Salmon Run 2.0 Artists Announced

June 25, 2018

For Immediate Release

Salmon Run 2.0 Public Art Collection Underway -- Discover Saint John Announces 2018 Artists

Saint John, NB June 25, 2018: Discover Saint John is thrilled to announce the 10 artists who will be creating the Salmon Run 2.0 public art collection. These artists responded to the organization’s call for submissions to paint or adorn 10 composite salmon sculptures that will be displayed in prominent locations around the city later this summer.

The 2018 participating artists are:

  • Fabiola Martinez from Quispamsis, NB
  • Holly MacKay from Grand Bay-Westfield, NB (Returning artist from 2017)
  • Jack Hudson from Rexton, NB (Returning artist from 2017)
  • Jared Betts from Moncton, NB
  • Jean Hudson from Rexton, NB (Returning artist from 2017)
  • Kelley Joyce-Floyd from Quispamsis, NB
  • Lisa-Ann Scichilone from Quispamsis, NB (Returning artist from 2017)
  • Lisa Robinson from Fredericton, NB
  • Peggy Woolsey Rivera from Quispamsis, NB (Returning artists from 2017)
  • Tammy Capstick from Bloomfield, NB

“Our Canada 150 Salmon Run installation was loved by locals and visitors to the city helping to bolster our vibrant uptown core with the unexpected,” says Victoria Clarke, Executive Director of Discover Saint John.  “We had a tremendous response to our call for submissions and are delighted to have mix of new and returning artists creating our 2018 collection.”

The casts of Atlantic salmon are being created by New Brunswick artist John Morgan to create an urban kaleidoscope of salmon sculptures standing more than six feet tall when mounted.   

Upon completion the salmon sculptures will be installed throughout the city for public viewing and remain the property of Discover Saint John for future installations. Discover Saint John will be creating a walking tour for “Salmon Run 2.0” available on their Saint John Walking Tours app (iOS and Android.)


Media Inquiries:
Jillian MacKinnon, Director Marketing & Communications – Discover Saint John