@ Michel Bazinet
1115 rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Sunday, July 1st
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Each year, the Mtl en Arts Festival rewards the exhibiting artists during an awards ceremony that closes the festival. The Festival Grand Prize, Best Work Prize, Jury Prize, Booth Design Prize and Emerging Talent Prize will be awarded for the best performances. In total, approximately $6,000 will be donated to the artists during the evening at Cabaret Mado.
FESTIVAL GRAND PRIZE
A prize of $500 given by the SDC du Village, as well as a free space at Mtl en Arts 2019 (value of $975).
BEST WORK AWARD
A prize of $500 from AssurArt.
BOOTH DESIGN AWARD
A free exhibition space at next Mtl en Arts’s edition : value of $630.
EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
$250 cash and a 50% rebate on an artist booth for the 2019 edition.
$500 from the Quebec’s LGBT Chamber of commerce
$500 from the friends of the festival.
France Cantin is a visual artist, artist agent and training manager. In 2010, she decided to devote herself entirely to the administration of artistic projects and also advised several young artists in the management of their careers. She was also Zïlon’s agent for several years with whom she had the chance to develop projects with, among others, Givenchy Paris and the Francofolies de Montréal. She took part in the organization of several major artistic events, including the Artsida auction to benefit AIDS volunteers Montreal for 3 years.
In 2014, she became a gallery owner, first at the helm of the TD Lounge gallery at the Festival de Jazz. She then dared her own gallery for some time and since June 2017, she has directed the Tommy Zen Gallery located in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts district.
Robert POULIN is the owner of the Robert POULIN Gallery since 2008. Sculptor by training, Robert Poulin favours practice over theory, narration, poetry and a provocative spirit in the work of art. Amateur of contemporary art and collector, he conceives his work as a gallery owner as an act of commitment towards the artists who produce a true art and without compromise.
Robert Poulin is a founding member of the La Peau de l’Ours collection and a member of the Association des galeries d’art contemporain.
MARC PIERRE DESJARDINS
Pierre Marc Desjardins, an entrepreneur in the arts industry, discovered his passion at the age of 5 when his aunt who collects works introduced him to the artistic world. Having worked in politics and conferences, Pierre Marc has also developed his expertise in sales and public relations with companies such as Apple, Best Buy, Bell, KPMG and Goldman Sachs Group, to name a few. It is the combination of his two passions, public relations and the arts, that led him to found his artistic promotion company, Artmotion, in 2011. In 2015 Artmotion becomes Artmotion International after an association with the painter Alena Plihal.
Today, he also represents artists in visual art and music on an independent basis : Zïlon, Maria Astadjov, Alexander Donskoi and Bauçan in visual arts and Lady Sylva and Pascale B. in music.