Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation
In Sheila’s spirit, we are working to make NB a province where artists are supported, understood and valued.
The Foundation cannot and does not seek to replace the responsibility of the federal and provincial governments, nor the work of public institutions or professionals who work in the visual arts sector. But we can and wish to be active partners in opening new avenues, exploring new initiatives and enriching existing resources.
We are pleased to announce that the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is now the Series Sponsor for the Jones Gallery Lecture Series. Thank you to the Foundation for sharing in our belief that art history should be accessible and understandable and available for everyone to enjoy! The Jones Gallery Lecture Series is also generously[…]
Deadline for Nominations and Application for the 2020 Nel Oudemans and Marie Hélène Allain Fellowship Awards is approaching. Nominations and Applications for both awards must be postmarked by June 30, 2020. Please consult the website for complete nomination/application details.
Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is dedicating $25,000 in Signature Grants to salute and support the creative spirit of New Brunswick visual arts organizations dealing with the challenges of the 2020 pandemic. Social distancing necessitated the closure of traditional venues for exhibition, art education and celebration; yet art is bubbling through, thanks to the hard work[…]
In response to artists requests, SHMF is extending the deadline applications for the 2020 Nel Oudemans Award and the 2020 Marie Hélène Allain Fellowship Award. Applications for both awards will now be accepted until June 30th, 2020.
SHMF is committed to supporting the ongoing career development of artists through educational programs. In 2020, the foundation will award $17,000 in scholarships and bursaries to winners of juried competitions. The Board of Directors is grateful for the professional adjudication of the following arts professionals: Amy Ash, Jim Boyd, Elizabeth Grant, Christiana Myers, Maggie Rose,[…]
2020 Fred Ross Scholarship Recipient The Fred Ross 4- year renewable scholarship has been awarded to Marilyn McDonough, a graduating senior at St. Malachy’s High School. Jurors were impressed with her passion for creativity, reflected in a wide experimentation with artistic mediums. Ms. McDonough will enter the Fine Arts Program at Mount Allison University[…]
Congratulations to Anna Torma on her national recognition for excellence in the visual arts. The Saidye Bronfman Award ($25,000) is one of the largest individual prizes for fine craft in Canada. In addition, every year, the Canadian Museum of History acquires works from the winner for its permanent collection. After winning the Strathbutler Award in[…]
2019 Fred Ross Scholarship Recipient Edyn Sierra Albert of Minto, New Brunswick is the recipient of the 2019 Fred Ross Scholarship valued at $8000. Jurors were impressed with the nuanced maturity of this young artist’s application portfolio. This 4-year renewable scholarship is given to a promising high school graduate entering a formal program in[…]
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