A Statement From ArtsLink NB

Oct. 5, 2018

To all elected officials,

In these unusual times of political precariousness, we urge you all to embrace the bilingual heritage that distinguishes our province. Indeed, the plurality of New Brunswick society – Indigenous, francophone, anglophone, Acadian, and immigrant populations from around the world – is one of our greatest riches.

Language gives voice to expression. As New Brunswick’s anglophone professional artists’s association, ArtsLink NB is steeped in expression of all stripes. We celebrate the variety of perspectives brought forward by our membership and thrive on the exchange with our francophone and Indigenous colleagues.

Collaboration with our peer organization — the Association acadienne des artistes professionel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick — has assured broader understanding and an enriched dialogue. Our exchange is liberal, frequent, and happens in both English and French. No compromise.

ArtsLink NB champions the bilingual framework of our province. It exemplifies a level of equality, recognition, respect, and tolerance that we aspire to in all aspects of New Brunswick society. We entrust that framework to you: to celebrate, to maintain, to protect.

Sincerely,

ArtsLink NB

 

 

ArtsLink NB

407-89 Canterbury st., Saint John, NB, E2L 2C7

506-646-1832

In memory of Bob Grant – Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre


In memory of
Bob Grant
1945 – 2018

 

 

 

 

The staff, volunteers and Board of Directors of Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Board Member Bob Grant on September 30, 2018. His input, thoughtfulness and no-nonsense approach were instrumental during the renovation of the Sunbury Shores building and his subsequent active participation as a Board member with Sunbury Shores. He will be greatly missed and Sunbury Shores would like to express our condolences to his family and his many friends in this community.

A “Celebration of Bob’s Life” will be held at the Heather Curling Club, W.C. O’Neill Arena in St. Andrews this Friday, October 5 between 2:00pm and 5:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Diabetic Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences to the family or donations can be made at www.humphreysfh.com.

Bob graduated from UNB Fredericton in 1969 to follow a dream of becoming a mechanical engineer. He went on to work for many years with Neil & Gunter. Being such a free spirit of life he pursued an endeavour to build his own company known as H.R. Grant & Associates. Bob was a thinker, a fixer, a problem solver, a supporter, a prankster and a master of so many trades; his handmade clocks will be cherished by his family for many years to come. Bob made time to always be helping friends and everyone has a project done by Bob. He used to love to fly his remote control planes with his buddy Robert, although they spent more time fixing than flying. If he wasn’t fixing things, he was at the rink curling, loved to skip and was always coaching. After spending 11 years refurbishing a 68 Healy, he and wife Donna spent time showing it off at different car shows. Bob was so many things to so many people, he will indeed be missed by all. More information at: http://www.humphreysfh.com/Obituaries/128533/

Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation – November 2018 Art Centre Directors Conference

 

 

 

The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is committed to supporting the vitality of the visual arts in New Brunswick through a variety of awards, scholarships and grants. In 2018, the foundation has taken an active role in facilitating networking events aimed at promoting collaboration and exchange. An Arts Advocacy Grant of $10,000 is awarded to Saint John Arts Centre, a key facilitator in a pan-provincial networking initiative for Directors of community arts centers.

Community Arts Centres play a key role in promotion of the arts in New Brunswick. SHMF applauds the vision of a working collective of art directors to advance the development of a strong communication and support network among the province’s many unique centres. More information on the November 19th conference is available through Andrew Kierstead (Director – Saint John Arts Centre), or Courtney Steeves (Director – Charlotte Street Arts Centre).

Kathryn McCarroll
Executive Director
Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation
Phone: 506 693 5647
sheilahughmackay@nb.aibn.com
sheilahughmackay.ca

Sunbury Shores 2018 AGM

Sunbury Shores is holding its 2018 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 30 at 7pm at Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre, 139 Water Street, St Andrews, NB.  Everyone is welcome to attend and all members in good standing are invited to participate and vote! Find out about the latest happenings at the Centre, get to know the Board, staff and other members, and share your thoughts and ideas about how we can move forward!

BECOMING A MEMBER

If you are not a current member of Sunbury Shores but would like to become one, please visit sunburyshores.org/memberships, call 506-529-3386 or drop by the Centre. Your membership gives you a 10% discount on all Sunbury Shores courses as well as enables us to present high quality arts & nature programming year-round to children, teens, and adults! If you are unsure of your membership status, please call us or email info@sunburyshores.org.

JOIN US FOR OUR AGM!

