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Raffles in New Hampshire > A chance to win your own commissioned painting by Ryan J. Flynn
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A chance to win your own commissioned painting by Ryan J. Flynn

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Becoming a professional artist is a very expensive and time consuming process. Ryan Flynn is striving to produce works that will help him meet that goal of being a full time artist, but needs a helping hand with materials and equipment.

This raffle is intended to help Ryan raise money to pay for a variety of things that will allow him to push past the limitations of what he can do in his current studio. As of right now, Ryan is limited to smaller canvases, and does not have a set up to do still-lifes or hire models.

Items this will help buy are: A new large studio easel, a used Terrero Taboret, oil paints, canvases, brushes and a small studio lighting set so that he can hire models and set up still lifes.

Ryan will also be donating 10% of the raffle earnings to the Charity Endowment Fund of Ancient York Lodge No.89 in Nashua, NH to assist the lodge in helping out the community.

"I'm not the type of person who just asks for hand outs, I want to at least give someone the chance to win something. So I came up with the idea to auction off 2 commissions. One large framed oil painting and a smaller watercolor painting. I figured that this would be a more personal prize for the winner.

Imagine your wedding photo as an oil painting, or a photo of your children, mother or grandparents, or a landscape painting of your favorite place in the world.... the possibilities are endless, and it will be such a personal gift for you or someone else."

Thank you all for helping me out with this, I am getting so close to being able to really start producing the art I want to create.

Thank you all again, and good luck!"

-Ryan
Ryan J. Flynn and Ancient York Lodge No. 89
Ryan J. Flynn is the current Worshipful Master of Ancient York Lodge No. 89 in Nashua, New Hampshire, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a Royal Arch Mason and Knight Templar. He is a member of the Philalethes Society, Masonic Society and is the Ambassador to New Hampshire for the Association of Masonic Arts. He is an officer of Anniversary Lodge of Research No. 175 in New Hampshire and an honorary member of Sophia Lodge 767 in North Carolina. Due to his works and his numerous discussions and lectures on the importance of the promotion of arts in Freemasonry, he has been recently called "one of the most influential masonic artists in the world."

Ancient York Lodge No. 89 is a masonic lodge in Nashua, NH operating under the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of New Hampshire. Founded in 1871, Ancient York Lodge prides itself on quality ritual and Masonic Education. In the coming year, charitable outreach will be a goal of the brethren of the lodge while continuing to strive to push each of its members to be the best possible versions of themselves.
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$831 of $2,400
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Drawing was held on August 31, 2015.
Winners
Christopher S Davis
Original Watercolor Commission by Ryan J. Flynn
$750 value

Dona Finn
Original Commissioned Oil Painting by Ryan J. Flyn
$0 value

This raffle is in no way sponsored, endorsed, conducted, setup, controlled by or administered by, or associated with, Raffle River. Participants voluntarily release, waive, discharge and hold harmless Raffle River from any and all claims, demands or causes of action for property damage, bodily injury, wrongful death, loss of services or other claims arising from or relating to participation in the raffle and/or acceptance, possession and use of any prize.