Le Studio

Le canot et ses passagers

La conception et le développement du canoë d'écorce de bouleau étaient, et ce n'est pas peu dire, une merveille de conception et de technologie.

Dave Carty

du 4 août
au 20 août, 2022

La province du Manitoba abrite la plus grande forêt boréale intacte du monde. De nombreuses rivières isolées traversent cette région où l'on trouve une faune abondante, des forêts vierges accompagnées de la paix et du calme de la terre mère. Ces rivières étaient, à une époque, les routes naturelles de nos ancêtres et des peuples autochtones. La rivière Bloodvein, qui fait partie du patrimoine canadien et dont on envisage actuellement de faire un site du patrimoine mondial des Nations Unies, est mise en valeur dans deux des tableaux de l'exposition. L'une des peintures illustre un hydravion De Havilland Beaver et le canoë Prospector (dont le design est inspiré de l'écorce de bouleau), tous deux développés au Canada et considérés aujourd'hui comme des icônes du voyage en milieu sauvage dans le monde entier.

Les peuples autochtones utilisent ces autoroutes fluviales depuis des millénaires. La conception et le développement du canoë d'écorce de bouleau étaient, et ce n'est pas peu dire, une merveille de conception et de technologie. Notre nation, telle qu'elle est aujourd'hui, a été guidée et construite par les Autochtones, les Français, les Anglais et les Métis du début du Canada. Le canoë et ses passagers ont joué un rôle incommensurable dans ce que nous appelons aujourd'hui le Canada.

Dave Carty
Mino-dibikad o'owaawaateg" - C'est une belle nuit pour le Nord à Quibwe,
2020
Dave Carty
Mino-dibikad o'owaawaateg" - C'est une belle nuit pour le Nord à Quibwe,
2020

Bio

David Carty est diplômé du Nova Scotia College of Art and Design à Halifax, en Nouvelle-Écosse, avec un diplôme en beaux-arts et une mineure en éducation artistique.  Pendant ses études au NSCAD, il s'est concentré sur l'éducation artistique, le design graphique, la poterie et l'illustration technique.  Il a étudié sous la direction de Nicolas J. Sokcevic, l'illustrateur en chef de la NASA pendant le programme Apollo.

Au fil des ans, David a travaillé en tant qu'illustrateur et graphiste et a travaillé sur les premiers systèmes CGI, notamment le Dicomed - D38 Design Station, le système CGI Genigraphics de General Electric et, également, les ordinateurs Mac. Il a donné de nombreux cours d'art pour enfants et adultes, dans le cadre scolaire ou non. 

Ces dernières années, David a réalisé un certain nombre de grandes peintures extérieures à travers le Canada.  Beaucoup de ces peintures murales ont une importance culturelle et historique et nécessitent une recherche approfondie pour être exactes.  Il a trouvé que la recherche était aussi stimulante que le processus artistique lui-même. David travaille également comme artiste scénique pour les industries de la télévision et du cinéma.

The Canoe and Its People

The Province of Manitoba is home to the world's largest, intact, boreal forest. There are many remote rivers running through this area with an abundance of wildlife, pristine forests accompanied by the peace and calm of mother earth. These rivers were, at one time, the natural highways of our forebearers and Indigenous peoples. The Bloodvein River, a Canadian Heritage River and currently being considered to become a United Nations World Heritage Site is highlighted in two of the paintings in the show. One of the paintings illustrates a De Havilland Beaver float plane and the Prospector canoe (originating from the birch bark design) that were both developed in Canada and are considered to be icons of wilderness travel throughout the world today.

The Indigenous people have used these river highways for millennia. The design and development of the birch bark canoe was, in no small feat, a marvel in design and technology. Our nation as it stands today was guided and built by the Indigenous, French, English and Metis of early Canada. The Canoe and its people played an immeasurable role in this, what we call Canada today.

 

Bio

David Carty graduated from the Nova Scotia College  of Art and Design in Halifax NS with a degree in Fine Arts with a minor in Art Education.  While attending  NSCAD he focused on Art Education, Graphic Design, Pottery  and Technical Illustration.  He studied under Nicolas J.  Sokcevic, the chief illustrator for NASA during the Apollo program.

