Niagara Pumphouse 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.

This year, the scholarship is awarded to Alessia Rocca and Sarah Laughton.

In the photo (L to R): Marina Glencross, Sarah Laughton, Alessia Rocca, Rima Boles

2024 Awardees

Alessia Rocca (AN Meyer SS)

Alessia primarily works in mixed media, using pen, pencil crayon, watercolour, and acrylic. Her artworks explore emotional themes such as human connections, growing up, daily life, and cherished memories. Recently, her work was displayed at Myer Mosaic and has previously been showcased at the DSBN Off The Wall art show. This fall, she will pursue film in the Cinema and Media Arts - Production program at York University.

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Sarah Laughton (Laura Secord S.S.)

Sarah has been passionate about art from a young age, using drawing and painting to express thoughts and ideas that can be hard to convey with words. By combining societal perspectives and deeper concepts, Sarah creates pieces that evoke emotions and provoke thought. Recently, she has delved deeper into photography. Sarah is excited to begin the Honours Bachelor of Photography program at Sheridan College to further her artistic goals.

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