Winners of the Photography Raffle

Thank you everyone who bought tickets for the Philadelphia Ovations Show; Thank You all who were able to attend and give me so much positive feedback;  Thank you to everyone who bought tickets to the raffle; and thank you to everyone who purchased my work.

The winners of the raffle are:

First Place: Ticket #348052 : Justin Wright

2nd Place:  Ticket #348047:  Tim Carimell (Apologies if I am misspelling your name)

3rd Place: Ticket # 348031: Martha Welch

please email me at to confirm your selection and finalize arrangements to receive your prizes.

Thank you for your support and encouragement. It means a lot to me.

Juana Rafaela

Photography Raffle @ RAW: Philadelphia Presents OVATION

Photography Raffle.
This is your chance to own a piece of my work!
Can’t attend the Philadelphia Ovation Show on 10/10/18 at the Trocadero Theater? You can still participate in The Photography Raffle
Juana Rafaela Photography
– 1st Prize: 24″ x 36″” – Canvas Print- “Breakfast at Jake’s” ($ 275.00 Value)
– 2nd Prize: 8′ x 10′ Photo of your choice in 11′ X 14′ Frame ($30.00 Value)
– 3rd Prize: 8′ x 10′ Photo of your choice in 11′ x 14′ Mat ($15.00 Value)
Online ticket holders may select any photo from my Website ( for their prize.
Send me your ticket purchase via PayPal at
$ 5.00= 1 Ticket
$10.00= 3 Tickets
I will enter your ticket in the draw and email you your ticket #. If you win, your prizes will be mailed. (US Shipping Included. International Shipping will be additional)
Good luck! 
Juana Rafaela

August 20, 2018: ​RAW Philadelphia presents OVATION- 10/10/2018


Dear Family and ​Friends:
I will be participating in the Philadelphia RAW Artist show in October.

After completing a successful show in Connecticut, I have been selected to participate in a show by RAW Artist​ and I ​am asking for your support.
​RAW Philadelphia presents OVATION
Wednesday October 10th 2018 at 6:30 pm
The Trocadero Theatre
1003 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Tickets for the show are $22 each and must be purchased by Wednesday October 3, 2018, online via the link below:​

You will also see my profile and showcase at the link.  For each ticket purchased you will receive an 5″ x 7″ postcard ready for framing. I will post a gallery of the post card selection on my website Please consider purchasing a ticket. ​

You may go to and select the city, Philadelphia, PA to see all the artist who will be featured at the show. There will be about 40 artists in various genre including music, dance and a runway show. It promises to be quite exciting.

If you plan to attend you will be able to select your gift from a selection of postcards at the show. If you are unable to attend, I will be happy to mail your gift you.

I will also publish details on a raffle in another week or so.

I will be working diligently to ensure that I have a wide selection of high quality prints in several sizes, media and price ranges for your consideration at the show. I hope that you can attend and see my work. Thanks as always for your support.
Many thanks

August 14, 2018: About Trinidad & Tobago

The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is an archipelagic state in the southern Caribbean consisting of  two main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and numerous smaller landforms including Chacachacare, Monos, Huevos, Gaspar Grande (or Gasparee), Little Tobago, and St. Giles Island. The entire population is estimated at 1.3 million (2005).

The climate is tropical. There are two seasons annually: the dry season for the first five months of the year, and the rainy season in the remaining seven of the year. Winds are predominantly from the northeast and are dominated by the northeast trade winds. Unlike most of the other Caribbean islands, both Trinidad and Tobago lies outside the hurricane belt and have deep water harbors.  As a result, there is a well developed boating industry on the islands and many private owners in the eastern US use docking facilities during the hurricane season.

In 1498, when explorer Christopher Columbus set foot on Trinidad, he found Arawak and Carib Indians who prospered here on the island the Amerindians called Leri, land of the Hummingbird. When the Spaniards discovered no precious metals on Trinidad, the Amerindians were enslaved and shipped off to work on other Caribbean settlements. One hundred years later Spain established Trinidad’s first European community, San Jose de Oruna (St Joseph), which was sacked and burnt by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1595. Trinidad remained a Spanish possession from the 15th Century and the Cedula of Population in 1783, allowed French planters and their slaves to emigrate from the French colonies to the island.

The British would capture Trinidad in 1797 and negotiate an amicable treaty of rule with the Spanish. In the following years, enslaved Africans were brought in to work on sugar plantations and in 1802, the island became a British colony. After slavery was abolished by Britain, landowners imported thousands of indentured laborers from India, China and the Middle East.  In 1889, Britain joined the smaller Tobago to Trinidad as an administrative ward. The islands achieved independence from England in 1962 and became the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in 1976.

