In September, 2014 The Grande Prairie Podollan Inn & Spa launched a Call for Submissions in conjunction with Alberta Culture Days. Peace Country artists were invited to submit their work to be considered for “The Fine Art of Hospitality” to provide local artwork for sale on the walls of 65 new rooms opened December, 2014. The same opportunity was offered to artists in Fort McMurray/Wood Buffalo for the Podollan Inn’s 18 new rooms opened in March, 2015.
“I am very excited about our symbiotic initiative to provide our amazing local artists an opportunity to showcase their work and also add value to our guests’ experience.”
– Jason Podollan, Director of Operations
These projects showcasing talented Peace Country and Wood Buffalo area artists’ work are community initiatives. The hotels do not take any commission on sales of art. One hundred percent of the sale goes to the artist.
In Grande Prairie we received almost 200 submissions from 18 artists for the 65 new rooms which now showcase 2 pieces of local artwork in each room.
Seven artists are showcased in the Fort McMurray project with 2 pieces of local artwork in the 18 new rooms.
Click on the links above to view the artwork and see the artists’ profiles. The pages are password protected. You can find the password in the brochure in your guest room.