2013 Scholarship Jury

Juror Biographies

Lynn Wigginton’s artistic career has spanned many disciplines. Graduating from Mount Alison with a BFA, her major focus was in printmaking but following graduation she taught art in Newfoundland, worked as a graphic designer and served as assistant in the New Brunswick Museum Art Department. In 1995, in collaboration with Dr. Gregg Finley, she published “On Earth As It Is In Heaven”, a richly illustrated text on the Gothic Revival Churches of Victorian New Brunswick. Inspired by the architecture of Saint John, her work reveals a deep sensitivity to the beauty and the fragility of heritage buildings. In 2008, she was commissioned to create 12 panoramic paintings for a CURA project “Saint John: An Industrial City in Transition”. Most recently her work has been selected for an international exhibition “Buildings by Hand: the design process through drawing” sponsored by HRH the Prince of Wales. Wigginton has exhibited throughout the Atlantic region and her work is in international collections.

Alice Whitney is an artist, educator and arts advocate. She earned a BFA from Cornell University and travelled extensively before moving to New Brunswick in 1977. While raising a family of five, Whitney became a dynamic force in the arts community of Kings County. She served as department head of visual arts at Sussex Regional High School until her retirement in 1996 but continues to offer summer classes and mentorship opportunities for youth. She was a founding member of the Sussex Artists’ Co-op and as president helped the organization develop its permanent gallery space and studios. Whitney has exhibited throughout New Brunswick, working chiefly in pastels and watercolor.

Peggy Woolsey is an artist and educator versed in curriculum development, adjudication and mentorship. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, A Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University, A Bachelor of Education from McGill University and a Master of Education in the Arts from Goddard College, Vermont and the University of New Brunswick. She has taught art at all levels in and out of the New Brunswick school system, winning the NBTA Innovation in Teaching Award. She developed the James Venner Russell Portfolio Development Scholarship Program at Saint John Arts Centre, taught at St. Thomas University, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and Dragonfly summer camps for children with autism in St Andrews, N.B. Ms. Woolsey was selected by artsnb as the artist in residence at New Brunswick Museum in 2009 and is currently working as an International Baccalaureate Examiner. Her work is in international collections.