Recently I was honoured to be part of a collaborative work by 65 members of the Federation of Canadian Artists that was donated to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. All artists painted an 8x10 panel which had to include a red rose. Collectively they total 65 red roses which is also the title of the blog by Eva Markvoort. Eva died this past March but left behind a life legacy that few could accomplish. She has and will continue to touch the lives and hearts of so very many people worldwide through her blog and award-winning 2009 documentary film 65 Red Roses.
A unveiling reception on May 15 at performance Works on Granville Island was attended by over 400 guests. Homage was paid to Eva, her life and love that she shared freely. The final painting composed of the 65 8x10s was absolutely stunning and will be auctioned by Maynards in Vancouver on June 16. Posters were also made and are available for $65 each. All proceeds go to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For info go to http://web.me.com/angela.au.hemphill/Painting_65_Red_Roses/Welcome.html or if you wish to purchase a poster contact the Federation of Canadian Artists at 604-681-8534.
Have included an image of my own 8x10 red rose and one of the poster.
Gaye Adams SFCA Trish Armstrong-Gibson AFCA Carol Arnston, Active Angela Au Hemphill SFCA Robert Bateman SFCA Anthony J Batten SFCA Teressa Bernard SFCA Alessandra Bitelli SFCA Kristi Bridgeman Active Barrie Chadwick SFCA Tinyan Chan SFCA Doris Charest AFCA Roberta R Combs SFCA Sue Cowan SFCA Sandra Donohue AFCA Marney Edge Active Tim Fraser Active Robert Genn SFCA Drew Gillies AFCA Martine Gourbault SFCA Disa Marie Hale AFCA Lalita Hamill AFCA Kiff Holland SFCA Phillipa Hudson Active Lorry Hughes AFCA Caroline Hunter AFCA Gail Johnson AFCA Amanda Jones SFCA Jutta Kaiser SFCA Sandy Kay AFCA Sarah Kidner SFCA Michael King Active Michael Knox Active Heidi Lambert AFCA David Langevin Active Chi-keung Leung AFCA Carol Ljuden AFCA Brent Lynch SFCA Pauline Martland AFCA Andrew McDermott SFCA Richard S McDiarmid SFCA Robert McMurray AFCA Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki SFCA Suzanne Northcott SFCA Uli Ostermann AFCA Patricia Peacock SFCA Sandrine Pelissier AFCA Genevieve Pfeiffer AFCA Dianna R Ponting SFCA Alice Rabinowitz AFCA Myrtle-Anne Rempel SFCA Cindy Revell AFCA Janice Robertson SFCA Jo Scott-B AFCA Merrilee Sett AFCA Michael Svob SFCA Shirley Thomas AFCA Marilyn Y Timms SFCA Marjorie Turnbull AFCA Jim Walsh Active Pam Weber AFCA Gary Whitley AFCA Elizabeth Wiltzen SFCA Alan Wylie SFCA Barbara Younger AFCA