Les Pastellistes 2016

This Annual Fall Event took place at Galerie 203, in Old Montreal from Oct. 28 to Nov. 6, 2016. See the online exhibition by clicking here.

Les Pastellistes

October 28 - November 6, 2016

Opening: October 28, 6 pm (gallery opened exceptionally until 9 pm)

Galerie 203
227 Notre-Dame Street,
Web site: galerie203.com

Opening hours :
Monday to Wednesday and Friday: 10 am to 6 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm


Download our poster (PDF), the ready-to-print invitation (PDF, in English | in French - 2 by 8 ½ x 11 in. sheet") or the invitation to attach in an email (JPG, in English | in French).

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New: Use these coupons to promote Les Pastellistes; print them (8 per page), cut them and distribute them during your promotional activities (symposiums, expos, demos, etc.) 

Latest news: PSEC is proud to announce the visit of a distinguished guest, Pierre Guidetti. Cofounder and C.E.O. of Savoir-Faire. exclusive importer and distributor of art materials in North America, located in California and ambassador of Sennelier and pastel in the last 35 years.


Friday, Oct. 28, 4pm to 6pm - THE PORTRAITISTS’ CHALLENGE with Ann Rochefort, Joseph Sy and Marie-Josée Larochelle. Three talented artists meet the challenge of painting the same model simultaneously. Model: Jean Letarte.

Jean Letarte, portrait executed by Ann Rochefort

Friday, Oct. 28, 6pm to 9pm - VERNISSAGE / OPENING

Saturday, Oct. 29, 1:30pm - Suzanne Godbout: Landscape: How to create colour harmony using a wet under painting.

Sunday, Oct. 30, 1:30pm - Charles Vantomme (France): Landscape demo “Paths and Woods”

Monday, Oct. 31, 1:30pm - Magda Bascaron: Landscape from a sketch done live or from a photo (demo). The pitfalls to avoid.

LAST MINUTE CHANGE: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 1:30pm - Ann Rochefort: « Still Life with Onions » demo. Ann’s still lifes include everyday objects. Multilayered as they are, onions represent a fascinating challenge!

Thursday, Nov. 3, 1:30pm - Mélissa Breault: “Visual textures” demo - Exploring varied textures in a portrait and the interaction between the subject and the background.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 6pm - Mélissa Breault: Guided visit of the exhibition.

Friday, Nov. 4, 1:30pm - Michel Raymond: Demo - Within a rainy urban scene, the artist will demonstrate how the basic structure guides him in the use of his pastel.

Friday, Nov. 4, 3 pm - Sylvie Cardinal: Presentation of a plein air case for pastels. A brand new product!

Saturday, Nov. 5, 1:30 - Georgia Priniotakis: “Fall Landscape” demo - Using bright colours in pastel and maintain their vibrancy.

Sunday, Nov. 6, 3:30 pm - Sylvie Cardinal: Presentation of a plein air case for pastels. A brand new product!

Here's the list of winners for this year's edition:

  • 1st prize Horace-Champagne: Siddick Nuckcheddy for "Marchand de cocos";
  • 2nd prize: Alain Dansereau for "Pensées du matin";
  • 3rd prize: Mélissa Breault for "Son sourire et le mien";
  • 4th prize: Myles Johnston for "Let out to dry";
  • 5th prize: Lise Dagenais St-Hilaire for "Nuages";
  • Category "Landscape": Bernard Leconte for "Himalaya";
  • Category "Portrait": Peter Krc for "Sofia";
  • Category "Scenes of life": Line Hamel for "Sur la route";
  • Category "Still life": Ann Rocherfort for "Rouge ou vert";
  • Creativity Prize De-Villers: Beata Tyrala for "Fighter";
  • Honourable mentions:
    • Nicole Peck for "Enfin le printemps";
    • Jacques Célement for "Darmy";
    • William-Daniel Cadieux for "Crystal de roche";
    • Céline Montpetit for "Pur plaisir".
  • Public Choice Award: Mélissa Breault for "Au printemps de soi" (107 votes)

Congratulations to all our winners!

Also, congratulations to our new PSEC Signature Members for 2016:

  • Julie Donaldson
  • Geneviève Hébert
  • Myles Johnston
  • Lise Lavoie-Bouchard
  • Caro Perreault
  • Suzanne Proulx