The 3rd Annual Art Lottery
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Back by popular demand! We are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Art Lottery to be held on the historic Roycroft Campus, April 7, 2016.
What has proven to be a monumental fundraising success for both the Roycroft Campus in 2014, and our collaborative partner, the Buffalo Center for Art and Technology (BCAT) in 2015, the Art Lottery will once again take place on the Campus. This exciting event offers guests a fun night out, an enriching cultural experience and a beautiful piece of artwork to take home. A $250 ticket will provide admittance for two guests, hors d’ oeuvres, cocktails, and one piece of art valued at $250 or higher. The lottery system is used to draw numbers at random which adds suspense and intrigue to the evening.
Individual tickets are $250 and can be ordered online here, or by calling the Roycroft Campus at 716-655-0261.
The featured artist for 2016 will be East Aurora watercolorist, Kateri Ewing. Ms. Ewing suggests that her work isn’t so much about creating art or making a statement as it is an avenue to convey how thoroughly in awe she is of the natural world around her. She expresses that awe in richly detailed paintings of songbirds and treasures of the plant kingdom, as well as intimate portraits of the landscape of Western New York. Largely self-taught and committed to her continuing development as a painter, her technique evolves with each painting as she imagines ways to share the beauty and uniqueness of her winged and botanical subjects. For her artistic endeavors and for her dedication to community, she was honored with the 2012 Mary and Gil Stott Award at Roycroft, and is Roycroft Renaissance Artisan in watercolor and ink.
“There isn't a moment I spend painting that I am not immensely grateful for the opportunity to learn more about the natural world around me and then to create something lasting and beautiful from it,” Ewing comments. “With each drawing or painting I hope to discover, and then reveal, the intricate cycles of nature, the luminous particulars that I have come to notice in natural objects, be it the spark in a bird’s eye, a decaying leaf, a broken acorn, or the wash of light and shadow as they play over a meadow, pond or stand of trees. It is the desire to urge myself and others pause and to look a bit more closely, that stokes my creative fire.”
Call for Art
The Roycroft Campus is respectfully requesting donated works of art for its upcoming Art Lottery fundraiser. By participating, you are helping to support the Roycroft Campus, a National Historic Landmark and the birthplace of the American Arts & Crafts Movement.
Click here for the Art Lottery Submission Form
Deadline for all submissions is March 1, 2016.
All mediums will be considered including but not limited to: paintings, prints (hand-pulled), mixed-media, photography, ceramics, pottery, sculpture, woodwork, metalwork, and hand-made jewelry. All 2-D artwork must be framed (unless on stretched canvas) and ready to hang.
We'd like to thank our Co-Event Partner
Buffalo Center for Art and Technology