The Fallis Scholarship for the Arts

Durham Art Gallery is pleased to announce Ms. Makenzie Ermel as the 2019 recipient of the Fallis Scholarship for the Arts. Ms. Ermel has started her first year at University of Western Ontario, pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts and like her predecessor Cole Wiseman. Durham Art Gallery is proud to support artists at this stage of their career.


Makenzie responded to the news:  


“I am very honoured to be the 2019 recipient of the Durham Art Gallery – Fallis Scholarship for the Arts.  I have the upmost respect for the Durham Art Gallery and their inspiration and support of today’s youth in the community. Art has always been a passion for me.  I like experimenting with all types of mediums, including water colours, acrylics, oils, pencil crayons, pastels, and sketching.  Many of my art pieces have been influenced by people or experiences that bring deeper meaning to my work. The financial aid of the Fallis Scholarship supports my dream of pursuing post-secondary education in the arts.   Following attaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, I hope to pursue a Bachelor of Education so that I can share my love for the arts with students and build on their talents and gifts.  I am most grateful for this opportunity and excited for what the future holds.“

The Gallery is no longer accepting applications for the Fallis Scholarship for the Arts. Durham Art Gallery established the scholarship out of a desire to cultivate art and artists throughout Grey Bruce. Now in its second year, this $3,000 scholarship aims to support the Grey Bruce community by assisting a young local artist in their post-secondary school dreams, by alleviating some of their financial burdens through a scholarship award.

Durham Art Gallery encourages you apply next summer! Applicants must be from Grey Bruce and have been accepted or are enrolled in an arts program at a post-secondary institution. The program may be at a college, university or a recognized art academy. 

2019 Recipient Makenzie Ermel

Application |