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The Shelter Pet Project


Gilbert & Kelly Vela are DOS VELAS IMAGES. Both are accomplished photographers in their own right but teamed up together they bring HOPE to shelter animals through their photography.

The Velas started exhibiting their fine art in 2002, they are recognized for their nature photography, with specialties in hummingbirds & African wildlife. They have shown successfully at such high end art shows as Art Under the Umbrellas in La Quinta, Sierra Madre Art Festival, San Dimas Western Art Show and other annual shows, winning numerous awards. They were major participants at Riversides Arts Walk from 2006 to 2010, curating monthly art shows.

In 2012 they started donating their time & took their mobile photo studio out to local shelters to create unforgettable adoption portraits.

This was the birth of "A picture is worth is  a thousand lives"

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