Rick Bartow Raffle Fundraiser

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And the winner is…Cynthia Jones of Salem, Oregon! Thank you all for participating in this fundraiser in support of Crow’s Shadow.


The winner of this raffle gets to choose any unframed monoprint ($3,500 value) made by Rick Bartow in the Crow’s Shadow inventory at the time of the final drawing (raffle scheduled to close during the Crow’s Shadow annual holiday open house on December 3, 2017). Raffle tickets are $100 each, if all tickets are sold the odds of winning are 1 in 99. Tickets may be purchased online (recommended method, hosted through RaffleCreator.com), in person at Crow’s Shadow, from a member of CSIA’s Board of Directors, or over the phone by calling us at 541-276-3954.

Rick Bartow had four prolific artist residencies at Crow’s Shadow Institute of the arts between 2001 and 2013, making unique monoprints all with his own beautiful mark-making and emotive gestures. Crow’s Shadow has over 50 Rick Bartow prints–all somewhat different–in our flat files. All of Rick Bartow’s prints may be viewed on our website, please click on each series to see variations.


Rick Bartow (Wiyot) is one of Oregon’s most important contemporary artists, and has an ever-expanding national and international audience. Bartow was born on the Oregon coast, and spent the majority of his life in his hometown of Newport, Oregon. Bartow’s great-grandfather left his Wiyot tribal homeland in northern California nearly 100 years ago to homestead in Oregon where the Bartow family has lived ever since. In the early 1970s Bartow served in the Vietnam War. He picked up the guitar as a teenager and both music and the visual arts served as powerful creative outlets throughout his lifetime. Bartow passed away on April 2, 2016; he was 69 years old.

 Central to Bartow’s work is the theme of transformation, particularly between the human and animal realms, often juxtaposing corporeal and spiritual dimensions of existence. Among numerous awards, Bartow received an Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art in 2001, and a Flintridge Foundation Award in 2002. His work is held in major public and private collections nationally and internationally. A pair of his monumental sculptures grace the National Mall, commissioned by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC in 2012. A major retrospective of Bartow’s work is currently touring, see exhibition listings of Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain


This raffle is a fundraiser for Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, an artist residency program, fine print studio, and publisher located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in the foothills of Oregon’s Blue Mountains. Our mission is to provide a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. Crow’s Shadow is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization formed in 1992 by local artists James Lavadour (Walla Walla) and Phillip Cash Cash (Cayuse and Nez Perce). Over the last 25 years Crow’s Shadow has evolved into a world-class studio focused on contemporary fine art printmaking.

