The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) will raffle off an original Angie Halford Ré American Flag mosaic on April 7, 2022, at the National Tile Contractors Association booth during Coverings show in Las Vegas.
Proceeds from the raffle benefit CTEF, enabling the foundation to continue its mission, educating, certifying tile installation professionals, and offering local, regional, and national training programs for consumers, installers, construction professionals, architects, designers, building inspectors, and sales associates interested in the sale and installation of ceramic tile.
The American Flag mosaic, donated by Laticrete North America President and COO Ron Nash, measures 42.5” x 67” and is 1.25” thick. It is mounted on plywood and brings to life its subject through the shimmering interplay of the various shades and shapes of glass tile, stained glass, and glittery grout.
Mosaic artist Angie Halford Ré is the founder and owner of Unique Mosaics, LLC, a custom mosaic tile artwork studio located in South Salt Lake, Utah. A nationally acclaimed and globally recognized mosaic artisan, her work represents one-of-a-kind creations that stand out for their artistry, beauty, and detail.
“Education should be every leader's number one priority, and CTEF is part of the solution,” Nash said. “Tile is not getting easier to install. Quite the opposite, tile is getting larger, technically more difficult, construction schedules are more compressed, and it's harder to find qualified labor. CTEF directly addresses education and improving talent in the field. Furthermore, CTEF is a good steward of the money it receives as donations.”
“The value of CTEF is in the name,” says Ré. “Tile Education is a very broad term with a huge amount of opportunity to learn more to be successful in this field, and that is of the utmost importance and value in my opinion.”
Those wanting to participate in the raffle can purchase $5 tickets starting March 21 at 7 a.m. EST until Thursday, April 7 at noon PST by visiting ceramictilefoundation.org/raffle-fundraiser and buying 5 (for $20), 15 (for $50), or 35 (for $100) tickets online.
Tickets will also be available during Coverings 2022 at the NTCA Booth N2862 where the American Flag mosaic will be on display. Participants do not need to be present to win, and the NTCA will ship the mosaic to the winner.