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EXPOZINE 2010: Reservez votre table | Reserve your table

October 21, 2010

Le 9e foire annuelle des petits éditeurs, bandes dessinées et fanzines de Montréal, EXPOZINE, aura lieu samedi et dimanche, 13 et 14 novembre 2010. La date limite pour reserver une table est le 1 novembre.

Pour plus d’information et pour réserver votre table visitez

EXPOZINE, Montreal’s annual small press, comic and zine fair, will take place on Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14, 2010. The deadline to reserve a table is November 1.

For more information, and to reserve your table visit

Le Flaneur: An exhibition of posters by Jack Dylan (Red Bird, Aug 27)

August 17, 2010

Don’t miss this retrospective exhibition and sale from one of Montreal’s best known poster artists, Jack Dylan. Vernissage Aug. 27 7 pm – 12 am. Red Bird Gallery, 135 Van Horne O. Details below (click to enlarge).

Jason Botkin: Last Minute (Galerie Pangée, July 14)

July 9, 2010

A new series of paintings by Jason Botkin will be on display at Galerie Pangée starting Wednesday July 14. Entitled “Last Minute,” the show is part of Extreme Painting (link to Canadian Art article), an exhibition series bridging 16 commercial galleries across Montreal. The show will be up until the first week of August.

Drawing Expo 2010: Galerie Rye (July 10)

July 2, 2010

Don’t miss Drawing Expo 2010, a giant group show coming up just in time for summer. Hosted by the brand new Galerie Rye in the heart of the Village, the show takes place July 9-25. Vernissage July 10, 8 p.m.

Drawing Expo! is an annual exhibition currated by Gabriel Deerman which presents Artists from Canada and abroad working in the field of contemporary drawing. Since its inception in Vancouver in 2007 Drawing Expo has explored current trends and looked forward to what the future holds for this exciting medium. This large group exhibition celebrates imagination, fantasy and the surfaces where these worlds are projected.

While the focus of the exhibition is drawing, the artists involved challenge disciplinary borders and definitions with their varying approaches to the work. Using print media, collage, brush and ink or the pen; from doodles to intricately executed renderings, a question of ‘What is drawing?’ is posed and an invitation to the viewer to ponder over and enjoy.

Drawing Expo! 2010 proudly features works by: Lee Hutzulak, Lucas Soi, Michael Comeau, Leyla Majeri, Aimée van Drimmelen, Shawn Kuruneru, Nadia Moss, Jaynus O’ Donnell, Robert Clifton, Todd Stewart, Nathan Jones, Shane Watt and James Whitman

Hark all ye hosers: Double D&Q book launch tomorrow

May 27, 2010

For all the deets click here.

Drink & Draw June 1st! Drawing in Disguise / Dessiner costumé

May 20, 2010

(français ci-bas)

Drink & Draw
at Galerie Rye: Drawing in Disguise!
We are excited to announce the next D&D Montreal drawing event, at Montreal’s brand new Galerie Rye. The theme is drawing in disguise. Bring a weird hat, old glasses, an ugly dress, mask, or other accessory. We will model for each other, drawing inspiration from our crazy getups. Collaboration and experimentation encouraged!

As usual, bring your own paper, drawing supplies, and refreshments. Submit digital images of your drawings to for publication on the D&D MTL Blog.

Party Drink & Draw
à la Galerie Rye: Dessiner costumé!
Nous sommes excités de vous annoncer que le prochain événement de D&D se tiendra à la toute nouvelle Galerie Rye. Le thème sera dessiner costumé. Apporter un chapeau bizarre, de vieilles lunettes, un robe laide, un masque, ou n’importe quel autre item qui vous allume. Nous poserons comme mannequin chacun notre tour, s’inspirant de nos costumes ridicules. Les collaborations et les expérimentations sont encouragés!

Comme d’habitude, apportez votre papier, vos outils de dessin et vos rafraichissements à boire! Si vous désirez que nous publions vos dessins sur le blog, soumettez-nous les images digitales de vos créations à l’adresse

Thanks to Adam Norris for contributing the drawing for this flyer! Check out to see more work.

