Couple” Live Auction for the Humane Society of Sarasota County – Photos and Videos

Hello Everyone,

I had the pleasure today to attend 5th Annual “Paws on the Catwalk” Benefit for the Humane Society of Sarasota County.   Wall Art and Myself collaborated together and donated a beautiful original piece of artwork titled “The Odd Couple” ……. to be auctioned off to help the Humane Society!    Being an animal lover myself, it made it so much more of a pleasure.   My wife and I have rescued many dogs and cats, nothing worse than a lonely pet!

I find it amazing what the Humane societies do and I say, KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DO!!

I am very proud to have been a part of this Benefit!    All of the donations were wonderful, the food was amazing, the fashion show was beautiful and the live performance was great and the boy the comedians really knew how to get everyone to laugh!!   All and All it was beautiful ……..   The World is beautiful place because of the Humane Society of Sarasota!!

I put together a few pictures and video from the Event to share with you, I hope that you enjoy!

Joseph Palotas


“Raising Funds Through Art” – The Humane Society of Sarasota County


As part of our effort to help our local charities with my “Raising Funds Through Art” initiative, I will spotlight our resident artist, Joesph Palotas, and The Humane Society of Sarasota County this Friday night from 7 to 9 p.m.

For the month of May, Joe and I have chosen The Humane Society of Sarasota County’s (HSSC) “Paws on the Catwalk” event to be held at Michaels on East May 13th.

To help with their cause and the event, I commissioned Joe to paint an original oil and acrylic canvas entitled “The Odd Couple”. It depicts a sassy cat driving a dog in an old Chevy that makes me laugh out loud each time I see it. It is truly a great piece for the dog or cat lover in all of us.

The framed painting will be donated for the live auction during the HSSC event on May 13th. However, I urge you to come out to the gallery Friday night, enjoy some wine and antipasto, meet Joe and put in a sealed bid for his painting. I will carry the highest bid to the event and hopefully be calling to give you the news that you were the highest bidder!


Post from the Herald Tribune



Works will aid the Humane Society

 Published: Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 1:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:00 p.m.

Works by Joseph Palotas will be featured at Wall Art Gallery on St. Armands Circle as part of a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Sarasota.

Palotas’ oil and acrylic painting “The Odd Couple” has been donated to the Humane Society for auction during the organization’s “Paws on the Catwalk” event May 13.

Palotas and the Humane Society will be spotlighted at a public reception from 7 to 9 p.m. April 22 at the gallery, 12 N. Boulevard of the Arts, St. Armands Circle. Sealed bids may be submitted for the painting during the reception.

For more information, call 941-388-0140.