2017 Fred Ross Recipient

Saint-Quentin native wins 8000 Fred Ross Scholarship in Visual Arts.

The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 winner of its annual Fred Ross Scholarship. Justin Roy, a native of Saint- Quentin was selected as the outstanding applicant in 2017 and will be awarded the 4-year Fred Ross scholarship to support his pursuit of an undergraduate degree in visual arts at the Université of Montréal.

Roy, who will graduate from Ecole secondaire Polyvalente Alexandre J. Savoie in June, is a young entrepreneur currently producing films locally through his video production company J.R. Visuels. He has won the provincial 2017 francophone competition Programme Le Maillon and the2016 regional competition of Radio Route 17. He is a photographer and musician and an active community volunteer. A sample of his work can be seen on the SHMF website.

The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the members of an independent jury of art professionals in the adjudication of this scholarship. Ann Manuel, Theresa MacKnight and Jared Peters described Roy’s work as thoughtful and mature. “It demonstrates an articulate understanding of image composition and spatial organization. Roy has an outstanding fluency in film techniques. Roy’s exceptional dedication, ambition and work ethic mark him as a student with great creative promise”

The Fred Ross scholarship was established by Sheila Mackay in honour of Fred Ross’s distinguished career and his interest and support of young artists. This year marks the 17th anniversary of this scholarship available to graduating New Brunswick high school students pursuing post-secondary studies in fine arts or craft. It is a continuing mark of respect for Mr. Ross and for the potential of New Brunswick youth.