Matt Watkins Chosen for 2017 Nel Oudemans Award

St. Andrews resident, Matt Watkins has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation “Nel Oudemans Award” recognizing the pursuit of excellence in the field of fine craft and design by emerging New Brunswick artisans. An an artist and goldsmith, Mr. Watkins draws inspiration from New Brunswick landscape and exhibits exceptional[…]

2018 Nel Oudemans Award Application Guidelines

The annual $2,000 Nel Oudemans Award acknowledges the extraordinary contribution of Fredericton weaver Nel Oudemans to Canada’s applied arts field, as well as to fine arts & craft education in New Brunswick. This Award recognizes the pursuit of excellence in the fields of fine craft and design by emerging New Brunswick artisans. It is intended[…]

Herménégilde Chiasson named Strathbutler Recipient 2017

Strathbutler : A tradition of excellence in the visual arts of New Brunswick September 15, 2017 Based on the recommendation of a five-person professional jury, the Board of Directors of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation announces that Herménégilde Chiasson has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Strathbutler Award. Mr. Chiasson joins a celebrated[…]

Nel Oudemans 2017 Reminder

Deadline Reminder: Application Deadline for the Nel Oudemans Award extended to June 30th, 2017. The Nel Oudemans Award, established in 2002, celebrates excellence in fine craft in memory of the extraordinary contribution of Nel Oudemans to Canadian applied arts. This competition is open to all emerging artisans who have lived and practiced in New Brunswick[…]

Emily McCumber

The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is pleased to announce Emily McCumber as the recipient of the 2016 Nel Oudemans award. A recognition of excellence in an emerging New Brunswick artist practicing a métier in fine craft, the $2000 award will be presented at the New Brunswick Fine Craft Festival on June 15th, 2016 at the[…]

Clarence Bourgoin honoured with Arts Advocacy Award

Clarence Bourgoin of St. Léonard will be honoured with the Board of Director’s Arts Advocacy Award, an annual award of $1000 based on a nomination and selection process within the Board of Directors. The funds are given both to recognize individuals who work to initiate events and activities that forward the cultural life of the[…]