2017 Jury


Photographe: Richard-Max Tremblay

Photographer: Richard-Max Tremblay

Chloé is a multidisciplinary artist specialising in artworks on paper. Beaulac’s artwork have been presented in various exhibitions and residencies in Canada and internationally. She has been awarded numerous prizes. The most recent is the Télé-Québec award received for her screenprint on paper installation, at the heart of magnetism, during the Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine of Trois-Rivières. She has also received various distinctions for her creations and research. The most recent nomination, for two years in a row, is for the Culture Montérégie – La Fabrique culturelle award, the National Printmaking Award of Open Studio as well as the Albert-Dumouchel award of ARPRIM. Her public art and artworks can be found in many private and public collections, both in Canada and internationally such as; the National Bank of Canada, the city of Longueuil and the city of Saint-Lambert to name a few.

In addition to a full-time art practice, Chloé works as an exhibition officer and a museum technician for various boroughs of the city of Montreal. She has also worked for various museums and cultural centers in and around the greater area of Québec. She continues to be very implicated in various fields of the arts.

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



David Carruthers

Papermaking has been in David’s 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 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, Clarence 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.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADenise is an artist, bookmaker, printer, and a director of Saint-Armand Paper Mill in Montreal. She studied printmaking at Université du Québec à Montréal and was a member of Atelier Gra, a collective print shop in Montréal, from 1979 to 1991. Her knowledge of and fascination with the artistic book making process, from silver point to pigment history, led her to join Saint-Armand in 1992.

Her well-equipped art book studio began with a Howard etching press in 1993 and has since grown to include wood and lead type, and Vandercook and Kelsey presses. Her books are included in collections across North America, including the Library of Congress and Stanford University, and her prints and drawings are part of private and corporate collections including Air Canada, Banque de Paris, Caisses Desjardins, and many others.

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



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Photographer: Deborah Blois

Claudia, graphic designer and artist, received her early design training in Montreal before re-locating to the Maritimes. She studied painting at Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick where she was awarded the John Asimakos Prize in Painting.

Claudia has exhibited in many group and solo shows in museums and commercial galleries.

In 2007 she was included in the prestigious Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition at the Beaverbrook Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Curator: Tom Lovatt.

Her paintings are held in the collections of the Canada Council Art Bank, Nova Scotia Art Bank, Province of Prince Edward Island, The Senvest Collection and with many private collectors in Canada and the US.