A Big HUGE Thank You!
So for the past 6 weeks, you’ve all been competing to get healthy and win the awesome prizes donated by our sponsors, right? Well, I’m sure you’re interested in these sponsors and why they are involved with an animal rescue group! So we put together this information on two of our biggest sponsors, Amiee Stubbs and Lucie Rice!
3 Things You Should Know about Lucie Rice
Lucie Rice is one of our longest supporters! Lucie Rice has done graphic design for us for as long as we can remember. Our logos, marketing materials, brochures, etc. are almost all designed by Lucie Rice. She loves animals and truly has been a wonderful supporter of Agape’s for a long time.
Now, for the 3 things you should know about Lucie:
1. My dogs are rescues. My husband and I adopted Lola, our beloved little brown dog, seven years ago. Our most recent addition is Hank, a boxer puppy we adopted through Agape. This life is crazy and often smelly (thanks to Hank), but our pups bring tremendous joy to our lives and I am so thankful for them.
2. I have a side pet portrait business called “Muttshots”. Using favorite photos as reference, I create modern stylized portraits of your pets. Check out www.muttshotsart.com for examples and ordering info.
3. I have been in love with dogs my whole life. As a small child I knew I wanted to be an artist, but I also dreamed of being a vet with a rescue shelter. The art skills won out in the end, but now I spend a lot of my time illustrating animals, (with my pups as company) and doing design work for an amazing rescue organization. It is the perfect combination for me!
To see Lucie’s full illustration and design portfolio, please visit www.lucierice.com!
Amiee Stubbs is an amazing photographer and really shines in her pet photography. You can see some her pictures below, and we thought it’d be fun to put together three things that you should know about Amiee Stubbs:
3 Things You Should Know about Amiee Stubbs
1. My favorite things to photograph are animals and concerts. Working as the Official Photographer for the Nashville Zoo, the Staff Photographer for Nashville Paw Magazine, and a concert photographer for National Shows 2, I have it all covered! I also enjoy taking portraits of people who don’t normally like to see themselves in photographs. Giving people photos that make feel confident is one of the most rewarding things I do.
2. I’ve been interested in photography since childhood. I was printing my own black & white photographs in the darkroom at age 10. Through high school and college, I spent 6 years working at Opryland theme park’s “Old Time” portrait studio. After that, I spent 13 years working in healthcare and marketing in the corporate world, but I was never really happy. In 2009, I quit my job and returned to MTSU to finish earning my degree. It had always been a dream of mine to become a professional photographer, so I decided to make it happen. I’ll graduate with a B.S. in Photography on May 5th.
3. I’m very excited to be opening my own gallery & studio location this summer! The grand opening will be June 2nd during the Nashville Art Crawl from 6:00pm-9:00pm. The UltraViolet Gallery will be located at 59 Arcade in downtown Nashville. I will showcase my work each month during the Art Crawl, and plan to use the gallery to feature other local photographers and artists in the future, as well. During the rest of the month, the space will be used as my fully-equipped photography studio. For dog lovers, during the Art Crawl on Saturday, August 4th, the gallery will feature all of my photos from Impression-a-Bull, a Pit Bull awareness project I’ve been working on with Nashville PITTIE since last September.
Thanks, Amiee, for the support throughout Get Fit with Fido, and for your donation of the family photoshoot for the winner of this competition!
Thanks again to all of our awesome sponsors!