Over the years David has worked as an illustrator and  graphic designer and worked on the early CGI systems, including the Dicomed - D38 Design Station, the  General Electric Genigraphics CGI system and, as well, Mac Computers. He has taught many children’s and adult art classes in  and out of school settings. 

In recent years David has painted a number of large outdoor paintings across Canada.  Many of these murals have cultural  and historic significance requiring in-depth research  for accuracy.  He has found the research to be as challenging as the art process itself. David also works  as a Scenic Artist for the television and film industries.

La Maison des artistes visuels francophones

La Maison des artistes visuels francophones

La Maison des artistes is located on the territory covered by Treaty 1, the traditional lands of the Anishinabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis nation. It recognizes that these peoples are the true custodians of the lands and waters of this territory, the values of their traditional  knowledge and the importance of the links between this land and all its peoples. 

La Maison des artistes visuels francophones (La Maison) strives to make the visual arts radiate throughout Manitoba as well as Canada and the world, while providing a welcoming space for francophone artists and members of the community. 

 

The Contemporary Arts Gallery

Each year, the Maison des Artistes offers between 5 and 6 professional exhibitions in its main gallery. By placing these exhibitions in a linguistic minority context, La Maison seeks to awaken and educate the public on how culture shapes our vision of the world around us.

 

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Adapted into a multifunctional gallery in 2016, the Studio welcomes all your ideas, from the most innovative artistic exploration to community projects! Its short-term exhibitions help local artists promote their work, network and advance their careers.

 

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About Us

The Maison des Artistes is located in Treaty 1 territory, the traditional territory of the Anishinabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and the cradle of the Métis nation. It recognizes that these peoples are the true custodians of the lands and waters of this territory.

La Maison des artistes visuels francophones is a not-for –profit organization committed to the pursuit of meaningful dialogue about art and creativity for the francophone community. We provide public programs and art exhibitions that resonate with our many audiences. At La Maison, we warmly invite and welcome people from all backgrounds and ages; artists from all visual arts disciplines to engage in a multi-cultural dialogue about distinct minority communities, identity and sense of place. We provide professional support for artists every step of the way in innovative ways in which to experience art for the community at large. 

La Maison des artistes visuels francophones is a contemporary reflection of the collective stories from the Red River Valley. This important crossroads was a trading route for Indigenous peoples and the European settlers who began arriving in the early 1800s. Through time this created a tapestry which is unique to Manitoba that includes the diverse French Quarter of Saint- Boniface and a multitude of bilingual rural towns located throughout Manitoba.

Reflecting this history, La Maison was founded on February 7, 2000 in Winnipeg and already had about fifteen members. The president at the time, Mario Buscio, indicated that "[La Maison's mandate] will be to promote and distribute the works of French-speaking artists [and] to encourage exchanges between artists. "Breaking through isolation has been an important component of La Maison from its inception: even the choice of its name, La Maison des Artistes, signals the desire to create a space for meeting and gathering. La Maison now has over a hundred members and presents a rich and varied artistic and educational program each year.

La Maison is aimed at a large and diverse audience, from all walks of life and from all economic means, flourishing in the face of the French language's appeal and culture, brimming with solidarity and inclusion for minority communities. In this sense, the original name of the artist center was changed in 2004 to "La Maison des artistes visuels francophones inc." To better reflect the artistic vision of La Maison, which is an integral part of linguistic history of Canada. This vision is based on the many languages ​​used before and after colonialism and which were suppressed until the creation of the Official Languages ​​Act of 1969 and, more recently, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of 2008 which drew l attention to the loss of indigenous languages.

Defining its actions by belonging to a minority, La Maison takes the representation of diversity to heart. The programming of exhibitions and activities is a way to highlight the richness of  this and to engage the public in the integration and acceptance of difference, but more particularly in relation to linguistic minorities. The values ​​that guide the actions of the organization -- inclusiveness, fulfillment, solidarity, creativity, and  integrity-- testify to this desire.

 

Our Mission

La Maison des artistes visuels francophones is first and foremost an association serving francophone visual artists in Manitoba who want to work to ensure the viability of an artistic career. It sees to their development and is dedicated to the defense of their individual and collective interests. The activities of La Maison must meet the needs of representation, training, promotion and dissemination of the visual arts. The organization is committed to offering training for members in good standing and raising public awareness in general.

