Ian Butler was one of the founding members of the Niagara Pumphouse Visual Arts Centre which opened in 1994. The ‘Niagara Pumphouse Ian Butler Scholarship Fund’ for Art Education was set up after Ian’s death in 2010. The purpose of the fund is to support an annual scholarship award to a deserving Niagara on the Lake graduating high school student pursuing a recognized post-secondary Visual Arts Programme.
Contributions from the annual ‘Art at the Pumphouse’ original art show and sale event and other designated donations are regularly added to this fund.
In 2018, it was decided that up to 3 - $200 scholarships (one for each of the designated publicly funded High Schools for Niagara on the Lake students) would be considered for this year. Staff at the designated High Schools (A.N. Myer S.S., Laura Secord S.S. and Holy Cross S.S.) are to select the appropriate scholarship recipients.
After successful candidates are determined, The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre Scholarship Committee will give each student the opportunity to submit 3 digital images of their art pieces for the Niagara Pumphouse website for one year.
2018 Recipient: Molly Bowron
Molly attended Holy Cross Catholic secondary school and will be attending Nova South Eastern University in Fort Lauderdale in August 2018. Her areas of study are Communications and Graphic Design.
Molly enjoys painting and charcoal work. In her spare time she rows, which she will continue in university on an athletic scholarship.
Molly's work can be seen on this page.