‘World of Keyboards’ Saint John Early Music Festival & SJAC

‘World of Keyboards’ starts October 10/18
SJAC is proud to partner with The Saint John Early Music Festival to present ‘World of Keyboards’! Join harpsichordist and pianist Tim Blackmore as he takes you on a tour of Renaissance, Baroque and Classical keyboard instruments and performs works from the vast repertoire of music composed for them – admission is by freewill offering. Read more here!

Owens Art Gallery welcomes new director/curator

Owens Art Gallery welcomes Emily Falvey as new director/curator

SACKVILLE, NB — The Owens Art Gallery at Mount Allison University will welcome Emily Falvey as its new director/curator this Fall. Falvey will begin her position in October and replaces long-time director/curator Gemey Kelly who retired this summer.

Falvey is a Mount Allison graduate who began her career at the Owens and Struts galleries. She returns to campus from the Ottawa/Montreal area where she has worked as a professional curator and art critic, most notably with the Ottawa Art Gallery.

“We are delighted to welcome Emily back to campus as the director/curator of the Owens Art Gallery,” says Mount Allison University Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research Dr. Jeff Ollerhead. “She brings a wide range of experience as a professional curator and academic and I look forward to seeing the array of art projects and exhibitions the Owens will continue to bring to the campus and wider community under her leadership.”

“I’m thrilled to return to Mount Allison University and the arts community of Sackville, and I look forward to working with the amazing staff at the Owens Art Gallery,” says Falvey. “I am honoured to take over from Gemey Kelly, whose work at the Owens is a sterling example of artist-centred curatorial practice.”

Falvey worked most recently as managing editor of RACAR (Revue d’art canadien/Canadian Art Review), and served on the editorial board for the art magazine esse arts + opinions. Her most recent exhibition, Here Be Dragons, is currently on view at Carleton University Art Gallery. She holds an MA in Art History from Concordia University and is a PhD candidate at the Université du Québec à Montréal where she has also taught in art history.

The Owens Art Gallery at Mount Allison University was established in 1895 and is Canada’s oldest University art gallery. Located at the heart of the Mount Allison campus, the Owens is the original home of Mount Allison’s Fine Arts program and hosts permanent and travelling exhibitions, as well as a number of events throughout the year. Home to over 3,000 works of art, it has continued its role as a teaching gallery, welcoming classes and community members year-round to learn about and enjoy art.

The Owens Art Gallery also oversees the Colville House and Colville Studio on campus, a centre devoted to the career of the late Canadian artist and Mount Allison graduate, Alex Colville.

AAAPNB: Petition and open letter surrounding current post-election issues

 

A coalition with the People’s Alliance of New Brunswick? The answer is “NO”

Following the results of the provincial election, some political parties may be tempted to form a coalition with the People’s Alliance of New Brunswick to obtain a majority of seats, which would allow them to govern the province. As representatives of New Brunswick’s Acadian and Francophone municipalities and organizations and as individuals, we want to make clear our opposition to any form of coalition with this party.

The People’s Alliance of New Brunswick clearly showed during the last election campaign that it opposes the linguistic rights which have been recognized for more than 50 years to the francophone community of New Brunswick. We must not be fooled by the “common sense” approach that this party now advocates; even when covered in this new language it remains anti-francophone and anti-equality. This party has only one goal: to take away our rights and replace them with accommodation when necessary, which would have the effect of undermining the development of our community.

As François Gravel wrote in a recent editorial in l’Acadie Nouvelle, the party’s intolerance is not limited to just denying to francophones the right to linguistic equality, but it has also shared on social media the anti-francophone writings of its members and even of some members of its leadership. Furthermore, the party has consistently refused to condemn these attacks on our community.

We would like to state loud and clear that any political party that would join or form a coalition with the People’s Alliance of NB would be going on a path that is totally unacceptable to New Brunswick’ Francophone and Acadian community. Such a coalition would be an insult to the francophones of this province who only ask that their linguistic rights be respected. Such a coalition would open the door to a denial of our rights recognized in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, in the Official Languages Act and in the in the Act Recognizing the Equality of the Two Official Linguistic Communities of New Brunswick. These are constitutional and legislative measures which were unanimously adopted by the Legislative Assembly of our province. Such a coalition would also be an insult to the legacy and memory of Louis J. Robichaud and Richard Hatfield, the architects of linguistic equality in this province.

That is why we say with one unified voice: NO to any coalition with the People’s Alliance of New Brunswick!

