MONTRÉAL, Nov. 22, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal, in collaboration with the Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec (CMAQ), is unveiling today the names of the finalists for the Prix François-Houdé 2017, intended to recognize a professional artisan whose career is only beginning
Ms. Christine Gosselin, member of the city's executive committee, in charge of culture, heritage and design, declared: "The selection of finalists for the Prix François-Houdé is a wonderful opportunity for arts and crafts lovers to discover emerging talents who have chosen Montréal to create contemporary artwork, while pushing the boundaries of their field of choice. I would like to thank the Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec for their relentless cooperation in highlighting and recognizing the work of artisans."
For this 22nd award, a jury made up of five arts and crafts professionals has selected the following 12 finalists among 44 candidates. They are all artisans in the field of arts and crafts, who have been exercising their profession for less than 10 years.
Karelle Brunet, glass artist
Marianne Chénard, ceramic artist
Élisabeth-Cassandra (Zou) Desbiens, glass artist
Dylan Duchet, glass artist
Montserrat Duran Muntadas, glass artist
Katarin Laruelle, textile artist
Maude Lauzière Dumas, jeweller and sculptor
Mathilde Moreau, textile artist
Caroline Rivière, jeweller
Laura Sasseville, jeweller
Youri Taillefer, leathercraft artist
Magali Thibault-Gobeil, jeweller
The Prix François-Houdé aims to promote excellence in Montréal's new arts and crafts creations and to promote the dissemination of artwork created by young artisans. The award, which includes a 5,000$ grant, highlights the remarkable craftsmanship of these artisans and their original contribution to the practice of arts and crafts related to the transformation of wood, leather, textiles, metals, glass, ceramic, paper or other materials, all the while recognizing their mastery of exploratory techniques specific to their discipline. As was the case fore previous editions, the city will purchase selected creations among those of the retained finalists. The award was named in memory of François Houdé, an internationally renowned glass sculptor, and cofounder of the Centre des métiers du verre du Québec.
The award will be presented Thursday, November 30, 2017, at La Guilde. Works by the winners of the 2016 edition, as well as by the 2017 finalists will be showcased at La Guilde, from November 30, 2017 to February 18, 2018.
To find out more about our finalists and their work, click here.
SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Cabinet de la mairesse et du comité exécutif
For further information: Source : Youssef Amane, Attaché de presse, Cabinet de la mairesse et du comité exécutif, 438 832-1221; Renseignements : Linda Boutin, relationniste, Division des relations médias, Service des communications, 514 872-6013