Who We Are 2014
Charlene Logan Burnett devotes much of her time to animal advocacy and rescue. She is a service professional member of HeARTs Speak, a global network of artists who help raise awareness of homeless animals. She is also a member of the Dog Writers Association of America. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in a number of literary journals. Nonfiction and creative essays have appeared in Modern Dog and The Virginia Maryland Dog. A short story will appear in A Quiet Shelter There: An Anthology to Benefit Homeless Animals to be published by Hadley Rille Books in 2014. After adopting a collie in 2007, Charlene became devoted to the breed. She is an area coordinator and board member for NorCal Collie Rescue. She finds it especially rewarding to provide shelter to senior dogs. charleneloganburnett.com
Jill Flynn is a Phoenix, Arizona-based photographer who specializes in Pet Photography. She works closely with numerous animal welfare organizations and volunteers her services by taking photographs of shelter animals as well as teaches other volunteers how to take photographs of animals. She is a firm believer in being involved in community and giving back. Jill also teaches photography for The Perfect Picture School of Photography, does private instruction, workshops, photography mentoring and creates stock imagery for Getty and Corbis. Her work has been used commercially, appeared on book covers, in fine art magazines and private galleries. Clients and credits include ABC Good Morning America, Avalon Television, Avanti Press, Bloomberg Business Week, National Veterinary Associates, NBC Universal, Oxford University Press. Jill is the Chair of HeArts Speak’s Community Outreach Committee. You can learn more about Jill and Visual Harmony Photography HERE.
Jennifer Poel Foss has always had a deep love for animals no matter what size or type. If they have fur, she is crazy for them! She painted her first dog portrait of her sister’s dog and knew she had a passion for capturing the sweet innocence and individual personality of beloved friends. Jennifer is the artist behind Studio JF.
Ketch Wehr is a New York-based artist with a flair for the feral. His work focuses on anthropomorphism, the sociology of bestiaries, and queer and gender nonconforming histories. Much of his work leans towards illustrative realism, and Ketch’s undying love of animals and wildness seeps into much of what he does. Ketch studied fine art at Smith College and currently works as a freelance illustrator in Manhattan. ketchwehr.com.