Reminder – Application Deadline for the Nel Oudemans Award

May 15, 2018 Deadline Reminder: Application Deadline for the Nel Oudemans Award. The Nel Oudemans Award, established in 2002, celebrates excellence in fine craft in memory of the extraordinary contribution of Nel Oudemans to Canadian applied arts. This competition is open to all emerging artisans who have lived and practiced in New Brunswick for 5[…]

New Brunswick Museum accepts donation from Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation

Media Release Publication: March 12, 2018 The New Brunswick Museum thanks the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Inc. for the recent generous donation of $20,000. The funds will be used for the development of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Collection of Strathbutler Award Winners at the New Brunswick Museum as well as strategic initiatives relating to the[…]

New gallery in Bouchtouche honours Strathbutler artist Marie Hélène Allain

Strathbutler artist Marie Hélène Allain was honoured at the March 2nd inauguration of a new gallery in Bouchtouche. In recognition of her status as an internationally known sculptor and her long time commitment to the region, the Société de Kent-Sud has named the new exhibition space on Irving Boulevard the Marie Hélène Allain Gallery. Daniel[…]

Strathbutler Artist Thaddeus Holownia among finalists for Photography Award

Strathbutler Artist Thaddeus Holownia among finalists for the $50,000 Scotiabank Photography Award. The largest peer-nominated and peer-reviewed “celebration of excellence” in Canadian contemporary photography was founded in 2010 by Edward Burtynsky, who chaired this year’s jury comprising Candice Hopkins, Marie-Josée Jean and Mark Lewis. The winner will be announced on May 8, and in addition[…]

The Nature of Nature: The Photographs of Thaddeus Holownia Book Launch

Atlantic Books Today January 24 at 9:07am The Nature of Nature: The Photographs of Thaddeus Holownia, 1976-2016 (Art Gallery of Nova Scotia/Anchorage Press) is a remarkable artefact – a book designed to make photographs come to life in our hands. Thaddeus Holownia works in large format photography, and the majority of his work has been[…]

Histoires de souche & other family stories…

Marie Hélène Alain (Strathbutler 1996) and Alisa Arsenault Organized in partnership with the New Brunswick Museum January 24 to March 25 2018 Press release_Histoires … As a senior artist looking back with gratefulness on a spiritual and artistic life, Marie Hélène Allain speaks of belonging. Her parents are thus featured in the genesis of her[…]

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[…]