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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[…]

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 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 Strathbutler Award Application Guidelines

The Strathbutler Award is a biennial award of $25,000 which recognizes artists and craftspeople who have achieved excellence in their field while having made a substantial contribution over a significant period of time in the province of New Brunswick. 2019 Strathbutler Award Application Guidelines Consideration for the Strathbutler Award will be given to both nominations[…]

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[…]

Maya Padrov

Andrea Mortson

Andrea Mortson is a Sackville based painter who has operates within the tradition of landscape and figurative art but pushes the boundaries of both. She has developed a unique visual language that allows her to interweave what she describes as “realms of observation, dream and memory.” Based on the recommendation of a professional, independent jury,[…]

Maya Padrov

Maya Padrov

Maya Padrov, a ceramic artist currently working from her studio in Gagetown, is most worthy of recognition through a Marie Hélène Allain Fellowship Award for her stunning body of work. A master of sculptural form, Padrov is equally an innovator in surface texture and glazing techniques. She explores the tension between the mass produced and[…]