2014 Advanced Studies Jury Bios

Jury Members Peter Dykhuis has been the Director/Curator of the Dalhousie Art Gallery since 2007. Prior to this, he was the Director of the Anna Leonowens Gallery at NSCAD University.Currently, he is serving as the national president of the University and College Art Galleries Association of Canada. Dykhuis is also an internationally exhibiting visual artist[…]

2014 Advanced Scholarship Jury Statement

Kristen Atkins In reviewing the applications to the 2014 Sheila Mackay Advanced Study Scholarship applications, the jury was struck by not only the breadth of Kristen Atkins’ experience in varied art gallery and artist-run spaces, but also the scope of her involvement in the cultural community as volunteer, fundraiser and board member.  In addition to[…]

2014 Fred Ross Scholarship Jury

Juror Biographies Mario Doucette is an Acadian artist from Moncton New Brunswick. He is a painter, but he also works with video, digital animation, performance and Super8 film. In 2004, after a residency in the French village of Brouage, he created Histoires, a series of works combining drawing and painting that reflects on the effects[…]

2014 Advanced Studies Scholarship

The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is pleased to announce Kristen Atkins as the 2014 recipient of the Sheila Mackay Advanced Studies Scholarship. Ms. Atkins, who is pursuing a Masters of Museum Studies at the University of Toronto, has been selected by an independent jury of arts professionals to receive this scholarship valued at $5000. The[…]

Thank you to our Jurors

The Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation is committed to providing an independent adjudication process for all awards and scholarships. Without the generous support of many art professionals this would not be possible. Their dedication to the promotion of excellence in the visual arts is at the heart of our scholarship program. We would like to acknowledge[…]