There has been a long tradition of local artists supporting the work of Pope Memorial Humane Society. In fact, the Art for the Animals auction secured funding to purchase the land we are on and supported operations as an annual event for over twenty years. Continuing that tradition, the Art Wall allows artists to display their work and show support for all that PMHS does for the community and its animals in need.

All work exhibited is available to be purchased with a percentage of the selling price donated to support the work of Pope Memorial Humane Society. If you are interested in exhibiting your artwork and supporting the Shelter and would like further information, please email

Pope Memorial Humane Society is thrilled to announce the newest exhibition of artwork is now being displayed on the Art Wall in the lobby of the shelter. The current show, featuring pieces by Mary Jane Martin, is on display and available for purchase through March, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Pope Memorial Humane Society.

Mary Jane Martin is a 75-year-old resident of Rockland. She divides her time unequally between her dog, painting, writing poetry, and working at the Rockland Public Library. She likes life simple and colorful, much like her garden and the artwork she has hung at Pope Memorial Humane Society. As a self-taught artist and writer, she likes to keep her works simple and unambiguous. She has lots of artistic friends with whom she attributes her learning through osmosis.

She is showing an eclectic mix of artwork: acrylics, watercolor, pencil, photography, and poetry. She likes to show the silly side of life, hoping to make you smile with her mix of photography and poems. She’s hoping you will find the right piece that speaks to you to help contribute to the wonderful work of Pope Memorial.

Pope Memorial Humane Society is currently open Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. We encourage our community to visit the shelter and see Mary Jane Martin’s artwork and all the adoptable animals. If you are interested in exhibiting your work on the PMHS Art Wall, please email

The mission of Pope Memorial Humane Society is to ensure the compassionate care, treatment, and placement of companion animals in transition and to enrich the lives of pets and people in our community.

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