A visit to Trinidad today would reveal a multicultural melting pot stirred by the descendants of settlers from Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and the Middle East. Unlike most of the English-speaking Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago’s economy is primarily industrial, with an emphasis on petroleum. Trinidad and Tobago is known internationally for its annual Carnival when the population of the islands increase by .5M-1M people. It is the birthplace of steelpan, calypso, soca, and limbo.

August 8, 2018: Instagram: River Estate Museum, Diego Martin, Trinidad.

River Estate Museum, Diego Martin, Trinidad: Located just opposite the historical Waterwheel along the River Estate, Diego Martin is the River Estate Museum that is named after the river that flows through the valley. The estate was once inhabited by the native Amerindians, then the freed slaves from Sierra Leon and Congo. Though it was once used to store sugar and cocoa during the years of sugar and cocoa production dating around the mid-1800’s, today the gallery includes artefacts that were used and mere history of Diego Martin’s parish, agriculture and cocoa production history. # #superhubs_visual #planetdivine #thevisualcollective #wlolife #dehazeco #sourcedadventures #naturehappy #worlds_eyes #photographersdiscovery #earthisunique #perfectdayskyline #earthEscope @hq.reposts @earthescope #igerstrinidad #trinidadtourism #lovetrinidad #trinidad #igerstrinidad #trinidadtourism #lovetrinidad #visittrinidad #igtrinidadtobago #igcaribbean #trinidad #tobago #trinidadandtobago #diegomartin #riverestate #estatehouse #waterwheel #historicalbuilding #historicbuilding

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August 1, 2018: The Winner of the Raffle, Samuel Bowens III, receiving his prize: A 1″ Acrylic Block of Seville Dam, Barkhamsted, CT.

At the Raw Artist: Connecticut Presents Connect Show we held a $5 raffle for a 9″ x 6 ” – 1″ Acrylic Block of Seville Dam in Barkhamsted, CT.

The Winner of the Raffle is Samuel  Bowens III. ​Since Sam was not present at the drawing,  I delivered the prize to him last Thursday.

He in turn sent me a photo of the location of the Seville Dam Acrylic Block in his home.  I am humbled!

Thanks Sam! I trust that the piece will bring you many years of joy!

Congratulations again Sam!

July 26, 2018: New Instagram Post: The Louvre Pyramid, Paris, France.

The Louvre Pyramid, Paris, France: The Louvre Pyramid is a large glass and metal pyramid designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, surrounded by three smaller pyramids, in the main courtyard of the Louvre Palace in Paris. The large pyramid serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum. Completed in 1989, it has become a landmark of the city of Paris. ### #superhubs_visual #planetdivine #thevisualcollective #wlolife #dehazeco #earthEscope @hq.reposts @earthescope @visionofpictures @andrewjulianphotography @rawartists #parisfrance #parisfrance🇫🇷 #parisigers #igparis #igersparis #instagramparis #france_photolovers #france🇫🇷❤️ #paris_tourisme #parisestmagique #parislovers #parislovers #paristourisme #parisguru #iloveparis #parisphotography #thelouvre #thelouvremuseum #thelouvreparis #thelouvrepalace #louvre_museum #louvrepalace #louvreparis #louvreparis🇫🇷

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July 23, 2018: Thank you for your support at the RAW: Connecticut Presents Connect Show: Juana Rafaela Photography – Winner of Raffle is Samuel Bowman III

Dear Family and ​Friends:
First, I offer my heartfelt thanks to those of you who purchased tickets, attended the show and or lent your support in so many ways. I especially want to thank my husband Gary, I could not have done it without him. Thank you Gary.
We sold 50 tickets!! Thank You! For those of you who were unable to attend, we missed you, but, per your request, I was able to donate 15 tickets to others who were able to attend.
Over 800 people attended the show and our little booth was quite busy all night long. There was a lot of interest, especially in my international, beach and military photographs. While we achieved modest sales, the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. What a great experience! I can’t wait to do it all over again. Attached are a few photos from the night.
At the show we held a $5 raffle for a 1″ Acrylic Block of Seville Dam in Barkhamsted, CT.

The Winner of the Raffle is Sam Bowens III. ​Congratulations Sam!!!​

If you purchased tickets, I need to confirm your photo gift selection. I will send you a separate email with instructions.
This was a lot of hard work, but I learned a lot and my next show will be even better. I have been approved for the next RAW Artist Show in Philadelphia. Stay tuned for details! Thanks for all you did to make my first US show a success. I really appreciate your support.
Many​ Many Thanks