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[…]

Emilie Lavoie

As a ceramic artist, Emilie Lavoie exhibits both technical expertise and conceptual rigour. Her work in large scale installations and innovative glazing techniques serve to amplify her exploration of thematic issues such as genetic manipulation and environmental degradation. Her innovative spirit and organizational expertise characterized her recent multi-level work in fashion/performance art at the University[…]

Ann Manuel & Jennifer Belanger

Two New Brunswick artists to be honored The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is pleased to name Jennifer Belanger and Ann Manuel as recipients of a 2016 Marie Hélène Allain Fellowship Awards. Established in 2014, this $10,000 award is given to honor New Brunswick mid career artists who have distinguished themselves in the last ten years[…]

2015 Ross Scholarship Recipient

[pe2-image src=”http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yvPbH4APoSQ/VTqAswRJlvI/AAAAAAAABtU/hHnaCMbH-ic/s144-c-o/Rylee%252520Hayes.JPG” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/100418093315009242357/2015?authkey=Gv1sRgCIzB07bm28G0AQ#6141362548232525554″ caption=”Rylee Hayes” type=”image” alt=”Rylee Hayes.JPG” pe2_single_image_size=”h300″ pe2_auto_clear=”false” ] The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is proud to announce the 2015 recipient of the Fred Ross Scholarship. Ms Rylee Hayes, a student of Simonds High School, has been selected by an independent panel of art professionals. This scholarship is an enduring tribute to Mr.[…]

2015 Advanced Studies Scholarship

[pe2-image src=”http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gG9Xui3Y_W0/VTFNvL-qhaI/AAAAAAAABtE/aHk2EFz1H6E/s144-c-o/SNDigitalPortrait.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/100418093315009242357/2015?authkey=Gv1sRgCIzB07bm28G0AQ#6138773240147510690″ caption=”Samantha Noseworthy 2015″ type=”image” alt=”SNDigitalPortrait.jpg” pe2_single_image_size=”h300″ pe2_auto_clear=”false” ] Press Release Congratulations to Moncton native, Samantha Noseworthy, 2015 recipient of the $5000 Sheila Mackay Advanced Studies Scholarship. Ms. Noseworthy will enter the MFA program at Western in September. The SHMF is grateful for the expertise of the members of the 2015 scholarship jury,[…]

2014 Oudemans Jury Statement

[pe2-image src=”http://lh4.ggpht.com/-2bVfq48jQ4c/VCnDZ2tPSlI/AAAAAAAABg0/xKg6c1MK9ZQ/s144-c-o/Allison%252520Green%252520Portrait%252520-%252520Photo%252520Credit%252520Biff%252520Mitchell.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/100418093315009242357/Green?authkey=Gv1sRgCOrqp5Gbzp2PkwE#6064593222180489810″ caption=”Allison Green” type=”image” alt=”Allison Green Portrait – Photo Credit Biff Mitchell.jpg” pe2_single_image_size=”h300″ pe2_auto_clear=”false” ] 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[…]

2014 Nel Oudemans Jury

[pe2-image src=”http://lh6.ggpht.com/-bEmQbdN-Baw/TOwYlV60NvI/AAAAAAAAADY/dBNsDi9AW_I/s144-c-o/oudemans-port-bw.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/100418093315009242357/ArtistPortraits?authkey=Gv1sRgCL_SrfTgjubJgAE#5542832271204300530″ caption=”Nel Oudemans” type=”image” alt=”oudemans-port-bw.jpg” pe2_single_image_size=”h300″ pe2_auto_clear=”false” ] The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation provides independent juries to review all nominations and applications for its various awards programs. The Board of Directors wishes to express gratitude to the following arts professionals who assisted in the 2014 selection process for the Nel Oudemans Award. Brigitte[…]

2014 Fred Ross Jury Statement

Seok Joo Lee [pe2-image src=”http://lh4.ggpht.com/-kEAWsxnodt0/U8AsOqalflI/AAAAAAAABdo/eDcBnmKLWuk/s144-c-o/01sl2014self_portrait.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/100418093315009242357/Lee?authkey=Gv1sRgCMH_ksent-LpmgE#6034872131092053586″ caption=”Self-portrait” type=”image” alt=”01sl2014self_portrait.jpg” pe2_single_image_size=”w300″ ] The range of talent exhibited by the candidates for the 2014 Fred Ross Scholarship was impressive and made decisions for this jury very challenging. In selecting Seok Joo Lee, we were struck by the artist’s raw talent, force of expression and originality. Mr. Lee’s[…]