Get ready for an evening celebrating Montreal’s top emerging artists!


On Wednesday October 4th, the annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series  -open to the public- will take place at Duran Mashaal Gallery, aiming to help emerging visual artists into showcasing their work on an international platform. For the first time, Artsy -the wolrd largest online art platform- will assist the judge to establish the best artistic talent in North America.



As the winner of the competition, the best artist will have the chance to showcase his work at Scope Miami Beach, one of the largest and most prestigious global art fair. Launched in 2010 as a collaboration with Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons’s RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation, the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series is an annual art competition committed to discovering the next big name in visual arts. ! In Montreal, over 5000 artists submitted their work online & twenty-two finalists have been chosen by the Artsy Curatorial Team to participate in Montreal’s final round!

Here are the Montreal finalists:

Amelie Jodoin, Fun Fun Fun

Ariane Fairlie, Turning From You

Audrey Leroux Jones, Carre Contre Cube

Branka Marinkovic, The Crossing

Colette Boulet, Red Triangle

Corey Popp, Of Fire

Denise Martel, Sans Titre

Derek Evans, The Fixed Stars

Henri Venne, You Should Have Seen

Jennifer Schuler, NSDF

Justine Skahan, Twins

Karine Payette, Light In The Box

Maela Ohana, Nothing New To Be Said

Marko Tonich, Sealhunt Calling

Michael Newman, Blacksplash 2

Michelle Lundqvist, Drawing Dream

Nate Nettleton, Palms II

Olivier Roberge, Who Needs Knowledge When

Prisca Langlais, Nathalie

Shinhae Lee, Projection

Sophia Borowska, Ghost of an Image

Tina Struthers, Mapping The Holes In My Heart