The Greller Gallery

    


"Happy" by Heather Gauthier

Exhibit Dates: 4.1.17 - 6.30.17

THE GRELLER GALLERY presents

“COMFORT CREATURES”
by Heather Gauthier

An Art Exhibition in Support of
'Train a Dog, Save a Warrior


Meet-the-Artist Reception
Saturday, May 20th at 7:30pm at The Greller Gallery
503 E. Sonterra Blvd, San Antonio, Tx, 78258

*Limited Seating, RSVP Required to
farylgreller@gmail.com*

Artist Statement: “While I do appreciate and often implement symbolism or visual metaphors with intended meaning into my paintings, beauty alone makes a work of art important to me. My work is influenced by all the different places I have lived from downtown Chicago to a strawberry farm in South Africa. My favorite paintings are the ones that balance both urban and rural elements. I paint with a classic, still-life portrait style in mind, but translate it through the modern lens of my own imagination. I have a deep and wide love for animals in their many shapes and sizes and nothing has been more fun than finally learning how to paint fur!

In honor of the non-profit, ‘Train A Dog, Save A Warrior’, the COMFORT CREATURES painting series is exclusively focused on dogs,which makes me feel as if I have one of the best jobs in the world.”

- Heather Gauthier, Artist, Comfort Creatures Exhibition

 



About The Artist, HEATHER GAUTHIER
Heather Gauthier began her artistic career in Lubbock, TX, drawing commissioned portraits as early as junior high. Accepting commissions in both Lubbock and San Antonio, she soon moved on to Chicago where she participated in art shows, magazine and television features, and completed numerous additional works of art for select clients.

In 2007 she moved to South Africa where she spent three years honing a personal style. There her work took on influences of graphic patterns in fabric and paper design and the African countryside, especially the trees. Her more recent works have explored the circus, antlered animals cluttered with everyday objects (Hoarders), a series of ‘blackwood’ back-dropped portraits of women with peculiarities (Blackwood Society), and numerous animals with celebratory accessories or garb (Party Animals). Most of Heather’s paintings are acrylic on canvas, although others are mixed (e.g. acrylic and oil) and on other media (e.g. wood).

Aside from painting, Heather also experiments with both small and large scale sculptures, including custom-built “bonsai” style trees and a full size willow that served as a romantic backdrop for a Chicago wedding. Heather’s many talents also include graphic design, showroom floor display, custom furniture design, interior design, wall murals, and fashion accessory design.

Heather, her husband, and two sons (Wolfgang and Max), currently reside in San Antonio, TX. She works from her home studio and has regular gallery and cafe shows and each of these presents new projects and ideas. In addition to being featured on the PBS program ARTS and HGTV, Heather has a permanent collection hanging at the new children's museum here in San Antonio.

To learn more about Heather Gauthier, please visit heathergauthier.com.






About the Non-Profit, Train a Dog Save a Warrior
TADSAW, INC. is a Texas 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, EIN:45-4556055, administering the ‘Train A Dog – Save A Warrior’ (TADSAW) program.

The TADSAW, INC. mission is to provide for the training of a Medical Alert Service Dog, as designated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990/2010 guidelines, for any wounded Veteran Service Member (Active Duty. Retired, Discharged) surviving with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), in order to restore and improve the Veteran’s Quality of Life with a canine ‘Battle Buddy’, at no charge to the Veteran or the family.

TADSAW, INC. oversees a second program, the ‘Train A Dog – Save A Family’ (TADSAF), which also provides for the training of a Medical Alert Service Dog for any Veteran’s immediate family, spouse and/or children, surviving with compassion fatigue, secondary Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or any other mental health issue diagnosed while the Veteran was deployed or on Active Duty, in order to restore and improve the individuals Quality of Life with a canine ‘Buddy’, at no charge to the family.

TADSAW, INC. supports a third program, the ‘Train A DOG – Save A Responder’ (TADSAR), which also provides for the training of a Medical Alert Service Dog for any First Responder, Local and State Police, Fire Fighters, and Hospital staff, surviving with the aftermath of treating individuals that are victims of catastrophic events or accidents. TADSAW, INC. is committed to serving the United States Military men and women, their families and the First Responders, responsible with protecting our nation.

During the COMFORT CREATURES exhibition, proceeds from all art sales will be donated to Train A Dog, Save A Warrior.

To learn more about Train A Dog, Save A Warrior, please visit tadsaw.org.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU

A Special Thank you to our Partners & Sponsors for your Support:

Animals Needs First: We at Diamondback Drugs stock the widest range of medications, chemicals, bases and flavors. Our State of the Art equipment assures top quality and pharmaceutical elegance while helping to reduce overall product cost. All of our pharmacists and technicians have undergone specialized training in basic compounding, sterile compounding of injectables and ophthalmic products, and veterinary compounding. Unlike most pharmacies, compounding is our primary business, so your prescription will receive prompt and complete attentionwww.diamondbackdrugs.com

Fine Art Gallery and Custom Framing: Art Incorporated has been family owned and operated since 1969. Originally focused on art supplies and custom framing, Art Incorporated has grown into an all-encompassing art service company. We offer a fine art gallery displaying original artwork as well as a custom framing studio. Art Incorporated is serious about its commitment to excellence and to providing the very best in art and framing for you as it's customer.www.artincorporated.com

