If you act quickly, you could win an original Alan Fishman painting, “Maple Tree,” and support a great cause!
Thanks to a generous donor, the Satellite Club of West Bay Rotary has set up a raffle of this extraordinary painting with all proceeds going directly to Knox County Homeless Coalition to support its efforts in providing shelter solutions to those in need. The painting can be viewed at Key Bank on Main Street in Rockland. Tickets are $20 apiece or 6 tickets for $100 and can be purchased online at https://wbsatelliteraffle.square.site/. The winning ticket will be drawn at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, at Key Bank in Rockland.
About The Painting
When Alan Fishman moved to Maine from New York City in 1996, this special painting was the first piece he started and finished in 1997. While living in New York City, he didn’t experience much of Nature, especially the enthralling colors of Spring, unless he visited Central Park. It was early Spring in 1997; he and his family had just moved into their home in Maine and gazing out of the window in his studio, Alan’s attention was captured by the Maple tree that resided on his property and moved him to paint. The Maple hadn’t yet come into full bloom, but all the flowers and grasses on the property were alive in the early Spring vibrancy that inspired the colors of the painting. Throughout his artistic career, Alan has painted many landscapes, but he easily recalls the genesis of this painting and the inaugural place of this particular work. Alan Fishman has painted landscapes, mythological subjects and watercolor pieces that inhabit his portfolio of captivating paintings, but this particular landscape holds a very special place as he moved his own landscape from New York City to Maine.
About West Bay Rotary’s Satellite Club
The West Bay Rotary Satellite Club meets at 5:15 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at American Flatbread in Rockport. West Bay Rotary is celebrating its 36th year of manifesting its mission of “service above self” here in the Midcoast. The club undertakes dozens of community projects as well as fundraising (and “fun-raising”) events, including its annual “Duck Derby,” Chili Challenge, Toboggan Nationals parking, and more. The door for prospective members is always open. The club meets on Thursday mornings from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., currently both in-person and via Zoom. For more information, go to: www.westbayrotaryofmaine.org.