 

Our Vision

La Maison strengthens the vitality and diversity of the Francophonie by being recognized as a major player in culture and the visual arts.

 

Our Values

The actions of La Maison are thought out and carried out around the following values:

  • inclusiveness;
  • fulfillment;
  • solidarity;
  • creativity;
  • integrity.

 

Our Partners

Each year, La Maison collaborates with between 20 and 25 various organizations inside and outside its walls and strives to continue supporting its existing partnerships while building new relationships with organizations in and outside the cultural milieu. These partnerships aim to support and diversify La Maison's activities, but also to develop new audiences. The organization actively relies on interdisciplinary dialogue to allow more people to discover the visual arts. 

 

Here are a few partners from  with whom La Maison has worked with in recent years:

 

Accueil Francophone http://accueilfrancophonemb.com

Alliance française du Manitoba  https://www.francophonie-en-mouvement.com

Art AccessAbility Network Manitoba (AANM) https://aanm.ca

ArtCity https://artcityinc.com

Artspace https://art-space.ca

Association des groupes en arts visuels francophones (AGAVF) https://www.agavf.ca

Centre culturel franco-manitobain (CCFM) https://ccfm.mb.ca

Centre Bang https://centrebang.ca

Centre Turbine http://centreturbine.org/d7/

Conseil jeunes provincial (CJP) https://conseil-jeunesse.mb.ca

Éditions du Blé http://ble.refc.ca

Entreprises Riel http://www.entreprisesriel.com/en/

Fédération culturelle canadienne-française https://www.fccf.ca

Festival international des écrivains de Winnipeg https://conseildesarts.mb.ca/2019/09/le-festival-international-des-ecrivains-de-winnipeg-subvention-partage-presentation/

Festival du voyageur https://heho.ca/fr/

Fierté Winnipeg https://pridewinnipeg.com

Jeunesse au travail Canada Jeunesse Canada au travail - Canada.ca

Katimavik https://katimavik.org/en/

Le 100 nons https://100nons.com

Manitoba Art Network https://manitobaartsnetwork.ca

 

 

Contact Us

La Maison des artistes se trouve sur le territoire visé par le traité no 1, territoire traditionnel des peuples anishinabé , cri, oji-cri, dakota et déné, et berceau de la nation métisse. Elle reconnaît que ces peuples sont les gardiens véritables des terres et des eaux de ce territoire.

Address:

219 Provencher Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2H 0G4

Phone:

(204) 237-5964

Contemporary Gallery

Each year, La Maison des Artistes offers between 5 and 6 professional exhibitions in its main gallery. This program seeks to present current works in various disciplines and is reflected each year around a theme. By placing these exhibitions in a linguistic minority context, La Maison seeks to awaken and sensitize the public on the way in which culture models our vision of the world around us.

La Maison constantly reassesses the vision proposed by its programming with the awareness that each cultural creator brings with him the weight of social responsibility and the possibility of societal change. In a period of global challenges where identity and diversity are divisive issues, La Maison plays an important role in the cultural fabric by acting as a linguistic bridge between several minority communities.

La Maison provides an opportunity to celebrate difference and enrich the cultural realm through dialogue , and art in Manitoba and beyond. La Maison is an accessible space for creative dreamers that showcases culture and events in French, where all those who wish can participate and belong to a community full of possibilities.

 

Call for Applications

Chosen by a call for applications or by invitation, the professional exhibitions of the contemporary gallery are scheduled until spring 2023. These exhibitions, lasting approximately 2 months, are presented in the main gallery, but can also spill over if necessary into the Studio, a space adapted into a multifunctional gallery in 2016. La Maison relies on a critical dialogue in the orientation of its programming and the projects it presents address contemporary issues in different mediums of the visual arts spectrum.

The selection of the 2023-24 program will be made in winter 2021 through a call for proposals revolving around a specific theme. The projects that will be part of it will be selected by a committee formed by members of the La Maison team and Francophone artists or cultural workers following a call for projects.

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Le Studio

A space adapted into a multifunctional gallery in 2016, the Studio welcomes all your ideas, from the most innovative artistic exploration to community projects! Its short-term exhibitions help local artists promote their work, network and advance their careers. With this space, La Maison can also meet the needs of organizations in its community for professional exhibition spaces. The Studio also contains a small room with about fifteen seats, the Mini-Studio, where projections of video works can be presented.

