Customer Appreciation Paint Your Pet Fundraiser Party

So I have been doing Paint Your Pet fundraisers for a number of years now and have helped many local animal welfare organizations, such as Welland Humane Society, B.A.R.K., Beamsville 4Paw Rescue, Lincoln County Humane Society, Dreamers Dog Sanctuary, Black Goat Farm & Sanctuary, and more!  The owner of the new Carniore’s Cupboard suggested doing a fundraiser here to help our rescue animals.  After getting a vet bill for over $700, we decided to host it as a customer appreciation fundraiser.  We only have room for 16-18 people attending, but will keep the ticket price at $50, and also have delicious vegan/vegetarian snacks.  We have beverages available, but guests are welcome to bring a favourite beverage, if they wish. We are 10-15 minutes from Welland and Port Colborne, and 30 minutes from St. Catharines and Niagara Falls! No experience required! 

You need to send Artist/Instructor, Wendy Malowany your photos via email and we’ll make a light rough sketch of the composition and get eye placement and proportion drawn on your canvas.  Then at the Paint Party Wendy will walk you through the painting demonstrating and assisting you step-by-step, but allowing you to add your own creativity too. A creative way to get together to relax and have fun!

Ticket price includes your canvas and all materials you need to create your own Pet Portrait masterpiece!  We provide aprons, but our non-toxic paint can stain some fabrics so don’t wear your brand new outfit.

Depending on weather, we will let guests meet some of our rescue animals. We have a pot belly pig, a Nubian goat, dog, cats, horses, our chicken retirement home of 4 roosters and 11 hens, and some other wildlife that find refuge on the property.

Pet Portrait photo requirements:
Send several photos via email that have a good range of lights and darks. Choose clear photos that show your pet’s eyes and expressions you like which capture his/her personality. Close up head shots at your pet’s eye level are better than taking the photo looking down at your pet, and not so close that noses appear bigger than they are. A little background around pet is fine as I will crop to the proportions of the canvas, but the pet should take up approx. 3/4’s of the photo. High resolution of 300 dpi is good, but if you aren’t sure, email the photos and we’ll let you know if the resolution is good.  Send your photos right after you register and purchase your ticket by replying to the confirmation email or email  to:  wendy [at]  Remember to include name of person who purchased the tickets, the event date and location.  Contact Wendy with questions.

Seats will be limited to accommodate the individual attention we’ll be giving each person and tickets sales will close prior to the date to give us time to draw your sketch on your canvas.  Get your tickets now since we expect the event to sell out fast!

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2018 Fundraiser Paint Parties

My plan for 2018 is to have two fundraiser Paint Parties each month: one regular Fundraiser Paint Party, and one Paint Your Pet Fundraiser which benefit animal welfare organizations.  For 2017, fundraisers that benefited  from my Paint Parties were:


Niagara Dog Rescue Paint Party at the Boathouse

  •  The Arts in Medicine program at the Walker Family Cancer Centre
  • Welland Humane Society
  • Steele St. School
  • B.A.R.K.
  • Carter’s Forever Rescue
  • Niagara Dog Rescue
  • Beamsville 4Paw Rescue
  • The Erland Lee Museum
  • Lincoln County Humane Society

I want to thank all who came out for fun nights with friends and family, while supporting such worthwhile organizations.  Although the organizations I helped last year plan on scheduling more events and a few new organizations have dates scheduled, I will have some dates available for new non-profit organizations, so please contact me or forward my information to worthwhile organizations who may be interested.

Paint Your Pet Paint Party at Moku's

Paint Your Pet Paint Party at Moku’s


Arts in Medicine Paint Party at St.Louis Bar & Grill

Paint Your Pet Paint Party at Gord's Place to benefit LCHS

Paint Your Pet Paint Party at Gord’s Place to benefit LCHS







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Fundraiser Paint Parties to Support the Animals

Animals have always been an important part of my life, not only my own pets, but rescuing the little creatures that either I found or seem to find me.  I am happy to be able to help those organizations that help needy animals find their forever homes.  For all my Fundraiser Paint Parties 29-30% of the ticket sales go to the organization.

Evening Dragonfly DanceDuring May and June we have several events scheduled.  The first is on May 29th, a fundraiser Paint Party to support B.A.R.K. at Monty’s Gastropub in St. Catharines. We’ll be painting “Evening Dragonfly Dance” and will have a raffle/auction table to raise additional funds.

Our first Paint Your Pet Paint Party benefiting the Welland & District Humane Society at Moku’s Hawaiian Restaurant in Fonthill sold out very quickly and everyone did great! (See more pictures of the first one in the Studio Facebook photo albums.)






