In the 1990s, renowned artist Bernard Poulin created a painting called Silent Sky. It was intended to become the cover for a CD by Bernard’s friend, Canadian pianist and composer Hagood Hardy. But, sadly, Hagood died in 1997 before the album could be recorded.
Why was the painting missing?
Silent Sky was on display at an art gallery in Bermuda. Somehow it disappeared and remained missing for 31 years. It was re-discovered recently and returned to Bernard Poulin’s studio in Ottawa.
Bernard has graciously donated ‘Silent Sky’ to CSARN for a raffle.
What is the puzzle part?
Silent Sky’s dimensions are: 30″ x 30″. This means its surface is 900 square inches. The raffle began with Silent Sky covered by 900 white squares. As each ticket is purchased, one of the white squares is removed and Silent Sky is revealed.
A reverse jigsaw puzzle if you will.
This means CSARN is selling only 900 tickets for a chance to win this beautiful painting. The price of a ticket is only $55.
Hope you enjoy the evolving reveal of our mystery fundraiser and may the winning ticket be yours!
How Silent Sky Might Become Yours
Buy a ticket to win the Missing Painting. You can purchase tickets on our secure page at Rafflebox.
There are TWO prizes:
1] Silent Sky
by Bernard Poulin
2] A Commissioned Portrait
by Bernard Poulin
M. Poulin will paint a portrait of the winner’s choice of subject
First prize is a choice of either Silent Sky or a commissioned portrait. Second prize is the one not chosen by the first prize winner.
The winning tickets will be chosen electronically by Rafflebox, an independent raffle agency registered by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
1] Players must be residents of Ontario and must be 18 years of age or older
2] Payment will be accepted by major credit card, Visa Debit or MasterCard Debit. Credit cards used for payment must have an Ontario address.
3] Ticket sales will begin at 12:00 AM Eastern time on 1 August 2022
4] There are two prizes
First Prize is a choice of either Bernard Poulin’s painting Silent Sky, or a commissioned portrait by Bernard Poulin of the winner’s subject of choice. Each is valued at $5,000
Second prize is the prize not chosen by the First Prize winner.
5] Tickets will be available online and sold at $55 each
6] The Missing Painting, Silent Sky, will be viewable on the CSARN website but will be covered by 900 white pieces; like a jigsaw puzzle
7] For every ticket purchased, a piece of the “puzzle” covering the Missing Painting will be removed, gradually revealing Silent Sky.
8] Ticket sales will end on 1 March 2023 at 11:59 PM. The draw will take place electronically by Rafflebox and the winner will be announced on CSARN’s website on Monday, 6 March 2023.
9] All ticket numbers will be emailed to ticket purchasers by the registered Electronic Raffle Supplier (ERS), Rafflebox. A physical ticket will not be mailed out for this draw.
10] The winners will be determined by a random draw utilizing an Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) registered Electronic Raffle Supplier (ERS) Random Number Generator (RNG).
11] The winners will be contacted by phone and/or email. The winners have 90 days to claim their prizes.
12] A second draw from the same numbers will occur after 90 days if either of the prizes are unclaimed.
13] Draws will continue until the winners are declared and have claimed their prizes
14] The winners must provide their name, address, and phone number with picture identification for our report sheet.
15] Draw results will appear under the “Winners” tab found on the main raffle page.
16] By playing you consent to having your name and winning numbers published.
17] Ontario Problem Gaming Helpline (1-888–230–3505)
AGCO Raffle License #RAF1258660