Rick Burns

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Rick was born in Middleton, Nova Scotia, settling in Fredericton, New Brunswick in the late sixties. He studied at the University of New Brunswick and after taking Kent Thompson’s Creative Writing course, had a number of short stories and plays produced on CBC Radio. He has twice participated in TNB’s Brave New Words.

After apprenticing with Rosemary James Cross, in the mid-seventies, Burns began painting and sculpting. His first solo exhibit was at the Landmark Gallery in 1980, followed by an extensive exhibition record, including a major solo exhibition and an accompanying catalogue published by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in 1992. His work is included in numerous collections including the UNB Permanent Collection, the NB Museum Collection, the Bank of Montreal, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the NB Art Bank and the Canada Council Art Bank.

He has received an Exploration Grant from Canada Council, four Creation Grants from the NB Arts Branch, a grant from the NB Co-operation Agreement on Cultural Development and the prestigious Strathbutler Award.

He is a founding member of Gallery Connexion, and was a driving force in the Fredericton Art community. He taught drawing and mixed media painting at the NB College of Craft and Design since 1984. Burns served as the visual arts representative on the New Brunswick Arts Board, and as an appointed member of the Cultural Task Force for the Province of New Brunswick.

Awards:
2000	Strathbutler Award
	Creation Grant, NB Arts Board
1999	Creation Grant, New Brunswick Department of Municipalities, Culture and Housing
1997	Creation Grant, New Brunswick Department of Municipalities, Culture and Housing
1996	Solo Exhibition, New Brunswick Department of Municipalities, Culture and Housing
1993	Creation Grant, New Brunswick Department of Municipalities, Culture and Housing
1992	NB Co-operation Agreement on Cultural Development
1991	Creation Grant, New Brunswick Department of Municipalities, Culture and Housing
1986	New Brunswick Cultural Development Branch Grant
1983	New Brunswick Cultural Development Branch Grant
1982	Materials Grant, Fredericton Rotary Club
1981	New Brunswick Cultural Development Branch Grant
1980	Materials Grant, Fredericton Foundation

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