According to ACWC President Greg Worden, raffle tickets to win art created by three local artists were sold during the month of May.
Worden said, “The raffle netted hundreds of dollars which will be given to the United Way’s campaign to help victims of the Brook House Fire.”
The winner of a colorful, hand-stitched 30×30-inch art quilt by Jan Norris of Delectable Mountain Fabrics was Shelly Huber. Yael Cohn was the winner of a four-color matted linoleum block print, “Brooks House”, by Brattleboro artist William H. Hays. Ana Saavedra won “All Your Eggs,” a mixed media sculpture by Vermont-based sculptor Andy Yoder.
“Thanks to the outpouring of generosity by the local artist community, two more raffles have been created,” Worden continued, “Items will be displayed at Vermont Artisan Designs, 106 Main St., in Brattleboro.
The first raffle includes a hand-blown glass vase by Randi Solin at Solinglass; a sculpted hanging wall tile by Natalie Blake; a curly ash three-legged stool by Greg Goodman; a blown glass tulip-style vase by Peter Mueller; a blown glass basket by Josh Bernbaum; a mini-portrait session by photographer Lynn Bailey; and five hand-made quilts by members of the Quiet Valley Quilters Guild Quilt Cupboard of Bennington, VT.
Tickets for this raffle will be $25 each or five for $100 with a limit of 50 tickets per item sold.
Tickets for the second raffle will be $5 each or six for $25. Prizes in this raffle include a folding director’s chair from Friends of the Sun; a framed digital print by Ezra Distler; a one-hour Alexander Technique massage session provided by Rupa Cousins; two pair of tickets for a Vermont Jazz Center performance; a flame worked marble and stand by Joe Forrestall and M.J. Winalski; a wireless keyboard and mouse from Newton Business Inc.; a blown glass paperweight by Bob Burch of Brandywine Glass; a figured pottery platter donated by Cynthia Parker-Houghton; a round paperweight by Marie Formichelli; and an original watercolor by Arlene Distler.
Raffle entries will be accepted through Aug. 4 with the drawings held during the Aug. 5 Gallery Walk. Checks should be made out to United Way of Windham County with a notation, Brooks House Fund.