N.B. Artist Sarah Sackville selected for first ever Port Saint John Residency at Saint John Arts Centre

New Brunswick Artist Sarah Sackville is no stranger to the city of Saint John and its unique personality. With a studio in Sussex, Sackville has been studying and using the Port city as a subject for more than half a decade.

Princess Street by artist Sarah Sackville.

This year, in partnership with Port Saint John and the Saint John Arts Centre, Sackville will create a new body of work capturing the Port in all its glory. Over twelve months, Sackville will use acrylic on canvas to tell a story through changing seasons and backdrops.

Sackville, a self-described lover of cultural landscapes, has been selected for the first ever Port Saint John artist residency. This exciting initiative will provide funding and exclusive Port access for artists on a biennial basis. Works created through the residency will culminate in an exhibition at the Saint John Arts Centre’s Port Saint John gallery every other fall.

The aim of the residency is to support community and the arts while elevating profiles and opportunities for New Brunswick artists. Sackville, an artist who “transcends medium and style” was chosen out of a diverse pool of applicants and will undoubtedly bring a unique spin on the waterfront sightlines. Sackville’s work has been described as “experiential realism” and “magical.”

Mark your calendars for September 2021, when Sarah’s exhibit will be displayed for the public at the Port Saint John Gallery.  In the meantime, you can check out Sackville’s impressive portfolio by visiting her website and following her on Instagram.

Saint John Tugs Winter by artist Sarah Sackville

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