 

https://www.change.org/p/une-coalition-avec-le-people-s-alliance-of-new-brunswick-la-r%C3%A9ponse-est-non-a-coalition-with-the-people-s-alliance-of-new-brunswick-the-answer-is-no

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is proud to announce a $5000 Advocacy grant to the Canadian Crafts Federation for the 2018 national conference “Placemaking”.

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is proud to announce a $5000 Advocacy grant to the Canadian Crafts Federation for the 2018 national conference “Placemaking”. Through this grant, the Board of Directors seeks to enhance the careers of New Brunswick craft artists of all disciplines.

Congratulations to the CCF/FCMA for the presentation of a robust program of speakers, panel discussions and craft gallery tours co-inciding with the award winning arts and culture festival Nocturne, and in partnership with the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective’s national conference.

“Placemaking is about the re-invention of community with the community, for the community. It is about enlivening public spaces, and no one tackles that quite like the cultural sector.”
– Alison Murphy, Executive Director of Craft NB

“The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is a fantastic partner for this program, and an excellent example of an influential placemaker through their work in supporting and encouraging new avenues and initiatives in the arts.”
– Maegen Black, CCF/FCMA Director

Artists interested in attending should contact Alison Murphy of CraftNB or Maegen Black of the Canadian Crafts Federation

For more information on access to this funding: Arts Advocacy
For more information about conference content: canadiancraftsfederation.ca/conference
For the Facebook Event
For details on Craft NB’s group travel rates: craftnb.ca

Kathryn McCarroll
Executive Director
Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation
sheilahughmackay.ca
Box 416, Saint John, N.B.
E2L 4L9
506 693 5647

Prix MNB Awards 2017 : Nominees • Finalistes

Chloé Breault et The Hypochondriacs dominent les nominations aux Prix MNB Awards 2018. L’auteure-compositrice-interprète originaire de la Péninsule acadienne et le groupe country punk de Fredericton sont tous deux en lice dans six catégories.

Suivent de près Shaun Ferguson et le groupe The Olympic Symphonium, qui récoltent chacun cinq nominations. Trente statuettes seront remis à des artistes et professionnel.les de l’industrie de la musique au Nouveau-Brunswick lors de la 9e édition des Prix MNB Awards, qui se déroulera au Centre culturel de Caraquet, le 25 octobre prochain.

Cette soirée de spectacle donne le coup d’envoi au Festival (506), un événement migratoire de quatre jours mettant de l’avant la crème de la crème musicale néo-brunswickoise. Il s’agit de la première fois que l’événement aura lieu dans la Péninsule acadienne.

Un nombre limité de billets pour la soirée des Prix MNB sont disponibles en ligne.

Il est temps de voter!

Music•Musique NB souhaite avoir la collaboration du public pour choisir les lauréats.

Un nombre de catégories sont déterminées par le public et les membres, alors que d’autres sont décidées exclusivement par un jury d’experts. Les lauréats des catégories générales seront décidés par le public (25%), un jury (25%) et les membres de MNB (50%). Tous les finalistes, peu importe la catégorie, sont automatiquement en lice dans la catégorie Choix du public qui est décidé à 100 % par le public. De nouveau cette année, les membres de MNB ont la chance de choisir leur propre gagnant du prix Choix des membres, décidé à 100% par les membres.

Il est possible de voter en ligne à partir de midi le vendredi 21 septembre jusqu’à midi le lundi 15 octobre.

Liste des FINALISTES 2018

Chloé Breault and The Hypochondriacs are leading the nominations for the 2018 Prix MNB Awards. The singer-songwriter and the country punk band, hailing from the Acadian Peninsula and Fredericton respectively, have garnered nods in six categories each.

Following closely are Shaun Ferguson and The Olympic Symphonium, with five nominations each. Thirty awards will be presented to artists and industry professionals who have made their mark on the New Brunswick music scene in the past year, during the 9th édition of the Prix MNB Awards, taking place in Caraquet, on October 25.

The Award Show kicks off Festival (506), a four-day migrating event which showcases incredible homegrown New Brunswick music. It will be the first time that the event takes place in the Acadian Peninsula.

A limited number of tickets for the MNB Awards Show are available online.

It’s time to vote

Music•Musique NB is looking to the public to help them choose the winners.

A number of categories are open for public and member voting, while others are determined solely by a panel of jurors. The general Music Award winners will be decided by the general public (25%), jurors (25%) and MNB members (50%). All nominees, regardless of categories, are automatically eligible for the Fans’ Choice Award, which will be determined 100% by the public. Coming back for a second year, MNB Members will have the chance to select their own Members’ Choice”Award winner, which will be determined 100% by the members.

