Fibre Arts winners
2005 Emerging Artist of the Year Whitefeather of Fredericton
--established in 2002 by the New Brunswick Foundation for the Arts and the Oudemans family to promote advanced studies
in craft or visual arts.
Fibre Arts Winners
2004 Alison Murphy, Hampton
--offered by the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design to one of its graduates
A $1,000 grant given annually toward post-graduate study costs at a recognised institution or with a recognised private
instructor for the purpose of pursuing a career as a professional artist or an arts professional
Send applications to: Oudemans Scholarship, c/o the Principal; New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, 457 Queen St.,
Box 6000, Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5H1
--New Brunswick's premier art award sponsored by the Shiela Hugh Mackay Foundation.
Fibre arts winners
2008 Tapestry maker Ana Torma of Baie Verte,
weaver Linda Brine of Fredericton was a finalist
1995 Nel Oudemans, Fredericton weaver
2004 Janice Wright Cheney, Fredericton
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Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation
As in previous years the Foundation will present three major awards in 2009:
1) The $15,000 Strathbutler Award for excellence in visual arts or fine crafts to a person
who has contributed significantly to the artistic community in the province. For the first time, three other candidates
who are short-listed for the Strathbutler Award will receive $1,000 each.
2) The $4,000 Fred Ross Award to a student graduating from a secondary school in New Brunswick
who intends to pursue studies in visual art or craft at a recognized institution.
3) The $2,000 Nel Oudemans Award to a student or graduate of the New Brunswick College
of Craft and Design
The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation, Inc.
is pleased to introduce a Five Thousand Dollar (5,000) Scholarship for graduate studies in the Visual Arts. New Brunswick
artists enrolling in a program of study leading to a Master of Fine Arts degree are encouraged to apply.
While this new, annual, scholarship is
open only to New Brunswick residents, the course of study
can take place at any recognized Fine Arts program at any location.
Submission for all awards must be sent by Friday, April 10,
The Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation Inc.
P.O. Box 416
Saint John, N.B.
Award criteria and application forms can be obtained by contacting the Foundation at the
address above or by phone (506) 693-5647 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
They are also available for download at www.sheilahughmackay.com
The Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation Inc. is a private foundation created in 1987 to promote
the creation of, knowledge of, participation in, appreciation for, and accessibility to New
Brunswick’s visual arts and fine crafts. Although Sheila passed away in September 2004,
the important work of her foundation is continuing and new initiatives are being planned.
For further information contact Rachel Brodie Venart, (506) 693-5647
Needlework New Brunswick offers two new prizes
Needlework New Brunswick congratulates the winners of the two new prizes launched in association with the
Kings County Agricultural Fair, Aug 19 - 21 in Sussex.
Starting in 2008, fibre artists have a chance to win the award for General Excellence as well as the Golden
Needle award during Canada's longest running agricultural fair which marked 113 years this year.
The General Excellence title goes to Marion Anderson of Wards Creek, near Sussex, for having the highest
number of points for her fibre arts entries. The Golden Needle title was won by Laura Stockdale of Drury's Cove, also
near Sussex, for entering the most disciplines at the event. Well done to both our winners!