The 13th 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:

“Gore Range” by Erika Donaghy
(the only real thing at this event)

Actual size 16” x 12”

Ticket orders must be received by April 1st!

We’re off to the party, the 13th 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 Erika Donaghy’s statement:

About two years ago, I took a two-hour watercolor workshop in Denver with some friends. I didn’t make anything groundbreaking that day, but it sparked something in me I had forgotten about. Soon, I was painting at every opportunity – in the car, on the trail, in the morning before work. Then in 2019, my husband was offered a new job in Summit County so we moved out of Denver where we had been for 12 years and, finally, landed in the mountains. When we go here, I found the most wonderful, welcoming art community and jumped headfirst into learning ceramics (and I’m quite obsessed). That summer, I took a huge leap of faith and quit my full time job to start this creative business. It’s still terrifying sometimes, but I’ve never felt more like myself. These days you can find me painting something new, teaching a watercolor workshop, or covered in clay at the ceramics studio.

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