If you’re a vegan artist, and you haven’t yet discovered Veganica, then put down your acrylic-bristled paint brush and check it out pronto. According to their website, “Veganica is an on-line gallery space for artists who are vegetarian or vegan to show their work. We are not limited to visual arts, we also welcome musicians, writers, poets, animators, performance artists, and others.”
Don’t have a creative bone in your healthy, plant-filled body? How ’bout patronizing the talented artists on Veganica by doing your, uh, Presidents’ Day shopping there. In addition to putting your dollars where your mouth is and supporting fellow vegans, Veganica donates about one third of their annual fees to various animal rights organizations.
Similar to Vegan Etsy — which I recently raved about — Veganica is a fab-o way to kill three hunters with one bullet (oops, did I just say that?). In addition to vegan artists finding a way to make a few bucks, and the rest of us who appreciate vegan art and artists supporting their efforts, animal groups are benefiting, too. Which means animals are benefiting. Which means you can look at your new painting and rest easy … or at least, easier.
And since we’re on the subject, allow me to shamelessly promote my good friend, Kerry Lea — an artist who I think is brilliant and inspiring. She’s responsible for the art you see both above and below in this post. Kerry is a long-time vegan and animal activist, which is probably a standard story for the awesome artists you will find on Veganica.
Oh, you can also find Kerry in Union Square in Manhattan most Sundays. Here is one of my faves:
The art featured at the top of this blog entry is also Kerry Lea’s, which you can find here on Veganica.com.
Note: For those of you in NYC, there is an art show happening tomorrow, February 16, 2010, at JivamukTea near Union Square, which benefits the wonderful Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. Learn more about it on Woodstock’s calendar of events.