Thursday, 7 August 2014

Call for Artists: Wine Auction in Support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Wood Buffalo

The ART of WINE, the 5th annual SMS Equipment wine auction in support of Big Brothers Big 
Sisters Wood Buffalo will take place on Saturday, September 27th at the Fort McMurray 
Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre. This annual event is in support of the safe and caring 
mentorship BBBSWB provides to children and youth in our region in need of a positive role 

The social profit is looking to purchase works of art that reflect the following themes:

  • Mentorship
  • Inspiration
  • Potential
  • Fulfilling dreams
  • Start something BIG
  • Role models

Works will be auctioned, in the silent auction portion of the event with all proceeds going to 
BBBSWB to help continue their programming.

All artists whose works are chosen will be invited to attend that evening to enjoy the event and 
discuss their piece with the 450 influential business owners, corporations and politicians that 
attend the event every year. They will also be recognized in the catalogue program and in a 
news release relating to the event.

Work Media
2-dimensional artwork or fine craft that is exhibition ready.

Entry Requirements
Please submit the following items by email to Please include the fee for the artwork within the body of the email—not to exceed $500.
• Curriculum Vitae, Bio, Artist Statement (please submit as Word document)
• Three digital images of the artwork (maximum). No detail shots. JPEG format with file size not to exceed 1MB.

Files should be named as follows: first name_last name.a.jpeg, first name_last name.b.jpeg, etc.

Submission Deadline
Submissions must be received by August 15, 2014. Only successful candidates will be notified.

Selection Process
Pieces will be selected by a five person jury representing: Big Brothers Big Sisters, our title sponsor, Arts Council Wood Buffalo and the local arts community.

Accepted Artwork
Local artists: The artwork must be hand delivered by the successful artist 
Out of town artists: Shipping arrangements are the responsibility of the artist, shipping charges will be the responsibility of the purchaser.

All accepted artwork will be displayed by our event planners in a special section of the silent auction area.

Purchase Price
We wish to purchase multiple pieces of artwork. Our total budget is $2,000.00.

Contact Information
For more information please contact:
Anne Eigner
Big Brothers Big Sisters Wood Buffalo
780-791-2447 or email at:

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