We are committed to helping its patients live happy and healthy lives with minimal discomfort. At South Texas Veterinary Ophthamology (STVO), our boardcertified veterinary ophthalmologists and well-trained staff provide expertise and advanced training in the diagnosis and management of ocular diseases. As veterinary specialists, we work in conjunction with our clients primary care veterinarians to ensure that our patients receive the best care at all times. We understand the special bond our clients have with their pets and will always do our best to provide a safe, calming and thorough consultation while examining and diagnosing patients. It is our mission to provide the most advanced and affordable veterinary eye care available, and to create a welcoming and comfortable serviceoriented environment for the people and their pets of San Antonio and all of South Texas. www.STVOpets.com

Healing Pets, Helping Families. South Texas Veterinary Specialists, a BluePearl Veterinary Partners Hospital, is a multi-specialty referral hospital offering speciality care for pets in the following areas: Surgery, Critical Care, Oncology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, and Dermatology. In addition, STVS has a Canine Sports Medicine Center equipped with a Physical Rehabilitation practice. We were founded by two Board Certified Small Animal Surgeons: Dr. C. Collins “Andy” Anderson III and Dr. Fred A. Williams Jr. STVS is a 100% referral practice and will not take appointments without referrals from your primary care veterinarian. STVS’ obligation is to work together with your primary care veterinarian to provide the best possible care for your pet. Our compassion for healing your pet is the foundation of our practice. At STVS, we believe that a combination of state-of-theart veterinary medicine with a focus on concern and compassion for you and your pet is of utmost importance. www.stvetspecialists.com

VREC celebrates the human animal bond. The doctors and staff of the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of South Texas (VREC) are committed to providing exceptional patient care by offering advanced diagnostic and treatment capabilities within a multi-specialty environment. Consistent with our philosophy that "The Patient Comes First," VREC embraces a cross-disciplinary approach to ensure individual needs are met by the appropriate doctors. We are committed to fostering mutually beneficial relationships with our referring veterinarians and clients by providing timely and effective communication. VREC sustains ongoing excellence through support of regular continuing education for our doctors and staff and timely implementation of emerging technology and therapeutics. VREC practices include: South Texas Veterinary Specialists, LLP, South Texas Veterinary Ophthalmology, LLP, Veterinary Imaging Center of South Texas, PA, Emergency Pet Center - Stone Oak and South Texas Veterinary MRI. www.vrecsa.com


ABOUT THE GRELLER GALLERY, LLC

“The Greller Gallery's mission is to engage the public with art that highlights the beauty of our planet and its
people. We are committed to supporting local and national artists whose work supports
non-profits dedicated to animal and environmental causes.”
– Dr. Andrew and Faryl Greller

CREATING POSITIVE CHANGE:
The goal of The Greller Gallery is to inspire and educate people through art on topics related to animal care, animal safety, animal adoption, therapy/military service animals, environmental safety, water conservation and land preservation.

We take this challenge on with a positive attitude, mixed with high energy and commitment to meaningful change for the animal kingdom and our shared environment. We do this through hosting quarterly art exhibitions, lectures and school workshops. In 2017, we hope to add a documentary series to our service portfolio as well.

MEANINGFUL EXCHANGES:
The Greller Over the past two and half years, we have raised over $30,000 for non-profits that make a difference in our world including Bat Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, Wayward Whiskers, SNIPSA, Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Orangutan Foundation, San Antonio Humane Society -- and more.

We have also had the pleasure to work with a variety of talented artists that share our passion such as Dante Fenelio, MoMo and Pompa Brown, Heather Gauthier, SAY Si Artist Students, Carla Veliz, Yvette Shadrock, Pamela Ortiz Swart, Paige Holland, Antonia Richardson and John Bramblitt.

WHY AN ART GALLERY INSIDE A VETERINARY HOSPITAL?
The Greller Gallery is located on the second floor at the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center (VREC) at 503 E. Sonterra Blvd. VREC is a 19,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that provides specialized care in veterinary ophthalmology, surgery, internal medicine, oncology, critical care, physical rehabilitation, radiology (on-site ultrasound, CT and MRI) and neurology.

We believe that art serves as good medicine within hospital centers because it comforts, elevates the spirit and affirms hope. Dr. Andrew Greller’s practice, South Texas Veterinary Ophthalmology, is located within VREC and right next to the gallery. Dr. Greller and his wife, Faryl, believe art within a health care setting, combined with outstanding medical care, creates an ambiance that encourages healing.

The Greller Gallery is open to the public with viewing hours Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.


FOR ART INQUIRIES, CONTACT:
Faryl Greller, Curator, via email at farylgreller@gmail.com or phone at 210.262.2727

GET INVOLVED WITH THE GRELLER GALLERY!
The Greller Gallery is always looking for new artists, corporate sponsors and non-profit organizations to help strengthen their mission.
If interested in joining forces on future exhibitions and projects, please contact Faryl Greller, curator of the gallery, at farylgreller@gmail.com or 210.262.2727