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November 29, 2019 to February 23, 2020

La Guilde is proud to present, in partnership with the Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec and the Ville de Montréal, an exhibition featuring the finalists of the 24th edition of the Prix François-Houdé and the exhibition Love-Struck Souls by jeweller Aurélie Guillaume, last year’s recipient and award winner.


From November 29th, 2019 to February 23rd, 2020, come and discover the works of the ten 2019 finalists: Gayane Avetisyan, jewelry artist; Maxime Baron, luthier; Madeleine Beaulieu, fashion designer; Brigitte Dahan, sculptor and ceramist; Montserrat Duran Muntadas, glass and textile artist; Dominika Durtan, jeweller; Delphine Platten, bookbinder; Emma Senft, cabinetmaker; Monique Ste-Marie, weaver artist and Tomy Tremblay, glass artist. 


The recipient of the Prix François-Houdé is named on Thursday, November 28, during the award ceremony, which will be taking place at La Guilde. This prize, awarded the Ville de Montréal, includes a grant and  is given to a professional artist at the beginning of his or her career. It promotes the prominence of new creations on the Montreal crafts scene and helps young artist-creators share their artwork with the world. We invite you to discover a total of 21 works of art which showcase the best local artists.​



The Prix François-Houdé is given to Montreal artists and artisans who are at the beginning of their careers. This award gives prominence to the remarkable craftsmanship of their creations and their original contributions to the practice of a craft related to the transformation of wood, leather, textiles, metals, glass, ceramics, paper or any other material. It also recognizes their mastery of exploratory techniques associated with their specific discipline. Remember that this award is in honour of François Houdé, an internationally renowned glass sculptor and the co-founder of the Centre des métiers du verre du Québec.

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