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New Brunswick Artists Highlighted in New Series

Thanks to support from the Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation, Canadian Art is proud to launch a yearlong Spotlight on New Brunswick series that will run from May 2016 to April 2017.

Each of our monthly online dispatches in this series will focus on a different New Brunswick artist, art exhibition, art institution, art event or art issue.

The aim of the series is to bring attention to New Brunswick visual art—including the province’s artists, curators and galleries—and to forge connections with New Brunswick-based writers and critics, thereby nurturing writing talent and increasing critical discourse of the art produced and shown in the province.

The series is to be kicked off with a report in mid-May on the inaugural visual-arts residency program of New Brunswick music festival Sappyfest, taking place at Sackville’s Thunder & Lightning.

Canadian Art welcomes proposals and story pitches from New Brunswick writers and critics in relation to this new Spotlight on New Brunswick series.

Pitches should, ideally, offer more than just artist and show names, and move beyond traditional review approaches. Writers should try to underscore why their pieces will be of interest to our larger readership, particularly to those who are unfamiliar with the artist in question. Critical writing that is captivating and purposeful is the goal.

To submit a pitch or proposal for a monthly online dispatch, email managing editor, online, Leah Sandals at

The Spotlight on New Brunswick series will also include an article in our Winter 2017 print edition, which is themed on “The Future.” To pitch proposals for this Spotlight on New Brunswick print article, email editor-in-chief David Balzer at

The Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation is mandated to promote excellence in the visual arts of New Brunswick. Canadian Art is Canada’s most widely read art magazine.

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