COVID-19 updates
Shedding Light Podcast 3 mo May 11
Southgate Adventure ad


Durham Art Gallery awards first ever Fallis Arts Scholarship

Durham Art Gallery awards first ever Fallis Arts Scholarship

The Durham Art Gallery is excited to announce Cole Wiseman as the first ever recipient of The Fallis Arts Scholarship.

In a Durham Art Gallery media release, Wiseman is a recent graduate from Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton and has been accepted into a Bachelor of Fine Arts and concurrent B.Ed. at Nipissing University in North Bay. His ultimate goal is to become a Secondary Art Teacher and, in his words, “share my love of art with students someday so they too can become as excited about the beauty and wonder of art.”

Of Wiseman’s submitted works, The Fallis Art Scholarship jury, made up of local artists Tony Luciani, Debbie Schenk and curator/artist Jaclyn Quaresma, said “It’s not often you get to ‘feel the experience’ with an artwork…”; “The drawing of the wolf is my favourite, the sensitivity in how Cole handled the drawing tools and the coyness of the gaze demonstrate what a good observer Cole is as an artist.”; “…excited for his opportunity to grow amongst a peer group and will be curious to see how Cole’s work diversifies, deepens and flourishes in the years to come.”

High school art teacher Samantha Easton described Coleman as “an exceptionally hard-working student who has great artistic ability.” She added that Wiseman has performed very well academically, especially in her class, earning 92.”

The Durham Art Gallery and the Fallis family are excited to be able to help support Wiseman in his post-secondary exploration of his artistic and varied talents and the Gallery hopes to one day host an exhibition full of his future artworks by both him and his future students.

"It is a remarkable feeling when others appreciate your art, something you have poured your heart and soul into.  I can’t begin to express how incredibly grateful and excited I am to receive the Fallis Art Scholarship,” said Wiseman upon receiving the scholarship.

After receiving a donation of shares from Peter Fallis and the late Claude E. Fallis, the shares were sold last year, resulting in a generous infusion of monies for the Gallery. The board and staff feel it is important to pay this kind of community largesse forward while honouring those whose generosity made this possible, and The Fallis Arts Scholarship Award is just one way they intend to do so.


Comments are disabled.

At South Grey News, we endeavour to bring you truthful up-to-date local community news in a quick and easy-to-digest format that’s free of political bias. We believe this service is more important today than ever before, as social media has given rise to misinformation, largely unchecked by big corporations who put profits ahead of their responsibilities.

South Grey News does not have the resources of a big corporation. We are a small, locally owned-and-operated organization. Research, analysis and physical attendance at public meetings and community events requires considerable effort. But contributions from readers and advertisers, however big or small, go a long way to helping us deliver positive, open and honest journalism for this community.

Please consider supporting South Grey News with a modest donation and let us know that our efforts are appreciated. Thank you.

Subscribe for FREE to get the latest local news delivered to your email box.


your neighbourhood logo
South Grey News video sponsor
GlobalVu ad - May 2021
South Grey News Subscribe
Explore Grey Highlands
ColourPix Tower Ad
#StayHome ad 2
Grey Bruce Animal Shelter
Bernards Ad July 31
Edgewood Suites - June 2021
Hello Country ad
Business Enterprise Centre -
Ian Dunbar gif - June 8, 2021
Matt Webb ad
Forests Ontario
Eugenia History Book Ad 5 left
Shop Local
Barn Book New