At the opening reception, held in 2017 to launch the Boreal Shores Art Tour, the attendees created a work of art at the party which was then auctioned off raising the initial funds for our “Artist Assistance Fund.”
This Fund is used to sponsor artists into the tour who cannot afford the fees themselves for various reasons. These can be young aspiring artists who show promise to the jury or established artists for whom life has not been kind.
To date, we have sponsored 3 different artists using this fund. To apply, an artist need only address an email to the Board explaining their circumstances. We keep all information confidential and recipients of the fund are not identified publicly.
In January 2020, the Board announced that the Fund was being renamed to the Rosemary Scurfield Memorial Artist Assistance Fund in memory of Rosemary Scurfield. Rosemary was a glass artist in the Boreal Shores Art Tour for 2017 and 2018. She was forced to withdraw in 2019 to fight cancer and passed away on Dec 27, 2019. She and her husband Bob were enthusiastic supporters of BSAT and contributed not only their time, making presentations on our behalf to the RM of Victoria Beach Council and negotiating with the Victoria Beach parking authority, but also contributed financially each year – over and above their own entrance fees.
The fund is supplemented each year from the collection jars placed at group locations during the Tour weekend. However, if you would like to contribute to this fund in Rosemary’s name you can do in the following ways:
- Mail a cheque made out to Boreal Shores Art Tour to PO Box 611, Lac du Bonnet, MB R0E 1A0. Please note on the cheque that it is for this fund.
- Pay by eTransfer to [email protected]
- Pay by PayPal or credit card using the button below:
Please note that while BSAT is a registerd Non Profit Organization, we are not a registered Charity and therefor cannot issue tax receipts.