AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
FUSION AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS 2023
Who are the lucky recipients? Keep your eyes peeled until the great reveal at FUSIONFEST on Wednesday, May 31st.
Come to the reception at the Gardiner (remember to register on the Gardiner website) or check this website!
Honouring diversity, equity and inclusion, FUSION’s Awards and Scholarships program encourages applications from people of all cultures, regions across Ontario, racialized communities, abilities and diverse identities.
Last year, FUSION launched new awards to recognise Indigenous clay and glass artists and Arts Educators and Administrators who contribute to the clay and glass community through teaching and arts management.
The Awards and Scholarships are juried by a peer assessment committee.The jury will have the final decision as to how awards and scholarships are dispersed. In all cases, the decisions of the awards committee are final. The committee reserves the right not to give an award if, in its judgement, there are no suitable candidates.
The 2023 Jury Members are:
Alison Brannen, Chair
2022 FUSION Awards and Scholarship Recipients
The Mary Lou Gilchrist Award for Clay and Glass Artists:
$2000 JANE GARCIA
FUSION Award for Clay or Glass New Generation Artists:
$1000 -$500 to SAMI TSANG and
$500 to ZIHAO XIONG
FUSION Award for Clay or Glass Artists:
$1000 - HEIDI MCKENZIE
FUSION Award for Arts Educators and Administrators:
$500 - PAUL STEWART
FUSION Volunteer of the Year Award:
FUSION Scholarships for Continuing Education:
$500 each AMY BELL AND STEFANIE SMITH
FUSION also supports ceramic and glass students with yearly graduation awards at
Sheridan’s Craft and Design Program
FUSION Technical Achievement: Sydni Weatherson (Glass) and Emma Kip (Ceramics)
FUSION Community Involvement Award: Heather Phillips (Glass) and Mads Christianson-Walker (Ceramics)
FUSION Award of Merit: Zeer Liu (Glass) and Yue Brook Xing (Ceramics)
2022 Craft Ontario recipient of the FUSION Award: Kim Ross
FUSION Design Awards
Provided to guilds and associations that are FUSION members, Design Awards are offered to their members for work entered into their adjudicated exhibitions to encourage excellence. The award consists of an Awards Certificate, admission to the FUSION Conference and a one-year FUSION membership. To submit an application, please complete this online form.
Rosemary Aicher -Waterloo Potters' Workshop
Monica Rosenthal - Ottawa Guild of Potters
Brenda Nieves - Toronto Potters