MONTRÉAL, Nov. 16, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The city and the Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC) unveil today the award finalists for the Prix Pierre-Ayot and the Prix Louis-Comtois.
A jury made up of professionals from the visual arts community has selected the nominations of Sophie Jodoin, Dominique Pétrin and Karen Tam for the Prix Louis-Comtois for mid-career artists in the contemporary art scene. For the Prix Pierre-Ayot, attributed to an artist with less than 10 years of professional experience in the visual arts, the finalists are Simon Belleau, Andréanne Godin and Celia Perrin Sidarous.
The Prix Louis-Comtois, endowed with a grant of $7,500, recognizes the work of an artist in the contemporary art scene with more than 15 years of professional experience. With a grant of $5,000, the Prix Pierre-Ayot seeks to promote excellence among Montreal's new visual arts creators, to foster the dissemination of the work of young artists and to recognize the efforts of presenters in supporting up-and-coming artists. These prizes include the acquisition by Montréal of a work created by each award recipient for the municipal collection of works of art. They also include an exhibition fee of $2,500 which will be used by each winner to defray the cost of organizing an exhibition on Montréal territory. The two awards are offered jointly by the AGAC and the City of Montreal.
The recipients will also be recognized at a ceremony to be held Thursday, December 7, at the Montréal Museum of Contemporary Art. To find out more about the finalists of the Prix Pierre-Ayot, click here, and the Prix Louis-Comtois, click here (content available in French only).
SOURCE Ville de Montréal
For further information: Linda Boutin, Division des relations médias, Service des communications, 514 872-6013