The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation’s juried award program is designed to celebrate artistic achievement and to support artists in their continuing creative journey. Based on the recommendation of an independent jury, two New Brunswick artists will receive a 2020 Marie Hélène Allain Fellowship Award. Yalda Borzog and Marjolaine Bourgeois both work in mixed media to[…]
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[…]
Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is proud to announce a $20,000 Signature Grant to the New Brunswick Museum to support the digital project New Brunswick Mat Registry: Sharing Our New Brunswick Mat Hooking Heritage -Building a Permanent Virtual Exhibition. Signature Grants are awarded by the Board of Directors to support exceptional opportunities for the visual arts[…]
We are pleased to announce that the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is now the Series Sponsor for the Jones Gallery Lecture Series. Thank you to the Foundation for sharing in our belief that art history should be accessible and understandable and available for everyone to enjoy! The Jones Gallery Lecture Series is also generously[…]
Deadline for Nominations and Application for the 2020 Nel Oudemans and Marie Hélène Allain Fellowship Awards is approaching. Nominations and Applications for both awards must be postmarked by June 30, 2020. Please consult the website for complete nomination/application details.
Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is dedicating $25,000 in Signature Grants to salute and support the creative spirit of New Brunswick visual arts organizations dealing with the challenges of the 2020 pandemic. Social distancing necessitated the closure of traditional venues for exhibition, art education and celebration; yet art is bubbling through, thanks to the hard work[…]
In response to artists requests, SHMF is extending the deadline applications for the 2020 Nel Oudemans Award and the 2020 Marie Hélène Allain Fellowship Award. Applications for both awards will now be accepted until June 30th, 2020.
SHMF is committed to supporting the ongoing career development of artists through educational programs. In 2020, the foundation will award $17,000 in scholarships and bursaries to winners of juried competitions. The Board of Directors is grateful for the professional adjudication of the following arts professionals: Amy Ash, Jim Boyd, Elizabeth Grant, Christiana Myers, Maggie Rose,[…]