The 14th Annual Phantom Ranch Ball

This is make-believe event with a very real door prize drawn on April 1st!

No ties. No gowns. No babysitter required.  Enjoy an evening at home while supporting Colorado Open Lands.

Each $25 ticket is your chance to win the “Door Prize” drawing for the original framed painting:

“Winter Hike” by Mary Lou Johns
(the only real thing at this event)

Size: 10 x 8″  (image only)
15 5/8 x 13 1/2″  (framed and matted)


Ticket sales are closed! The winner will be notified tonight (April 1st)!

We’re off to the party, the 14th Phantom Ranch Ball,
A make-believe gala, a make believe hall.
You choose the time for your own celebration
With loved ones at home, but please send a donation!

To request your “tickets,” please use the link above or  or contact Katherine Raffio at 970.453.3875 or

Artist Mary Lou John’s statement:

Mary Lou Johns is a full-time resident of Breckenridge, Colorado where she has been a member of Women of Watercolor for over 15 years. Her watercolors are inspired by the majestic scenery of Summit County. Her paintings have been displayed at the Speakeasy Theatre, the Breckenridge Theatre Gallery, the Old Masonic Hall, the Summit County Garden Club Tour, and at “Meet the Artists.” Recent honors include being selected for the “Silverthorne Art Wall”, a commission to paint the poster for the Summit County Garden Tour, and a painting for the “Art on the Blue River” Art Fair.

In recent years, Johns has added oil painting to her repertoire. She loves the ability to express loosely and emphasize brush strokes in this medium. “Actually, each type of painting informs the other. “What I learn in oils can often be applied to watercolors and vice versa.”

Mary Lou has served as president of “Women of Watercolor” (WOW), helping others to learn and enjoy this challenging medium. To see her gallery and to learn more about WOW, go to


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