Graphic Artist, Alan Claude Donates Lighthouse Prints for Raffle
For the second year in a row, award-winning graphic artist Alan Claude from Farmingdale, Maine, has generously donated one of his stunning Grand View (36" X 53") lighthouse prints for a raffle with proceeds benefiting the Maine Lighthouse Museum and the American Lighthouse Foundation. Although the raffle winner may select a Grand View-size print featuring any of the lighthouses in Claude's collection, the new images on display at the Maine Lighthouse Museum and at the American Lighthouse Foundation are Midcoast favorites: Curtis Island Lighthouse and Owls Head Lighthouse.
With Camden Harbor's sentinel, the Curtis Island Lighthouse, Claude has managed to capture the extraordinary beauty of this icon, located in what is indisputably one of the most picturesque harbors in Maine. Many visitors to the Midcoast area will recognize the print from the cover of this year's Discovery Coast Magazine, the official visitors' guide for the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Owls Head Lighthouse print pays tribute to the tiny, beloved tower, perched 100 feet above sea level, which has guided ships to safe harbor since 1825.
"The striking architecture and dramatic history of lighthouses are understandably inspirational. We are grateful to artists, like Alan Claude, who have supported organizations that work to preserve the buildings, artifacts, and stories that are muses for so many people," said Dot Black, Director of the Maine Lighthouse Museum.
"Mr. Claude's artistic talents and passion for lighthouses provides people with a wonderful opportunity to enjoy views of some of Maine's notable beacons all year long in their homes through his stunning renditions, while helping to save our coastal lights and the history associated with them, for the future," says Bob Trapani, Jr., Executive Director of the American Lighthouse Foundation." signed print that is also part of the raffle. The $5 raffle drawing will take place on Columbus weekend Monday October 12th at eleven a.m. The winner need not be present and will be notified by mail and telephone. Shipping of the giclee will be included in the $5 fee of the raffle.
The five dollar raffle tickets can be purchased at either of the nonprofit's headquarters in Rockland or on their websites at www.mainelighthousemuseum.org or www.lighthousefoundation.org. Both organizations also offer other Alan Claude prints, calendars, and postcards for sale in their gift stores. The Maine Lighthouse Museum is located at One Park Drive (telephone 207-594-3301), and the American Lighthouse Foundation is located at 464 Main Street (telephone 207-594-4174). Visit Claude's website, www.alanclaude.com, to learn more about his work and to view all of the limited edition lighthouse prints in his collection.
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Purchase $5 Raffle Ticket for the Alan Claude Lighthouse Print