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Wood Buffalo Timeraiser Presented by Suncor

                               

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.

The committee has met and we've contacted all of the successful artists for this year's event.  

Tickets for the Timeraiser are available online at https://wbtimeraiser2014.eventbrite.ca.  

Join us for good times, great company, and gorgeous art!  

If your organization is interested in taking part in the event and would like to inquire about how you can benefit from the volunteer hours bid, please contact Amanda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Information for Selected Artists:

  • Delivery date for the selected art pieces will be March 12, 2014; Items MUST be dropped off  between 10 am – 12 pm & 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery presented by Kirschner Family Corporation
  • All artwork must be dry and ready to hang (wire setting 1/3 from the top of the artwork)
    All pieces must be framed and signed (stretched canvas on a frame is acceptable if it has finished edges)
    Exhibition of the artwork will start on March 18, 2014 at MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery and will end the evening of the Wood Buffalo Timeraiser- April 10, 2014

For more information, visit www.volunteerwoodbuffalo.ca/timeraiser and please circulate this notice to your friends and colleagues in the art community.

Lastly, thank you to our gracious sponsors!  This event would be nonexistent without their support!

  

        


  

Results from the 1st Wood Buffalo Timeraiser

 

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:

 

Top 4 Art Pieces raised 820 volunteer hours

  • Artist: Uzma Nadeem

    “Celebration of Life 2”

    Winning bid by Dean

    with

    230 hours

  • Artist: Margie Cunningham

    Winning bid by Karina

    with

    200 hours

  • Artist: Jacquie McFarland

    “Kinetic intensity”

    Winning bid by Dan

    with

    200 hours

  • Artist: Uzma Nadeem

    “Abduction 5”

    Winning bid by Bruce

    with

    190 hours

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.

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194 Grenfell Crescent, Wood Buffalo Community Village. Fort McMurray, AB, T9H 2M6

Phone: 780-791-9333
Fax: 780-750-4333
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