Voting begins online at noon on Friday, September 21, and ends on Monday, October 15 at noon. 

List of 2018 NOMINEES

★ ALLEZ VOTER  ★  GO VOTE ★
prixmnbawards.musicnb.org

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

presented by | présenté par CHSR FM

  • FM Berlin // At Least You’re Having Fun
  • Joyful Noise // Cocoloco
  • Penny Blacks // Long Lights
  • The Hypochondriacs // The Hypochondriacs in 3/4
  • The Olympic Symphonium // Beauty In The Tension

CHANSON SOCAN DE L’ANNÉE

  • Chloé Breault // «Ouest»
  • Danny Boudreau & Denis Richard // «Avant l’hiver»
  • Michel Thériault // «Elle n’a plus 20 ans»
  • Phil Athanase // «Tempête d’été, tempête d’hiver»
  • Thomé Young // «Nager sul’dos»

EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR | DÉCOUVERTE DE L’ANNÉE

presented by | présenté par Studio 2

  • Chloé Breault
  • Nebullama
  • Phil Athanase
  • Shaun Ferguson
  • Spoutnique
  • The Hypochondriacs

ENREGISTREMENT DE L’ANNÉE

  • Chloé Breault // Love
  • Julie Aubé // Joie de vivre
  • Laurie LeBlanc // Couleurs
  • Shaun Ferguson // Résilience
  • Thomé Young // Patsy

ENREGISTREMENT SOLO DE L’ANNÉE

presented by | présenté par Festival acadien de Caraquet

  • Chloé Breault // Love
  • Julie Aubé // Joie de vivre
  • Danny Boudreau // Mon été
  • Shaun Ferguson // Résilience
  • Thomé Young // Patsy

GROUP RECORDING OF THE YEAR | ENREGISTREMENT DE GROUPE DE L’ANNÉE

presented by | présenté par Main Stage Cases

  • Diner Drugs // Diner Drugs
  • Kendra Gale Band // Kicking & Screamin’
  • Penny Blacks // Long Lights
  • The Hypochondriacs // The Hypochondriacs in 3/4
  • The Olympic Symphonium // Beauty In The Tension

SOCAN SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Adyn Townes & Colin Buchanan // «I Believe»
  • Brittany McQuinn // «Can’t Breathe»
  • Kathleen Gorey-McSorley // «Big Fall»
  • Penny Blacks: Jason Ogden // «Long Lights»
  • The Hypochondriacs: Josh Bravener // «3/4»
  • The Olympic Symphonium: Graeme Walker // «Choral Voices»

SOLO RECORDING OF THE YEAR

presented by | présenté par Holy Whale Brewery

  • Brittany McQuinn // Bold
  • Jared Lutes // A Perfect World
  • Jason Haywood // Folklore
  • Katherine Moller // Storm Queen
  • Kenny James // Ghost Town

COVER BAND OF THE YEAR | GROUPE DE REPRISE DE L’ANNÉE

  • Dapper Dan & the Drive-In Classics
  • Nobie Jones Band
  • Raglan Road

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE DE MUSIQUE CONTEMPORAINE DE L’ANNÉE

  • Jared Lutes
  • Kenny James
  • The Stratified

CLASSICAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE DE MUSIQUE CLASSIQUE DE L’ANNÉE

presented by | présenté par la Famille Marc Chouinard

  • Bruno Jacques Pelletier
  • Duo La Tour Baroque
  • New Brunswick Youth Orchestra / Orchestre des jeunes du Nouveau-Brunswick
  • Ventus Machina

COUNTRY ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE COUNTRY DE L’ANNÉE

  • Andy Bast
  • David R. Elliott
  • Josh Norrad
  • Laurie LeBlanc
  • The Hypochondriacs

ELECTRONIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE DE MUSIQUE ÉLECTRONIQUE DE L’ANNÉE

  • Math Class
  • Paranerd
  • SHRIMP Ring
  • Sleepy Driver
  • Wangled Teb

FOLK ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE FOLK DE L’ANNÉE

presented by | présenté par Periwinkle Productions & Management

  • Brent Mason
  • Patrick Murray
  • Phil Athanase
  • Shaun Ferguson
  • The Olympic Symphonium

HIP-HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE HIP-HOP DE L’ANNÉE

  • Beaatz
  • Kam Speech
  • The Cauldron Project

LOUD ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE LOUD DE L’ANNÉE

  • Butcher
  • Deep Fryer
  • Diner Drugs
  • Gutted the Band

POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE POP DE L’ANNÉE

  • Adyn Townes
  • Brittany McQuinn
  • Chloé Breault
  • Michel Thériault
  • Spoutnique

ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE ROCK DE L’ANNÉE

  • Dillon Ryan & The Dream Romantic
  • FM Berlin
  • Kendra Gale Band
  • les Païens
  • Nebullama
  • Tampa

TRADITIONAL/ROOTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE TRADITIONNEL/ROOTS DE L’ANNÉE

presented by | présenté par Salty Towers

  • Danny Boudreau
  • Frantically Atlantic
  • Jason Haywood
  • Katherine Moller
  • Terry Whalen

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR | ÉDUCATEUR DE L’ANNÉE

  • Eva George
  • Genevieve MacRae
  • Katherine Moller
  • Sara Liptay
  • Stephen Lewis

EVENT/FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR | ÉVÈNEMENT/FESTIVAL DE L’ANNÉE

  • Acadie Rock
  • Mud City Meltdown
  • Paddlefest NB
  • Shivering Songs
  • Winter Warmer Festival

EXPAT OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE DE L’ANNÉE RÉSIDANT HORS PROVINCE

  • Amélie Hall
  • David Myles
  • Laura Sauvage

MUSIC BUSINESS OF THE YEAR | ENTREPRISE DE L’INDUSTRIE MUSICALE DE L’ANNÉE

  • CHSR Broadcasting Inc.
  • Main Stage Cases Inc.
  • Malkin Music Management
  • Monopolized Records
  • Parkindale Productions Inc

MUSIC INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR | PROFESSIONNEL DE L’ANNÉE DE L’INDUSTRIE MUSICALE

  • Carole Chouinard
  • Erin Bond
  • James Steel
  • Lynn Colepaugh
  • Shelley Chase

MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR ||| RÉALISATEUR DE L’ANNÉE

  • Corey Bonnevie
  • George Belliveau
  • Jay Merrill
  • Mike Trask

VENUE OF THE YEAR ||| SALLE DE SPECTACLE DE L’ANNÉE

presented by | présenté par Music Canada Live

  • Charlotte Street Arts Centre
  • Parkindale Hall
  • Shepody House
  • The Capital Complex
  • The Caveau

VIDEO OF THE YEAR ||| VIDÉO DE L’ANNÉE

presented by | présenté par Songwriters Association of Canada // Association des auteurs-compositeurs canadiens

  • Diner Drugs // «Flow Chongo»
  • FM Berlin // «At Least You’re H

ArtsLink AGM & Atlantic Vernacular Panel to be held in Saint Andrews

ARTSLINK AGM AND ATLANTIC VERNACULAR PANEL TO BE HELD IN SAINT ANDREWS

ArtsLink NB is hosting their annual general meeting in Saint Andrews Oct. 14th, at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre.

 

SAINT JOHN, N.B. Sep. 19, 2018 ArtsLink NB is hosting their annual general meeting October 14th in St. Andrews. The AGM will be followed by a panel discussion asking what is the “Atlantic Vernacular”? What are the materials and motifs defining artists of this region? Both events will take place at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, 1 Lower Campus Rd, St. Andrews, on Sunday, Oct.14th, from 10-4 p.m.

 

Attend the AGM to find out what your provincial professional artist’s association – ArtsLink NB – has been up to. You’ll also have a good look at what programming and projects we are planning for the year ahead. This is a chance to connect with your fellow artists, give the organization feedback, and get more involved with arts initiatives in New Brunswick.

 

We’ll switch gears in the afternoon, and host both a panel and group discussion about regional identity in the arts. ArtsLink NB is embarking on a multi-year project dedicated to exploring the “Atlantic Vernacular”, and we’d love member input in planning a larger symposium and publication. Come share your experiences will art colleagues from around the province.

 

Saturday’s multidisciplinary panel features:

SARAH JOHNSON POWER, JERRY ROPSON, CHARLIE GAFFNEY, and SHOSHANNA WINGATE

 

The event is free and open to the public. Please register beforehand. 

 

About ArtsLink NB

ArtsLink NB is a province-wide, membership based organization representing artists of all disciplines. We work to help artists build robust careers in New Brunswick through providing professional opportunities, public programming, specialized training, and advocacy work. We are working to grow the arts sector to meet national standards of excellence and economic output.

 

For additional information, please contact:

Julie Whitenect, Associate Director

ArtsLink NB

julie@artslinknb.com

(506) 608-9914