Pontiac Artists' Association
Box 1063, Shawville, QC
News »Pontiac Artists’ Association wins “Excellence in Culture” award
Gatineau, November 9, 2011 :: At a gala event in Gatineau on November 9 which honours artists from the region, the PAA was recognized by the Outaouais Foundation for Arts, Letters and Culture (FALCO)
The ‘Prix Régions’, presented by Outaouais CLD’s, is awarded to a person or organization who has had a significant impact on the local, national or international cultural scene. The award includes a 1,000$ cash prize. The prize was awarded to the PAA for its 2011 Artists’ Residency Week.
The second annual Artists’ Residency Week took place the last week of July 2011. Visiting artists from outside the region were invited to share art and techniques with their counterparts in the Pontiac. They were hosted by PAA members, and came to appreciate the programs offered by the association and the beautiful natural surroundings that are so easy to take for granted.
Each day began with an informative presentation by the visiting artists of their own work, some of whom also shared an art technique with the group. We then moved on to a location in the Pontiac chosen for its beauty or cultural importance, to give the artists an opportunity to create. Some of these were plein air painting in nature and at a center for creative dance, paper making, and silk painting. The days were completed by sharing a potluck dinner at the homes of various PAA members. The week culminated with the artists who took part in the week sharing their new work with the public at the Stone School Gallery in Portage-du-Fort.
Watch this site for Residency 2012 information coming in January.