Art on the Land: Art raffle benefiting the Chúush Fund

Eastern Oregon. Photo Credit: Bonnie Moreland, Flickr

Tickets on sale December 2-12

Art on the Land celebrates people, art, and nature while raising money to support clean drinking water for Warm Springs.

Buy your raffle tickets for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind work of art created by local Oregon artists and inspired by land currently protected by Oregon land trusts. Tickets are $20 each, and 100% of the proceeds go to the Chúush Fund to support the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs as they work to restore their access and infrastructure for clean water.

Raffle winners will be selected December 15 and notified by December 17.


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“All of the art being raffled celebrates the interconnectedness of art, people and nature,” said Kelley Beamer, executive director of COLT. “One of the ways people and nature are connected is through water. So it made sense to donate the proceeds to support the Warm Springs’ effort to restore clean drinking water to people on their reservation.”

Art on the Land is a collaborative project with The Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts (COLT), Wetlands ConservancyWallowa Land TrustWild Rivers Land Trust, and Greenbelt Land Trust. Four local Oregon artists were commissioned to create art inspired by land. Each artist visited a property in their area that is currently protected and preserved by a local land trust, drawing inspiration from the landscape to create a unique piece of art.


The Artwork

Beaded Belt Bag

A traditional beaded belt bag by Roger Amerman. This belt bag includes complex geometric motifs and elements that characterize the Nimiipuu Peoples, and colors unique to Tribal beadwork of North America.

Fender’s Blue and Two Horses

A woodcut print titled, “Fender’s Blue and Two Horses.” It is inspired by Lupine Meadows, a project of Greenbelt Land Trust near Corvallis, Ore., and its rich and beautiful tapestry of plants, animals and insects – specifically the endangered Fender’s Blue Butterfly. This piece is by Jessica Billey. 

Nesika Beach

  • Artist: Elaine Roemen
  • Land trust partner: Wild Rivers Land Trust in Port Orford, OR
  • Art inspired by: Nesika Preserve

An oil painting depicting an iconic view on the Oregon Coast, specifically where the forest spreads to the cliffs and overlooks the ocean. Painted by Elaine Roeman, it is inspired by Nesika Preserve, a project of Wild Rivers Land Trust near Port Orford, Ore.


Three Baskets

  • Artist: Celeste Whitewolf
  • Land trust partner: Wetlands Conservancy, Statewide
  • Art inspired by: Hart Wetlands near Tualatin, OR

Three distinct baskets by Celeste Whitewolf including a paper twist gathering basket, a gourd basket, and a basket featuring an antler in honor of the deer who make their home at Hart Wetlands Preserve. Hart Wetlands is a project of The Wetlands Conservancy near Tualatin, Ore. Each basket will be auctioned separately.

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Kelsey Kuhnhausen

Kelsey Kuhnhausen

Kelsey is COLT's Communications Manager.

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