Les Pastellistes 2017 - International

Our international exhibition, Les Pastellistes, 2017 edition, was held from October 27th to November 5th, 2017, at Galerie 203. See our online Exhibition!

«Les Pastellistes»

22nd Edition

October 27th to November 5th, 2017

OPENING, Friday, October 27th, 6 pm


227 Notre-Dame St. West
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2T4
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Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 to 6 pm
Thursday 10 to 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10 to 5 pm

Online Exhibition (YouTube)

Photos of events and activities (Facebook)

ACTIVITIES (download the complete program)

  • Friday, October 27th
    1:30pm - Lynda Paquette : Animal theme. Giving the Animal his Soul Back.
    4pm to 6 pm – THE PORTRAITISTS’ CHALLENGE with Ann Rochefort, Joseph Sy, Joanna Abrahamowicz. Talented artists meet the challenge of painting the same model simultaneously. Model: Izabel Dagenais
    6pm to 9pm – VERNISSAGE
  • Saturday, October 28th
    1:30pm – Suzanne Godbout and Pierre Guidetti: Sennelier presentation, followed by Landscape demonstration, doorprizes for the attendees.
  • Sunday, October 29th
    1:30pm – Charles Vantomme (France) Landscape demonstration : The Countryside.
    3:30pm Charles Vantomme: Guided visit of the exhibition.
  • Monday, October 30th
    3:30pm – François Xavier Cloutier: Guided visit of the exhibition.
  • Tuesday, October 31st
    1:30pm – Ann Rochefort: Still life with apples, à la Cezanne ».
  • Wednesday, November 1st
    1:30pm – Harvey Segal: Still Life with a water color under painting : « It’s not what you do – it’s how you do it. »
  • Thursday, November 2nd
    1:30pm – Mélissa Breault: Using a glazing technique over a value study in creating a portrait.
    6:30pm Mélissa Breault: Guided visit of the exhibition.
  • Friday, November 3rd
    1:30pm – Michel Raymond: Completing a painting in studio using a study done on site in Charlevoix.
    3:30pm Michel Raymond: Guided visit of the exhibition.
  • Saturday, November 4th
    1:30pm - Myles Johnston : Still Life, Floral painting. Myles will show his painting process of drawing roses from life with focus on composition, form and color.
  • Sunday, November 5th
    1:30pm – Georgia Priniotakis : Landscape, sky and grass » How to combine two photos from different places as reference for a painting.

Congratulations to all our awardes for this 22nd édition:

See all awarded artworks in the Facebook photo album.

  • 1st price: Through the Prism, Myles Jonhston
  • 2nd price: Granny, Christine Dumont
  • 3nd price: Diptyque - Le brouillard de l'aube + À l'aube d'une promesse, Mélissa Breault
  • 4rd price: Frederick & Me, Élaine Despins
  • 5th price: Une rose, rien qu'une rose, juste une rose, Izabel Dagenais


  • Landscapes: Inspiration à La Tuque, Jacqueline Harvey
  • Portrait & Figures: Oops!, Peter Krc
  • Scenes of life: Marais du Nord, Julie Légaré
  • Still life: Redoux en février, François-Xavier Cloutier

Creativity Award: Dialogue de deux métaux, François Malnati

Honourable Mentions

  • Autoportrait avec foulard, Joanna Abrahamowicz
  • Marchand de nouilles, Siddick Nuckcheddy
  • Snowbird, Beata Tyrala
  • Sweet light, Robin Grinnell Everall

Public's Choice (by votes): Diptyque - Le brouillard de l'aube + À l'aube d'une promesse, Mélissa Breault

A huge thank you to our judges: Deirdre McCay et Harvey Segal.

Promotional material (click on the title to download):

Congratulations to our new Signature members:

  • Izabel Dagenais
  • Élaine Despins
  • Nancy Gaudreault
  • Bernard Leconte

A hearty thanks to our partners :

  • Banque TD
  • Hachem
  • Savoir Faire Sennelier
  • Caran d’Ache
  • Pan Pastel
  • Via Rail Canada
  • Dakota Art Pastels
  • Encadrement ERA
  • Papier UART
  • Chartpak (Schmincke)
  • Restaurant Marathon Souvlaki
  • Fromagerie Hamel
  • Dr. WilliamSteinman
  • Slimbox

Thank you to our collaborators :

  • Galerie 203
  • Corrine&co