2014 Oudemans Jury Statement

Allison M.H. Green In selecting Allison M.H. Green as the recipient of the 2014 Nel Oudemans Award, the members of the jury celebrate the adventurous creative spirit of this emerging artist. Her diversified portfolio showed great strength in research and conceptual design, as well as a wide experimentation with materials Her artistic vision and dedication[…]

2014 Nel Oudemans Jury

The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation provides independent juries to review all nominations and applications for its various awards programs. The Board of Directors wishes to express gratitude to the following arts professionals who assisted in the 2014 selection process for the Nel Oudemans Award. Brigitte Clavette is an artist and educator whose exceptional career was[…]

2014 Fred Ross Jury Statement

Seok Joo Lee The range of talent exhibited by the candidates for the 2014 Fred Ross Scholarship was impressive and made decisions for this jury very challenging. In selecting Seok Joo Lee, we were struck by the artist’s raw talent, force of expression and originality. Mr. Lee’s artist statement reflects a mature level of introspection[…]

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[…]

Thank you to our Jurors

The Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation is committed to providing an independent adjudication process for all awards and scholarships. Without the generous support of many art professionals this would not be possible. Their dedication to the promotion of excellence in the visual arts is at the heart of our scholarship program. We would like to acknowledge[…]

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[…]