Speed, Safety, and Art Merge to Benefit the SPCA for Monterey County
When the SPCA For Monterey County teamed up with Mazda Motorsports in 2007, it led to many things. Donations large and small. Adoptions by racers and race fans. And many new friends in the extended motorsports family. Now, several of our new motorsports friends have teamed up to create unique works of art that will be auctioned off to benefit the SPCA for Monterey County.
When is a helmet not a helmet? When it is a work of art.
Sparco USA generously donated four brand new helmets to be used as blank canvases. The results are four unique works of art that will appeal to a wide variety of race fans, art lovers, and animal advocates.
“We’ve had so much fun working with the Mazda racing community for almost a decade now. Thanks to Sparco USA for donating the helmets and the four artists who donated their considerable talents, 100% of the proceeds raised will benefit the ongoing work of the SPCA for Monterey County,” said Beth Brookhouser, SPCA Director of Community Outreach.
About the artists:
Bill Patterson is the resident artist for Mazda Raceway. His artwork has graced the covers of Mazda Raceway programs for years. billpatterson.com/
Truman Pollard retired from Mazda North American Operations as a senior designer and now teaches at the Art Institute of California at Orange County. www.artinstitutes.edu/orange-county/about/faculty/truman-pollard
Patrick McDonnell is the award-winning artist behind the popular and beloved MUTTS Comic strip. Earl and Mooch have been featured on past Mazda race cars. www.mutts.com/#
Chris Galligan is a California native whose style has won over collectors, interior designers, retail chains and pet lovers worldwide with art featured on TV, magazines, and movies. galliganliving.com/GalliganGallery/index.html
The four one-of-a-kind helmets will be auctioned online (www.SPCAmc.org/helmets) starting on August 17 and concluding on August 24.
The SPCA for Monterey County is your nonprofit, independent, donor-supported humane society that has been serving the animals and people of Monterey County since 1905. The SPCA is not a chapter of any other agency and does not have a parent organization. They shelter homeless, neglected and abused pets and livestock, and provide humane education and countless other services to the community. They are the local agency you call to investigate animal cruelty, rescue and rehabilitate injured wildlife, and aid domestic animals in distress. Online at www.SPCAmc.org.
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Education and Outreach Manager
The SPCA for Monterey County