Graphic Artist, Alan Claude Donates Lighthouse Prints for Raffle
July 16, 2010
For the third 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. There are 19 posters to choose from. Images maybe seen at www.alanclaude.com
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. There are also 2nd & 3rd place prizes - 18" x 24" Offset Lithograph Print Signed by the Artist ($75 value).
- The Raffle Drawing will take place on October 11TH, 2010 at 11 am.
- Enter as often as you like.
- Winners need not be present to win.
- Winners will be notified by telephone, email or mail.
- Worldwide shipping included.
- Picture frames are not included.
- The five dollar raffle tickets can be purchased at either of the nonprofit's headquarters in Rockland.
- You can send in a check for the raffle tickets. Send the check along with your name, address,
telephone number and email address to:
Maine Lighthouse Museum
One Park Drive
P.O. Box 1116,
Rockland, Maine 04841
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.
And the winners of the Alan Claude Raffle are . . . . 1st place, Tom Plant from Murietta, CA - 2nd place, Carl Ericksom - 3rd place, Micelle Jedrey. Congratulations to the winners and a sincere thank you to all of you who participated in the raffle which benefited the Maine Lighthouse Museum.
A special thank you goes to award-winning graphic artist Alan Claude from Farmingdale, Maine who generously donated his stunning lighthouse prints for the raffle!