Local artist helping raise funds for Altrusa
Returning to the Tri-County Fairgrounds for the 12th consecutive year, Altrusa International of the Eastern Sierraâ€™s Art Show and Sale is offering patrons more than one way to take home works by local artists.
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â€śBelow the Dam,â€ť an original framed watercolor painting by 2009 featured artist Pat Crowther, will be raffled off during the annual event, being held Saturday and Sunday inside the fairgroundsâ€™ Floriculture Building.
Crowther has generously donated the painting to help Altrusa raise funds for its various literacy-related community service projects.
Raffle tickets are currently being sold by Altrusa members throughout the county.
The public may view the original â€śBelow the Damâ€ť painting at Union Bank in Bishop and may also purchase tickets at that location.
This yearâ€™s Art Show and Sale coincides with the Owens Valley Cruisers Fall Colors Car Show and the Laws Railroad Museum Choo-Choo Swap Meet.
The featured artist in 2010 is Maryann Thomas, who unanimously won â€śBest of Showâ€ť at the October 2009 show for her watercolor painting, â€śMt. Basin Sunset.â€ť