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2019 Strathbutler – Bruce Gray

Based on the recommendation of a professional jury, the Board of Directors of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation announces that Bruce Gray has been selected by a professional jury as the 2019 recipient of the $25,000 Strathbutler Award for excellence in the visual arts. Mr. Gray becomes the 25th New Brunswick artist to receive the prestigious[…]

2019 Strathbutler Jury Members

Since 1991, Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation has celebrated excellence in the visual arts of New Brunswick through its signature award, the Strathbutler. This $25,000 award is given to a New Brunswick artist who has achieved excellence in visual arts while having made a substantial contribution to his or her respective field over a significant period[…]

Prairie detail, Ralph Simpson

2019 Nel Oudemans Award Jury Statement

Ralph Simpson is an impressive emerging artist whose extensive body of work stood out in the 2019 award adjudication. Building on a first career as a research biologist and forestry expert, Simpson immersed himself in ancient traditions of basketry from around the world. From these global inspirations, his unique, individual artistic vision has evolved. His[…]

Cedar Wave, Ralph Simpson

Ralph Simpson

Ralph Simpson Chosen for 2019 Nel Oudemans Award Ralph Simpson has been selected as the 2019 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. A recent graduate of New Brunswick College of Art and Design,[…]

2019 Scholarships awarded

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is proud to announce a $23,000 investment in New Brunswick artists through its 2019 scholarship and bursary programs. An active supporter of artistic education and growth, the foundation offers a yearly program of funding to assist and encourage excellence in the visual arts. SHMF International Residency Amanda Fauteux has been selected[…]

2019 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. 2019 Nel Oudemans Award Application Guidelines This Award recognizes the pursuit of excellence in the fields of fine craft and design by emerging[…]

2019 facilitation grants awarded to New Brunswick organizations

SHMF is pleased to announce a series of 2019 facilitation grants awarded to New Brunswick organizations working to enhance their capability in exhibition. Through this annual program, affectionately known as “The Sheilas” the foundation will dedicate $36,000 in 2019 to enhance the presentation, curation, documentation and promotion of contemporary art in New Brunswick. Based on[…]