Juried Exhibitions are aimed at the promotion of established or emerging artists who demonstrate cutting edge expertise and innovation, particularly (but not exclusively) as related to integration of art and nature. Jurors are chosen from a pool of expertise compiled by the Executive Director to cover all media that Sunbury Shores is capable of exhibiting, and to ensure arms-length review from expertise on Sunbury Shores Board of Directors and Staff.

We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the jurors of the 2018 exhibition cycle for their generous contribution of time and for their willingness to share their expertise through participating on our jury.

2018 – EXHIBITION JURY

MAEGEN BLACK

With over 15 years experience in contemporary fine craft, Maegen Black has built a career from her passion. As the Director of the Canadian Crafts Federation, she works directly with professional craft organizations across the country to tackle collaborative projects, increase networking in the field, and advocate for craft and culture at the provincial, territorial and federal level. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design University’s Material Art and Design program, she holds a Bachelor of Design in jewellery and metalsmithing, and has undertaken continuing education courses and workshops both in studio practice and in not for profit professional development to continue advancing her skills. A writer and curator, she has been published as a guest author and essayist in contemporary craft publications, periodicals, and exhibition catalogs.

 

JENNIFER STEAD

Jennifer Stead joined the Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery as Executive Director & Curator in February 2017.  Along with a successful professional art practice, Jennifer has over 25 years of art education experience having worked in five provinces and at all levels of visual art education. She received her BFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, completed an Arts Education degree at McGill University and completed her MFA at the University of Calgary, winning the 2007 Chancellor’s Medal for her thesis. As a practicing artist Jennifer’s art is based in painting and drawing and her public art sculptures are an extension of that practice. Her work is represented in various private, public and corporate collections nationally and she has been the recipient of many provincial and federal arts grants.

 

ROBERT BARTLETT

Dr. Rob Bartlett is a resident of the St. Andrews area, and a Past President of Sunbury Shores. The asset he brings as a juror is a strong commitment to the role of Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Center. He sees Sunbury as an advocate for both the arts and for artists, and he sees our center as a critical resource locally, regionally and provincially.  A key challenge for Sunbury is to balance its role supporting local artists, while also being a leading venue to showcase the work of noteworthy provincial, national, and international artists.  As a juror, there was a wonderful opportunity to work with this exciting diversity of art and artists.

Rob is an amateur artist, painting in acrylics and oils.  His work has been shown in various exhibits across southern New Brunswick including a ‘half gallery’ exhibit at Sunbury Shores.  He also sculpts in local Maritime stone as a member of the Chamcook Stoners.  His stone works have been shown in the biennial shows of New Brunswick stone sculptors hosted at Sunbury as well as at the Saint John Arts Center.

2017 – EXHIBITION JURY

KATHY HOOPER

Kathy Hooper is a Hampton based painter, printmaker, sculptor, ceramist and curator whose work is collected internationally.  She won the  Strathbutler  award in 1994 in recognition of the excellence of her work and tireless advocacy for artists.  She has served on the Premier’s Advisory Committee on the Arts responsible for the creation of the NB Arts Board and served as a board member of the same. Her work as mentor, teacher, gardener and curator at Hooper Studios has resulted in the evolution of an artist collective considered  a mecca for creativity. Her expertise as a juror  is sought nationally and provincially and Sunbury Shores is deeply grateful for her recent adjudication of work for the 2017 exhibition season.

 

FREEMAN PATTERSON

Freeman Patterson is a world renowed professional freelance photographer, environmentalist, educator humanitarian and writer. Patterson has long been a champion for the arts in New Brunswick.His images have been exhibited around the world and his 12 books are published in Canada and distributed internationally.   Among his many distinctions and recognitions, Patterson  is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of New Brunswick.  He received the Strathbutler Excellence Award in 1997; served as 2004 Writer-in-Residence at the University of P.E.I.; appointed the 2005 Visiting Scholar for the Medical Humanities faculty of Dalhousie University, Halifax.  He has been recognised with the  National Film Board Gold Medal for Photographic Excellence, a Doctorate of Letters UNB;  a Doctor of Civil Law Acadia University; elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art; Progress Medal of Photography of America, Fellowship Photographic Society of Southern Africa and received the Eidlitz Award from Sunbury Shores.  His recent service as an exhibition juror is a testament to his ongoing support for New Brunswick based creative organizations.

 

ROBERT BARTLETT

Dr. Rob Bartlett is a resident of the St. Andrews area, and a Past President of Sunbury Shores. The asset he brings as a juror is a strong commitment to the role of Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Center. He sees Sunbury as an advocate for both the arts and for artists, and he sees our center as a critical resource locally, regionally and provincially.  A key challenge for Sunbury is to balance its role supporting local artists, while also being a leading venue to showcase the work of noteworthy provincial, national, and international artists.  As a juror, there was a wonderful opportunity to work with this exciting diversity of art and artists.

Rob is an amateur artist, painting in acrylics and oils.  His work has been shown in various exhibits across southern New Brunswick including a ‘half gallery’ exhibit at Sunbury Shores.  He also sculpts in local Maritime stone as a member of the Chamcook Stoners.  His stone works have been shown in the biennial shows of New Brunswick stone sculptors hosted at Sunbury as well as at the Saint John Arts Center.