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.
Beaverbrook Art Gallery Showcases Brigitte Clavette and Anna Torma – New Brunswick and Canadian Artists of Great Distinction
The $25,000 Strathbutler Award $25,000 is one of Canada’s most lucrative and prestigious visual arts awards. Available uniquely to New Brunswick visual artists, the Strathbutler is a recognition of an individual New Brunswick artist’s accomplishments and impact. This award is given biennially by the privately funded Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation (SHMF) upon the recommendation of[…]
Sackville based artist, Amada Fauteux was nominated for the 2022 Marie Hélène Allain Fellowship Award by Emily Falvey, director of the Owens Art Gallery who characterized Fauteux’s latest work, Terrarium, as ground-breaking conceptual art. The jury was both intrigued and impressed by Amanda Fauteux’s collaborative approach and the international scope of her proposed new work[…]
SHMF presents a Signature Grant of $10,000 to the John Peters Humphrey Foundation to support its work in preserving a significant Hampton landmark, Credo. This sculpture, originally designed by Strathbutler artist, John Hooper is a testament to the ideals of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, drafted by Hampton native son John Peters Humphrey. Exposed[…]
Diana Alexander, Executive Director of the Saint John International Sculpture Symposium was honoured by the Board of Director of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation during the 35th anniversary celebrations of the foundation. The Foundation, a proud champion of the visual arts in New Brunswick, offers the Arts Advocacy Award to recognise extraordinary contributions to fostering[…]
The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is delighted to distinguish the unique accomplishments of two New Brunswick mid-career artists, Amanda Fauteux and Sarah Petite. Based on the recommendations of an independent, professional jury, both artists have been selected to receive 2022 Marie Hélène Allain Fellowship Awards of $10,000. As part of its mandate to promote the[…]
Congratulations to Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation’s Director and Vice Chairperson on her latest work, Hands of the Horseman. This exhibition will open at the Andrew and Laura McCain Art Gallery on July 16th, 2022. The SHMF is grateful to Suzanne for the years of volunteer service and guidance in shaping the foundation as a support[…]
The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is a champion of the visual arts in New Brunswick. Through its annual juried award programs, we celebrate of artists who have achieved career milestones and who continue to push the boundaries of their creative practices. Currently the Foundation is inviting nominations and applications for two major awards: The Nel[…]
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