The Greller Gallery

    

SAVE THE DATE:

Open House Happy Hour 12.1.17 at 5PM. All Welcome!

Exhibit Dates 10.1.7 - 12.31.17

The Greller Gallery Presents


“PETS WITH PASSPORTS”
by Allison Gregory

“It was no surprise to anyone, when I came out with my latest series titled Pets with Passports. I have been an animal activist for two decades, and an artist since I learned how to walk. By combining my two passions in life, I have been able to find a means to spread the word that we will not tolerate animal neglect and abuse.

Looking back, it all started with a simple term that changed my life, “We must fight for those without a voice, without a choice, those who cannot help themselves.”This notion stirred something within me, based upon my own furry family and all I wanted to do was help.

I have have had the most wonderful fortune of sharing my life with 7 special needs cats...and 4 ferals outside. They all loved me unconditionally, the purest form of love. In 2013, I created “Paws with a PURRpose” in their honor, which was the largest public art project in Texas. Working alongside 30 talented artists, we painted cat and dog sculptures to be auctioned off for charity. The beneficiary, a non profit called the THLN, works with legislation to create laws that enforce harsher punishments, and standing up against animal abuse.

Pets with Passports is a fairytale storybook exhibition that honors neglected animals by giving them the unexpected freedom to travel the world. Each piece offers animals of all colors, shapes and sizes, all breeds and origins, in a happy and humorous light. All the animals are loved and living the good life, traveling to fantastic places, while partying like little rock stars, as they jet-set all over the world.”

- Allison Gregory

“COLORFUL CATS”
by Carla Veliz

“At a very young age and even before she had a cat to call her own, my daughter became fascinated with these adorable creatures. She fell in love with their cuteness, beautiful eyes and colorful furry designs. She would spend hours and hours drawing them and would wear “cat ears” as a staple accessory to school and parties only to take them off to sleep. Finally, for her 7th birthday, she was gifted a cat named Luke Sky Walker and it was instant love. This was also my first encounter living with such a regal and majestic creature and I began to quickly understand why my daughter was so taken by them.

Cats have a large capacity to receive and provide love and affection. Their beautiful and velvety fur is so soft that it can be therapeutic when rubbed. Cats delight in our company and purr and perhaps roll on their backs, exposing their vulnerability and trust within humans. They are brave little creatures that demand respect for personal space. Yet, at the same time, when they want to cuddle there is nothing sweeter. They hate vacuum cleaners and taking baths, but love to play with expensive yarn and run after mouse toys. They can stretch very tall or melt into a ball of mush almost instantly.

Cats are colorful and mischievous and we are proud to have them as pets and best friends for life...nine times to be exact!”






- Carla Veliz










To learn more about Allison Gregory, please visit
www.allisongregoryfineart.com

A % of proceeds from art sales during the
Pets with Passports exhibition will be
supporting Stray Cat Adoptions of Texas.

www.straycatadoptions.com








To learn more about Carla Veliz, please visit
www.allisongregoryfineart.com

A % of proceeds from art sales during the
Colorful Cats exhibition will be supporting
Animal Defense League.

www.adltexas.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 attention. www.diamondbackdrugs.com

Fine Art Gallery and Custom Framing: Art Incorporated was founded in 1969 by A.J. and Joan Grothues. It has been family owned and operated since that time. Originally focused on art supplies and custom framing, Art Incorporated has grown into an all-encompassing art service company. Art Incorporated offers a fine art gallery displaying original artwork as well as a custom framing studio. Art Incorporated is one of the original organizers of the San Antonio Art Gallery Association and a long time member of the Professional Picture Framing Association (PPFA). 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. Family members, Robert Grothues, Patti Menn and Cathie Clark, along with their professional staff invite you to experience the very best at Art Incorporated..www.artincorporated.com

We are committed to helping its patients live happy and healthy lives with minimal discomfort. Our board-certified 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 service-oriented environment for the people and their pets of San Antonio and all of South Texas. www.STVOpets.com

Experienced professionals – remarkable care. Our BluePearl Veterinary Partners specialty & emergency vet hospital in Stone Oak on Sonterra, formerly known as South Texas Veterinary Specialists (STVS) and Emergency Pet Center (EPC), serves San Antonio pet families. We’re here whether your family vet’s office is closed or your pet has urgent health needs. Our collaborative team of boardcertified specialists and emergency clinicians uses the best diagnostics and goaloriented treatment plans to address your pet’s urgent-care needs. www.bluepearlvet.com/san-antonio-stone-oak-tx

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. 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