-- The sale generates $5,000 in funds for Patriot PAWS Service Dogs
HOUSTON, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunting PLC announced that an artwork donated by Marshall Harris, the 2013 winner of the Hunting Art Prize, has raised $5,000 in support of Patriot PAWS Service Dogs. The digitally enhanced, full-sized giclée print titled "Fancy-Frills" M.L. Leddy circa 1920 was purchased by Marcus and Linda Deitz in a silent auction at the recent 2015 Hunting Art Prize gala.
News of the sale comes shortly after Hunting announced its donation of $150,000 to Patriot PAWS. The nonprofit works to restore the independence of disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities by providing service dogs at no cost.
This is the second consecutive year Hunting has contributed to Patriot PAWS as part of its long-standing tradition of supporting a single Texas-based charity with a donation made on behalf of the Hunting Art Prize. The competition is the most generous annual art prize in North America for painting and drawing; Kevin Peterson's work titled Fire won this year's $50,000 award.
"Since selecting Patriot PAWS as the 2014 charity of the Hunting Art Prize, we have been deeply motivated and inspired by the important mission of this nonprofit," said Dennis Proctor, Chief Executive of Hunting. "Marshall Harris shares that same interest in backing the work of Patriot PAWS in our community, and I couldn't be more appreciative of his generous donation."
Harris, whose works were recently featured in a solo show titled Dark Matters at the Nicole Longnecker Gallery in Houston, said he is honored to donate the print in support of Patriot PAWS.
"It is a distinct privilege to be able to give back to a competition that has given me so much, while supporting such a critical service for disabled American veterans," explained Harris. "I have long admired the gifts Hunting has made both in and out of the art community, and I am very pleased to be able to contribute in this regard."
Since winning the 2013 Hunting Art Prize, Harris has had a solo show titled Death do us Part in both Houston and San Antonio; the works focused on the point of transition when people or things are no longer useful. He also participated in several group exhibitions in Michigan, Tennessee, and Texas, and is planning for another solo exhibition titled Contemporary Catechism, to be held at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas in the fall of 2015 or the spring of 2016.
For more information on Marshall Harris, visit http://marshallkharris.com.
For more information about the Hunting Art Prize, visit www.huntingartprize.com.
About the 2015 Hunting Art Prize Charity
Patriot PAWS Service Dogs was founded in 2006 as a nonprofit entity providing service dogs to disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities at no cost in an effort to inspire and restore physical and emotional independence. Depending on the needs of each individual, service dogs complete a customized training program and learn to perform a variety of functions, including supporting patients with post-traumatic stress disorder. For further information, visit http://patriotpaws.org.
About Hunting PLC
Hunting PLC is an international oil services company providing support solutions to the world's largest oil and gas concerns. Established in 1874, it is a fully listed public company, traded on the London Stock Exchange. For further information, visit www.hunting.plc.uk.
SOURCE Hunting PLC