Welcome to The Alberta Flood Rose Project.
The flood waters rose... Albertans rose to the challenge!
During July 2013, The Alberta Flood Rose Project invited all Calgary and area working visual artists to create and donate an original, unframed 4"x4" (inch) piece of wall art, depicting the provincial flower of Alberta, the wild rose. The finished pieces were arranged into eight groups of 81, and were framed together as larger "collection" pieces.
After being on display in public locations during August, the framed art pieces were up for auction at The Flood of Roses Auction in Calgary, on August 28, 2013 with over $25,000 to the Red Cross for flood relief.
This unique opportunity for individuals or corporations to own an exclusive piece of Alberta history-in-the-making is still available, with 100% of the auction proceeds going to flood relief. These are one-of-a-kind collaboration pieces by emerging and professional visual artists.
The depiction of the Alberta rose symbolizes the pride of these Alberta artists. The number of artists participating shows how many committed Alberta artists were willing to help restore the damage done by the flood, and help those in need.
* ARTISTS: THANK YOU for your submissions!! You're amazing! Your name and website have been added to the list on the ARTISTS page.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Over 450 artists have participated. This exclusive collection of work simply has to be seen in person. The pieces are now on the TREX tour of Alberta, with the Alberta Society of Artists. We're shooting for the stars and hoping that TOGETHER, we can make a big impact toward helping those uprooted by the flood who still need help so much.
The Alberta Flood Rose Project
How did this idea start?
Tony Tighe, Global News