2016 Jury

CHLOE BEAULAC

18_PortraitChloeBeaulacChloé Beaulac is a multidisciplinary artist.  Beaulac’s artwork has been presented in various exhibitions and residencies in Canada, in the United States of America and in Portugal. She has been awarded numerous prizes, the most recent one is the Télé-Québec award. She has also received various distinctions for her creations and research, the most recent nomination is for the CMCC – La Fabrique culturelle award.  Her artworks can be found in many private and public collections, both in Canada and internationally.

In addition to a full-time art practice, Beaulac works as museum technician for various boroughs of the city of Montreal, for various cultural centers and assistant to various visual artists in and around the greater area of Montreal, QC.

For more information: http://www.chloebeaulac.com

 

DAVID CARRUTHERS

David Carruthers

Papermaking has been in David Carruthers family for generations. His grandfather, George Carruthers, was the owner the Interlake Paper Mill, in Ontario. He also wrote the book “Papermaking” which traces the history of 100 years of papermaking in Canada up to 1905. David’s father was a paper salesman with the family firm and he had a gift to sell remainders by the carload.

In 1979, when David opened La Papeterie Saint-Armand, he had just left his job at the Pulp & Paper Association of Canada because he had enough of office work. His knowledge of the paper trade told him that there was room for hand-made paper mills, with a dash of technology. His background was in History of Economics and he loves 19th century technology.  Since that time the Saint-Armand handmade papers, the machine-made Canal papers, and the sanded paper Sabretooth have established his mill as a favourite among artists, art restorers, and bookbinders.

For more information: http://www.st-armand.com/

 

 

CLARENCE EPSTEIN

Clarence EpsteinDr. Clarence Epstein is Senior Director of Urban and Cultural Affairs at Concordia University, responsible for dossiers pertaining to cultural property, urban planning, built heritage, conservation, public art, museum relations, and festival partnerships.

With Concordia since 1998, Dr. Epstein has coordinated numerous major art-based initiatives including: the return to Montreal of the Diniacopoulos Collection – one of the most important private holdings of Mediterannean antiquities in Canada; the creation of a multi-million dollar endowment fund for the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery; the Max Stern Art Restitution Project – a worldwide initiative to recover Nazi-looted paintings owned by the noted German-Canadian dealer; and also oversees one of the largest public art programs of any Canadian university. In 2015 Dr Epstein was named to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board.

 

SUSAN HUDSON, RCA

Susan HudsonSusan Hudson now lives and works in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. She moved there from Montreal in 1997. Her property faces its front harbour and is surrounded by gardens that she has cultivated.  In Montreal, Hudson was the Chair of the Design / Art Department, Concordia University.  As an artist she’s been an experienced printmaker and illustrator and as a professor, Hudson taught and practiced image making, both studio influenced, painting, drawing, collage and digital. She continues her studio work, with a varied range of media.
In 1999, Susan Hudson RCA was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.
She is president and founder of the artists’ co-operative, Peer Gallery located in Lunenburg.
Her work and detailed CV can be seen on WWW.PEER-GALLERY.COM

 

DENISE LAPOINTE

Denise Lapointe is an artist, bookmaker, printer, and director of La Papeterie Saint-Armand.

For more information: http://www.st-armand.com/

 

 

HARVEY LEV

harvey lev

Harvey Lev specializes in heritage properties, fine paper, and the enabling and encouragement of all kinds of creative endeavour. Since 1971, he is director of Techno-lith Ltee, a fine paper converter and merchant specializing in high quality printing and packaging papers and converting services to the trade.

For half a dozen years he ran the gallery art en majuscule in the Montreal neighbourhood Griffintown.  Located in an old coal-fired gas plant, the gallery featured local artists in upwards of 14 shows per year.  Lev later became heavily implicated in the organization of community and cultural events under the rubric of le Corridor culturel de Griffintown, a community initiative which was a response to the large-scale redevelopment proposals for that Montreal neighbourhood. He is also director of Main & Station Limited, a secondhand bookseller, an art collector, and a sculptor who seeks the balance between trash and landscape.

For more information: http://harveylev.com and http://hmsnonesuch.com/