The Gail Konantz Art Education Fund


Gail Konantz was a longtime summer resident on Lake of the Woods and she and her husband Gord were committed members of the Lake of the Woods Museum. We were saddened to hear of Gail’s passing in May of 2018.  She was a creative force – a Gailforce, as her family called her – who earned her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba and who worked at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and as an art educator in both private and public school systems. 

In the words of her family – “She was a prolific artist. She loved to wonder and to be astonished, and her creativity and curiosity were boundless. She always felt complete and whole when painting and described having butterflies when seeing other’s art.”

This Fund, in memory of Gail, was created by her friends and family to support visual arts education for youth and adults in the Douglas Family Art Centre. The endowment fund will provide material support for art projects, classes and activities to inspire and encourage the artist in each of us, something that was close to Gail’s artist heart. 

This fund has been invested with the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation as an endowment fund which will ensure that Gail’s positive creative influence will continue in perpetuity. 

If you wish to make a donation to The Gail Konantz Art Education Fund

Please use this link: Canada Helps

and select the Gail Konantz Art Education Fund from the drop-down list.
or you may contact the Community Foundation directly by contacting:

Lynn McAughey
Executive Director
Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation
101 Park Street, Box 441
Kenora ON, P9N 3X4

T: 807-467-4427
C: 807-465-4042
F: 807-468-9289
[email protected] |

Please note that an income tax receipt will be issued directly from the Community Foundation.

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