The Studio's programming is usually decided between 4 and 6 months in advance to offer artists a flexible professional space for experimental projects, with critical deadlines or which represent an exciting opportunity. The organization wishes to maintain this flexibility in the use of this space to respond quickly to more innovative, one-off or specific projects. In this way, La Maison listens to artists who wish to develop or test new ideas, who have specific needs (for example, benefit from professional space and lighting to photograph their work) or who wish to receive feedback on their work by taking it out of the studio to exhibit it to the public and the artistic community.

 

Call for applications

With flexible programming planned a few months in advance, La Maison is always interested in receiving new projects for the Studio! Whether you are an artist or a community group, you can submit a project by emailing our programming team with a short statement of intent and some images if you have them.

 

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Le canot et ses passagers
Surrounding "La Maison"

In partnership with the City of Winnipeg and various levels of government, La Maison created the Sculpture Garden in 2008, an outdoor green space adjacent to La Maison’s galleries. The gardens contribute to culture, community, economic development, heritage and the arts in the community. Today, the Garden features 5 permanent sculptures commissioned from renowned French Canadian artists as well as ephemeral projects in collaboration with Cool Gardens. The Sculpture Garden also features a light box located directly towards Provencher Boulevard, a major traffic artery in the St. Boniface neighbourhood. This structure, set up a few years ago as part of the Flash Photographic Festival, is designed to showcase photographic works with each work being presented for approximately one year. The Sculpture Garden welcomes thousands of visitors every year with public events organised by La Maison or its partners. As with the art gallery, access is always free for the public.

At the same time as the creation of the Garden, the charitable organization "Les Amis des arts visuels du Manitoba" was registered with the mandate to promote the visual arts and be the custodians of the Sculpture Garden. Its main activities are the maintenance of the 5 permanent public art sculptures, yearly upkeep of the garden and raising the funds for new sculptures.

Become a Member

Membre artiste

The membre artiste category is open to anyone with a visual arts production, curator, art critic or cultural worker can become a member. Visual arts encompass more traditional practices like painting, sculpture, printmaking, fine crafts including fine art photography (analog and digital), illustration, performance, art video, but also new artistic practices such as digital (still and mobile images) and media arts. Multidisciplinary practices which relate to one or more fields of the visual arts are also included as part of the visual arts.

Membership status allows the membre artiste to participate in the annual Membership Show and sell their pieces there if required. They can also take advantage of special offers such as participating in networking activities, workshops and training at no charge or at reduced prices or invitations to VIP events (networking, special evenings, previews). He can also have his profile page on our website. Membre artiste have the right to participate in all the activities of the organization, to receive notices of convocation to members' meetings, to attend these meetings and to vote there.

To maintain their status, the membre artiste must pay their annual membership fee.

 

Membre de soutient

Anyone, business or organization that cares about the arts and culture, wants to offer support to artists and keep abreast of what is happening in the cultural community can become a membre de soutien.

The membre de soutien benefits from discounts on La Maison’s products and invitations to VIP events (networking, special evenings, previews) in addition to receiving our newsletter which allows them to be aware of the latest activities on the scene. artistic and our programming. Membre de soutien have the right to participate in all activities of the organization, to receive notices of meetings of members and to attend such meetings. However, they are not allowed to vote there.

To maintain their status, the membre de soutien must pay their annual membership fee.

 

Membre honoraire

Since its general assembly in October 2019, La Maison des artistes has a new category of members: honorary members. This distinction can be granted to any person who has rendered service to the latter through his work or through his donations or who has shown his support for the goals pursued by the organization or who has offered the Francophone community of Manitoba extraordinary service.

The nomination of an honorary member will be made following consultation of the members who may submit applications accompanied by a complete file respecting the standards established by a selection committee mandated to evaluate the files and recommend a member to the Board. All intentions for the nomination of an honorary member will be sent to all members in good standing with the notice of the general meeting.

To submit an application, you must be a member in good standing (artist member or supporting member) and submit at least one month before the annual general assembly a file including the following elements: a letter explaining why the nominated person should become an honorary member de La Maison, an agreement with the latter for the nomination as well as an up-to-date curriculum vitae.

 

Le canot et ses passagers