Open Call for original: 2D and 3D artworks
Second Edition of the Wood Buffalo Timeraiser
Calling all emerging artists: Get paid and generate volunteer hours!
The first edition of the Wood Buffalo Timeraiser was a success! We are thrilled to announce that the Call to Artists for the second 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 selected by our volunteer jury from the Wood Buffalo Art Community.
There is no submission fee associated with this call.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Thursday March 14, 2013 at 11 p.m.
High Resolution digital copy/picture of your submission
All pieces must be original, no copies or prints are allowed
Artists Statement (max 250 words)
Brief Bio (max 250 words)
Photo of yourself (not required)
Price of each submitted piece (max. 5 pieces per artists)
Title and dimension (inches) of each artwork
Medium (e.g. acrylic on canvas)
What is the Wood BuffaloTimeraiser?
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 buy all artwork at fair market value and auction it off on the night of the Timeraiser. The Wood Buffalo Timeraiser will be held on April 25th 2013. Successful auction bidders have 12 months to complete their volunteer pledge. 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 $14,000 into to Wood Buffalo Art community. The combined 43 pieces raised a total of 3,143 volunteer hours in the Wood Buffalo region.
Emerging or mid-career Wood Buffalo-area artists will be given preference
Artist sets the price of the artwork submitted, up to $1,500
Successful artists will be notified via email by March 21st, 2013
Delivery date for the selected art pieces will be March 28, 2013
All artwork must be dry and ready to hang (wire setting 1/3 from the top of the artwork)
Exhibition of the artwork will start on April 4th, 2013 at MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery and will end the evening of the Timeraiser, April 25, 2013.
For more information, visit www.volunteerwoodbuffalo.ca/timeraiserand please circulate this notice to your friends and colleagues in the art community.
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.