The 2017 Raffle: A Framed Oil by Prentiss Weiss
We are thrilled that Brunswick artist, Prentiss Weiss, has generously provided this year's lovely raffle piece, "Morning Has Broken," which has a retail value of $1450! The subject is a barn off Hunter Road in Freeport.One the back of the piece, Weiss has included a nautical chart marked with the actual location where she did the painting. It is an oil, painted on Belgian linen on birch board, measures 12" x 16" and is framed in a plein air frame with an antique gold leaf finish. The outside framed dimension is 19 1/2 " x 23 1/2 ".
As with past raffles, you need not be present to win and we will ship the piece to you, if required. Tickets are $10 each. You may contact AAE Board Chair Kate Kalajainen at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets. All proceeds will directly benefit Arts Are Elementary.
Prentiss Weiss / Artist Statement
As both a studio and plein air painter, I use a limited palette with brush and painting knife, achieving rich pure colors and textures in my work.
I hope, through paint, to convey some of what I experienced while painting, whether having slogged through marshy grasses, stood on a windy hillside, or painted from the cockpit of a boat. It isn't always possible to complete a painting outdoors with shifting light and changeable weather. I may start with a color study, take notes and photographs to be used to complete a painting in the studio.
I receive particular pleasure when creating landscapes on commission, finding it rewarding to explore someone else's personal views and memories to incorporate into a painting.
I studied at MECA and with renowned artists. My work has been in many juried shows and galleries and is in private collections here and abroad.
The 2017 Silent Auction
Again this year, our Silent Auction will feature the exceptional work of the top 3 entrants in our Publicity Contest as well as some carefully curated handmade items, such as silver jewelry, ceramic sculpture, and handmade books.
Each year, the 10x10 Committee conducts a publicity contest to find an outstanding graphic image for our poster, postcards and programs, as well as for use in our press releases, newspaper ads and on Facebook.
As soon as the winner and finalists have been chosen and announced, we shall publish the images here.
Participating artists who finish their pieces before the contest deadline may submit digital images of the work for our review.
Last year we received 45 remarkable entries. The decision is always difficult, but we eventually selected 3 winners, the top choice being the representative image for that year’s 10x10 Art Exhibit and Sale.
Last year, for the first time, we offered our top three finalists in a Silent Auction. The artists receive the same remuneration as if the pieces sold at the standard price, but, as we expected, our patrons recognized the value of these pieces and vied for the honor of owning one by bidding and over-bidding each other.
These works will be displayed on our Auction Table where we will also have other types of items on display for auction/bidding.
The gavel will come down about 8pm at the event.
We encourage everyone to participate in this extra benefit for Arts Are Elementary by bidding high, and bidding often!