Art Raffle: Custom Painting by Chris Cart

Win a custom painting by Hallowell artist Chris Cart, your choice of a portrait of one or two people, or a painting of a home or business. Tickets are $25 each and only 600 will be sold. The drawing will take place during Hallowell’s Woodstock Festival on Sunday, August 14th.

Tickets can be purchased at:

    • The Harlow Gallery, located at 160 Water Street in Hallowell,
    • At Chris Cart’s Studio at 3 Page Street in Hallowell
    • Or via the Paypal link below. Your ticket stubs will be mailed to you.

The winner of the raffle will work directly with the artist to determine the subject, media and size of the artwork. Chris Cart works in oil, acrylic, watercolor and more. The painting can no larger than 3 x 3 feet or 1,296 square inches with dimensions variable, and no smaller than 11 x 14 inches or 154 square inches. If the subject (people, home or business) is within a one hour drive of Hallowell, the winner may arrange a sitting or en plein air session, otherwise the artist can work from high resolution photographs. The winner can expect the finished painting by the end of the year at the latest. Timing will depend on factors including the subject, media, size and weather. Special requests outside of these guidelines are subject to approval by the artist and may require additional payment.

Raffle proceeds will be used to pay the artist for his work, and to support arts programs at the Harlow Gallery, owned and operated by the Kennebec Valley Art Association a membership-based 501(c)3 nonprofit since 1963. Please note,the purchase of raffle tickets is not considered a deductible expense according to the IRS.

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About Chris Cart
Over the years I have created many murals. Working big is having the sky for your canvas. However, I have also worked very small, illustrating over 30 books and book covers, painting miniatures, carving block prints, drawing etchings and monotypes. I love making things.

As a young ‘starving artist’, I started out as a sculptor in Guadalajara, Mexico, carving masks, and modeling figures in clay. But I found the lure of the brush too much to resist. And the best advice given to me back then by an old artist was, “Draw, draw, draw.” I have never stopped.

With a pencil or brush in hand I can create worlds within the canvas frame. The figures are my players and the canvas my stage. However, I am no fantasy artist. Reality creates the spark. My eyes open, I find things that need to be in my paintings.

Born in Maine, I can claim that much coveted ‘native’ status but in truth I lived away a lot. My bones are solid New England stock but my blood carries the dusts of years in Mexico…and a bit of rust from the Pacific Northwest as well.”

In February 2015 Christopher Cart completed his large 14 x 40 foot mural, Kennebec, commissioned for the lobby of the new Capital Judicial Center, in Maine’s capital city. The mural tells the story of the people of the Kennebec River with over 50 figures from 500 years of living and working on the river.

For more information or to see more examples of his work, visit Chris Cart online at christophercart.com.

 

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