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The month of November is “The Cat’s Meow”, a group show all about the furry felines that we love so much. For this show, Pony Club Gallery asked several of the artists to answer some cat-related questions and share some photos of their beloved felines.

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Mark Quemada, is your cat the jealous type? 

Maggie is the most aggressive snuggler I have ever known. She gets jealous of my phone and will bat it away when I’m staring at it instead of her.

Does your cat ever assist you with your art-making?
She works as foreman for all my projects. She observes my work from her blanket covered chair and helps by snoring loudly.

Most memorable cat moment?

One time she escaped from the backyard. I got worried when she didn’t turn up after a while, so we went out to look for her. After a lengthy search we finally found her on the doorstep two houses down, waiting patiently to get back inside somebody else’s house.

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You can check out more of Mark’s work at -http://www.markjesusquemada.bigcartel.com/

and on instagram @markquameda

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Jennifer Parks, how many cats do you own and what are their names?

I have 3 cats. Their names are Magnus (The Robot Fighter), Cerebus, and Hobbes.

Favorite spot your cat likes to hide in and why do you think that is?

My cats don’t really hide. Hobbes will sometimes tuck himself away in my closet to get a good nights sleep because I am always up late watching netflix and doing things.

Most memorable cat moment?

The one time Hobbes turned wild and saw me as prey. Yep, it was scary and it took him a minute to snap out of it. Remember that one time those people called 911 because their cat was holding them hostage in a room? I can kinda understand that now.

How does your cat tell you it loves you?

Out of all 3 of my cats, I’m pretty sure that Hobbes is the only one that really loves me. He shows me by butting his body against my face and smiling at me with his eyes.

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You can view more of Jennifer’s art at http://www.spectralgardens.com/

and you can follow her on instagram @spectralgardens

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Sera Stanton, how many cats do you own and what are their names?

I live with three cats, their names are Kumo The Dark Lord, QT Eleanor and Carl Pantene 420Fumadora (as stated on their name tags).

Strangest behavior that your cat displays?

Kumo - brings a curated collection of trash to the doorstep each morning. Typically paper towels and plastic bags.Eleanor - Always sits like a mermaid. If you cough or giggle around her, even if she’s asleep, she will respond by quietly chirping and meowing.Carl - everything he does is equally strange. He’s an enigma.

What are your thoughts about cats being “walked” on leashes?

Cute! None of my cats do it.

Favorite spot your cat likes to hide in and why do you think that is?

Carl and Kumo both love being rolled up in carpet or blankets. Kumo loves boxes. Eleanor likes to lie on top of the towels on the shelf. They all like small, dark spaces. Carl is less prone to hiding due to his aggressiveness and girth. He perches proudly on the edge of a marble table looming over the other cats like a huge owl.

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You can view more of Sera’s art at- http://serastanton.tumblr.com/

and you can follow her on instagram @serastanton

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Lauren Gonsalves, how many cats do you own and what are their names?


I’m the cat momma to one hell-raising, little man whose formal name is Fenriz, but is more predominantly called Noodle. He’s obtained several nicknames by this point, some favorites being Nude Dude, Little Man, and Nudey.


Favorite spot your cat likes to hide in and why do you think that is?

Noodle isn’t exactly a hiding kind of cat, he’s more into lounging on old pizza boxes or any sort of corrugated cardboard. However, when he does decide to hide, he’s most likely behind the shower curtain next to the toilet waiting to attack your innocently bare ankles, or stuffed inside the tiniest cardboard box around, peering his beady little eyes out you and getting ready to pounce. He’s not very tactical. Much more of the running straight at you, meowing so loudly that the neighbors have to definitely hear him. I like to think that he’s a puppy at heart, or that he doesn’t abide by society’s cat constructs. He’s a little rebel.

Most annoying behavior your cat displays?

Yelling at 4am in the kitchen for no apparent reason. Sleeping on top of all of my mail and knocking my bills into the recycling. Or lately knocking anything off the kitchen island, because it’s apparently his new nap spot. He mostly does all of the above for attention.

is your cat the jealous type?


He’s definitely a needy and sometimes clingy cat, but I don’t think he’s a jealous one. He never throws a fit when I come home and smell of other animals. If anything he probably wonders why I didn’t bring any home. Noodle is more like a shadow and pretty much always wants to be near me. Even to the point where he watches me fall asleep every night, sitting and staring approximately a foot away from my face. (Low key creepy, but it’s all good.) He’s just a momma’s boy who actually loves strangers/guests and is the life of the – household – party. 

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You can view more of Lauren’s art at http://www.laurengonsalves.com/

and you can follow her on instagram @laurengonsalves

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Andrice Arp, what are three words that best describe your cat (or cats)?

Fluffy
Sweet
Immature

Strangest behavior that your cat displays?

When he’s hungry but being finicky about his cat food, he tries to eat dust bunnies off the floor. When I tell him not to do that, he whines at me as if I’ve hurt him. When he wants attention he’ll meow while he’s purring, which makes him sound like Marge Simpson.

Does your cat every assist you with your art-making?
More often it’s the opposite. Maybe HE thinks he’s assisting!

Is your cat a lover or a fighter? please explain

Mostly a lover. He’s a pretty snuggly cat. When he plays he keeps his claws in (I recently heard this referred to as keeping their paws “velveted” which I love), but he’ll bite if he’s really riled up.

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You can view more of Andrice’s art at http://interlineargloss.tumblr.com/