2014 Advanced Studies Jury Bios

Jury Members Peter Dykhuis has been the Director/Curator of the Dalhousie Art Gallery since 2007. Prior to this, he was the Director of the Anna Leonowens Gallery at NSCAD University.Currently, he is serving as the national president of the University and College Art Galleries Association of Canada. Dykhuis is also an internationally exhibiting visual artist[…]

2014 Advanced Scholarship Jury Statement

Kristen Atkins In reviewing the applications to the 2014 Sheila Mackay Advanced Study Scholarship applications, the jury was struck by not only the breadth of Kristen Atkins’ experience in varied art gallery and artist-run spaces, but also the scope of her involvement in the cultural community as volunteer, fundraiser and board member.  In addition to[…]

Kristen Atkins

En revoyant les demandes de candidatures à la Bourse d’études supérieures Sheila MacKay 2014, ce qui a frappé le jury n’était pas seulement la vaste expérience de Kristen Atkins en matière de galeries d’art et d’espaces d’art auto-gérés, mais aussi l’étendue de son implication comme bénévole au sein de la communauté culturelle, en tant que[…]

Greg Klassen

2010 Klassen Receives Advanced Studies Scholarship The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is pleased to announce that Greg Klassen of Pollet River has been selected to receive the $ 5000 Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Scholarship. Mr. Klassen will enter a Master of Applied Arts Program at the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Klassen[…]

2013 Strathbutler Jury Statement

As a textile artist, Susan Vida Judah makes an ancient art form new again. The exquisite visual poetry of her work embodies decades of sustained mastery and a profound technical command of her medium. She explores and expands the expressive power of weaving and tapestry, incorporating elements of sculpture, installation and decorative art. Nominator Beth[…]

2013 Fred Ross Jury Statement

2013 Fred Ross Scholarship Jury Statement Serim Ye’s application portfolio illustrates all the qualities one looks for in an aspiring artist. Overall her works on paper, canvas and in clay show an impressive facility with artistic fundamentals. However, it was the visual and narrative qualities of a series of water-colours depicting memories from Ms. Ye’s[…]

2012 Scholarship Jury Statement

It is the recommendation of this jury that Jared Peters of Saint John be awarded the 2012 Sheila Hugh Mackay Scholarship. As noted by his referees, Suzanne Hill and Michael Landry, Peters has had significant recognition as an accomplished painter being named a national finalist in the RBC Painting Competition. Both the technical quality of[…]

2011 Strathbutler Jury Statement

Herzl Kashetsky Named 2011 Strathbutler Recipient It is with pleasure that the members of the jury have selected Herzl Kashetsky as the recipient of the 2011 Strathbutler Award for excellence in the visual arts. With a career spanning over thirty-five years, Kashetsky’s oeuvre has had a profound impact on the cultural fabric of New Brunswick.[…]