Saint John artist to get award

Published Tuesday July 26th, 2011

Natalie Stechyson, Telegraph-Journal

SAINT JOHN – Renowned Saint John artist Herzl Kashetsky flips through a portfolio of 20 copies of his work, a package he submitted as part of his application for the 2011 Strathbutler Award for excellence in visual arts.

There’s an orange, three-dimensional and half peeled; a portrait of his mother; Holocaust victims, their thin faces stretched in despair; beach stones; a smattering of bugs.

“I guess one thing you could say about my work is it’s really versatile,” he says with a half smile, sitting in his uptown studio surrounded by paintings and drawings in various stages of completion. Some are finished and hang on the walls, some are half done – sketches of faces and lines of verse – and some, in their earliest stages, are just whispers of pencil strokes.

“I basically paint everything.”

It will be announced today that Kashetsky is the 2011 recipient of the Strathbutler Award, which recognizes excellence in the field of fine craft or visual arts by an artist who has made a substantial contribution to the province of New Brunswick. The honour comes with a $15,000 prize. Kashetsky will receive the award in Fredericton in September, as his Glitter and Gloom exhibition at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery wraps up. Continue reading

Herzl Kashetsky Named 2011 Strathbutler Recipient / Herzl Kashetsky Gagne Le Prix Strathbutler 2011

It is with pleasure that the members of the independent Awards jury of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation have selected Herzl Kashetsky as the recipient of the 2011 Strathbutler Award for excellence in the visual arts.

With a career spanning over thirty-five years, Kashetsky’s oeuvre has had a profound impact on the cultural fabric of New Brunswick. His rich and multi-layered works are a deep and honest exploration of the human condition. Recognized for their highly realistic style, Kashetsky’s meticulously rendered portraits, still-lives and landscapes  are intense explorations of  identity and place. Kashetsky engages in wide-ranging themes that, while rooted in personal experience, transcend the individual to speak of the universal themes of chaos and order, spirit and time. Continue reading

Employment Opportunity: Front Desk Attendant / Possibilité d’emploi: Préposée ou Préposé à l’accueil

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is currently hiring a Front Desk Attendant, to start mid- to late-August.

La Galerie d’art Beaverbrook est à la recherche d’une préposée ou d’un préposé à l’accueil. La personne recruté commencera vers le milieu ou la fin d’août.

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The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is seeking applicants for Campaign Assistant position


Location: Fredericton

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is a place of inspiration, research, learning and enjoyment for New Brunswickers and all Canadians. The Gallery’s mission is “Enriching Life through Art”. Building on the legacy of the original Lord Beaverbrook, the strengths of our collection and our commitment to artistic excellence, the Gallery furthers knowledge in the visual arts and makes art accessible, meaningful and vital to audiences of all ages and backgrounds, embracing the province’s two official languages, its First Nations Peoples and its diverse cultural and socio-economic constituents.

The Campaign Assistant will support the work of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery National Capital Campaign. The Beaverbrook Campaign will provide opportunities to learn and grow and the position requires the ability to remain flexible and adaptable in regard to work assignments.

The Campaign Assistant reports directly to the Campaign Manager, and ultimately to the Campaign Director.

Key responsibilities include:

  •  Providing general administrative support for Campaign Manager and Campaign Cabinet members;
  • Inputting and managing donor information, preparing gift reports and running queries in Sage (donor management software);
  • Generating capital campaign acknowledgments and pledge reminders and preparing other donor communications, requests for information and other correspondence;
  •  Assisting with capital campaign prospect identification and management, research and development of donor profiles;
  • Providing assistance for capital campaign grant requests, including coordinating supplemental documents, preparing proposal package, tracking proposals, and compiling updates to funders;
  • Coordinating internal and external mailings, including donor communications and invitation to events;
  • Providing logistical support in planning and executing capital campaign events and programs designed to cultivate and steward relationships with donors and maximize giving potential;
  • Maintaining capital campaign marketing materials and coordinating with print vendors;
  • Processing campaign invoices for payment and maintaining Campaign expense log.

Desired Qualifications

  •  Ability to thrive and work effectively as part of a small team in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent computer skills, specifically MS Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and knowledge of donor management software (i.e. Sage, Raiser’s Edge);
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, the ability to prioritize and organize multiple projects, anticipate needs, meet deadlines, problem-solve and multi-task;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Fluency in both official languages;
  • Ability to build rapport with donors, donors, volunteers, and the public with diplomacy, discretion, and customer-service orientation.

Desired Experience

  •  University undergraduate or College degree, and two years of professional work experience, preferably in a development office.

If you are interested in this position and possess the necessary qualifications, please send your application to  Deadline for applications is Friday, July 15, 2011.

(The Gallery thanks all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.)