Daufuskie Island Artist Chase Allen leads national “American Made” Martha Stewart sponsored contest

Daufuskie Friends:

Daufuskie Island resident and artist CHASE ALLEN is competing to win an “American Made” contest sponsored by the Martha Stewart Living magazine, and is particularly well-positioned to win the 2014 Audience Choice Award Winner.As of this morning, he has moved into 1st Place!!!

This is a true David and Goliath story….Imagine a business from tiny Daufuskie beating out thousands of other companies around the country for this prestigious award!!


Chase deserves this award on merit alone, as anyone who has visited the IRON FISH GALLERY will agree. More importantly, though, Chase intends to donate the entire $10,000 award to very worthwhile causes, with the majority of it going to help pay the medical bills of sweet 6-year old Holmes Desmelik who is battling a brain tumor.

The remaining $3,000 will be distributed to three great causes: Doctors Without Borders, the Alzheimer’s Foundation, and the Ankylosing Spondylitis Association.

If Chase wins this competition, it will provide a major boost for the family of little Holmes, and help several worthwhile organizations. It also will bring much needed attention to Daufuskie Island, and really help put our little island on the map. (There’s already been a nice segment by WSAV Channel 3 in Savannah on this story:


This contest is very, very close! There are 4000 contenders around the country. Other leading businesses from much larger areas than tiny Daufuskie are aggressively seeking votes, and the lead has switched back and forth a number of times. To win, Chase needs a strong and sustained group effort by the entire Daufuskie community!!


Register to vote at The Iron Fish “American Made by Martha Stewart” profile page:

1) Click the vote button from Chase’s profile page and you will be directed to a sign-in page. On this page, you must click on the REGISTER button. Enter your email and provide a password.

2) Once you are registered, go back to Chase’s profile page. YOU CAN VOTE SIX TIMES FOR HIM, AND ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE AGAIN EVERY DAY UNTIL OCTOBER 13TH! Remember to vote EVERY day, since consistent voting will the they key to success for Chase!

3) Pass this along to your friends and family and ask they to help with this campaign! Please post on your Facebook page if you have one.


American Made Chase Allen's Iron Fish Gallery on Daufuskie Island
American Made Chase Allen’s Iron Fish Gallery on Daufuskie Island
Coastal Artist & sculptor Chase Allen
Coastal Artist & sculptor Chase Allen

So everyone, please take a few minutes to help Chase, little Holmes Desmelik and other worthwhile causes by registering and voting six times every day until the contest ends on October 13th.

written by Deborah Smith

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