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.
Yalda Borzog and Marjolaine Bourgeois selected to receive $10,000 Marie Hélène Allain Fellowship Awards from Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation
The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation’s juried award program is designed to celebrate artistic achievement and to support artists in their continuing creative journey. Based on the recommendation of an independent jury, two New Brunswick artists will receive a 2020 Marie Hélène Allain Fellowship Award. Yalda Borzog and Marjolaine Bourgeois both work in mixed media to[…]
Based in Campbellton, Yalda Bozorg is an innovative ceramic artist whose sculptural work was selected by the jury for its outstanding technical and intellectual achievement. A graduate of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Ms. Bozorg is currently a PhD candidate of Art and Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Her work is represented[…]
Originally from Les Iles de Madeleine, Marjolaine Bourgeois is a multi-disciplinary artist working in Moncton. She is a graduate of the University of Moncton and is deeply involved in the local arts scene. In the words of her nominator Jacques Arseneault, Mme Bourgeois has distinguished herself both in terms of technique and artistic conception. Her[…]
Kristen Bishop Chosen for 2020 Nel Oudemans Award Since 2002, the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation has offered an award for an emerging artist in the fields of fine craft and design. It continues to be a mark of distinction for New Brunswick artisans. The 2020 recipient of the Nel Oudemans Award is Kristen Bishop. Based[…]
SHMF announces Signature Grant for the project New Brunswick Mat Registry: Sharing Our New Brunswick Mat Hooking Heritage -Building a Permanent Virtual Exhibtion
Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is proud to announce a $20,000 Signature Grant to the New Brunswick Museum to support the digital project New Brunswick Mat Registry: Sharing Our New Brunswick Mat Hooking Heritage -Building a Permanent Virtual Exhibition. Signature Grants are awarded by the Board of Directors to support exceptional opportunities for the visual arts[…]
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[…]
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