Call for Artists 2023: Nurturing our Planet

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Toucan Rescue Ranch

Help Toucan Rescue Ranch's WildMed Fund by donating to this year's Call for Artists!


raised by 186 people

$7,500 goal

💜 And now it's time to give THANKS!

Update posted 10 months ago

🌍 Toucan Rescue Ranch's Annual Call for Artists fundraiser was a HUGE success! This campaign shows the power of art and community: it brought together 67 artists from 17 countries, ranging in ages from 7 to 77.  

💉 With the support of 185 incredible donors, we not only achieved our goal of raising $7,500 to cover three months of our WildMed Fund but exceeded expectations, raising a total of $12,779!  

🦥 These funds will now cover five months of the WildMed fund! We are immensely grateful for our donors' and artists' overwhelming support and generosity. YOUR contributions will directly benefit the medical care and rehabilitation efforts of dozens of injured and sick wildlife.  

🥰 Thank you to everyone involved in making this fundraiser a tremendous success! We can't wait to see you all again next year for another fantastic Call for Artists! 

👕 You can now buy the winning artwork "Serena" by Emma Jacquelyn! 

"Serena" by Emma Jacquelyn

Welcome to Toucan Rescue Ranch's Annual Art Fundraiser: Call for Artists!

Toucan Rescue Ranch started an annual art contest in 2016 to raise funds for various projects and programs. In years past, this fundraiser has raised money for new medical equipment, pre-release enclosures, and an education center!

2023 Toucan Rescue Ranch's Call for Artists will fund our WildMed Fund for THREE MONTHS. This encompasses medicine, procedures such as X-rays, and medical supplies!


🙋What is the WildMed Fund

Toucan Rescue Ranch's WildMed Fund is a program that provides medical care and rehabilitation to injured and orphaned wildlife in Costa Rica. The fund supports rescuing and rehabilitating animals such as toucans, sloths, monkeys, and other species impacted by habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, and other threats. 

The program includes a team of veterinarians, interns, and caregivers who work together to provide medical treatment, rehabilitation, and release of these animals back into the wild. 

💉How will the WildMed Fund help injured and rescued wildlife in Costa Rica?

The WildMed Fund pays for X-Rays, medicine, and important procedures such as orthopedic surgery, amputations, and CAT scans for injured wildlife. Donations to the fund go directly towards the care and treatment of the animals and the development of new programs and initiatives to protect and conserve wildlife in Costa Rica.

🌎Why is this year's art theme: Nurturing our Planet?

Toucan Rescue Ranch's wildlife clinic fosters nurturing injured wildlife by providing a safe and secure environment for them to heal - which is the inspiration behind this year's art theme. 

Our clinic staff works tirelessly to provide round-the-clock care to their patients. We use innovative medical treatment techniques to ensure each animal receives the best care possible. 

Toucan Rescue Ranch has a rehabilitation center where animals can recover and regain their strength before being released into the wild. The vet staff supports our educational programs and outreach initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of wildlife conservation and the impact of human activities on the environment. 

By providing a nurturing environment for injured wildlife, Toucan Rescue Ranch's wildlife clinic is helping to ensure the survival of many species that might otherwise be lost forever.

An orphaned three-fingered sloth received emergency medical treatment in our clinic.

FOR DONORS: How do I Vote for a piece of artwork? 

To VOTE for a submission 💸 $1.00 donated = 1 VOTE 

  • Include the name of the artwork you are voting for when checking out here
  • Donations MUST be made on this page
  • The artwork that receives the MOST VOTES by the end of the voting period ⌛July 31 at 7:00 p.m. Costa Rican Time, 9 pm EST, is the WINNER!

Your donation is manually updated on the SCOREBOARD & UPDATES. You will get a confirmation email from



1st PLACE, Valued at $500: 

  • $300 TRR gift card
  • $200 Amazon Gift Card 
  • TRR Artist of the Year Certificate 
  • Featured Post on Social Media 
  • Your Artwork featured in our Education Center 

2nd PLACE, Valued at $300: 

  • $200 TRR gift card
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card 
  • Honorable Mention Second Place Certificate
  • Featured Post on Social Media 

3rd PLACE, Valued at $100:

  1. $100 TRR gift card
  2. $50 Amazon Gift Card 
  3. Honorable Mention Third Place Certificate 
  4. Featured Post on Social Media


  1. You may only submit ONE (1) piece of artwork.
  2. The submission period ENDED JULY 14, 2023
  3. The artwork must follow the theme of "NURTURING OUR PLANET."
  4. This year, there will be one category, combining young and older artists from all over the world to compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!
  5. If you are under 18, you will need permission from a parent or guardian to submit your artwork.
  6. Only artwork submitted through the official submission form will be considered for this contest.
  7. 🚫No photography will be accepted as art submissions.  We have a separate campaign for photography, so follow us on social media to learn more about #TRRShareYourShot!

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