We've been visiting the
Jackson Hole WY area for several years
and have the great pleasure of making a lot of friends. We always stay at the Homewood Suites by
which is centrally located to everything and is within walking distance to
great shops and restaurants. However this isn't about the Homewood
We met Kelly Champlain through Homewood Suites and quickly formed a friendship. We found out Kelly is an excellent chef and helped host Friday dinners at the local Elks Lodge #1713 where he invited us even though we weren't members. We stayed in
for well over 8 weeks last year and ate
at the Elks Lodge just about every Friday. It's turn into a regular thing for us to dine
at the Elks Lodge anytime we're in Jackson
and Kelly is cooking. Jackson
Kelly's a friend and client having bought 2-pieces from us on our first visit. A conversation between Kelly and us started us on a great adventure in trying to help the Elks in their charity drive. Kelly asked us for an image of an Elk or a group of Elk which he would purchase then raffle. We decided to do him one-better and donate the image as an artist proof and added 10 additional images (limited edition of 10) which we then sold to the Jackson Hole Elks at cost.
We asked Kelly to write down some of the things his lodge does throughout the year and this what he gave us.
Chartable Projects include but not limited to:
Free Mother Day Brunch
Jackson Hole Food Bank
C-V Ranch Children's Christmas
Veterans - this includes a free dinner to all veterans at Veterans Day
Drug Awareness Program
Kelly also added ENF - Elk National Foundation which is an aid for people with disabilities, cancer research, children hospitals, youth camps, families & children in need.
The raffle tickets for the artist proof is on sale through Jackson Hole Elks Lodge #1713 and Kelly should be contacted if you are interested in purchasing one of the ten images. The raffle tickets are $5 each and is limited to 600 tickets.
The image, "The Gathering" was captured specifically for the Jackson WY Elks Lodge #1713 in the National Elk Refuge,
Jackson WY February
2012. The image is 40x20 printed on
canvas using an Epson 9900 professional wide-format printer using Epson
UltraChrome HDR ink. The image is printed
on Breathing Color Lyve 19 mil, 450 GSM, poly-cotton museum grade archival
quality canvas and further protected with Glamour II coating.
We spoke with Kelly shortly before posting this and learned that the raffle drawing is scheduled in September 29, 2012. Contact 307-733-1713 if you'd like to participate in a great event.
Sandy & Don