Bruce Gray’s artistry resides in the fusion of a technical mastery of materials and a deeply spiritual connection with the natural world. His wood and stone furniture, sculptures and wall murals reflect the merging of his inner artist and his skilful engineering expertise. As characterized by nominator Freeman Patterson “Bruce Gray is utterly fluent in his craft, creating works that evoke elemental concerns and powerful emotions about life and meaning.”
Inspired by the local environment, Gray is an innovative artist. His career is marked by a devotion to his craft and a commitment to community service. The 2019 Strathbutler Award is a recognition of Mr. Gray as an artist, environmentalist, teacher, mentor, juror, consultant, philanthropist – a man who has made an important and unique contribution to New Brunswick.
The Board of Directors gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the members of the 2019 professional jury in the adjudication of the Strathbutler Award.