Arts West Artist's Retreat: Darren Gusdal Memorial Bursary Call for Submissions, Deadline April 1

Arts West Artist's Retreat

Darren Gusdal Memorial Bursary


DEADLINE: April 1, 2019

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, but 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 submit 10 still images, jpeg files only, maximum size of each jpg: 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, 2018, watercolour, 24x30")

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

-submissions must be emailed to: with "Darren Gusdal Memorial Bursary" as the subject

-deadline for submissions: April 1, 2019

-notification will take place by April 15, 2019

For more information on the retreat, go to:

or contact Esther Vermeer:

For more information on the Darren Gusdal Memorial Bursary, contact Diana Thorneycroft: