FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Donated roses for planting at several Los Angeles area-based liberal arts campuses
Rancho Mirage, CA – March 22, 2013 – The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) announced that it has gifted 120 Caroline Victoria roses for planting at various southern California universities and colleges. The recipient schools include: The Claremont Colleges – Claremont Graduate University, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College and Pomona College located in Claremont, CA and the University of Redlands located in Redlands, CA.
The Caroline Victoria Rose for the Arts is the signature rose of the CVCAF and is trademarked by the foundation in Canada and the United States. The donations were made to honor these liberal arts colleges and universities that support and teach the arts while encouraging student creativity. Laura Rowley, Pomona College, comments, “We are very humbled to be the recipient of this lovely gift. The roses at Pomona College will be a lasting testimonial to be enjoyed by our students, faculty and visitors to our campus in the years to come.”
Forty of the Caroline Victoria roses will be planted at the University of Redlands. According to Jennifer Sorrenson, Associate Director of Facilities Operation, “We are so excited by this opportunity of planting the Caroline Victoria roses near our Hall of Letters, one of the oldest buildings on campus built in the 1920s. We are so very grateful for the CVCAF’s generous gift.”
About the Caroline Victoria Rose for the Arts:
The Caroline Victoria Rose for the Arts is an exceptional hybrid tea rose with blooms of pure ivory shading to amber blush in a spiral bud formation. It has an impeccable genealogical background, combining the stately grace of the Audrey Hepburn rose with the fragrant, award-winning New Zealand rose. Perfume is exceptionally long-lasting with a base of light citrus and raspberry with subtle overtones of mint. The rose was created by world-renowned rose breeder Robert Harkness, Hertfordshire, England as a perpetual commemoration of the life of student artist Caroline Victoria Coldicutt. Introduced in 2006 at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, a Caroline Victoria rose bouquet was presented to Queen Elizabeth II. The rose is currently planted at Buckingham Palace and Highgrove, Prince Charles’ residence, as well as in major public and private gardens in North America and Europe.
Janet Inada, rosarian and owner of Rogue Valley Roses, OR, states, “The Caroline Victoria rose is the most beautiful white rose of its type that I have ever grown. Fragrance is exceptionally long-lasting and rates 10 out of 10.” It offers season-long repeat flowering and holds highest ratings for hardiness, disease resistance and ease of cultivation. The rose is suitable for group planting in beds, borders or as a low hedge. It is an excellent rose for the garden.
About the Caroline Victoria Arts Foundation
The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation formed in 2006 to commemorate the artistic passion of Caroline Victoria Coldicutt (1987 – 2004). The CVCAF offers three main initiatives to inform and assist aspiring student artists how they can implement their creative ideas that can positively impact their families, communities and the world. Our philanthropic efforts include: offering scholarships and art outreach programs to students at various schools in Canada, China and the United States, the Caroline Victoria Rose for the Arts and the Caroline Victoria Online Film Festival.
Scholarships and Outreach Programs:
Since 2006 our foundation has gifted more than 35 scholarships and provided support to art outreach programs to the following:
– The Academy, Palm Desert, CA;
– Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, British Columbia;
– Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA;
– Marywood-Palm Valley School, Rancho Mirage, CA;
– St. Margaret School, Palm Desert, CA (2006-2011);
– Shawnigan Lake School, Vancouver Island, British Columbia;
– Since 2008 the CVCAF has gifted several filmmaking grants to benefit students though the Mary Pickford Institute of Film Education and Mobile Film Classrooms, Los Angeles, CA;
– The CVCAF has provided support to the Royal Theatrical Fund in London, England since 2006. The RTF, founded by Charles Dickens in 1839, sponsored the Caroline Victoria rose at the Chelsea Flower Show, and all proceeds from sales in England go to the RTF and other benevolent funds assisting artists in need;
– To foster cross-cultural awareness and understanding through art, since 2011 the CVCAF has provided funds for art materials and supplies to two schools in China – Guanyindang Primary School in the suburbs of Jingzhou, China and the Dandelion School, a boarding school for children of rural migrant laborers located in Beijing; and
– Since 2012 the CVCAF and Creative Visions Foundation (CVF), Malibu, CA has collaborated on the Tao Te Ching – A Photographic Journey to produce a photographic art book celebrating positive change in the world through the arts.
Caroline Victoria Rose for the Arts:
Our signature hybrid tea rose provides additional funding to the CVCAF to continue our crucial work toward financially sustaining student artists. At the same time, planting a Caroline Victoria Rose for the Arts in your garden will be a lasting reminder of the beauty art brings to the lives of each and every one of us. The Caroline Victoria retails at $22.95 and is sold exclusively by the CVCAF and Rogue Valley Roses.
Caroline Victoria Arts Festival:
This year, we will launch our Caroline Victoria Arts Festival, the first online arts festival designed for student artists without boundaries. Our goal is to help educate, exhibit and recognize the achievements of aspiring high school art students worldwide.
We invite you to share your love of the arts by supporting the work of our foundation and these initiatives. The CVCAF gratefully accepts donations of paintings and/or art pieces with 100% proceeds going to art scholarships and outreach programs to support arts education. For interest in making a donation or purchasing a CVCAF painting donated to our foundation, please visit our online store at www.cvcartsfoundation.org. To purchase a Caroline Victoria rose or get fundraising information for your philanthropic organization, please visit www.carolinevictoriarose.com. Your donation or purchase will make a significant difference to the future of our Caroline Victoria artists.