Congratulations to Recipient of SHMF Merit Bursary at NBCCD

Ralph Simpson, was selected by the faculty of New Brunswick College of Craft and Design as the recipient of the 2016 Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Scholarship. Mr. Simson is a graduate of the Aboriginal Visual Arts diploma program and currently enrolled in Graduate Studies Program, specializing in basketry.

NBCCD Director, Marc Briathwiate said that the $2000 scholarship represents the largest and most prestigious scholarship given within the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. Awarded to a student in the Graduate Studies Program, the winner must demonstrate proven skills in craft or design and exemplify excellence in his or her field of study, coupled with a history of academic achievement.

Mr. Simpson (pictured with Mr. Braithwaite, and Craig Schneider and Kathryn McCarroll ) enthused about his work, saying   “My creative process is a combination of traditional craft and contemporary art.”