Popular Roycroft Campus fundraiser to be held virtually

A wide variety of mediums are included in the over 50 available pieces that have been donated.A wide variety of mediums are included in the over 50 available pieces that have been donated.
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The Roycroft Campus will be holding their Art Lottery fundraiser on Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. This community favorite will now be accessible to a wider audience of Roycroft fans and art-lovers alike. Tickets are $250 and include one lottery ticket for a piece of art valued at or above the ticket price, a signed print from the featured artist, and a gift bag with various items from the Roycroft Copper Shop. 

A wide variety of mediums are included in the over 50 available pieces that have been donated to the “lottery,” all of which are valued at $250 or higher. Some examples include painting, photography, sculpture, hammered copper, jewelry, glass artwork, ceramics, handcrafted leather, and other mixed-media pieces. A lottery system is used to draw numbers at random which adds suspense and intrigue to the evening!

This year’s featured artist is watercolorist Bob Maurer, whose limited edition prints of his original watercolor painting “Autumn at the Lake” will be included with each Art Lottery ticket. Maurer has worked in watercolors since the early 1970s. Many of his landscape paintings are made in the Arts and Crafts tradition and heavily influenced by the California Tonalists of the late 1800s and early 1900s.

“We are thrilled to be bringing back this biennial event after we had to postpone it last year,” says Curt Maranto, executive director of the Roycroft Campus. “Although we wish it were possible to hold the Art Lottery in person, we are excited about the opportunity this will provide to people from all over the country, and world, to participate and support the Campus.”

The Roycroft Campus is grateful to the many event sponsors, artists, and artwork donors; all proceeds from the Art Lottery fundraiser go toward the continued preservation and restoration of the historic Roycroft Campus. Further details and tickets can be found online at www.roycroftcampuscorp.com or by calling 655-0261.

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