If you missed out, you can register for the next one on June 14th at Gusto Trattoria in Welland, benefiting Carters Forever Rescue, or June 20th at McGregor’s Pub & Grill in Vineland, benefiting Beamsville 4Paw Rescue.

Update, we have added more Paint Your Pet Paint Parties – check our Event page for details and to register!

About B.A.R.K:

Boudreaux’s Animal Rescue Krewe (B.A.R.K.) is a 501c(3) non-profit animal welfare organization and NO-KILL animal shelter in Alexandria, Louisiana. We are determined and inspired to rescue homeless and/or unwanted dogs in our area because there are simply too many dogs that end up in shelters and get euthanized regularly. We rely heavily on our volunteers, donations, and fund raisers to supply the needs, care and shelter to continue to save these animal’s lives.  They recently purchased a new trailer to transport animals to the Niagara region, and other areas, to save them and find them safe, loving, forever homes.  You can visit their Facebook page for more information.

About Carters Forever Rescue:

Carter was an amazing dog, who happened to be a pit bull, who was brought to us for boarding.  With the personal situation Carter’s owner was going through, he never returned to take him back.  Carter lived his life out with us, here.  Carter’s situation started us on a new venture and passion.  Making sure all surrendered dogs, regardless of breed, are in safe, loving and caring homes.   Dogs that are hard to place due to breed or age will always have a retirement home with us to allow them to live out their lives; happy, properly treated and cared for.

We hope to open up minds and hearts of people, to bring awareness to how remarkable the pit bull breeds are.

We are always in need of additional funding.  All of our staff are volunteers so 100% of the donations we receive go to helping the animals.

About Beamsville 4Paw Rescue:

Beamsville 4Paw Rescue is a Non-Kill Rescue. Their program does not have shelters or kennels but depends on private foster home within the Niagara and surrounding areas.

One hundred percent of all monies earned, donated and raised in their own events, such as Penny Sales, Draws, Garage Sales and Bake Sales go to helping the four-legged friends and their families. Their  adoption fee includes spaying or neutering and helps cover their costs in caring for the animals.

Big thanks to our hosting restaurants, Monty’s Gastropub, McGregor’s Pub & Grill and Gusto Trattoria, for letting us use their space!  My husband and I always go out for a meal at any of my new Paint Party venues.  The food and service has been great at all my Paint Party venues.  A good variety to appeal to everyone. So please support our restaurants too, and make a night of it!  Come on out early for a great meal, or order snacks and drinks while you paint!

You can get the details and purchase your tickets to all of our upcoming Paint Parties on our Paint Party events page.




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Summer Art Camp 2016

art-camp-at-workWe’ll be having  Art Camp in July again this summer at the art studio on Malowany Farm for ages 7 and up.  We are located in Wainfleet, Ontario, about 10 minutes from Port Colborne and Welland; 30 minutes from St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. (See the google map on our registration page)

Also, I may be teaching, Art Adventures, a week long children’s class for Port Colborne ArtWeek in August, so once I know if the Port Colborne class has enough students registered to be held, I  will decide whether or not I will hold a 2nd Art Camp week here at the studio in August.

Days and Times of Summer Art Camp:

July 11 – 15th Mon. – Fri.  (age 7 and up) 9:30am- noon –  (5 days/12.5 hrs) $94.
Busy some of the dates?  Pick and choose days at $25/day.

You can register your child or children using our online registration or call 905 899.4429.

malowany farm goatsStudents will have fun learning art techniques in drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media. We may use the horses and other animals and scenery around the farm as inspiration for artwork. All children/teen art classes include supplies and art materials. I keep class sizes small for individualized instruction so register soon!

Get more information on the Summer Art Camp 2016 page of my website.

Also, if you are looking for a fun birthday or other party, you can schedule an Art Party, here on the farm or at your location! Wendy hosts Paint Parties for adults too!



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Art in the Park 2015, Montebello Park St. Catharines

AA SCAA LOGO-finalI will be participating in the St. Catharines Art Association‘s 2015 Art in the Park, at Montebello Park, downtown St. Catharines. My artwork will be in the covered pavilion.

10am-5pm on Saturday July 18th
10am-4pm on Sunday July 19th

Free admission and everyone is welcome. There will be over 20 local artists displaying their artwork, a silent auction, a children’s art table and artwork available for sale to suit every price range. Invite friends, family or anyone you know in the area who may be interested.

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Some of my artwork that will be there:


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