National Muzzle Loaders Rifle Association

Noted artist Wright donates
painting as fundraiser to NMLRA

Wright to sign prints
Sept. 13 at Championship Shoot

Staff Report

(September 2009) – Several years ago, in recognition of the importance to our nation of the history and heritage of the sport of muzzleloading, the National Muzzle Loading Rifle

David Wright painting

Photo provided

Artist David Wright’s original “The Spirit
of America,” was donated to the NMLRA.

Association began an endowment program titled “1 of 1000.” The endowment fund’s purpose was to support the long-term financial stability of the Association, perpetually preserving the principal while at the same time generating sufficient interest to be used for the furtherance of the NMLRA’s education goals. The premise was to recruit 1,000 members to each contribute $1,000, thereby funding the program with $1 million.
Artist David Wright, an NMLRA Life Member who is well known across the nation for his artistic renderings of the American Frontier and early American life, has graciously given of his skills and talents in support of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association’s “1 of 1000” Endowment. He has donated a large, specially commissioned original oil painting titled “The Spirit of America,” from which limited edition, signed and numbered prints and canvas giclees have been reproduced.
Wright will relinquish any royalties from the sale of the prints and has agreed to attend the NMLRA’s National Championship Shoot in Friendship, Ind., on Sept. 13. He will be on hand to personally sign copies of the prints and giclees at 2 p.m. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet the artist and purchase a print, or to join the 1 of 1000 Endowment and receive a free print.

• For more information on purchasing the “The Spirit of America,” or on joining the “1 of 1000” Endowment program, visit: www.nmlra.org or call the NMLRA offices at (812) 667-5131.

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