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!
Information for Selected Artists:
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!
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.