Arts Scholarship

Niagara Pumphouse Arts Scholarship

Ian Butler was one of the founding members when we opened in 1994. A fund for the 'Niagara Pumphouse Arts Scholarship' for Art Education was set up after Ian's death in 2010. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving Niagara-on-the-Lake graduating high school student pursuing a recognized post-secondary Visual Arts Programme.

In 2018, it was decided that a $200.00 Scholarship will be rewarded each year. Staff at the designated schools, A.N. Myer S.S., Laura Secord S.S. and Holy Cross S.S., submit the appropriate student applicants for final selection.

For 2022, three graduating seniors were awarded the art scholarship. Meet the recipients and view their works.

In the photo (L to R): Claire McCarthy, Marina Glencross, Trinity Griese, Lise Andreana, Madeline Hatfield

Arts Scholarship

Madeline Hatfield (Laura Secord S.S.)

Madeline has been on a continuous journey towards finding a style in art by experimenting with various mediums. This young artist has found a passion for acrylic painting and has also explored product and website design. In September, Madeline will be taking Industrial Design at OCAD University to pursue this new passion and further explore her artistic style.

View Madeline's artworks

Trinity Griese (Holy Cross S.S.)

Trinity grew up in Niagara-on-the-Lake with a family of incredibly talented artists. The aspiring artist is mostly drawn to the calmness of painting with gouache, but also enjoys sketching, sculpting, and exploring digital arts such as photography, graphic design, and rendering. This fall, Trinity will be attending Toronto Metropolitian University for Interior design.

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Claire McCarthy (A.N. Myer S.S.)

Claire is a gifted artist whose many talents range from screenwriting, acting, and producing to visual arts. According to Claire's teachers, "this multi-faceted young artist has been a wonderful addition to the Myer family and the art community at the school." Claire will continue her studies in OCAD this fall.

View Claire's artworks