Announcing the Winners of our Missing Painting Raffle

Ticket sales in our Missing Painting Raffle closed on July 31st. Raffle organizer Rafflebox chose the following winners by random number:

  1. Jeanette & Jim King of Ottawa are the grand prize winner and had a choice of the two prizes being offered. They have chosen Bernard Poulin’s Silent Sky
  2. Susan Annis of Ottawa is our second prize winner. She wins a bespoke portrait.

Contratulations to your winners. And thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket to the Missing Painting Raffle in support of the Canadian Artists Network.

And a special thank you to Bernard Poulin for donating his works and his talent to our cause.

The Missing Painting

Bernard Pouln's Silent Sky

In the early 1980s, renowned Canadian pianist, vibraphonist, and composer Hagood Hardy created a work he called Silent Sky. In 1986, Hagood’s friend, visual artist Bernard Poulin, created his Silent Sky, a visual version of his friend’s work that was intended to become the cover for a Hagood Hardy CD. But, sadly, Hagood died in 1997 before the album could be recorded.

Why was the painting missing?
Bernard’s Silent Sky was on display at an art gallery in Bermuda. Somehow it disappeared and remained missing for 32 years.  It was re-discovered recently and returned to Bernard Poulin’s studio in Ottawa.


Your Portrait

Imagine having your own portrait painted by a modern-day master.

Or a portrait of a loved one, a person you admire.

This commemoration, once the exclusive perk of wealth and nobility, could now be yours. 

Renowned artist Bernard Poulin, whose portraits range from the Prince of Wales to political leaders, sports figures, and artists, will paint a portrait of you or the person [or pet!] of your choice if you win the prize.

This prize is valued at $5,000.

About the Prizes

There are TWO prizes:

1] Silent Sky
by Bernard Poulin
30×30 inches
Value $5,000

2] A Commissioned Portrait
by Bernard Poulin
Value $5,000

First prize is a choice of either Silent Sky or a commissioned portrait. Second prize is the one not chosen by the first prize winner.

The winning tickets will be chosen electronically by Rafflebox,  an independent raffle agency registered by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.

May the winning ticket be yours!

Missing Painting Raffle Rules

1] Players must be residents of Ontario and must be 18 years of age or older

2] Payment will be accepted by major credit card, Visa Debit or MasterCard Debit. Credit cards used for payment must have an Ontario address.

3] Ticket sales will begin at 12:00 AM Eastern time on 1 August 2022

4] There are two prizes. First Prize is a choice of either Bernard Poulin’s painting Silent Sky, or a commissioned portrait by Bernard Poulin of the winner’s subject of choice. Each is valued at $5,000. Second prize is the prize not chosen by the First Prize winner.

5] Tickets will be available online and sold at $55 each

6] A maximum  of 900 tickets will be sold.

7] Ticket sales will end on 31 July 2023 at 11:59 PM. The draw will take place electronically by Rafflebox and the winner will be announced on CSARN’s website on 1 August 2023.

10] All ticket numbers will be emailed to ticket purchasers by the registered Electronic Raffle Supplier (ERS), Rafflebox. A physical ticket will not be mailed out for this draw.

10] The winners will be determined by a random draw utilizing an Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) registered Electronic Raffle Supplier (ERS) Random Number Generator (RNG).

11] The winners will be contacted by phone and/or email. The winners have 90 days to claim their prizes.

12] A second draw from the same numbers will occur after 90 days if either of the prizes are unclaimed.

13] Draws will continue until the winners are declared and have claimed their prizes

14] The winners must provide their name, address, and phone number with picture identification for our report sheet.

15] Draw results will appear under the “Winners” tab found on the main raffle page.

16] By playing you consent to having your name and winning numbers published.

17] Ontario Problem Gaming Helpline (1-888–230–3505)

AGCO Raffle License #RAF1258660