Mackie Cryderman Award for Excellence in Visual Arts

Mackie Cryderman Award for Excellence in Visual Arts


Awarded annually to students enrolled in Year 2, 3 or 4 in a Bachelor of Fine Arts program in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, who demonstrate creative excellence and potential in Visual Arts. Students must have a minimum 70% average, with plans to work in the visual arts field after graduation. A one-page statement outlining the candidate’s creative accomplishments and plans for their future career in visual arts must be submitted to the Departmental Office, Visual Arts by September 30th.

The Scholarship Committee of the Department of Visual Arts will select the recipients. Students are eligible to apply in Year 2, 3 and 4 and may receive the award in each year should they be selected. If there are no students who meet the criteria, the award will not be given out. This award was established by a generous gift from the Hazel Cryderman-Wees Foundation in honour of Hazel’s sister-in-law, Mackie.

Value: 3 at $2,000 Effective Date: 2018-2019 academic year

Mackie Cryderman studied at the Winnipeg School of Art and at the Ontario College of Art, with a number of members from the Group of Seven. She created the vocational art department at the H.B. Beal Technical School in London, Ontario (currently known as H.B. Beal Secondary School). She also taught at Western University and Fanshawe College. Mackie Cryderman was an accomplished artist in a variety of media, working in watercolour, oil, metal and leather as well as pursuits in jewelry making, graphic design and carving. Mackie died in 1969 at the age of 73. 

Value: 3 at $2,000
Submission: Required by September 30