Art in the Garden Event Benefits Animal Shelter

Art in the Garden Event Benefits Animal Shelter

Do not miss a special opportunity to add a piece of art to your collection and do a good deed for animals in need. See Alameda through the eyes of an accomplished photographer who shoots and prints all her own work. No digital tricks here — just Mary Elena Goodan’s keen eye. 

On Sunday, May 4, Goodan will be offering a selection of limited-edition black-and-white prints of her views of Alameda. All proceeds will benefit Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). The prints are priced to sell at $60 to $100.

Goodan’s work is inspired by Adams, Weston, Steichen, Cunningham and other great photographers of the 20th Century. She shoots film with 1960s-era Nikons and a modern Mamiya 7. 

Her sensitive treatment of light and shadow captures images of Alameda that have a timeless quality. From the luminescent shoreline and sparkling bay to the looming hulls of Alameda’s naval shipyards, Goodan brings her unique interpretation to every scene. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase these fine photographs at once-in-a-lifetime prices and do a good deed for homeless animals. 

The sale takes place at 1250 St. Charles St. in a garden designed by Georgia Madden of Feyerabend & Madden. Bid for a custom pet portrait by Mi’Chelle Frederick during the silent auction and buy a succulent plant to take home. 

Animals from the FAAS shelter will be among the delightful surprises. Light refreshments will be served.

Also, don’t forget to put Sunday, June 8, on your calendar. That’s the day set for the third annual Wiggle Waggle Walk, another benefit for FAAS. The walk starts at noon and winds up at 3 p.m. at the Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal. 

To register for Wiggle Waggle Walk, log onto