Darren Gusdal Memorial Bursary and the Arts West Artist’s Retreat

Arts West Artists’ Retreat

June 14-19, 2020 | Clear Lake, Manitoba

This annual five-day event provides students with an opportunity to concentrate on developing their artistic skills and goals under the direction of experienced, professional instructors. All courses are 6 hours/day for 5 days. Emerging artists interested in participating in this retreat, who are unable to attend due to financial constraints are invited to apply for a Darren Gusdal Memorial Bursary. the successful candidates will have their full registration of $650.00 covered. This includes accommodation, standard meals, instruction and GST. They will also receive $75 for the purchasing of art supplies.


-must be 18 years or older, consider yourself to be an emerging artist and in need of financial assistance

-must indicate if you are an emerging rural or urban artist

-must submit 10 still images (JPEG files only, maximum size of 1024 x 768 pixels, RGB or greyscale colour mode files only)

-include an accompanying image list stating title, year, medium and dimensions (eg. Winter on the River, 2016, watercolour, 23×30″)

-submit a short paragraph on why you want to attend the retreat and another paragraph describing your history as a practicing artist.

Submissions can be emailed to [email protected] with the subject line Darren Gusdal Memorial bursary. Deadline to submit is April 1, 2020.

For more information on the retreat contact Esther Vermeer at [email protected], and for more information on the Darren Gusdal Memorial Bursary contact Diana Thorneycroft at [email protected]