Laura Ciruls Painting Fund
Laura Ciruls was a professional graphic and web designer, as well as a traditional acrylic and watercolour painter. Through way of a bequest, Laura set up the Laura Ciruls Painting Fund, to recognize artists like herself, who were contributing to the development of painting in Ontario.
This award, beginning in 2012, will be awarded annually to an artist who is past the early stages of their professional career.
2017 Dorian FitzGerald
Hacker-Pschorr Beerhall, Oktoberfest, Munich (2005)
acrylic and caulking on canvas mounted to board,
144 × 216 inches
2016 Steven Volpe
2015 Sasha Pierce
2014 Melissa Doherty
2013 Andrew Rucklidge
2012 Jinny Yu
Dorian FitzGerald is the 2017 recipient of the Laura Ciruls Painting Award February 1, 2017
Steven Volpe Receives 2016 of Laura Ciruls Painting Award January 19, 2016
Leafs Dreams Arts Scholarship Recipient
From 2003 - 2011, the Ontario Arts Foundation partnered with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) on the Leafs Dreams Arts Scholarship Program. The Program provided scholarships in the arts to students who have a special ability in the arts, but not the resources to pursue that interest.