Summer Art Scholarships

Students at the Grand Manan Community School will be eligible to receive free tuition and art supplies for art workshops to be held on Grand Manan in July and August of 2019.

As a high school student, Hamilton artist Barry Coombs ( had the opportunity to attend art programs during school breaks in March. He was grateful for this experience, and as a way of giving something back, he will provide free tuition for a Grand Manan Community School student (in Grades nine to 12) to attend his workshop Sketching and Watercolour Painting to be held from August 11 to 16, 2019.

A graduate of the Ontario College of Art, Barry has led workshops in Quebec and Maritime Canada for twenty years as well as many international painting holidays in England, Italy, France, Greece, Portugal and Mexico.
Toronto artists Martha Johnson and Jennifer Hinrichs, who are both associated with Island Arts on Grand Manan, will also be offering free tuition to deserving GMCS students.

Martha Johnson ( has a BA in Fine Art from the University of Guelph, and she has been teaching drawing and painting at the Avenue Road Arts School in Toronto since 1996. She is known for her passionate approach to the landscape. Her recent avian paintings and sculptures have developed as a result of her time spent on Grand Manan re-discovering an historic event when an Albatross from Antarctica was sited in the Bay of Fundy in 1913. Her workshop Painting Grand Manan (Acrylic Painting for Travellers) runs from July 7 to 14, 2019.

Jennifer Hinrichs ( has been teaching drawing and painting to beginners and more advanced students for several years at the Avenue Road Arts School and George Brown College in Toronto. Her own pastels and paintings are in collections across North America and Bermuda, where she was an artist-in-residence with the Masterworks Foundation. Her workshop Landscape With Mixed Media: Paint, Pastels and More . . . will be from July 14 to 21, 2019.

How do I apply? Applications for these scholarships may be submitted to the Grand Manan Art Gallery in care of David Ogilvie ( Students should include samples of their artwork (preferably three or four jpeg files), and a letter describing their interest in art. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2019.

What about art supplies? The Grand Manan Art Gallery will provide artist materials for successful applicants .