Story: Artify Your Cat

If you love art and cats, the place to be in January of this year was Cat Art Show Los Angeles. Billed as a “meditation and a celebration of the feline form,” the exhibition of cats in art went “beyond heralding felines as domesticated companion,” to exploring our feline friends as both inspirations and muses.

As an east coaster, I did not have an opportunity to travel out to LA for the show, which featured works from more than sixty artists, including Brandon BoydChristian FurrGary BasemanKimberly Brooks Marc DennisMarion Peck Martin Eder,  SageVaughnShepard Fairey and Tim Biskup.

Cat Art Show was a resounding success, both critically and popularly acclaimed. So much so that curator Susan Michals is planning a second show. In the meantime, Cat Art Show is holding an Artify Your Cat Instagram contest.

To enter, all you have to do is “artify” a cat photo by using one or more of three smartphone apps ( RepixCamera360, or HelloCamera) and post the results to Instagram with hashtags for the app or apps you used and both #catartshow and #catartshowla.

The artified cat photos will be judged and weekly winners will receive a Cat Art Show LA poster. The grand prize winner will receive a Radical Cat print signed by Shepard Fairey.

You can find out more information on Cat Art Show LA’s Facebook page or in this article on Catster.

Below are some of my attempts to Artify My Cat:

Watching You

Watching You

 

Cat in bookcase

Cat and Books

 

Cat, encircled.

Full Circle

 

Cat, eyes

Cat, Eyes

 

Comfortable cat

Comfort

 

Two cats watch out a window

Watching

 

Cat pop

4 Elsa Clair

 

Relaxed cat

Chillin’

 

Dawn Rising

Dawn Rising

 

Cheshire cat?

Cheshire Elsa

 

Surrealist Cat

Surrealist Cat

 

Dark and Light

Dark and Light

 

 I used a combination of Camera 360, HelloCamera and Repix for the effects seen above. Do you experiment with your photos? What are some of your favorite apps or tools?
We’re joining the Caturday Art Blog Hop today. You can find other participants on the blog of Athena, Cat Goddess.



20 Comments on "Story: Artify Your Cat"

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  1. Xman8745 says:

    Love the pics,specifically Cheshire Elsa, so gonna download these apps.

  2. Those are amazing pics!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  3. Grace says:

    I can’t choose my favorite one – they are down right marvelous.

  4. These are fantastic, it’s impossible to choose a favourite! We love them all. Happy Caturday. Now to check out those apps.

  5. Cathy Keisha says:

    I like moost of them but really like the first one and Chillaxing. Best of luck in the contest.

  6. I like how I can’t tell for sure what you did with the 3 apps to get the resulting pictures :)

  7. Love “Dark and Light” and “Surrealist Cat”! I have been having such fun with the contest too. I’ve done four pics already and am using the Hello Camera app. It’s sooooo addicting. I never thought you could combine apps. This could get dangerous. LOL
    xo,cynthia

  8. What fun! Our fave is cheshire :-)

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