Mia Lane Lab Print RaffleLABMED is pleased to announce that a beautifully framed limited edition print has been donated for LABMED’s latest raffle project by Nora Sullivan. Nora, of Avonlea Labradors, is Vice President of the Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Club and owner of Aaron, a LABMED-funded dog.
This print, titled “Motherhood” by Canadian artist, Mia Lane, features a beautiful yellow Lab poised gracefully on a rock surrounded by her five adorable pups playing at the water’s edge. In the artist’s own words: “The idea for "Motherhood" came after I had given birth to my two children. The whole experience was a major milestone in my life and I tried to portray that pride and joy and protectiveness one feels as a mother in this piece. You can see this expressed in the mother Lab, as her puppies play under her watchful eye. The showy Irises are one of my favourite flowers. The beautiful Irises my mother grew at the cottage inspired me. Their blue and purple colours compliment this scene.” The image size is 19˝ inches x 22˝ inches and is beautifully framed and matted.
Mia Lane has been drawing and painting since she was old enough to pick up a pencil, and from then sketching and painting became something of an obsession. After graduating in Technical Illustration from Sheridan College in 1976, Mia worked as a designer and illustrator, gradually making a transition to fine art. Her work is both highly regarded and widely collected. In addition to many other noteworthy awards and commissions, it has been recognized by the Canada Post Corp., which issued four "Dogs in Canada" stamps of Mia's designs in 1988, and by Ducks Unlimited Canada which has honored her with its "National Artist" award in 1991.
Raffle tickets are $5.00 each. This is your chance to win this beautiful print while helping to provide emergency medical care for the rescued members of the breed we all love so much. Actual drawing will take place on or by April 15, 2003.
Ticket sales will be limited to 200. Should all 200 tickets be purchased before the 4/15/03 drawing date, we will announce the winning raffle ticket within 10 days of the date the 200th ticket is sold. The winner will be notified using the contact information provided on the ticket order form.
Update! We've closed our webpage order form! Please stay tuned for the winning ticket name and number. We'll have this information available for you by tomorrow, April 16, 2003.