Visual Arts Gala
2011, 2012 & 2014

From 2011 to 2014, the Visual Arts Gala honoured the excellence and outstanding work of stakeholders from Quebec’s vibrant artistic scene.

This festive evening fostered and solidified the connections in the visual arts community, while underlining the efforts and talents invested by everyone under a common cause: the growing development of our rich and diverse contemporary art scene.

In the spirit of a new collaboration, the Visual Arts Gala 2014 was organized by AGAC, the Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec (RCAAQ) and the Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec (RAAV). 

Credit: Guy L’Heureux

This first edition was honouring the exceptional work of those involved in our sector, in addition to bringing national visibility to the visual arts community. The ceremony was hosted by actor Emmanuel Bilodeau, punctuated by performances by Jérôme Minière, Thierry Marceau, Sylvie Laliberté, Massimo Guerrera and DJ Mini. The Doyon-Rivest duo designed the Scarves given to the winners as trophies during the evening.

Date : December 13, 2011

Venue: Théâtre Rialto

Hosting: Emmanuel Bilodeau

Scarves: Doyon-Rivest


This festive and unifying evening brought together the main stakeholders in the visual arts community to honour the talent and efforts invested by everyone in a common cause: the promotion of visual arts. The evening was hosted by Patrick Masbourian and was punctuated by an artistic musical performance by singer-songwriter Pierre Lapointe. The scenography was created by sculptor Michel Goulet.

Date: December 12, 2012

Venue: Théâtre Outremont

Hosting: Patrick Masbourian 

Scarves: Marie-Claude Bouthillier


This third edition of the Visual Arts Gala was produced in concert by  AGAC, the RCAAQ and the RAAV. The evening was once again hosted by Patrick Masbourian, punctuated by artistic and musical performances including Klô Pelgag, Martin Lizotte, Étienne Boulanger, Donzelle and the Abdigradationnistes.  

A vibrant tribute was paid to Françoise Sullivan for her exceptional contribution to the community, her commitment and her remarkable achievements in the visual arts during her career.

Date: December 10, 2014

Venue: Théâtre Rialto

Hosting: Patrick Masbourian 

Scarves: COZIC