Julie Fakler, Painter, and S.A.F.E. Sanctuary

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Studio ArTour Artist Julie Fakler is painting a new series of portraits of the SAFE Sanctuary animals. SAFE (*Saving Animals From Euthanasia) Sanctuary is a non-profit volunteer organization that fosters animals in the Faribault area.GeneralSM

This project is helping artist Julie Fakler refine and improve her painting style, focus on composition, and the study of color. SAFE Sanctuary has provided Julie with a variety of models that have challenged her ability to paint different breeds of cats and dogs.


This new body of work will be exhibited at the Owatonna Art Center November 2-23. The opening reception will be on Sunday, November 9th from 1 to 4pm with a demonstration at 2:00pm.

The portraits will also be exhibited at SAFE Sanctuary’s annual fundraiser in the beginning of February. Then they will be in the Vranesh Boardroom Gallery at the Paradise Center for the Arts February17 through April 7, with an opening reception February 20th from 5-7pm.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

More information can be found at the links below: