Kristen Bishop

Kristen Bishop

Kristen Bishop Chosen for 2020 Nel Oudemans Award Since 2002, the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation has offered an award for an emerging artist in the fields of fine craft and design.  It continues to be a mark of distinction for New Brunswick artisans.  The 2020 recipient of the Nel Oudemans Award is Kristen Bishop.  Based[…]

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2019 Bruce Gray

Based on the recommendation of a professional jury, the Board of Directors of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation announces that Bruce Gray has been selected by a professional jury as the 2019 recipient of the $25,000 Strathbutler Award for excellence in the visual arts. Mr. Gray becomes the 25th New Brunswick artist to receive the prestigious[…]

Prairie detail, Ralph Simpson

2019 Nel Oudemans Award Jury Statement

Ralph Simpson is an impressive emerging artist whose extensive body of work stood out in the 2019 award adjudication. Building on a first career as a research biologist and forestry expert, Simpson immersed himself in ancient traditions of basketry from around the world. From these global inspirations, his unique, individual artistic vision has evolved. His[…]

Cedar Wave, Ralph Simpson

Ralph Simpson

Ralph Simpson Chosen for 2019 Nel Oudemans Award Ralph Simpson has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Nel Oudemans Award recognizing the pursuit of excellence in the field of fine craft and design by emerging New Brunswick artisans. A recent graduate of New Brunswick College of Art and Design,[…]

Strathbutler artist Herzl Kashetsky – Cursive Conundrum

Strathbutler artist Herzl Kashetsky featured in unique NBM exhibition Cursive Conundrum Cursive Conundrum For many people in today’s society the above title, in cursive, of the new exhibition that officially opens at the New Brunswick Museum (NBM) on Thursday, February 28, 2019 is unreadable! According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Cursive means ‘flowing often with the[…]

New CBC documentary on Strathbutler Artist Brigitte Clavette

New Brunswick artist Brigitte Clavette wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth. She grew up in a family of humble means in Edmundston, New Brunswick, under the shadow of a church. As a silversmith, the irony is not lost on her that she has now spe​nt the last three or four decades working with a material that[…]