O'Brien Foundation Fellowships reception update...

Dear Alumni and Friends of the O'Brien Foundation,

Under normal circumstances, this is the time of year when you might expect to receive an invitation in the mail to a reception in honour of new recipients of O'Brien Fellowships, hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. The reception could not be held last year due to the pandemic, but with fewer restrictions this year, the Lieutenant Governor has graciously offered to recognize the O'Brien Fellowship recipients of 2020 and 2021 at a small reception to be held at Government House later this month. Out of an abundance of caution and respect for the safety of all O'Brien Fellows and friends, invitees will include only the twenty new Fellows and their guests, as well as members of the Selection Committee and the Board of the O'Brien Foundation. 

One of the greatest pleasures of the annual reception is renewing acquaintances with friends and former O'Brien Fellows, our valued "Alumni." For that reason, this announcement is mixed with regret. You will be missed! But we can all feel gratitude and pleasure in knowing that a ceremony will take place, and that it will be especially meaningful and memorable to those whom it is intended to celebrate, the O'Brien Fellows of 2020 and 2021. 

I look forward to the unmitigated pleasure of introducing them to you to in the next (summer) edition of the O'Brien Foundation News, and to renewed hope of seeing 'old' faces next year. Here's wishing you ALL a safe, healthy, and happy summer!

O'Brien Foundation Fellowships reception update (PDF - 137 KB)

Reception 2021 on hold

The Lieutenant Governor's reception in honour of 2021 O’Brien Fellowship recipients is currently "on hold" until further notice due to the ongoing pandemic.  Alumni and friends can look forward to meeting the 2021 Fellows via newsletter (look for it later this summer). This year we also mark the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the Leonard and Kathleen O’Brien Humanitarian Trust. Stay tuned...and stay safe!




October 12 - November 3, 2017

The William Secord Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of the canine works of art from the estate of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Kendrick.

The Kendrick name is legendary in purebred dog circles. William was showing and judging Bull Terriers even before he graduated from Princeton University in 1926. He bred and showed dogs under the Queensbury prefix which he inherited from his uncle, W. Freeland Kendrick, one-time mayor of Philadelphia.

Vernelle was herself a respected dog show judge. She started out in Poodles and in 1957 became an all-breed professional handler. During her judging career, she judged at some of America's most prestigious shows, including the Toy Group at the Westminster Kennel Club, and Best in Show at the Poodle Club of America.

Many of the paintings in the collection are related to William's breeding interests, with nineteenth century paintings of Manchester Terriers, Bull Terriers and Fox Terriers. When he married Vernelle Hartman in 1973, paintings of Poodles, Pekingese and Collies were added to their collection.

Taken in its entirety, the collection is a testament to one couple's love of

purebred dogs and their ongoing pursuit of the dog's history and its depiction in the visual arts.

Please contact us for more information or visit our website to view our entire inventory: http://dogpainting.com/search_results.cfm?ExhibDate=20171013

With best wishes,

William Secord & the Gallery staff