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[…]

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,[…]

I-Chun Jenkins

I-Chun Jenkins Chosen for 2018 Nel Oudemans Award After a careful examination of the diverse portfolios of the many gifted emerging artisans nominated, the jury unanimously named I-Chun Jenkins as the 2018 recipient of the Nel Oudemans Award. The jurors were impressed by the delicacy and beauty of the work, the technical mastery of the[…]

Matt Watkins

Matt Watkins Chosen for 2017 Nel Oudemans Award St. Andrews resident, Matt Watkins has been selected as the 2017 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. An an artist and goldsmith, Mr. Watkins draws[…]

Emily McCumber

The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is pleased to announce Emily McCumber as the recipient of the 2016 Nel Oudemans award. A recognition of excellence in an emerging New Brunswick artist practicing a métier in fine craft, the $2000 award will be presented at the New Brunswick Fine Craft Festival on June 15th, 2016 at the[…]

From Human Hands – NB Fine Craft Fest

#FromHumanHands: NB Fine Craft Fest, New Brunswick’s premier fine craft festival presented by the New Brunswick Crafts Council, is coming back to #SaintJohn for a second year July 16 & 17 at the Marco Polo Cruise Terminal! – Download PDF #FromHumanHands will feature contemporary and traditional fine craft from New Brunswick master craftspeople working in[…]