SHMF Nel Oudemans Award Increased to $4000

The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation’s juried Award programs recognise the vital importance of visual art in the cultural fabric of New Brunswick. This year the foundation is proud to announce that it has doubled the value of the Nel Oudemans Award. Established in 2002, as a mark of respect of the many contributions of Strathbutler artist Nel Oudemans, this annual juried award recognizes the pursuit of excellence in the fields of fine craft and design by emerging New Brunswick artisans.  It is intended to support creative growth of artists in the early stages of their careers.

In conjunction with the $4,000 award, the recipient of the Nel Oudemans Award is eligible for additional funding to support an approved educational conference.  2021 application regulations and deadline (June 1, 2021) can be found at: