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Raffle for "The Beekeeper" Painting by Sally Lesesne
Artist Sally Lesesne was so moved by the plight of the pollinators and the work of Bee City USA, that she offered to help by creating a special work of art to raise funds for Bee City USA.
Purchase a Raffle Ticket
To purchase a raffle ticket online, visit RaffleRiver. Tickets are $20 each and only 250 tickets will be sold.
About the Artist
Sally has been a professional painter for more than thirty years. A native of South Carolina, she studied at Converse College, the University of Tennessee, and at Oxford University in England under Joe Winkelman, then president of the Royal Society of Printers and Etchers. She has exhibited in the U.S. and England, and her work is in private, public, and corporate collections. She has taught at the Gibbs Art Gallery and Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina. Her summers are spent traveling and painting "en plein-air." An annual family trip to an ancestral chateau in the Loire Valley in France is often partnered with trips to other locations; Provence, the Mediterranean, or Tuscany. She has also painted in the English Lake District, the Austrian Alps, and in China, as well as New England, Canada, the Bahamas, and the coast of the southeastern U.S.
Viewing the Painting & Raffle Drawing
We will draw the winning entry on August 31, 2017, or when we have sold 250 tickets, whichever comes first.
"The Beekeeper" will be on display in the lobby of the Renaissance Asheville Hotel throughout Asheville's annual Pollination Celebration! during the month of June, 2017. For more information about Pollination Celebration!, visit Asheville GreenWork's site here.