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The Tina Dolter Award for Visual Arts

To acknowledge the loss of a tremendous influence in the Grenfell Campus and Western Newfoundland communities, the Tina Dolter Award in Visual Arts is being established.

The Tina Dolter Award in Visual Arts is to be awarded to a student entering his or her fourth year of studies in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Candidates should have a primary focus in painting and be in good academic standing.

Ms. Tina Dolter, a graduate of Grenfell’s visual arts program, passed away on Sept. 4, 2012. Ms. Dolter, an accomplished portrait artist, graduated with a bachelor of fine arts in 2002 and received the University Medal for Academic Excellence. Her recent work involved a 10-year painting project titled The Sensuality of the Maturing Woman, a series of portraits, biographies and interviews of women over 40. The project won several NLAC and Cultural Economic Development Program (CEDP) grants from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and was exhibited in Corner Brook, St. John’s and Toronto.

Ms. Dolter's work is held in many corporate and private collections, as well as the permanent collection of the Grenfell Campus Art Gallery, the teaching collection of the print department of Grenfell Campus Visual Arts Department, and the Art Procurement Program of the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador (The Rooms).

Ms. Dolter was also an advocate for the artistic community and a dedicated volunteer. She co-founded the League of Artists of Western Newfoundland (LAWN) and was involved with the boards of several arts organizations. In 2009, she developed the Arts and Cultural Linkages program in association with the East Coast Music Awards, a program now that is a permanent facet of the ECMAs. Tina Dolter was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal posthumously in 2012.

If you would like to talk to someone about making at gift to the Tina Dolter Award in Visual Arts, please call 709-637-7329 or email



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