Open Call for Original: 2D and 3D Artworks
Third Edition of the Wood Buffalo Timeraiser
Calling all emerging artists: Get paid and generate volunteer hours!
FORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA- Last year’s edition of the Wood Buffalo Timeraiser was a great success! We are thrilled to announce that the Call to Artists for the third edition of the Wood Buffalo Timeraiser is now open. We are looking to purchase artwork from local, emerging artists to help inspire participants in Wood Buffalo to donate their time in support of great causes. Artwork will be chosen by a selection committee from the Wood Buffalo Art Community.
There is no submission fee associated with this call.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11 p.m.
What is the Wood Buffalo Timeraiser?
The Timeraiser is a silent art auction with a twist. Instead of bidding money, participants bid volunteer time to agencies that need their skills and energy. We purchase all artwork locally at fair market value and auction it off on the night of the Timeraiser. The Wood Buffalo Timeraiser will be held on April 10th, 2014. Successful auction bidders have 12 months to complete their volunteer pledge to organizations in the Wood Buffalo Region. The piece of artwork is meant to act as a reminder of their goodwill.
Last year more than 43 pieces of art were purchased for the Timeraiser. The artwork purchased put more than $18,000 into to Wood Buffalo Art community. The combined 43 pieces raised a total of 5,605 volunteer hours in the Wood Buffalo region.
For more information, visit www.volunteerwoodbuffalo.ca/timeraiser and please circulate this notice to your friends and colleagues in the art community.
FuseSocial is a backbone organization that works with other community partners and stakeholders focusing on key priorities specific to our community’s needs for growth. Our goal is to enhance the capacity of individual Wood Buffalo social profit organizations; to create collective influence for better Wood Buffalo social profit sector representation; to incubate Wood Buffalo social profit organizations and collaborations and; to encourage and facilitate the development of community volunteers and leaders.
Every day at FuseSocial, we inspire the social profit sector and community to push boundaries that maximize all of our potential and work together to achieve these goals.
Volunteer Wood Buffalo
With the assistance of Suncor Energy, we were able to acquire 43 pieces of art from local artists. The artwork purchased put more than $14,000 into to Wood Buffalo Art community.
Top 4 Art Pieces raised 820 volunteer hours:
Artist: Uzma Nadeem
“Celebration of Life 2”
Winning bid by Dean
Artist: Margie Cunningham
Winning bid by Karina
Artist: Jacquie McFarland
Winning bid by Dan
Artist: Uzma Nadeem
Winning bid by Bruce
The remaining 39 pieces raised 2, 323 hours
Combined 43 pieces raised a Total of 3,143 volunteer hours in the Wood Buffalo region
Timeraisers have been in operation across Canada for several years and to date Timeraisers have generated 100,000 volunteer hours and invested $520,000 in the careers of emerging Canadian artists nationwide. It was with the assistance and permission of Framework an amazing nonprofit in Toronto, that creatively connects people with causes and causes with people.
Other sponsors that we would like to thank are Diana Renseler of Make it Happen Events, Fort McMurray Labour Council, KAOS 91.1FM, MIX 103.7FM, ROCK 97.9, COUNTRY 93.3 and Wood Buffalo Big Sprit. Without the assistance of these organizations we could not have had such a successful event.