Tara Bryan Legacy Fund

When Tara Bryan (1953-2020) relocated from the United States in 1992 to make Newfoundland her home, she found the perfect place to flourish as an artist. 

A key, beloved figure in the arts community of this province, Tara had a prolific and far-reaching career. Her works, both in paint and on page, instill a sense of wonder in the viewer.  She challenged us to observe—whether experiencing a story as it unfolded or looking closely at a landscape alive with light and colour.  Although celebrated locally for her landscape paintings and imagery of icebergs, she was also fundamental to the book arts community both locally and internationally.  She was known for her original, inventive handmade artists’ books, many of which were letterpress-printed and bound in her own printshop: walking bird press.  Tara was a generous collaborator, often printing works with many other artists and writers.  She was, in her own words, “inspired by the process of collaboration and the unexpected outcome of working closely with other artists.”  She was also a lifelong arts advocate and educator, with a remarkable teaching style that left an indelible mark on many. 

Tara Bryan passed away in September 2020.  She will long be remembered not only for her impressive achievements in art, but also for her compassion, wit, intellect, and verve.  The Tara Bryan Legacy Fund celebrates her memory by expanding and supporting Book Arts and Visual Arts in Newfoundland and Labrador.


Donating to This Fund

CFNL is a registered charity (BN: 853376531RR0001). You can donate and receive a Canadian Tax Receipt using the below form or by sending a cheque to CFNL’s Office.

For US Donors – CFNL can accept and provide tax receipts for US Donors through its membership in the Community Foundations of Canada. Contact us at info@cfnl.ca or (709)753-9899 to learn more. The below form is only for Canadian Tax Receipts.