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
Wuchien Michael Than
Persistence and Passion: A Donor's Story
The Wuchien Michael Than Foundation Fund was established by Michael Than in partnership with the Ontario Arts Foundation in 2013. Funding began in 2013 and contributions continue to grow the fund and support a granting program. Michael Than created the Fund to help create opportunities for the creation, development of Asian-Canadian theatre and to develop new works by Asian-Canadian playwrights.