Friends of the Brockville Museum


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Painting Picnic with Prudence Heward

Campaign Ends Feb. 26, 2020

We at the Brockville Museum would like to introduce you to our most ambitious exhibit project to date, "Painting Picnic with Prudence Heward" set to open in Spring 2020. The success of the project rests with those who support the work of local museums as we require significant financial support to make this exhibit possible.

"Painting Picnic with Prudence Heward" will celebrate the local work created by this notable Canadian artists as well as works by her friends, including members of the Beaver Hall Group and Group of Seven painter, A.Y. Jackson. Although Heward lived in Montreal, she spent her summers at the family's cottage at Fernbank, immediately west of Brockville.  

There, she was known to host "painting picnics" and as a result, many largely unknown paintings of Brockville and its environs are contained in the collections of some of this country's most notable galleries. We have set out to uncover these local works and bring them home to Brockville, if only temporarily, for a very special exhibit next summer.

We currently have agreements in place with the National Gallery of Canada, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Windsor as well as a host of private donors to have works of art on loan for this extraordinary exhibit.  With your support you can help put our community and its museum on a national stage!

In addition to standard conservation and crating fees charged by lending institutions, shipping costs will make up a significant piece of the exhibit budget. There are also the regular costs associated with mounting the exhibit including text panels, labels, and exhibit furnishings.  

In late October 2019, the Brockville Museum was honoured with the Ontario Museum Association's Award of Excellence for our 2019 exhibit "Travel trunk: Unpacking Brockville's Cultural Stories". We want to continue this level of excellence with the “Painting Picnic with Prudence Heward” exhibit and we require your help.

Sponsorships range from $2500 at the corporate level to $50 for individuals.  Please see below for information on the various sponsorship levels and rewards. With your help, we know we can make the Brockville Museum Brockville’s shining star in 2020.


The Brockville Museum Team

Sponsorship Details:

Corporate Partner             $2,500

Support from Corporate Partners will be recognized with logo inclusion in the exhibit and on exhibit marketing material. Corporate partners will receive 4 complimentary tickets to the opening gala.

Business Partner                $1,000

Local businesses can show their support with logo inclusion in the exhibit and on exhibit marketing material. Business Partners will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the opening gala.

Paint Box Sponsor             $ 500  -  SOLD OUT

Individuals and businesses can support the exhibit as a “Paint Box Sponsor” and can choose to have their name included in the exhibit and will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the opening gala.

Individual Sponsor            $ 250

Individual sponsors can choose to have their name included in the exhibit.

Supporter                           $ 50

Every dollar helps! Supporter contributions will be recognized in the exhibit (in smaller print than the Individual Sponsor category).

Please indicate in the comment section how you would like your name to appear. 

Thank you for your support!

$17,025 raised out of $20,000 goal

85.125% Complete
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