Sheila Grant 2016 – Canadian Art Magazine

Go to Canadian Art magazineSheila Hugh Mackay Foundation awarded 2016 Sheila Facilitation Grant to the Canadian Art Foundation in support of a year long series of articles exploring the contemporary visual art scene in New Brunswick. Beginning in May 2016, Canadian Art Magazine issued a call to New Brunswick writers to submit articles reflecting on work being produced in New Brunswick. “Spotlight on New Brunswick” will feature articles in both the print and digital editions of the national art magazine, reaching over 200.000 readers.

Editor-in-chief David Balzer explains “The aim of the series is to bring attention to New Brunswick visual art—including the province’s artists, curators and galleries—and to forge connections with New Brunswick-based writers and critics, thereby nurturing writing talent and increasing critical discourse of the art produced and shown in the province”

Articles published include:

The Lumbering Beauty of Janice Wright Cheney’s Bears
By Susan Sinclear

Gifts of the Earth: Crafting Ceramics from Maritime Mud
By Kate Wallace

Old Music for New Paintings: In the Studio with Rudi Aker
By Sophia Bartholomew

Big Art in a Small Town: A Report on Sackville’s Ok.Quoi?!
BY Geordie Miller

Mathieu Léger: Pushing the Boundaries of Acadie
By Thomas Hodd

A Fortune Isn’t a Future: Bennie Allain’s New Brunswick Tarot
By Sophia Bartholomew

SappyFest Residency Melds Art, Music, Collaboration and Chaos
BY C. Elizabeth Grant

Third Space: On Making a Gallery Without Walls
By Kate Wallace