Matt Watkins

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[…]

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[…]

Philip Savage

He celebrates a medium that has been crafted by human hands for function, beauty and ceremony since primitive times. I started shaping wood at age ten, first on my own with a pocket knife and scavenged scraps of wood sticks and then with power tools and guidance at the KV Carvers Club in Quispamsis. At[…]

Allison Green

Allison M.H. Green In selecting Allison M.H. Green as the recipient of the 2014 Nel Oudemans Award, the members of the jury celebrate the adventurous creative spirit of this emerging artist. Her diversified portfolio showed great strength in research and conceptual design, as well as a wide experimentation with materials Her artistic vision and dedication[…]

Monica Lacey

The SHMF is pleased to announce the winner of the 2012 Nel Oudemans Award. The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is pleased to announce the winner of the 2012 Nel Oudemans Award which is given annually for excellence in fine art and craft. Monica Lacey was selected by an independent jury to receive the $2000 award.[…]

Christian Demmings

Nel Oudemans 2011 Christian Warren Demmings has been named the 2011 Nel Oudemans Award recipient. Demmings, a graduate of the Jewellery Program at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design is currently entering his final year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program at Mount Allison University. The jury selected Demmings for this award[…]

Bronwyn Gallagher

Textile artist, Bronwyn Gallagher has been chosen to receive the $2000 Nel Oudemans Award. Ms Gallagher was selected by the 2010 Strathbutler jury for both her innovative work in collapse weave/differential shrinkage and her entrepreneurial promise. The award was given at the opening of the 20th Strathbutler anniversary exhibition Regard … Strathbutler 20 Years/Ans on[…]

Kristyn Cooper

2009 Nel Oudemans Award The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is pleased to announce the winner of the 2009 Nel Oudemans Award.  Given annually to a recent graduate of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design this award recognises the pursuit of excellence in the fields of fine craft, design and the visual arts. Kristyn[…]