Link to pdf copy of Bartow Raffle Rules
Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (“CSIA”), an Oregon nonprofit and tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is conducting the Rick Bartow Raffle Fundraiser (the “Raffle”) to raise funds for its ongoing charitable activities and purposes. The rules (the “Rules”) of the Raffle, set forth below, govern the Raffle, award of prizes, and participation in the Raffle.
These Rules bind every person (a “Ticket Holder”) who buys or holds a Raffle ticket. By purchasing or holding a ticket, each Ticket Holder agrees (a) to be bound by these Rules and (b) that CSIA’s interpretation and application of these Rules is conclusive and final.
The Prize Drawing for the Raffle will take place by December 3, 2017 to be announced at CSIA’s Annual Holiday Open House (held at Crow’s Shadow, 48004 Saint Andrew’s Road, Pendleton Oregon, 97801) scheduled on Sunday, December 3, between 1:00-4:00 pm PST. The final ticket purchase deadline for entry is December 3, 2017. Only 99 tickets will be sold. There will be one Prize awarded, described under the Prize section.
The drawing is open to the public, and the winner need not be present to win.
Raffle tickets cost $100 each. If all 99 tickets are sold the odds of winning are 1 in 99.
Only one Eligible Ticket Purchaser (as defined below in the “Eligibility” section of these Rules) may purchase a ticket. This means, (a) one name per ticket and (b) one purchaser per ticket. An Eligible Ticket Purchaser may designate another person a Ticket Holder. If a ticket names more than one person as a Ticket Holder and that ticket is a winning ticket, then CSIA will (a) deem the person named first on the ticket as the Ticket Holder, (b) declare the first person named on the ticket as the winner, and (c) award the prize to the first person named on the ticket. In such case, the division of the prize shall be the sole responsibility of the first person named on the ticket. Once CSIA awards the prize to the first person named on a ticket, CSIA will have no further duties or obligations with respect to the division of the prize and all persons named on a ticket as Ticket Holders release CSIA from all claims relating to the award of the prize or its division among other persons on a ticket named as Ticket Holders.
Raffle tickets are not tax-deductible. The IRS has taken the position that amounts paid for chances in Raffles, lotteries or similar drawings for valuable prizes are not gifts and therefore do not qualify as deductible charitable contributions. Raffle prizes valued above $5,000 are subject to federal income taxation.
To be eligible to purchase a ticket, a ticket purchaser (an “Eligible Ticket Purchaser”) must (a) be at least 18 years old at the time of purchase, and (b) be a U.S. resident physically residing in the United States or District of Columbia.
Current CSIA employees may not purchase a ticket and are not eligible to win the prize. CSIA board members may purchase tickets and are eligible to win the prize.
CSIA reserves the right to require reasonable evidence of the eligibility of an Eligible Ticket Purchaser or Ticket Holder at any time and to void any ticket sold to a person who does not meet the eligibility requirements or who is precluded by applicable law from holding a ticket or participating in a raffle.
How to Purchase Tickets
Eligible Ticket Purchasers may purchase Raffle tickets online at https://rafflecreator.com/pages/16464/rick-bartow-raffle or by calling CSIA at 541-276-3954. At the time of purchase, Eligible Ticket Purchasers must provide their name, address, phone number, credit card number, credit card security code and expiration date, and email or other such information as CSIA may require. Eligible Ticket Purchasers may also purchase tickets by mail or in person at Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, 48004 St. Andrew’s Road, Pendleton, OR 97801. All entries must include payment by check, money order, or credit card.
Tickets will be distributed and ticket numbers will be assigned in the order that payment is received. All payments will be deposited upon receipt. CSIA reserves the right to reject any entry form that it deems defective, illegible, ineligible, or submitted without “good funds.”
CSIA will mail or email unofficial raffle tickets as receipts for ticket purchases to the Ticket Purchaser within one to four weeks of purchase. Ticket Holders do not need to be present at the drawing to win the prize.
All Raffle ticket sales are final. CSIA assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected, or non-delivered mail or fax messages, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadlines.
The Drawing
The winner will be determined through the Raffle’s online platform, RaffleCreator.com, which will randomly generate the winning ticket number.
At the discretion of CSIA, the ticket purchase deadline may be modified (the Final Ticket Purchase Deadline) along with the drawing date, time, and location. The Raffle winner will be posted on the Raffle website (www.rafflecreator.com) and the CSIA website. CSIA will have the final authority in the event of any disputes regarding the drawing.
Final Purchase Deadline: December 3, 2017, or once all available (99) tickets are sold out
Drawing: December 3, 2017
Prize: Winner’s choice of any monoprint made by Rick Bartow in the CSIA inventory available for purchase at the time of the drawing ($3,500 value). No substitutions allowed. The prize print is unframed and does not include shipping expenses. Shipping or delivery charges, if winner cannot pick up the artwork, will be arranged and paid for at the discretion of CSIA. The winner is expected to make their prize selection from the available inventory within one week of prize notification. They may claim their prize print following that deadline, but it will be subject to available inventory on hand at CSIA—sales of Rick Bartow prints will not be suspended if the winner delays their prize selection.
Rules Applicable to All Ticket Buyers and All Prizewinners
CSIA will make reasonable efforts to contact prizewinner using information provided on the winning entry form. If a prizewinner does not contact CSIA within 30 business days after the first initial contact notifying the prizewinner of their winnings, then CSIA shall give notice to such prizewinner by U.S. Postal Service certified mail, return receipt requested, at the address set forth in the information provided by the Eligible Ticket Purchaser. This notice shall state (a) the prize won, (b) a telephone number of a contact person at CSIA, (c) the time and location where the prize(s) can be claimed, and (d) that if the prize has not been claimed within 30 days of the date the notification is given, that CSIA may, at its option, retain the prize. If winner does not claim prize within 30 days, prize is forfeit and CSIA may assign a new winner through a random selection of the remaining ticket holders.
Each Ticket Holder agrees his/her name, likeness, voice and city of residence may be recorded by audio, video, or digital means and may be used in any print, audio or visual media without notice or compensation for any purpose, including related to this or any other CSIA Raffle, or promotional materials.
Each Ticket Holder and each ticket buyer (a) agrees CSIA, its directors, officers, and are not responsible for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with, or as a result of, this Raffle and/or that person’s failure to win or redeem any prize, or that person’s award of, acceptance of, or use of, any prize; and (b) releases and agrees to indemnify, defend, protect, and hold harmless CSIA and their officers, directors, employees, agents, advertising agency, contractors, insurers, attorneys, accountants, and affiliated entities from and against all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind arising in connection with, or as a result of, this Raffle and/or that person’s failure to win or redeem any prize, or that person’s award of, acceptance of, or use of any prize, or that person’s failure to comply with Applicable Law; and (c) represents and warrants to CSIA that he/she has read and understands these Rules and agrees to be bound by these Rules and CSIA’s decisions, which are final. If there is a dispute of any kind regarding the award of a prize or the conduct of the Raffle, CSIA and all persons purchasing or holding a ticket agree to arbitrate such dispute.
CSIA reserves the right to modify the Rules and/or impose additional conditions, procedures, and requirements as may be necessary or required for the Raffle and the award of prizes hereunder to comply with the laws of the State of Oregon and Applicable Law. This Raffle is void where prohibited by law.
This raffle is designed to be compliant with the Oregon Department of Justice and the taxation code outlined for Charities & Other Non-Profits designated by the Internal Revenue Service. According to the Oregon DOJ this raffle is exempt from obtaining a gaming license as CSIA qualifies as a “Nonprofit organization holding raffles with a cumulative handle of no more than $10,000 per calendar year.”