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,[…]

I-Chun Jenkins

I-Chun Jenkins Chosen for 2018 Nel Oudemans Award After a careful examination of the diverse portfolios of the many gifted emerging artisans nominated, the jury unanimously named I-Chun Jenkins as the 2018 recipient of the Nel Oudemans Award. The jurors were impressed by the delicacy and beauty of the work, the technical mastery of the[…]

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[…]

From Human Hands – NB Fine Craft Fest

#FromHumanHands: NB Fine Craft Fest, New Brunswick’s premier fine craft festival presented by the New Brunswick Crafts Council, is coming back to #SaintJohn for a second year July 16 & 17 at the Marco Polo Cruise Terminal! – Download PDF #FromHumanHands will feature contemporary and traditional fine craft from New Brunswick master craftspeople working in[…]

NB Craft Heroes

Strathbutler Artists Featured in NBCCD “NB Craft Heroes” November 14th To celebrate important contributors to the New Brunswick craft sector, the New Brunswick Crafts Council (NBCC/CMANB) is hosting a casual celebration, “NB Craft Heroes”, beginning at 6:30pm on Saturday, November 14th at Winner’s Lounge, just outside the Capital Exhibit Centre Fredericton. At this event, the[…]