Virgil Ortiz working on sculpting a bust in hist studio.


Fine Art Raffle
You could win an original work by Virgil Ortiz!

Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a significant work of art by renowned artist Virgil Ortiz! 

Raffle tickets are $100 each and, to increase your odds, only 400 tickets will be sold. You could be the next Virgil Ortiz collector to own a unique work of art valued at $4,500.

“Virgil Ortiz is a ceramicist, sculptor, jeweler, painter, fashion designer, trendsetter, and provocateur. Situated between the traditions of his Native community and the expansive frontier of the international art world, Ortiz's work is personal, electric, and audacious.”  –The Smithsonian

Original work by Virgil Ortiz: Tahu and the Revolt Runners, 2020.
Purchase tickets to enter

To purchase raffle tickets, either:

  • submit a form to schedule a time for us to call you to purchase over the phone. 
  • mail this Ticket Purchase form with check or credit card information to Montclair Art Museum at 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042. 
  • or contact Khloe Crimando to coordinate ticket purchase by Credit Card over the phone. Email or call 973-259-5120.

Ticket purchase deadline is January 28, 2021. There is no limit to the number of tickets an individual may purchase. After purchase, your raffle tickets will be mailed to you.  

Tickets cannot be purchased online, in accordance with New Jersey law.

A message from Virgil Ortiz
About the Artwork
Tahu and the Revolt Runners, 2020
Revolt 1680/2180 Series
Traditional methods and materials: Cochiti red clay, white and red clay slip, wild spinach pigment (black paint).
9”h x 8”w x 8”d
Value: $4,500
Tahu and the Revolt Runners, Virgil Ortiz, 360 degree view
Virgil Ortiz

Virgil Ortiz is a major voice in contemporary art whose primary artistic focus is to tell the story of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt – a historic event often overlooked in American history. The Pueblo Revolt took place over 300 years ago when Pueblo Indians living around Santa Fe, New Mexico, rose up and drove their Spanish oppressors away after enduring 100 years of cruel colonialism. Ortiz sees the event as an early fight for freedom and equality that still eludes minorities today and draws from it inspiration to blend past and future in contemporary art forms.

Rooted in traditional Cochiti pottery, his work embraces his passion for science fiction to create futuristic storylines that transport visitors back more than 300 years to the 1680 Pueblo Revolt and then speed forward through time to the year 2180.

Virgil ortiz working on a ceramic bust in his studio. Black and white image.
Watch Virgil Ortiz's MAM Conversation
Cultural Impact: Art that Matters
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One winning ticket will be drawn on Friday, January 29, 2021 in a virtual Zoom drawing. All ticket purchasers will receive a link to the Zoom event. Entrants do not need to be present to win. The winner will be notified by phone according to the contact information provided to the Montclair Art Museum at the time of entry.
Ticket purchase directly supports MAM’s mission.
Keres Children's Learning Center logo.

After the winner is announced and the raffle is over, MAM will make a donation to support Keres Children’s Learning Center, a nonprofit organization that is dear to the artist.

The Keres Children’s Learning Center (KCLC) strives to reclaim our children’s education and honor our heritage by using a comprehensive cultural and academic curriculum to assist families in nurturing Keres-speaking, holistically healthy, community minded, and academically strong students.

Official Rules and regulations
• This raffle is conducted by Montclair Art Museum, a 501 (c)(3) organization located at 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042

• The Museum will comply with all applicable tax requirements, including reporting and withholding requirements.

• Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes resulting from the award of these prizes.

• Winners are responsible for registration, title and all taxes associated with winning, including income tax upon possession of the artwork

• Persons must be 21 years of age or older to purchase tickets and win.

• Raffle ticket purchases are non-refundable.

• Raffle ticket purchases are not tax deductible.

• Except where prohibited, participation in the raffle constitutes winner’s consent to Montclair Art Museum use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration

• Montclair Art Museum reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the raffle, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond MAM’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the raffle, as determined by MAM in its sole discretion. MAM reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the raffle process or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules and Regulations or any other Promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.
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