Doodle Swap Project accepting new artists

May 14, 2010

The Doodle Swap Project is an organized swap of original, trading-card-sized art between artists, designers and illustrators. They are currently accepting new artists for participation in their 6th round.

To sign up contact with your name, email and regular mail address. Deadline May 17, 2010.

Find out more on their blog: or facebook page

To look at doodles from past swaps visit:

Burned Toast (Headquarters Galerie – Opening tonight)

April 1, 2010

toaster by Theimu

A toast to toast, the folks at Headquarters had a great idea for a group exhibit—customized toasters by a local artists! See more pictures, and the list of artists, on their blog.

Vernissage tonight, April 1, Headquarters Boutique & Gallery, 1649 rue Amherst (metro Berri or Beaudry) 514-678-2923

Nathan Brown & Lisa Czech (Galerie Monastiraki)

March 29, 2010

Galerie Monastiraki will be featuring works on paper by
two young artists this April:

Montreal native Lisa Czech and has been making gig posters since she was 16. She’ll be putting up a collection of recent prints and drawings, some of which showcase the inspiration or the origins of her lovely posters.

Originally from Vancouver Island, Nathan Brown will be presenting a collection of mixed media work that investigates of the ways in which myth and mysticism interact with historical and contemporary cultures.

Vernissage Friday, April 2, 19h – 22h
Monastiraki 5478 St-Laurent

Regular drawing events @ Galérie Synthésie!

March 26, 2010

Thanks to Anthony from Galerie Synthésie for letting us know about their regular drawing events, including Drink & Draws, model sessions and the upcoming live drawing workshop “Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden”!

Galerie Synesthésie
94 St. Catherine East, unit 7.
Montreal, Quebec,
H2X 1K7

(Message en français ci-dessous)

On Sunday, March 28, 14h30 – 17h30, Galerie Synesthésie will be holding a special live drawing workshop with the theme of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.  A male and female model, playing the roles of Adam and Eve, will play out the story of the fall of man and original sin through creative poses. The models will at first be nude, but in the spirit of the classic tale, they will ultimately clothe themselves after “eating” from the Tree of Knowledge.

This event is just one of Galerie Synesthésie’s many unique themed live sketching workshops, featuring single or double nude models in poses inspired by the given theme. Past themes include JD Waterhouse, Japan and Pirates, along with common festive themes, such as Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day.

Like all of the gallery’s workshops, these events are open to beginning drawers as well as pros, and they always include great refreshments and often fabulous games and prizes. Previous and current sponsors who donated include: Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, Nouvelle Optique and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Drawing in the Garden of event FB event:

Galerie Synesthésie FB group:!/group.php?gid=10878620218

Galerie Synesthésie Blog:
Galerie Synesthésie Main Site:

Ce dimanche le 28 mars, de 14h30 à 17h30, la galerie Synesthésie présentera une séance spéciale de modèle vivant dont le thème sera Adam et Ève au jardin d’Éden. Deux modèles, l’un masculin, l’autre féminin, interpréteront la chute de l’humanité et l’avènement du péché originel. Cette légende sera évoquée par des poses inspirantes. Les modèles seront tout d’abord nus et, dans l’esprit des saintes écritures, ils s’habilleront progressivement après avoir goûté le fruit défendu de l’arbre de la connaissance.

La Galerie Synesthésie présente régulièrement ce type d’atelier de modèle vivant thématique. Nous centrant sur un sujet  bien défini et ayant recours à des modèles solo ou en couple, la galerie a déjà présenté plusieurs séances où les thèmes étaient, notamment, l’univers du peintre Waterhouse, les pirates, le Japon, ou, encore, des fêtes comme la Halloween, Noël et la Saint-Valentin.
Comme pour tous nos ateliers, ces événements sont accessibles tout autant aux dessinateurs débutants qu’à ceux de calibre professionnel. Nous offrons toujours des rafraîchissement, un buffet et, souvent, des jeux et des prix spéciaux. Parmi nos commanditaires, mentionnons Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, Nouvelle Optique et le Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal.