Get art in the name of HART (Homeless Animal Rescue Team)


The “HART” wall at The Easel Place


For the month of December, the Easel Place is having a fundraiser at our ABQ gallery in partnership with HART, the Homeless Animal Rescue Team.  Some amazing paintings by Rafael Gonzales (ABQ artist/owner of The Easel Place), along with prints ($20), calenders ($18) and notecards($3) of  these beautiful animals will be on sale for the public.  I usually only promote some cause I truly believe in, and this is a great cause to participate.  It’s a small price to pay to helping out these animals.  Here’s a few details of HART:

  1. Established in 1996, HART is one of alencia County’s oldest animal rescue organizations.
  2. HART has an all volunteer staff.
  3. HART is a not for profit 501 (c) 3 organization.
  4. HART is a no-kill group, which places all the animals in its program at some time.
  5. HART does not euthanize to make room for new animals.  We sometimes have animals up to a year before we’re able to find them a permanent home.  We rely upon foster homes heavily for these needy animals.
  6. All our animals are checked for health problems, given the necessary shots, and sterilized to prevent further over-population in New Mexico.



 “Sophia” by Rafael Gonzales






 Feel free to stop in the gallery if you’re in the ABQ area.  You can also call the Easel Place at 505-717-1872 or email at  As I stated before, I wouldn’t support an organization on my own site unless I truly believed in their mission and cause.  Though I usually discuss my own art, today I’m giving back by helping someone else, so hope all of you understand!