Jim Cawthard, President of Felids and Friends accepted a resolution from Lee County Florida in support of the Gathering of Artists on Tuesday, May 8, 2007. The Gathering of Artists will take place on the Babcock Ranch sometime this year.
Famous artists will portray their feelings via their individual art medium. The art will then be part of a large statewide exhibition and a book.
Jim Cawthard stated that "This is a wonderful way for the arts to bring nature to the citizens of Southwest Florida in all its beauty and emotion."
Felids and Friends is one of the founders of the Gathering of Artists event.