North County artist Roger Chandler created the signature art for Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce World Championship XXXVI. The annual event will be held on July 9 at Dog Beach in Del Mar, and helps raise funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad (BGCC). Players and spectators will be able to bid on Roger’s painting. “Each year we select a different local artist to come up with a unique piece for the championship,” said co-founder John Manson. “We were thrilled that Roger volunteered to donate his time and talent.”

Roger Chandler began his career as a technical illustrator at NASA, and has since become an award-winning artist and illustrator with artwork featured on magazine covers, national advertisements, editorial art, brochures, and billboards. “I like to think my paintings reflect the amazing adventures I’ve had, and convey that indescribable feeling of a beautiful sunset reflecting on a perfect wave on a perfect beach,” states Roger. “It was fun having a new project with a narrow focus to work on, and I am pleased to be a part of the elite group of artists who have created for this tournament.” For more information about the championship visit www.beachbocce.com or email events@bgccarlsbad.org.