Special congrats to our alumni!

SJAC would like to send special congratulations to three of our James Venner Russell Portfolio Development program alumni (Marilyn McDonough, class of 2019, & Jonah Dysart and Lydia Paterson, class of 2020) for being awarded prestigious scholarships by the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation! From SHMF’s announcement:

“The Fred Ross 4- year renewable scholarship has been awarded to Marilyn McDonough, a graduating senior at St. Malachy’s High School. Jurors were impressed with her passion for creativity, reflected in a wide experimentation with artistic mediums. Ms. McDonough will enter the Fine Arts Program at Mount Allison University in September 2020.

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation’s Fred Ross Scholarship, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce that two Memorial Fred Ross Bursaries will be given in 2020 in addition to the yearly $8000 renewable scholarship. Sheila Mackay established the Fred Ross yearly scholarship as a lasting tribute to the beloved New Brunswick painter. The winners of the $2000 Memorial Fred Ross Bursaries are Jonah Dysart and Lydia Paterson. Jurors had high praise for the portfolio submissions of these young artists, noting their technical skills and maturity in written expression.”

Congratulations to Marilyn, Jonah, and Lydia, and best of luck in your continuing artistic careers!