The mission of the Sylvie and Simon Blais Foundation is to promote contemporary culture by developing programs that will bring new artistic practices to the attention of the general public.
The Sylvie and Simon Blais Foundation (FSSB) is pleased to announce the name of the recipient of the 2018 Sylvie and Simon Blais Award for Emerging Visual Artists, Eugene Park, who is pursuing an MFA degree with a concentration in Sculpture and Ceramics at Concordia University. The Foundation would also like to mention the names of the two other finalists for this tenth consecutive edition of the Award, Marko Tonich (Université Laval) and Isabelle Duchesne (UQAC), as well as point out the excellent quality of all the work and proposed exhibition projects in support of the applications submitted.
In 2009, Sylvie and Simon Blais wanted to commemorate their gallery’s 20th anniversary by making a direct contribution to the community. This led to their creation of the Sylvie and Simon Blais Foundation and the establishment of the Sylvie and Simon Blais Award for Emerging Visual Artists.
However, the Sylvie and Simon Blais Foundation announces that, as of 2019, after ten years of granting the Sylvie and Simon Blais Award for Emerging Visual Artists, the Award will no longer take the same form as that it has had since 2009. A new version of the FSSB Award will be introduced, with new objectives in terms of both the direction we would like it to have and the candidate selection process. The method of awarding prizes and scholarships will also be reviewed.