Five Upcoming Artist Submission Deadlines

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SHMF Invites Artist Design Submissions

Deadline: February 27, 2015

The Board of Directors of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation invites submissions from New Brunswick artists/ artisans for the creation of an iconic presentation piece to be used as the symbol of the Foundation’s signature Strathbutler Award.

This competition for the design and creation of the Strathbutler Award is open to all New Brunswick artists/artisans. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of senior artist professionals, who will select a shortlist of finalists. Each finalist will be invited to submit a fully detailed proposal and paid a $500.00 design fee. All rights to the selected design will be the property of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation.

Since 1991, the Strathbutler Award has been given in recognition of excellence in the visual arts of New Brunswick. Artists of distinction from a wide range of visual arts disciplines have been recognized for their artistic legacies and for their significant contributions to the cultural landscape of New Brunswick. In addition to the $25,000 award, all Strathbutler artists will henceforth receive symbolic recognition of their achievement with this iconic object. The new presentation piece will be unveiled at the 2015 Strathbutler Gala.

A design fee of $2,500.00 will be paid to the selected artist. The fabrication costs for approximately 40 presentation pieces will be negotiated with designer. Managing a cost effective production plan for the realization of the design is a significant element of the competition. A maximum budget for the production of the objects is set at $6000.00.

Contents of Initial Proposals:

All submissions must be sent as paper copies. No email submissions will be accepted. The desired elements are:

  A written statement of the artist’s concept

  Clearly labeled sketches or drawings of the concept, including the dimensions and materials to be used in its creation

  A brief description of the fabrication process to be used and estimated unit production cost

  Samples of previous work at your discretion (please provide a PC compatible disc with digital images)

  An artist’s CV

Call for Submissions: Mayworks Fredericton

Deadline: March 1, 2015

Mayworks Fredericton is seeking submissions from New Brunswick artists for an upcoming arts festival in celebration of International Workers’ Day on May 1, 2015.

Mayworks Fredericton is a multi-disciplinary arts festival open to the general public. It aims to help build a culture and society that celebrates and recognizes the history and struggle of the working people of New Brunswick.
Mayworks Fredericton promotes the work of artists that highlight the struggles of working people, social and environmental justice and diversity, and promotes art made by workers. The programming is not limited to any medium for artistic expression. The festival will include works of music, theatre, cinema, printmaking, painting, photography, literature and more.

Location: Multiple venues in Fredericton April 24 to May 3, 2015

Submissions are to include:

  Completed submission form found online at: or email

  A short biography of the artist
Mayworks Fredericton is a project of the Fredericton and District Labour Council. A selection committee will choose the works to be included in the exhibition and participants will be notified of next steps. If you are interested in participating, please send submissions by e-mail to:

Call for Submissions: Contemporary Traditions in Fibre

Deadline: March 6, 2015

The Fibre Arts Network (FAN) is seeking submissions from New Brunswick fibre artists for an upcoming exhibition entitled Contemporary Traditions in Fibre.

Location: The Andrew and Laura McCain Gallery in Florenceville-Bristol Dates: March 26 to May 2, 2015

Submissions are to include:

  Images of up to three works to be considered (must have been created within the last three years)

  An artist’s statement including details about each submitted work

  A biography of the maker
A selection committee will choose the works to be included in the exhibition and participants will be notified of next steps. All participants are requested to become members of FAN ($20/year). If you are interested in participating, please send submissions by e-mail to:

Call for Submissions: Emerge Artist Collective

Deadline: March 31, 2015

Emerge Artist Collective is looking to add new members into our fold. Emerge is a collective of professional and emerging Fredericton- based artists whose aim is to create, promote and exhibit strong works of fine art. Emerge artists engage in an experimental and expressive making process that is dedicated to exploring alternate views and realities, be it conceptual or material. Together we work to improve our technical abilities and push each other’s boundaries of creativity through collaboration and positive feedback.

If you would be interested in joining the collective please send an artist statement, 10 images of your work letter of intent as to why you wish to join to

Call for Article Submissions: The History of Fine and Visual Artists in Central New Brunswick

Deadline: April 1, 2015

The York Sunbury Historical Society’s Publication Committee invites submissions of full and short papers reporting on the history of fine and visual artists in central New Brunswick. The Publication Committee and Editor will review all papers and accepted papers will be published in the Officers’ Quarters.

The York Sunbury Historical Society is a volunteer organization and, at this time, does not offer monetary compensation for articles. Articles must include sources and a good quality digital image or two with permission to publish for illustration.

Contact the Fredericton Region Museum office for more information at

This information was complied from content shared through the Fredericton Arts Alliance’ weekly newsletter – ArtsNews.  To learn more about FAA and what they bring to the city’s arts landscape, visit 

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